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Another Faded Voice

JAB-AduJAB Adu (1932-2016) was an incredibly gifted actor, scriptwriter and producer and even at over eighty was pursuing his dream of completing his masterpiece. His thespian gifts go as far back into the sixties when he was wowing television audiences with his long running series The Village Headmaster. A consummate professional and perfect gentleman JAB’s long career took him into the many-faceted world of radio drama as a script writer on the platform of the African Radio Drama Association (ARDA). He also contributed to the radio series, Rainbow City, which addressed issues related to good governance, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. His work caught the eye of the BBC World Service and he featured on the award-winning radio drama series, Story StoryVoices from the Market.

A great loss to the voices of radio drama, and to his native home of Africa. May his stories continue on…

Read more of his incredible life from this article in The Nation.

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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