ElielOtote A [dgn]
[The Music Director, Benin Royal Dynasty Trust Troupe]
ElielOtote A. is a Music, Theatre and Film Scholar and Practitioner; an Alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Royal Schools of Music, London, Victor Uwaifo Academy of Music, Television And Theatre Arts, Benin and Colorado Film School, Denver, USA. He has been an active theatre Practitioner in the last four decades, and a pioneer Actor, Scriptwriter and Director in Nollywood.Besides numerous movies to his credit such as VIRGIN PROSTITUTE, TWO GOOD FRIENDS, RAZOR BLADE, AZIBA, ICHOKU EXPRESS, DEFENCE OF A MANDATE-THE OSHOMHOLE`S STORY, ESAMA, ALAMA etc,Eliel has directed and acted in the following plays: THE LION AND THE JEWEL by Wole Soyinka, OVONRAME NOGBAISI, KURUNMI by Ola Rotimi, THE DIVORCE, KIRIJI WAR by Wale Ogunyemi, OBASEKI, IDIA by Pedro AgbonifoObaseki, LOST FINGERS by MekiNzewi, PRINCESS ESILOKUN by Eni Jones etc.
He has imparted immensely on students of arts as a guest Instructor in many institutions-home and abroad, among which are: Frederiksberg Technical College, Scandinavisk Theatre School, Denmark, Lagos State University, Ogun State Arts Council, AdeniranOgunsanya College of Education, PEFTI Film Institute, Arts Workshop, Yabatech Film Academy, Lagos, MagicBrush Film School, Port Harcourt etc.
ElielOtote A is an official of the Directors Guild of Nigeria [DGN], and a member of the Screenwriters Guild of Nigeria, [SWGN] and the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners [NANTAP]. He is an Author, Culture Consultant and Researcher.