OJEYEMI Ojetunji Ojekunle

OJEYEMI Ojetunji Ojekunle

Chief Artist


O O      OJEYEMI hails from Ikirun in Osun State of Nigeria, was born in the year 1954 to the family of late Chief O         jeyemi Ojekunle Olota. Started his academic career in 1960 at Methodist Primary School Oke-Afo Ikirun. Attended African Modern School 1970-72, he proceeded with  Certificate in Dramatic Arts in 1977-78. Diploma in Theatre Arts 1986-88, BA Dramatic Arts 1995-98 and MA in Dramatic Arts in 2006- 2011. As a Dramatist he started with Ola Rotimi in 1973. He worked with Wole       Shoyinka for years in Nigeria and outside Nigeria as his productions manager. Ojetunji is a dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Artistic Director, Theatre technician with a rich international Professional resume. He has performed at The Good Man Theatre Chicago USA in a production of The Road written and directed by Nobel Prize Winner Wole Shoyinka (1984). The Prestigious Horizonte Festival ( Berlin 1979). The International Theatre Festival in New York( 1980). He was a workshop leader at the International Choreographer work shop of America dance Festival in 1993. In 1982, it was Theatre Conference Programme by WENNER GREEN FOUNDATION New York USA. In 2005 he led Osun State contingent to EXPO 2005 at AICH Japan. International Conference Mask Transition Transformation at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale USA IN ( 2005).  Year 2006, a workshop with group Gelede which took place at Save Benin Republic. In the year 2007, paper presentation / performance at Save Benin Republic.  He has done many Video and films productions here in Nigeria and outside the country. At present, Tunji Ojeyemi as popularly called is teaching  in College of Liberal Studies Bowen University. ( Theatre Arts Programme).


  • M.A. Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 2011
  • B.A. Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1998
  • Diploma in Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1988
  • Certificate in Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1978


  • Masking Tradition and Transformation: Theatre Performance of OjeAlarinjo as a case study. Ojeyemi (2006:60-68) The Journal of Arts And Ideas( J.A.I) Vol. 10 ISSN 1118. 7328 July. 2006.
  • The relevance of Religion and Aesthetics in Dramatic Development: Traditional African Society As a case study: Ojeyemi (2007: 57-67), The Journal of Arts and idea(JAI) vol. 111SSN 1118-7328 October, 2007.
  • Nigerian Video Film and the Consumer Protection. Ojeyemi and Akinwumi: (2011: 207-218). Technical Theatre and Performing Arts in Nigeria: Celebrating OlatejuWasee Kareem. NANTAP – Lagos & CBAAC, 2011.
  • Of script and screen: A discourse Ojeyemi: (2011:297-306)IFE Journal of the Institute of Cultural Studies. ISSN 0794-4063 May 2011.
  • Contemporary African Dance and Digital Interface: Implication for socio-economic Development. Ojeyemi: (2011:39-46) International Journal of Humanities vol. 3 No 2 ISSN 2141-8721.
  • Aesthetics and Religion in Traditional African Drama: A study of Gelede Performance. (2016: 372-382) THE STAGE AND SCREEN: Perspective on Production In Nigeria. ALPHA CROWNES PUBLISHERS 107, Windmill Street, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom. ISBN:978-0-9935781-0-6 Printed in Nigeria by Etchwise Consulting Ltd. 10987654321