Ayorinde Aina

Ayorinde Aina; Nigerian scriptwriter, Ayorinde began writing for the Nigerian Television Authority in the late 1970’s while still in school. When he finished in 1984, he was contracted by the station as a producer, a position he combined with script writing. Ayorinde produced some of the programmes that interested and kept a generation glued to their TV set- Business and Finance today, Moving Finger and was the pioneer in kiddies programming with the creation of “New Dawn Club”. He also left his mark in acting when he performed in Village Headmaster.

Ayorinde was creator of “House Money Built” in 1987 but it was not until 1992 that the programme finally came on air. The programme was created from a desire to give people room for relaxation especially at a time of nationwide social and political tension. Decisions to stop the programme in 1993 drew protests from the public.

Ayorinde graduated in Physics but has spent the greater part of his life in the theatre industry. He produced Madhouse while Sola Osofisan wrote and directed the video. Madhouse was a comical English movie with comedians and stand-up acts like Tunji Sotimirin, Sunday Omobolanle (Aluwe), Danjuma Muhammed, Omokaro Okonedo, Ehi Omokhuale, Anlar Laniyan, Ayo Mogaji, Sola Sobowale, Dele Akindayo and Obiageli Molube.

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer