The elder sister to Mr. Femi Adesina, the President Muhammadu Buhari' special adviser on media and publicity, Prof. Foluke Ogunleye is dead. Ogunleye who was the Head of Department of Dramatic Arts of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, died in a ghastly motor accident which occurred when the lecturer was on her way from Ibadan to Lagos on Sunday. Ogunleye headed the department from 2006 to 2009.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, who confirmed the incident, the late Ogunleye was from Ipetumodu in Osun State. Ogunleye, who was reputed for writing the plays: ‘Nest in a Cage’ and ‘Jabulilee’ delivered her inaugural lecture early 2014, about three decades after Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, delivered his in the same department. Until her death, she was also the executive director of Ife International Film Festival of OAU.