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Itakun to S’Agbe at seaside cottage theatre as facility hosts Pastor Ighodalo

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Members of the children troupe with Pastor Ighodalo after their performance


April 3, 2021 will remain indelible in the minds of Isale Akoka area of Bariga, Lagos residents. Aside from the celebratory mood of Easter that pervaded every inch of the ancient settlement, a dewy mark of providence settled upon the rooftops. The day could be akin to a history that was made before their very eyes glittering in a kaleidoscopic aura of a priceless diadem.

On that day, the Seaside Cottage Theatre hosted one of Nigeria’s foremost charismatic Christian leaders, the Senior Pastor of the Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo.

The pastor, who recently joined the league of diamond Jubilee celebrants, visited the theatre with a retinue of anointed ministers of God.

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Also present was a delegation from the Lagos State government, led by Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu, and the Chairman of Bariga Council, Hon. Kolade David.

The governor’s aide presented a gift to the celebrant through Mrs. Yetunde Simpson. The talented members of the Children Theatre Troupe of Footprints of David Arts Academy presented a command performance titled, Itakun to S’Agbe, a drum ensemble laced with poetry and dance movements. The troupe later performed a ‘Happy Birthday’ song for the celebrant.

Reacting to the artistic edifice – the Seaside Cottage Theatre, Bonu said that the state government would partner with the Footprints of David Arts Academy in taking arts to greater heights in the state.

Bonu reflected on the progressive trajectory that the state government has assumed in building up the arts and culture scene in Lagos State.

Similarly, Pastor Ighodalo commended the efforts of Seun Awobajo, founder of the initiative, for his unwavering commitment to humanity, assuring that he would be an active member of the board of trustees, and a father to members of the children theatre troupe.

The renowned cleric almost promised to sponsor the academic pursuit of a pupil of the free school project arm of the Footprints of David Arts Foundation.

The pupil, Opemipo, is one-legged, who despite her disability, is forging ahead to be the best that she aspires to be. The Welfare department of the Trinity House gave out food and relief materials to the over 1000 attendees at the event. Pastor Ituah took the opportunity to pray for the over 600 spectators who were streaming online from every part of the world.

The event’s security was manned by a section of My Bariga My Pride initiative called the Glorious Boys.

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