Dr. Solomon Iguanre

Dramatic Literature, African-American Literature, Creative Writing, Critical Theories, Cultural Studiesi,

About Dr. Solomon Iguanre

Biography

MY BIODATA

 

Solomon Odiase Iguanre, was born on 26th November, 1963, at the Oluyoro Catholic Hospital in Ibadan . He who hails from Ewohimi, Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State. His parents were Pa Vincent Animigbe Aslem Iguanre and Mrs Alice Aimenhota Iguanre (nee Ogun) He attended five primary schools all spread across the then western region, owing to the nature of his father’s job, a police officer, who was constantly on transfer as was the norm then. His mother was a petty trader who, inspite of the rigours of trade, had ample space for child upkeep. He started his educational pursuit at St. Gabriel’s Pry School. Mokola, Ibadan and moved on to Methodist Pry Sch, Igangan, then St. Paul’s Pry, Aiyegbaju, Ile-Ife, then St. Andrew’s Demonstration Sch, Oyo and finally, C.A.C, Igbonna, Osogbo.

He proceeded to Osogbo Grammar Sch., Osogbo for his secondary education. He worked with NEPA/ NCC for about two years before gaining admission into the University of Ibadan, where he studied Theatre Arts for his undergraduate and masters levels. While at school, he co-founded a campus-based comedy group, Laffomania Organisation, through which he experimented his various skits and full length plays on the Arts Theatre stage.

He worked as the Manager of Educare Trust Exhibition Centre between 1997-2002. He then moved on to Spectrum Books as an assistant editor (humanities). He later joined the British Deputy High Commission in the press and public affair unit. He is the immediate past HOD, Languages and Literary Studies, Babcock University and the chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Oyo State chapter. He has a few works to his credit among which include: The Grave Encounter, a drama on HIV/AIDS, How Mosquito Began to Bite Man, a children story and Scented Debris, his latest novel, and Abbey and His Catapult, another children’s storybook. Recently, he launched three more books which are: Sculptorico and other Skits, The Visit, and Oh Obedeki. He is married and committed to his writings.

 

Solomon Iguanre, co-founded the famous Laffomania Organisation, a campus based comedy group that featured prominently on university campuses across the South West, Nigeria in the mid 80s to 90s. He wrote most of those hilarious skits that gave the group its uniqueness, and some of these have been captured in this collection. One of the skits, Money Vs Woman was among the twenty selected and performed at the SacActor Drama fiesta in the United States, and the only entry from Africa in 2005.

Scolomn Iguanre is an Associate Professor of Dramatic Literature and teaches in the Department of Languages and Literary Studies, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State. He has contributed in several journals and chapters in literature-related books. He is  a committed academics, resercher and writer.

 

 

Area of Research

Dramatic Literature, African-American Literature, Creative Writing, Critical Theories, Cultural Studiesi,