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Death And The King’s Horseman

27 Dec 2020
The year 2020 was a difficult year for a lot of people, and the Nigerian film industry was no exception. Shoots were cancelled, film releases were delayed and now, production companies have to find new and innovative ways to convince their audience to visit the cinemas, in the middle of a pandemic that has threatened…
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5 Jul 2020
Nigerians love a good blockbuster film, especially a classic story that evokes nostalgia. The success of Charles Okpaleke’s Living In Bondage: Breaking Free showed that. Grossing over ₦140 million within a few weeks of its release, the sequel’s success marked the beginning of the season of remakes, sequels and film production of Nigerian classics. There…
12 Jun 2020
American streaming giant Netflix has partnered with film producer Mo Abudu to create film adaptations of Wole Soyinka and Lola Shoneyin's books. Netflix on Friday announced via its Nigerian Twitter page that it has partnered with Abudu to develop Shoneyin's debut novel, "The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives," into a series, and Soyinka's play,…
16 Jun 2019
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Indian sage and political activist, describing the extent colonialists wanted their colonies to do away with their cultures, by destroying cultural artefacts and making them change their thinking, said: “A nation’s culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people.” Though Gandhi and Wole Soyinka, author of Death…
29 May 2019
Live Theatre Lagos presents its maiden theatre production, Wole Soyinka’s Death and The King’s Horseman, this Ramadan Holiday, June 5 - 7, 2019. Death and the King's Horseman is a stage classic based on real events in a Yoruba town during the British colonial days around 1943 to 1944. The production features Patrick Diabuah, Chris…
19 Jun 2018
Literary icon Wole Soyinka’s Death And The King’s Horseman is coming to life. Media Guru and CEO EbonyLife Television, Mo Abudu, has announced that there will be a feature film adaptation of the iconic play. She also noted that they have acquired the rights to the “film for global distribution”. She wrote on her Instagram:…
30 Aug 2017
Wole Soyinka’s classic, Death and the King’s Horseman, will be on stage throughout the Eid el Kabir holiday from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4 at Terra Kulture Theatre Arena...
27 Nov 2016
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.”

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