Professor Peller

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Professor Moshood Abiola Peller (1941, Iseyin – 2 August 1997, Onipanu) was a Nigerian magician and one of Africa's most renowned magicians.[1][2][3]


Born Folorunsho Abiola, Peller attended Moslem School, Iseyin and Native Authority Primary School, Iseyin. He started performing illusion tricks in 1954 travelling to Ibadan, Lagos and Oyo for performance. In 1959, he changed occupation and began work as a representative of G.B.O. and later moved into trading. His interest in illusion continued and in 1964, he attended a school of magical arts in India, he spent 18 months at the school and after completion, settled in Liberia. In 1966, he had his first post-training show at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. He was later assassinated in 1997.[4]


  1. ^ "Magicians Use Occultic Power To Perform Miracles - Prof Peller's Son". Nigeria daily news. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  2. ^ Amadi, Ognanna; Njoku, Ben; Amaraegbu, Bridget; Sowolu, Loloa (June 5, 2010). "Like father like son Peller's son speaks". Vanguard (Nigeria). Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Bayo Onanuga (2000), People in the News, 1900-1999: A Survey of Nigerians of the 20th Century, Independent Communications Network Limited, p. 483
  4. ^ Momoh, Tony (April 1969). "Meet Professor Peller". Spear. Lagos: Daily Times.