Aboriginal Theatre’s production last weekend of Fractures, an adaptation of American Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, offered a spectacular view into the lives of Africa’s economic migrants abroad and the sometimes...
Spicing up festive season with bouts of hilarity in Love and Recession
It was indeed the perfect theatrical performance for the imperfect, precarious economic times a not-so sterling leadership has plunged Nigerians. With a foreseeable end to recession not in sight...
Greed, ego fuel inter-communal bloodbath in Elechi Amadi’s The Great Ponds
In spite of Elechi Amadi’s grim, blood-cuddling narrative of the communal dispute between two communities over ownership of fishing ponds in his classic novel ...
What Men Want …depicting the travail of African woman
Written by Adelarin Awotedu with Dada Akeem directing, the play continues the gender debate and showcases multiple themes like marital infidelity, family squabble, randy husband and others.
Death and the King’s Horseman…evokes cultural consciousness, selflessness
The U.S. President, Barack Obama, in one of his books, Dreams From My Father, said: “The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.”
Dancing on his grave… Taking women’s liberation struggle to the limit
How far can women go to protest their subjugation under men so as to liberate themselves from supposed yokes imposed on them? In the hierarchy of decision-making at home and at the communal level....
Lagos 1861: Matters arising: A conversation at Lagos @50 Colloquium
I am going to be having a conversation with you about Lagos in 1861 and matter arising therefrom as the history of Lagos continued to be in many respects the history of Nigeria.
African Diva reality show kicks off
Recently, African Diva Reality TV Show, an African series and interactive competition, was unveiled. The series is a docu-drama that focuses on the search for the ideal African woman.
At launch of Uzoatu’s plays , issues about Nigerian theatre dominate
The recent launch of Mr. Maxim Uzor Uzoatu’s two plays, Doctor of Football and A Play of Ghosts Lagos, provided a moment for the reappraisal of theatre practice in the country.