Thursday, May 29, 2008
Elder Steve Rhodes died on Thursday the 29th of May at 3pm, in London. Steve Rhodes, founder of the Steve Rhodes Orchestra was one of the foremost musical artistes ever produced by the African continent.
In the first picture, Steve Rhodes tells laspapi his opinion of the play after the latter's direction of Ola Rotimi's 'The Gods Are Not To Blame' at the Muson Centre. Oct 2006.
2nd Pic- Wole Soyinka and Steve Rhodes at the Muson Centre 2006. laspapi had gone there for an appointment with Professor Soyinka over the first Soyinka Season Of Plays.
3rd Pic- Steve Rhodes and Professor Femi Osofisan at the National Arts Theatre
4th Pic- Steve Rhodes
By some coincidence, Steve Rhodes was with playwrights in every picture.
A great man, a kind man, I last met him at the National Arts Theatre showing of the V Monologues- The Nigerian story, which I directed in March this year, a performance which he attended in the company of another legend, the female actor, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett