About Ossa Earliece
Poet, actor, writer, producer, director and university lecturer, Mr Ossa Earliece was Producer with Alie Studios Limited, Port Harcourt where he was involved in producing a series of TV shows and then Creative Director with Atma Multimedia and Marketing Communications Ltd also in Port Harcourt where he coordinated concepts and productions of ads and commercials. Prior to these he had worked with the most respected professor of playwriting, late Ola Rotimi as a founding member of the African Cradle Theatre, ACT in Ile-Ife, Nigeria and as Artistic Director with EarthPot Kulture Music Dance Theatre in Benin City, Edo State.
He is trained at the University of Port Harcourt and the London Film Academy where he majored in Playwriting and Filmmaking respectively. As a young lecturer in the department theatre arts of the University of Port Harcourt, Ossa Earliece taught playwriting, dramatic literature, sociology of drama, speech & voice training and African Theatre, etc. A consummate arts administrator, he chaired the Screenwriters’ Guild of Nigeria, SWGN, Rivers Chapter up till 2013 and The Filmmakers’ Cooperative, Nollywood Rivers Group, in Port Harcourt.
He has published a number of plays among which are, Nekighidi a Benin Historical drama (2001) Bards Culture Company, Benin City; and Nun of the Above, in The CRAB Plays (2010) Dept. of Theatre Arts, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and “Yet Another Raft” (2010) NuCRAFT Multimedia, Port Harcourt. His last published play is After the Rainbow (2016) Arre-Africa Foundation, Benin City. Among films he has written are, “To Rise Again” (2001); “True or False: the Rhesus factor”; “The Terrorist” (2002) “Adesuwa” (2009), “Invasion 1897” (2012) and now “Gbege: the Omodion Saga” (2022). Others are Ikuemitin, Oto ere in the Edo language type movies.
He is currently Team Leader at NuCRAFT Multimedia Systems and Arre-Africa in Benin as well as Programme Coordinator at the Benin Film Academy of the Igbinedion University, Okada. He chairs the Screenwriters’ Guild of Nigeria, SWGN, Edo Chapter since 2019.
His specialties are Creative writing, producing, directing for stage, TV/Film, Teaching/public speaking, events management, branding, web development etc.