The General Manager of the National Theatre in Lagos State, Stella Oyedepo is dead.
Naija News understands that the Director in charge of Business Development at the National Theatre, Abiodun Abe, confirmed the death of her boss earlier today.
According to Mr Abe, She died on Easter Monday while returning to Lagos from an official trip in Calabar, Cross River State.
He also revealed that her car reportedly rammed into an articulated vehicle at Sagamu along the Benin- Ijebu-|Ode Express Road.
Naija News learnt that the deceased assumed duty as the incumbent CEO of National Theatre on April 22, 2018. Mrs Oyedepo was a renowned playwright with over 300 plays to her credit.
Some of her popular works include the 1988 play ’The Greatest Gift’ and her 2001 play ’Brain Has No Gender.’
Our heartfelt condolences go to our Dr Hezekiah Oyedepo and his family on the passing of his dear wife, Dr (Mrs) Stella Oyedepo on Monday, April 22 2019. Those we hold closest to our heart never truly leave us, they live on in the kindness they have shared and pic.twitter.com/Gk61BCiqEn
— Kwara State Transition Committee 2019 (@KwaraTranCom) April 23, 2019
The latter was written for the Kwara State Ministry of Education for Women-in-Science Programme.
Her first play, ‘Our Wife is Not a Woman’, was written in 1979.
A linguist by training, she also served as a Senior Principal Lecturer at the Kwara State College of Education in the 1980s. The deceased also served as the director of the Kwara State Council for Arts and Culture.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor-elect Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq has condoled with Dr Hezekiah Oyedepo over the death of his wife, Stella.
Dr Oyedepo is a prominent leader of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara state
Mallam Abdulrazaq described the death of Stella who was the General Manager of the National Theatre before the demise as one loss too many to the state and Nigeria as a whole.