The Village Headmaster, Femi Robinson, dies at 75


Veteran actor, Femi Robinson, popularly known as the Village Headmaster, for the role he played in the television series by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) by that title, died on Wednesday aged 75.

His death was made public by his two sons Seun and Wole Robinson, on his Facebook page.

The terse Facebook message read, “This is to notify you that we lost our father, Femi Robinson this morning – Seun & Wole Robinson (sons).”

Although the cause of his death was yet to be ascertained, reports said he probably died due to old age related issues.

Ironically, his last post on Facebook was on Friday where he talked about protecting one’s family name, urging the public to join hands with him and fight corruption.

The late Robinson had studied Botany at the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in the 60s, but veered into acting and started off by playing the role of Odewale in Ola Rotimi’s ‘The gods are not to blame’.

The thespian was also a public relations expert and also was a business and theatre administrator.

He was the pioneer Director of Programs of the Ogun State Television (OGTV).

Robinson’s death has increased the number of the cast and crew of the Village Headmaster who have died, joining others like Oba Funsho Adeolu, Chief Segun Olusola and Justus Esiri.

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