Head of Department (HoD) of Dramatic Arts of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Foluke Ogunleye, is dead. She died in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday.
It was gathered that the accident occurred when the lecturer was on the way from Ibadan to Lagos
Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, who confirmed the incident, said the late Ogunleye was from Ipetumodu in Osun State and elder sister to Mr. Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhsri’s special adviser on media and publicity.Ogunleye headed the department from 2006 to 2009.Ogunleye, who was reputed for writing the plays: ‘Nest in a Cage’ and ‘Jabulilee’ delivered her inaugural lecture early 2014, about three decades after Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, delivered his in the same department.
Until her demise, she was also the executive director of Ife International Film Festival of OAU.