OLUSEYI O. EMMANUEL has had his fair share of theatre experience as an actor, stage manager, poet, writer and producer. A graduate of English from the Lagos State University, he started is acting career with Ancient Theatre Company and then the Triumph Drama Company. Fifteen years ago, he joined the Ben Tomoloju Theatre Company and featured in several productions in Nigeria and Internationally. He is presently the Artistic Director of The Amythyst Crew (T.A.C) and The Empowerment Art Ministry (T.E.A.M) where he writes and directs.
Some of his stage management/actor work includes Jankariwo (MUSON Festival 2002), Wives and Mothers and Beggars’ Strike (LONGMAN 40th Anniversary), Asylum Seekers (Afrika Projekt), Amaniba (FESTINA), Digging for Gold (NLNG, Shell) Shylock, The Sisters, Vagina Monologues (2006 & 2007 Edition), The Engagement, Call Mr. Robeson, The Trials of the Martyrs, Little Drops and more recently The Naming Ceremony, Lion and the Jewel and The King Must Dance Naked (London Olympic, 2012),Vagina Monologues (2013).
Seyi’s performance poetry includes, The Crossroad, Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again, First and Twentieth Century, The Tortoise Wakes Us ’99, The Web and The Land is Green. He has also produced and directed the play The Trials of the Martyrs, Ayanmo and Mission to Mamuro.
He had an intensive training in Directing for Film at the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN) and he is presently an ITPAN member. He is the Registrar of The Enrepreneurship Academy (TEA) – a business school to raise a new breed of entrepreneurs. He is an alumnus of Success, Business and Leadership School (SBLS) and also a member of British Project Management Institute.
He is a director in Common Sense Limited and the program co-ordinator of Olumide Emmanuel Foundation. He runs a company G7 Global Services Ltd – with interest in entertainment and theatre production servicesand executive transport services.
Oluseyi is married to Kelechi Oluseyi-Emmanuel and they are blessed with a baby girl Oluwayoyinsola Oluseyi-Emmanuel.