Obafemi Lasode: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies
Obafemi Lasode (born 4 December 1955) is a Nigerian veteran film actor, songwriter, playwright, film producer and director. He is the chief executive officer of Even-Ezra Nigeria Limited, the stable that produced an award-winning movie titled Sango in 1997.
Obafemi Bandele Lasode was born on 4 December 1955 in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria but hails from Abeokuta, a city in Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. He attended St. Gregory’s College at Obalende in Lagos State, where he obtained the West African Senior School Certificate. He later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business administration from Kogod School of Business, Washington, D.C. Thereafter, he obtained a master of science degree in Communication art from Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
He joined the services of Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, New York City, in 1983 as a Promotions Coordinator, where he hosted Sonny Okosuns in 1984 at the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem.
He produced the African music programme Afrika In Vogue on Radio Nigeria 2, which ran from the first quarter of 1989 for a year. In 1995, he established Afrika ‘n Vogue/Even-Ezra Studios.
In 1997, he produced and directed an award-winning African epic titled Sango, a film that was selected to open the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival in 2002. He authored a book titled Television Broadcasting: The Nigerian Experience (1959–1992), currently in use in Nigerian universities.
- Sango (1997)
- Mask of Mulumba (1998)
- Tears of Slavery