The Deputy Registrar, (Academic) of Osun State Polytechnic (OSPOLY), Iree, Mr. Abiodun Oloyede has enjoined entire students in the country to show-case their God-given talents wherever they might find themselves.
He gave this advice recently at the 4th Annual Drama Week of Osun State Polytechnic Drama Group held at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the institution.
Mr. Oloyede said the products of the OSPOLY drama group have been excelling in all spheres of life.
He therefore urged the up-coming ones to be focused and not allow their natural talents to die in them, adding that they should come forward and let the whole world know.
He observed that the drama group members stand a better chance of becoming a well-known artistes like some of the celebrities we have today.
While delivering his speech, the guest speaker ,Mr Omisakin, a lecturer in the institution’s Department of General Studies, observed that everybody is an actor and that drama is not only about acting, but also involves singing and dancing.
Mr. Omisakin traced the history of drama in Nigeria to the ancient time, when our fore-fathers would disguise while hunting. “They would put on animal skin and craw on their knees in order to have close access to the animals”.
He however, urged OSPOLY drama group to continue keeping the flag of drama high, stressed that they would soon become a world-class artistes.
Earlier, the President of the group, Mr. Akintunde Akinlabi reiterated the efforts of the group, not only in projecting the image of the institution in very positive ways, but also detecting and developing many talents among the students, despite many obstacles facing the club.
Mr. Akinlabi said OSPOLY drama group is open to every student, irrespective of religions, tribes and discipline.
He then called on dignitaries present on the occasion to assist the group both in cash and kind, while emphasising the bad state of the group’s drums and costumes.
The event, which lasted for five days, started with a mass rally, excursion and football competition.
Highlights of the occasion included stage play, cultural dances and presentation of awards to some distinguished personalities that had in one way or the other contributed to the development of the group. Among whom were the Polytechnic’s deputy registrar, Mr. Abiodun Oloyede as Patron, Mr. Akinkunmi Alabi as Doctor of Entertainment Worldwide, Mr. Yinka Ibikunnle of Orisun F.M. Ile-Ife, as best Yoruba Sports Presenter, and Mr. Femi Adebayo Salami as Best Actor of the Year.