Village Headmaster Femi Robinson is dead •His unrealised dream

Posted by News Express | 21 May 2015 | 3,902 times

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Veteran actor, playwright and cultural activist Femi Robinson has died at the age of 75.

“This to notify you that we lost our father Femi Robinson this morning - Seun & Wole Robinson (Sons)” read a message of his death posted on his Facebook wall.

Chief Robinson achieved fame as Headmaster in the now rested ‘Village Headmaster’ TV drama series.

He spent his later years writing plays and conducting researches on how to use drama to revive Nigeria’s culture and cultural beliefs.

This led him to found the Cultural Circle Clubs in Nigeria, which he launched in Lagos some two years ago.

Explaining the idea behind the club, Chief Robinson said: “Cultural Circle Clubs will be made up of individuals who are committed to developing and promoting Nigerian culture.

It will be a non political and non religious club. It will be a non-governmental organisation set up to promote the culture of the people within their communities. Cultural Circle Clubs will be responsible for promoting and maintaining cultural artifacts and heritage in the community just like Rotary and Lions Club help to develop and provide essential amenities needed in some communities. The club will hold seminars and lectures to emphasise the values of our culture.”

The first Cultural Circle Club was registered as Cultural Circle Club, District 1 and inaugurated at the FORAA Awards organised by the late doyen at Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, in February 26, 2013. The project, however, failed to catch on due to lack of the expected sponsorship.  

•Photo shows late Femi Robinson.


Source: News Express

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