In this paper actor, director, dramaturge, theorist, teacher and critic Dapo Adelugba, the man everybody calls Baba (father in Yoruba), is seen as an ideological symbol that embodies a concept of intellectual freedom and mentorship, transcending normal or accepted forms of collaboration among scholars, and empowering generations of Nigerian theatre scholars. Linking and comparing his capacity for generating academic and scholarly success to the industrial success that arose out of Bangladeshi Mohammed Yunus' rural development projects through microfinancing, the author suggests that Adelugba's paternalistic contributions to the Nigerian academy reflect positively on the younger generation of scholars. Like Yunus, Adelugba believes that empowering the people through intellectual growth will benefit the wider community. His contribution to the development of Nigeria's economy falls under what theorists regard as intellectual capital development.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||African Performance Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|