Efo Kojo Mawugbe goes home – Ghana loses a gem of a theatrist

The Late Efo Kojo Mawugbe on national duty during the inauguration of President Mills.

Seasoned Ghanaian theatrist and resident Director of the National Theatre – Efo Kojo Mawugbe has passed on this morning Tuesday September 14, 2011.

His passing was confirmed by the Public Relations Manager of the National Theatre, Rebecca Adjei.

According to her, the family announced the sad event to the management of the National Theatre this morning.

Efo Kojo Mawugbe who won a BBC International playrighting competition award in 2009 has been sick for about 3months.

Efo Kojo was born on April 21, 1954 at the KNUST campus in Kumasi to Madam Comfort Tulasi, a cook at Africa Hall, and Mr Michael Ayivi Mawugbe who worked as a washman with the Laundry Department of the same university.

He started his early education at the Weweso L/A Primary and Middle School. He abtained his Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Certificates at Mawuli School. He then proceeded to the University of Ghana to pursue a programme in Theatre Arts.

He also pursued further studies at the Banff Centre for Management at Calgary in Canada, E.T.A Chicago and at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

He had 19 publications (drama) to his name and they include ‘A Calabash of Blood’, ‘Aluta Continua’, ‘The Unbending Branch’, ‘In the Chest of a Woman’, ‘Constable No Rank’, ‘Take me to the Altar’ and ‘Tata Amu’, a play on the biography of Dr Ephraim Amu, Ghana’s foremost choral composer.

The Late Efo Kojo wrote a satire for The Mirror newspaper under the title “Letter to Dora” with the pseudonym Araba Kwantsiman Season was also a judge on TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful beauty pageant.


By Pascal Kelvin Kudiabor

  1. maud adjei says

    may his soul rest in peace

  2. adwoa says

    may his soul rest in perfect peace..sichofe acept my condolence cos is not easy losing a nice dad lyk urs..Efo may ur soul rest in perfect peace.

  3. Daniel Senoo says

    My he rest in peace

  4. Naa Otua says

    Efo, May the almighty keep you safe. rest in peace.

  5. Bertha Hlordze says

    Efo h3de nyuiee

  6. Aboagye Koko Ephraim says

    Efo hede nyuie Manu nan) kple wo. Aamen!

  7. Maweina Ashong says

    may his soul rest i n perfect peace

  8. GIFTY says

    may his soul rest in perfect peace.

  9. maya says

    What a lost! Why why why? God for this once it is definately a wrong. Cacalling. Efo rest in peace.

  10. Jacques says

    Efo,too soon,but God knows best..May he give u comfort.R.I.P

  11. Bead Johnson says

    May ur Soul Rest in Perfect Peace, Amen….!!

  12. seyram says

    RIP! U wud be mssd. Si u soon whn da trumpet sounds til den. Sleep well!

  13. victor ski rockson says

    efo,da yie,ma he rest in perfect peace..

  14. gifty says

    he was indeed a wonderful person full of humor, oh what a loss. Efo, sleep well, sleep well till we meet again. I love you dear uncle

  15. Nehemiah Amuah says

    it’s a big blow… The country has lost such an important personality. May his soul rest in perfect peace…

  16. nelly says

    may his soul rest in perfect peace, Ghana has really lost a gem.

  17. T. K. GAMEY says

    Efo Kojo indeed the country as well as the whole world will forever remember you. Oh Efo deke abe eve ene, HEDE NYUIEE EYE NADZIDZOR LE NUTIFAFA ME SIA.

  18. Dzobo Isaac says

    Efo may ur soul rest in perfect peace

  19. Moses A Amui says

    Efo may the good Lord be with you till we meet again, Rest in Perfect Peace

  20. YVONNE says

    Indeed Ghana has lost a great man. A man I loved so much His passing on to the next stage is very unfortunate but much challenging us. let us Love one another, honest and be firm

  21. afeafa says

    Efo,Afetor la na na dzudzor mavor wo,eye efe kekeli mavor nakl3 nawo,dzudzor le nutifafa me,Efo,h3de nyuie.we will forever miss u

  22. etornam says

    yes yes indeed we all have lost a brother,uncle, father and a great man.efo fare thee well till we meet again,dzudzor le nutifafa me mawu na nor kpli wo

  23. ekua says

    Efo may the Good Lord keep you and His light shines upon you even though you are dead. May your rest rest in perfect peace. Amen

  24. Akpene says

    Efo he de nyuie. Mawu na ve nu wo eye woa da wo de fafa fe. baba na wo. We love u.

  25. ADWOA DONKOH (MUCG L4) says

    May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.

  26. nana adwoa says

    may his soul rest in the bossom of the almighty father.

  27. hayford says

    ghana has lost a great man indeed.i pray that GOD will keep safe in his bossom.may his soul rest in peace.

  28. Cecilia says

    Efo Kojo may the Lord keep your soul.

  29. Tetteh Force says

    Efo ya wo nge tui me jormi.

  30. norbert koomson says

    efo may the good LORD languish your soul

  31. Anonymous says

    Efo, ghanians will miss you alot, R.I.P

  32. Enter your name... says

    Indeed, Ghana has lost a great son.May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  33. obum says

    Kojo we love u but God love u more. Rest in perfect peace.

  34. DAVID SEGBAWU says


  35. Isaac Koduah says

    Ghana has indeed lost a great man. I had personal encounter with him when I wanted him to edit a script I had written. Meeting me for the first time, the honorable man promised: “I shall do everything possible to help you just as I was also helped to get to where I am today.” I shall never forget the words of this great man.

    His soul rest in perfect peace.

  36. Anonymous says

    Ahhh This man has really gone with great widom. Efo may u rest in perfect peace.

  37. Paul Akinpelu anderson says

    Efo was a kind warm hearted gentleman. I had the pleasure of working with him as director of a play we commissioned him to write for Brekete dance ensemble in 1995. We had a great plan to work together and connect uk artists to summer schools at the national theatre we only discussed this year in April… What a great man – a pan africanist, a scholar and a true artist you will be sorely missed by us all. May your soul and spirit continue to inspire the young and rest in perfect peace.. Bless Paul anderson (London)

  38. Enter your name...mavis says

    I can’t help it, may ur soul rest in peace .oh God!!!!!

  39. Prundence Abbey hart says

    For whether we live, we live unto the Lord, and for whether we die, we die unto the Lord, Until we meet again, will meet again. Good bye dear EFO. Rest in peace.

  40. Margaret E. A. Dexo says

    Efo Kojo may your soul rest in perfect peace. My heart goes out to the family for the great lost. Efo you were trully a genuis. Mawu na nor kple wó….

  41. Joyce Afful says

    OMG!cant blve it.May his soul rest in perfect peace.A man full of talent.Thisi soo unfair.some1 tell me its not true.

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