National Theatre GM, Stella Oyedepo, to be buried July 12

National Theatre GM Stella Oyedepo is dead

The late General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, Stella Oyedepo, will be buried on July 12.

Spokesman for the National Theatre, Steve Ogundele, announced on Monday that Oyedepo would be buried in Ilorin.

The playwright and former director of the Kwara State Council for Arts and Culture died in an accident on April 22 (Easter Monday) on her way to Lagos from Ilorin.

Mr Ogundele said Oyedepo’s funeral arrangements would start with a commendation service at the National Theatre on July 9.

“The funeral programmes in Kwara are service of songs and a night of tributes on July 11 and funeral service on July 12.

“It will be held at the Living Faith Church (Winners’ Chapel), New Jerusalem, Kwara State Headquarters, Gaa-Imam, off Ajase Road, Behind Stella Obasanjo Multipurpose Hall, Ilorin.

“The artistes’ night will hold inside the Main Hall of the Kwara State Arts Council, Garin Alimi, Ilorin, on July 11,” he said.

Dr Oyedepo was appointed GM in April 2018. She died on the first anniversary of her appointment.

She is survived by her husband, Dr Hezekiah Oyedepo, five children and 11 grandchildren.

Oyedepo hailed from Ondo State and trained as a linguist. In the 1980s, she served as a senior lecturer at the Kwara State College of Education.