The symposium, being the first among activities lined up towards the burial of the late comedian, dramatist, musician and actor, entertainer, is tagged “Genius without Borders”.
Billed for the National Art Theatre Iganmu Lagos on the 28th of this month, the symposium will feature Barrister Tunji Bamishigbin, who is also a Theatre Arts practitioner and Professor Bakare Ojo-Rasaki, of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state who will deliver papers on “The Role of stage Play in a Nascent Democracy” as speakers.
The royal fathers of the day are Oba of Lagos, HRM, Rilwan Akiola, Oba Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Elegushi.
Other notable figures expected at the event are Speaker, Lagos state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Madashiru Obasa, the All Peoples Congress Governorship candidate in Lagos state, Babajide Sanwolu, his People’s Democratic Party counterpart, Jimi Agbaje Hon. Solomon Adeola (YAYI), Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Prophet Isreal Ogundipe among others.
The symposium which is being put together by Fullsteam communications and has as its Chief Host, King Sunny Ade, will unveil a brochure dedicated to life and times of Baba Sala, a 30 minutes documentary that relay individuals who Baba Sala had impacted their lives positively. There will be free shuttle buses for theatre art students of University of Lagos akoka, Lagos state University, Ojo and Caleb University, Lagos to the event.
Born on May 18, 1936, Baba Sala began his journey into stardom as a civil servant, a sanitary inspector. He combined his job as a sanitary inspector with a part-time teaching work and the daily thrift collection. His renowned activities in the world of entertainment saw many regarding him as the father of Nigerian comedy. He died on October 7, 2018 at the age of 84.