A renowned Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Lagos, Duro Oni, FNAL, will clock seventy (70) come Thursday, December 15, 2022. As part of activities lined up to commemorate his exemplary academic and professional sojourn, family, friends, mentees and associates have outlined various events as scheduled below:
The Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) holds an evening of presentations and tributes to celebrate Prof. Duro Oni at 70.
Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 86006284916
Zoom Meeting Passcode: 796207
Theme: “Lights and Lighting: Celebrating an Icon”.
The event will feature keynote presentations by Professor Sunnie Ododo and Professor Sola Adeyemi. Other speakers are:
• Professor Hyginus Ekwuazi
• Professor Doki Gowam
• Professor (Mrs) Osita C. Ezenwanebe
• Professor Femi Osofisan, NNOM
• Professor Olu Obafemi, NNOM
• Dr. Teju Kareem
• Mr. Israel Eboh
• Mr. Olu Adeniregun
The Vice-President of NAL, Professor Sola Akinrinade will moderate the tributes session, which will follow the presentation session.
The Faculty of Arts will hold a Special Send-Forth and Presentation of Book of Tributes in honour of Professor Duro Oni as he retires from the University.
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. prompt
Venue: Faculty of Arts Boardroom, UNILAG
Family and friends will hold the 70th Birthday Celebration of Professor Duro Oni, FNAL.
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Afe Babalola Hall, UNILAG, Nigeria
This will also feature a Book Presentation of “Duro Oni: Art, Design and Life – 70th Birthday Commemorative Studies and Tributes”.
Professor Duro Oni served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services at the University of Lagos, Nigeria (2013-2017) and is the incumbent President, Nigerian Academy of Letters. He has received numerous awards and accolades from various national and international bodies and continues to make notable impacts in society and the world at large.
Members of the University community are cordially invited to join in celebrating this remarkable Lighting and Theatre Icon, Professor Duro Oni, FNAL at 70.