Kola Oyewo is a Nigerian actor born on 27th March 1946 at Oba Ile, Osun State.

He is a household name for many due to his great performances and is one of the few Nigerian actors who strive for academic excellence.

Kola Oyewo and wife

Kola Oyewo started his primary education at St. Joseph Catholic Primary School where he read up to Primary 5. He then moved to Osogbo – St. Benedict Catholic Primary School to complete his primary and  JHS education. Oyewo then proceeded to St. James Secondary Modern School at Ife for his secondary education.

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Oyewo strived higher to the Obafemi Awolowo University where he obtained certificates in Dramatic Arts and Yoruba Oral Literature, before obtaining a degree in Theatre Arts from the same university in 1995. In pursuance of higher academic excellence, Oyewo continued to the University of Ibadan where he also bagged a Master of Arts (M.A) and a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Drama respectively.

In 1996, Oyewo joined the services at Obafemi Awolowo University, where he rose to the rank of senior lecturer before retiring in 2011. Upon retirement, the scholar joined Redeemer’s University where he served as head of the Department of Dramatic Arts. He is currently working at Elizade University Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State as a Performing Arts lecturer.

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