OLOTU, Olafemi Ayopo, is the current General Secretary of ANCEDRAM. He’s the Director, Glory Theatre, Greater Glory Assembly, Makurdi, Benue State. He was born 4thJanuary 1969 at Ilana quarters, Ipele, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
He attended National primary school, Lagos where he obtained FSLC in 1979 and proceeded to Iponri Grammar School, Iponri, Lagos where he acquired the WASC in 1986.
In 1991, he obtained Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Agriculture and in 1992 went to Federal College of Agriculture,. Umudike, Abia State for Higher National Diploma (HND), Crop Production and had his NYSC program in Bauchi State, 1995, where he was appointed Director, NYSC cultural troupe in charge of both dance and drama. That was where he met and acted with Kate Henshaw.
For his love for education, he travelled to Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt where he bagged 3 different degrees; a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Business Administration, 1999, Master in Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, (2004) and Philosophy of Degree (Ph.D), Relationship Marketing, (2009).
Not done with education yet, he went to Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) Ara-Keji, Osun State, for a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Entrepreneurship, 2019.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Research, Management & Marketing Consultant
Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (ANIM)
Member, The Academy of Management Nigeria (MAMN)
Fellow, The Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC)
He is an Actor, Script writer, Director, Stage manager and Counselor
He started his acting ministry in the year 2000 as a member of the drama unit of the Youth Department, Gateway International Church, Port Harcourt, where he rose to become the Head of the unit.
In 2004, after his marriage, and due to God grace upon his life, the Senior Pastor directed him to transform the unit into a Department known as Lighthouse Drama Troupe and was made the Director until 2009 when he relocated from Port Harcourt.
At Light house drama Troupe, he introduced and pioneered many life impacting drama programs, such as Annual Rivers State Secondary school drama competition, annual 2-day open air crusade, drama festivals among others.
He was elected 2 tenure Chairman, All Nigerian Conference of Evangelical Drama Ministers (ANCEDRAM), Rivers State Chapter, 2004-2006 and 2006-2008. During his tenure Ancedram was taking to some Local government areas of the State, while creating awareness and leading members to attend Ancedram Regional and National Conferences across Nigeria.
In 2009, Bro. Olotu relocated by secular work as Lecturer at Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State. At arrival, he quickly desire to align himself with Ancedram, unfortunately there was no active one. He immediately swung into action by worshiping in different churches every Sunday while gathering information and collecting phone numbers for over 6 months, thereafter organized an all night drama festival which
led to the revival of Ancedram, Benue State till date.
Due to his commitment and grace, he found favour before God and men and was elected as National Director, Research and Documentation, All Nigerian Conference of Evangelical Drama Ministers (ANCEDRAM), 2014-2016, under the leadership of anointed leader, Evang. & (Prof.) Asikhia.
Within this period Bro. Olotu, Evang. Hans and Evang. Dan embarked on journeys across some states in the Northern region to motivate, encourage and strengthen State Ancedram and ministries in order to wake up the sleeping giant for Ancedram.
Bro. Olotu is a leader and a builder who has helped to build several drama ministries, produced and feature in few movies (My Battle Axe, The Unseen Hand, etc) and open air crusades. He wrote the book “The Dying Youth”.
EXTRA CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
Counseling, Traveling, Building Relationships, Acting, Reading, Researching & Sport.
Bro. Olotu is a devoted Christian and happily married with children