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MTN partners Nigerian creatives on arts, culture

MTN Nigeria, through its corporate social investment vehicle, the MTN Foundation, has continued to partner with Nigerian creatives in arts and culture.

Chief Executive, The Chair Centre Group, Ibukun Awosika (left); Non-Executive Director, MTN Nigeria, Dr. Omobola Johnson; Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya; Executive Producer, Death and the King’s Horseman, Bolanle Austen-Peters and Chief Executive, Eventful Limited, Yewande Zaccheaus, at the staging of the play, sponsored by the foundation in Lagos…yesterday.

MTN Nigeria, through its corporate social investment vehicle, the MTN Foundation, has continued to partner with Nigerian creatives in arts and culture.

This Yuletide season, the foundation is supporting three theatrical productions, Ufok Ibaan, a dramatic recount of the 1929 women’s riot; Osamede the Play, the story of an orphan girl, who went from obscurity to the palace and Death and the King’s Horseman, a story of the events that ensued when the chief horseman was required to commit suicide following the death of the king.

The plays will be performed between December 23, 2021, and January 3, 2022. The theatrical enactments are part of the Foundation’s commitment to supporting youth development in Nigeria.

Speaking on the intervention, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya, said, “our commitment to supporting theatre productions is about contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, as they are an avenue for creating jobs and providing training for young creatives.”

The foundation has invested over N365 million in several productions across Nigeria. Some of the productions it supported in the past include, Oluronbi the Musical, Saro the Musical, Wakaa the Musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, IBIOM- When Doves Fly, Tony Wants to Marry, OMG the Musical and Flower the Musical.