Chief Tunde Oloyede foremost Nigerian producer of popular soap opera The Village Headmaster is dead and the Nigerian government is mourning the entertainment icon.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday
described the death of the former Village Headmaster Producer as a big blow to the Creative Industry in particular and the nation in general.
”Chief Oloyede was a key player in the timeless and evergreen Village Headmaster. The industry and the nation remain grateful to him and the other greats 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, Chief Oloyede helped to pave the way for the emergence and success of today’s Nollywood, for which the industry remains eternally grateful,” Alhaji Mohammed said.
Chief Oloyede who died in December was the former President of Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN) and also the producer/director of popular TV drama series, Tightrope, amongst several other productions.
The Information minister challenged the entertainment industry practitioners to dedicate themselves to a life of excellence, creativity and hard work, qualities that made him to excel in his chosen career and brought him accolades in his
lifetime and after his demise.
He is survived by his wife who is also a veteran broadcaster Bimbo Oloyede, a guest newscaster on Channels television.