Google Celebrates Playwright, Ola Rotimi On 84th Posthumous Birthday


Google Doodle on Wednesday celebrated Nigerian playwright, director, actor, choreographer and designer, Emmanuel Gladstone Olawale Rotimi, on his 84th posthumous birthday.

Ola Rotimi was born in 1938 and grew up in a family of artists. He used his art to reflect on Nigeria’s rich culture, diversity, and local traditions.

Some of his most celebrated and award-winning works include The Gods Are Not to Blame, Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again, and Kurunmi.

Rotimi passed away on August 18, 2000, at 62.


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