Veteran actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycet (OON), is 75 years old today.
The respected role interpreter is an acclaimed international actor, who was born in Lagos on February 3, 1941.
A graduate of Royal Court Theatre London, Taiwo also had intensive training programme in singing, dance, voice production and acting technique at the City Literary Institute, the Actors forum, the Dance Centre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, all between 1968 and 1974.
Since her stage career resumed in 1971 at the Bublin Theatre Festival with her appearance in Conor Cruise O’Brien’s Murderous Angels; Taiwo Ajai-Lycett also pursued a varied stage and television career in the U.K. Some of the world’s famous theatres she appeared in include the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, The Hampstead Theatre Club, The Palace Theatre, Westcliffe, The Mercury Theatre, Colchester and the Bristol Old Vic.
Other showbiz activities took her as far as Malta and Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. Film appearances included Sidney Potter’s ‘A Warm December’ and in television, ‘Some mothers do ‘av ‘em’, ‘Crown Court’, ‘Comedy play house and several soaps.
Since returning to Nigeria in 1976, Taiwo has appeared in several notable TV and stage production. She is at present running a theatre school in Isolo, Lagos.
Join us in wishing the talented actress a happy birthday!
Source:: The NET