21 May 2015

Veteran actor, Femi Robinson (Village Headmaster) dies at 75

Veteran actor, Mr. Femi Robinson, popularly known as the Village Headmaster, for the role he played in the television sitcom on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), yesterday died aged 75.

His death was announced by his two sons, Seun and Wole Robinson, on his Facebook page.
The terse Facebook message reads: "This is to notify you that we lost our father, Femi Robinson this morning – Seun & Wole Robinson (sons)."

The cause of his death was yet to be ascertained.

The late Robinson had studied Botany at the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in the 60’s.

However, he veered into acting and started off by playing the role of Odewale in Ola Rotimi’s 'The Gods are not to Blame'.

The thespian was also a public relations expert and also was a business and theatre administrator. He was also the pioneer Director of Programmes of the Ogun State Television (OGTV).

Robinson's death has increased the number of the cast and crew of the Village Headmaster who have died, joining others like Oba Funsho Adeolu, Chief Segun Olusola and Justus Esiri.

Credit: Chiemelie Ezeobi/ThisDay

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