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Google Doodles Ola Rotimi On His PostHumous Birthday

Google Doodles Ola Rotimi

Google Doodles Ola Rotimi On His PostHumous Birthday

Emmanuel Gladstone Olawale Rotimi, better known as Ola Rotimi, is arguably one of Nigeria’s prolific pioneer playwrights. He was born on the 13th of April, 1938, and passed on in August 2000.

Some of his most popular works include The Gods Are Not To Blame, Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again and Ovonramwen Nogbaisi. He was called “a complete man of the theatre”.

Google Doodle Ola Rotimi
The Gods Are Not To Blame / Credit: Amazon
Google Doodles Ola Rotimi
Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again / Credit: Amazon
Google Doodles Ola Rotimi
Ovonramwen Nogbaisi / Credit: Amazon

Cultural diversity is a recurring theme in his works, reflecting Nigeria’s rich culture and traditions. Through his art, he significantly contributed to the development of Nigerian theatre. His style also domesticated the English Language in a bid to foster a linkage between “the town and the gown”.

 

Related Questions:

Who Is The Man On Today’s Google Doodle?

The man on today’s Google Doodle is Emmanuel Gladstone Olawale Rotimi (Ola Rotimi). He was a Nigerian playwright, actor, choreographer and designer. Today 13th April, 2022 is his 84th posthumous birthday, and Google ‘doodled’ him.

What are Google Doodles?

Google Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and people who have lived exemplary lives.

Who Else Has Been On Google Doodle?

Many other notable authors have been honoured by Google Doodle. In 2017, Nigerian pioneer novelist, Chinua Achebe appeared on Google Doodle. American poet, Maya Angelou, was also featured in 2018.

READ ALSO: Famous Maya Angelou Quotes That Inspire Us Till This Day.

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