Google has honoured the Nigerian playwright better known as Ola Rotimi with a doodle on his 84th posthumous birthday.

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The Google doodle is a special alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage to commemorate special holidays, events, achievements, and people.

Rotimi, one of Nigeria’s foremost dramatists, was a renowned playwright, director, actor, choreographer and designer.

“A birthday Google Doodle for the multi talented playwright Ola Rotimi, whose work artistically highlighted Nigerian culture.” Google wrote on Twitter.

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Rotimi was born into an art-inclined family; his father was the organiser of a community theatre while his mother managed a traditional dance group.

The iconic writer is known for reflecting Nigeria’s rich culture, diversity, and local traditions in his works.

Some of his celebrated and award-winning works include ‘The Gods Are Not to Blame’, ‘Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again’, and ‘Kurunmi’.

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Rotimi was born in 1938 and passed away on August 18, 2000, at the age of 62.



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