RIP: Pioneer Nollywood Producer, Pa Francis Oladele Dies At 82 (PHOTO)

RIP: Pioneer Nollywood Producer, Pa Francis Oladele Dies At 82 (PHOTO)

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Veteran Nollywood producer, and a pioneer of the industry, Pa Francis Oladele, has died at the age of 82.

Pa Oladele, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015, in his hometown in Oyo State after a brief illness.

Pa Francis Oladele, veteran Nollywood producer, and a pioneer of the industry, died on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the age of 82 in Oyo State.
Pa Francis Oladele, veteran Nollywood producer, and a pioneer of the industry, died on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the age of 82 in Oyo State.

He produced the first indigenous film in Nigeria, a screen adaptation of Prof. Wole Soyinka‘s play titled Kongi’s Harvest, in 1969.

Also the pioneer African Head of the Film Unit of the defunct Western Nigeria Television in Ibadan.

He was a photo-journalist with Daily Times of Nigeria and was popular for his column ‘Social Diary.’

May his soul Rest In Peace.

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