Today marks exactly 10 years since the death of award winning playwright Efo Kodjo Mawugbe.
The renowned playwright and actor who died on September 14, 2011 at age 57 attended Mawuli School for his secondary education in Ho where his love for Theatre began. From playing a role in Efua Sutherland 's Edufa to writing a play for his house in the school after joining the drama group.
He proceeded to University of Ghana, School of Performing Arts where he graduated in Theatre Arts and also acquired a certificate program in Theatre Management and Audience Development at the British Council, Glasgow and London.
Efo Kodjo Mawugbe also acquired management certificates at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and also at the Bauff Center for Management in Calgary, Canada.
He has 19 publications to his credit to include Constable No Rank, Take Me To The Altar, Aluta Continua (drama), My Father's Song (fiction), In the Chest of A Woman (Play), Tata Amu (Play on the biography of Ghana's foremost choral composer Dr. Ephraim Amu), Prison Graduates (Play) etc. He was awarded in the BBC and British Council International Radio Playwritng Competition for his work "Prison Graduates" after thousands of entries across the globe. The judges described it as imaginative, muscular and hysterically funny.
He was the director of the National Theatre of Ghana until his untimely death and was also a judge on Ghana's Most Beautiful (GMB), a show that promoted Ghana's regions and its culture on television.
Born on April 21, 1954 in Kumasi, his mother Comfort Tulasi and father Michael Mawugbe worked at the Africa Hall and Laundry Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) respectively. He was married with six children.
May the soul of Efo Kodjo Mawugbe continue to rest in perfect peace.
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