Comedian Princess mourns theatre director Wole Oguntokun

Comedian Princess

Comedian Princess has mourned playwright and theatre director Wole Oguntokun.

Mr Oguntokun died in Canada on Wednesday after a brief illness.

Multiple sources confirmed the death to QEDNG.

Reacting to the tragic news in an Instagram post on Thursday, Princess shared the man’s photo writing, “Rest in peace Wole Oguntokun may God comfort your family @laspapi has taken a bow #thespian #director.”

Born on 15 July 1967, Oguntokun was a board member of Theaturtle, a Canadian theatre company.

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) graduate produced and wrote the TV sitcoms Crossworld Blues on DBN TV in 1999 and Living Free on MBI television in 2002.

He was also a member of the Governing Council of the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), a leading Arts and Culture Advocacy Group in Nigeria.

The playwright was a culture consultant and dialect coach for the Stratford Festival’s 2022 production of Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka.

In March 2007, he began ‘The Girl Whisperer’, a weekly column on gender relations in the Sunday Guardian, which ran for seven years.

In 2021, he won the Young-Howze Award for Dramatic Writing of the Year for his play ‘The Emancipation of Yankee Oluwale’, based on the trial of two English policemen in 1969 for the death of the Nigerian migrant, David Oluwale.