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balabode
Kaduna

ADDRESS:Suite 4,8th Floor Nagwamatse house 45/50 Ahmadu Bello way Kaduna Nigeria
EMAIL:Thespianproduktions@yahoo.com,balabode@gmail.com
Olabode Moses holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos Nigeria and a Certificate in Production Techniques from NEMISA South Africa.He completed his National Youth Service Corp in 1990 after which he worked with with Kasagi Enterprises as Theatre Manager and Choreographer under Umaru Danjuma a foremost Northern Playwright,Dramatist and award winning filmmaker.Under Olabode,Kasagi Enterprises, the Katsina State based live performing arts company wrote ,directed and produced plays for a paying audience for over 2 years.Olabode was later employed by katsina State Government on contract as Theatre Producer and Choreographer for the State Troupe from 1992-1994. He resigned a year later to form Thespian Concepts a Private Theatre Production and Cultural Promotion organization,registered in 2006 as Mega Arts Pluz Nigeria.He has written ad directed plays for Stage,Radio and TV many of which has been produced.This includes "Workers Manifesto" (Performed on Workers Day May 1st 2002 At SPACE 2000 Theatre For Change a Kaduna based Private Theatre Run by Ruth Sankey a contemporary of Bose Tsevende and Peter Badejo OBE)
He also directed several Plays for Space 2000 which includes:’John Briggs Paradise’,’Praise Singers’,’Barriers’ all written by Pierre Meunier Founder of Space 2000 Theatre Kaduna.As a Theatre Trainer,Olabode has trained several community based Theatre troupes across Nigeria under UNICEF ‘C’ Field Theatre For Development projects and has attended several Theatre/Cultural workshops like NGOMA Project led by Eugene Skeef a UK based Percussionist at British Council kaduna in 1997,TheatreFor Development /UNICEF Train the Trainers workshop in Ibadan Nigeria Nov 28-Dec 11 1998 atttended by Prof.Femi Osofisan,late Baba Dapo Adelugba,Prof Harry Hagher,Late Amatu Braide etc.He attended UNESCO Workshop in May 1998,ESSPIN Education Theatre workshop Kano Nigeria Dec 2011 which led to Playcreation and performances of ESSPIN’s drama in 33 schools in 19 local Govt areas of kaduna state, a Two week Playwriting Training on Using Sabido Methodology for writing Serial Drama by POPULATION MEDIA CENTRE in Kaduna May 2006,PMC Drama training Abuja April 23-May 6 2013 and ARTERIAL NETWORK fundraising workshop for Nigerian Cultural Operators in Abuja Sept-2014 among many others.Olabode has Acted in several Drama productions including,’Behind The Clouds NTA TV series-1987’, BBC MEDIA ACTION DRAMA "Story,Story"2004 -2015 and "WETIN DEY" BBC MEDIA ACTION TV DRAMA 2007-2009.He worked with Population Media Centre as Scriptwriter in 2006 where he wrote 70 episode Hausa Radio Drama series ""GUGAR GOGE"and also co-wrote and Produced "HANNUNKA MAI SANDA" a 78 episode Drama series for PMC Abuja 2013-2014.Olabode Moses is a member of ARTERIAL NETWORK a continental network of Artists,Activists and Cultural Operators in Africa,he is a member of National Association Of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners,NANTAP Kaduna Chapter and Society Of Nigerian Theatre Artists.(SONTA).Olabode has also directed several plays written by notable Nigerian Playwrights including "Who is afraid of Solarin" by Femi Osofisan,1999,Ola Rotimi's "Our Husband has gone mad again"2000,Wole Soyinka's "The Lion and The Jewel"2003 and 'Trials of Brother Jero'2005 among others.He organized ‘Play,Drummer Play’ project 2006 and ‘Na We Get Am-Pidgin English Cultural Project’2008 supported by Prince Claus Fund,Netherlands and holds Drum,Dance and performance workshops for schools in kaduna to date.He recently attended British Council Nigeria ‘Acting Together’ training on using arts to address conflicts in Nigerian Communities-Feb 2016.He is set to produce his first international feature Film 'Eldorado Road' as a Producer.
His Awards include-
-Best Scriptwriter,Art Directior and Make Up Artist--For "Wizard of Samri"NTA TV Drama-1993
-Best Radio Drama Artist Award -FRCN Kaduna 2001
-Commonwealth Travel Bursary Award-2003
-Fellowship Award-By International Society of Performing Artists-to attend ISPA Congress-2007 and 2008
-Finalist-Commonwealth Vision Awards-2002,2004,2006
-Le EAVE Prix-European Audio Visual Entrepreneurs Prize For Film Producers at Ouaga Film Lab-Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso-Sept 25th- 2016
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balabode
Multidisciplinary Artist,Performer,Filmmaker,Drummer,Cultural Entrepreneur
Multidisciplinary Artist,Performer,Filmmaker and Cultural Entrepreneur
balabode
Multidisciplinary Artist,Performer,Filmmaker,Drummer,Cultural Entrepreneur
Multidisciplinary Artist,Performer,Filmmaker and Cultural Entrepreneur
balabode
Multidisciplinary Artist,Performer,Filmmaker,Drummer,Cultural Entrepreneur
Multidisciplinary Artist,Performer,Filmmaker and Cultural Entrepreneur