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5 Nollywood Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Are University Lecturers – You Won’t Believe #2 Is A Professor (With Pictures)


There was a time, not too long ago, when acting was seen as a profession for never-do-wells in the society but notion has since been discarded. Actors now include intellectuals, professors, doctorate degree holders and others who find the passion to get on stage or screen too hard to resist. Here’s a list of actors who also teach the art in university as well as university lecturers turned actors.

1. Hafiz Oyetoro (AKA Saka)

He is a lecturer at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education in Ijanikin, Lagos. The actor who is simply known as Saka has been blessed through acting. Acting brought him the MTN brand ambassador contract. He has also modeled for different firms including Diamond Bank and Etisalat. His porting from Etisalat to MTN became a big item when he left Etisalat for MTN as a brand ambassador.

2.Sam Dede


Sam Dede is an award winning actor and at the same time a lecturer. His role in the epic movie ‘Igodo’ endeared Sam Dede to movie enthusiasts. The former lecturer at the University of Lagos is currently in the employ of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Port Harcourt. He is also the Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency.

3.Sola Fosudo


Dr. Sola Fosudo is a senior lecturer and head of department at Lagos State University (LASU) department of theatre arts and music. He was until recently the Director of Press and Public Relations Unit at the university.

4.Kola Oyewo


Fame came the way of Kola Oyewo in Tunde Kelani’s movie ‘Kosegbe’ where he played Mako, an incorruptible custom boss. Oyewo had his first degree from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) where he was his son’s classmate. He later proceeded to University of Ibadan where he earned his PhD. He was a senior lecturer at OAU before he moved on to head the department of dramatic arts in Redeemer’s University. He was a senior lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University until 2011.

5.Tunji Sotimirin


Tunji Sotimirin is a veteran actor whose activity in the Nigerian movie industry spans almost three decades. Tunji Sotimirin stared in ‘Owuro Lojo’ alongside a young Joke Silva in the early 90s and has also featured in numerous movies including Tade Ogidan’s Hostages. The funny actor is currently a lecturer in the department of Theatre Arts at the University of Lagos.


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