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Dr. Babatope Babafemi was born in the ’60s in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He began his teaching career in 1995 as a lecturer at the Department of English Studies, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria and left for the Department of Theatre Arts and Music, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria, in 2004, where he has been teaching up to date. He has attended several academic and professional conferences within and outside Nigeria. He has published articles in reputable journals, a poem in an international anthology and a play. He is cheerfully and contentedly married to adorable Mrs. Olutoyin Oluyinka Babatope, (Nee Akosile) and their marriage is blessed with beautiful and God fearing adorable daughters.
Education: Ph.D. (Dramatic Arts (Film Studies)) 2016, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. M.A. (Theatre Arts) 1994, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. B.A. (Dramatic Arts) 1990, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His professional qualifications include: a 2010 East Side Institute, N/Y, USA’s Diploma in Short Term Psychotherapy; a 2009 East Side Institute, N/Y, USA’s Advance Certificate in Social Therapeutics; a 2002 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife’s Masters in Education (M.Ed) in Guidance and Counseling and 2002 Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo’s Diploma in Computer Studies.
Fosudo, Olusola and Babatope, Babafemi. (2017) “Interrogating the Ritual Essence and Performance Aesthetics of Eyo Adamu Orisa, in CACH Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, [S.I.], v.2.n.2.p.276-297
Babatope, Babafemi. (2017) “Towards Film Production for Change Management in Nigeria: A Directorial Paradigm” in Journal of International Review of Humanities Studies (IRHS), Vol.2. No.4. pp. 40-56.
Babatope, B.J. (2016) “Ola Rotimi’s Directorial Style” in Bakare Ojo Bakare, etall. (Eds) The Stage and the Screen: Perspectives on Arts Production in Contemporary Nigeria A Festschrift in Honour of Dr. Gabriel Adekola Oyewo at 70, United Kingdom, Alpha Crown Publishers, 85-99.
Babatope, Babafemi. (2015) “Film as a Cultural Agent: A Proposal for a Directorial Model for Nigerian Identity-Based Film” in Journal of Communication and Language Arts, Vol.6 No 1. pp. 222-246.
Olayiwola, Biodun and Babatope, Babafemi (2015) “Performing Democracy for Sustainable Development in Nigeria” in Nigerian Theatre Journal, Vol.14 No 2. pp. 139-154.
Babatope, Babafemi, (2012). “Music in Drama: An Appraisal” in Shaka, Femi and Omibiti-Obidike, M. A. (Eds) Music and Theatre in Africa, Lagos, Center for Information, Press and Public Relation, LASU, pp. 168- 173.
Babatope, Babafemi. (2006) “Towards the Revival, Revitalization and Sustenance of Theatre Legacy in Nigeria; the Artistic Director’s Input” Journal of Arts and Culture, Vol. 1, No 1. pp. 83-86.
Babatope, Babafemi, (2002) “Language, Development and the Literary Arts” in Journal of School of Language. pp. 80-88.
Babatope, Babafemi, (2002) Tearful Laughter. Ilorin, Mariba Publications, 2002
Babatope, Babafemi. (2001) “Colloquialism and Practical Drama” in Journal of English Studies (JES) Vol 8 pp. 75-80.
Babatope, Babafemi, (2001) “The Dictionary” in Wale Osisanwo (Ed) English Usage for Fresh
Students, Lagos, Femolue Fetop Pub., pp. 48-56.
Babatope, Babafemi, (2000). “The Antidote” (Poem) in (Ed) Christopher Voice, Letters from the Soul, U.S.A, the International Library of Poetry. Poetry. Com, pp. 68 & 224.