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Odu’a investment partners Duke of Shomolu for Awo


After a recent performance of Aremu, which attracted Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), the Duke of Shomolu Productions, in partnership with the Odu’a Investment Company Limited, has concluded plans to stage another equally exciting play, Awo, which depicts the life and times of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, at the Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, today.

Awo is a portrayal of one of the most influential figures in post modern Nigeria. It is a beautifully crafted story that surprisingly uses music to tell the story of this enigmatic son of Africa.

Deliberately casting young acts, who did not see the real life Awo, but are ready to show the passion, determination and patriotism will not be lost on the audience.


The play is written and directed by Makinde Adeniran (Fta), incidentally, the chairman Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Art Practitioners (NANTAP).

According to Joseph Edgar, who is the Executive Producer of the play, the theatre troupe has deliberately decided to showcase this story at this time of national development in a strong bid to throw up the leadership ethos and cultural antecedents that molded the sage and prepared him for the roles he played in national development.

Already, Odua Investment Company has emerged one of the major supporters of the production, which sits perfectly within their vision of using culture and the arts as a strong vehicle to deliver on their corporate goals.

Incorporated in July 1976, as an Investment vehicle to manage and administer the business interests of the former Western States of Oyo, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti and Lagos.

Awo will start showing today till September 12, where it is expected to have its command performance with the larger Awolowo family in full attendance.


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