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Village Headmaster Creator, Ambassador Segun Olusola Dies at 77

Nigeria’s patriarch of arts, Ambassador Segun Olusola has died on Thursday, June 21 after a brief illness.
The Guardian newspaper reported that the late Olusola was born at Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, on March 18, 1935, and attended the Roman Catholic School Iperu- Remo between 1941 and 1943. He was also at Wesley School Iperu from 1944 to 1947 and the Remo Secondary School, Sagamu from 1948 to 1953.
After a one year service as Account Assistant at the ECN now PHCN, he began his broadcasting Career in 1955 at the Ibadan station of the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and in September 159 become African’s first Television producer with the WNTV now NTA Ibadan in a Television career that lasted till 1987 during which he created the longest running TV Drama series, The village Headmaster  in 1968.
He served as Chairman of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON). Second All Africa Games Coverage Committee 1973 and NTA’s director of Commercial Operations in 1986.
His broadcasting career included further education at the Syracuse University New York (USA) 1960, BBC Management of Resources Course (UK) 1974, Pittsburg University Management Program for Executives (USA) 1980, and at the National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies, Jos 1982.
On his retirement in 1987 he was appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia & Resident Representative to the Organisation of African Unity and served till 1993 when he returned home to establish the African Refugees Foundation devoted to the management of the root causes of Refugees and internal displacement.
As Chairman of the OAU Commission On Refugees (1988 1993), Leader of the OAU Zambia Election Monitoring Team (1992), he has addressed international gathering on Refugees, Election Processes, Media Development, Conflict Resolution, Culture and the Arts.

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