Lai Mohammed mourns ex Village Headmaster producer, Oloyede

Written by on January 2, 2018

Alhaji Lai Mohammed Minister of Information and Culture, has described the death of former “Village Headmaster” Producer, Chief Tunde Oloyede, as a big blow to the Creative Industry.

In a statement issued, in Lagos, on Tuesday, the minister said Oloyede’s demise had robbed the nation’s Creative Industry of “a great icon, a creative genius and a passionate advocate of the industry”‘.


In the statement signed by his Special Adviser, Mr. Segun Adeyemi, the Minister said that Oleyede’s death was a big loss to the nation in general.

He said while Oloyede was a man of many parts, he stood out for his legendary role in the production of the TV drama series, Village Headmaster, which for a long time enraptured Nigerians.


“Oloyede was a key player in the timeless and evergreen Village Headmaster.

“The industry and the nation remain grateful to him and the others who made the TV series a household name in its time, and even now.


“As a notable producer and a former President of the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria, Oloyede helped to pave the way for the emergence and success of today’s Nollywood.

The Minister said the best tribute that could be paid to Oloyede was for the industry practitioners to dedicate themselves to “a life of excellence, creativity and hard work”.

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