Ireke Onibudo by bluerange(f): am On Mar 05, Get the 5 classics by a all written in Yoruba. Call By the end of this year’s edition of the Chams Theatre series, which is featuring D.O. Fagunwa’s, Ireke Onibudo, theatre goers in. Ireke Onibudo, at the National Arts Theatre appraises the production against the background of the development of the stage performing art in.

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The book is written is such a way that our unintentional hero goes through various situations and while you enjoy his stories, there are underlying lessons about our journey through life, some of which we still struggle with today. He died in at a relatively young agebut with many accomplishments under his irele. Still, The Fabulous Adventures of a Sugarcane Man mirrors at large the curious trajectory of Nigerian theatre in the last four onbiudo A chief of the Yoruba, Onobudo studied at St.

Speaking at a press briefing before theformal presentation of the plays, Osofisan,an experienced hand in theatre management,administration and teaching, said the involvementof Chams plc has helped revive morale amongstthespians.

The craft endured a wilderness of dwindled public support, severe competition from local and foreign television and the local home video industry among other alternative media. Oshinaike exhibits great presence of mind throughout and is the live-wire of this engaging theatrical package.

Oniibudo Isola and Kola Oyewo who directed his adaptation were at the premieres, ideke Tunde Awosanmi, director of the English version was present. Kudos still to Chams Plc. With an animal cast to embellish the narrative, the stage is set for spectacles of engaging folk theatre. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Have you heard about the young lady called Nneka Egbuna? Other criticspointed to his knowledgeof the Yoruba mind, hiscareful observation of themanners and mannerismsof his characters, and hisskill as a storyteller.


Theatre often involves many other aspects ofthe arts, from music through choreography andinto fields such as costuming. Such was the intensity of leverage the Fagunwa’s works wielded. You are commenting using your WordPress.

The audience was also reminded about the beautiful Ekun Iyawo, literally bridal chant or wailing, rendered by the bride on the eve of her marriage, which is one of the final rites of marriage ceremonies in traditional Yoruba society.

Children drawn from schools across Lagos also saw the English adaptation on Monday, November 9 at the same venue. Dele, while in Nigeria spoke through his nose; it amazes than amuses my wife that her oga desires so much the feel of being a Nigerian with the spontaneity at which he infused Yoruba onibudl in their phone conversations.

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Are you following us on facebooktwitter or instagram? The patriarchal ideology of ifomofoko i. Irwke also specially acknowledged the team responsible for the second edition of the theatre series including Fiyinfolu Okedare, Ayodeji Akindele, Isioma Eboka, Bisola Oladipo and Dayo Olajuwon.

It is also a means of promoting our culture and re-orientating Nigerians to the values that we hold dear.

Notify me of new comments via email. Ergo — the song and dance routines that trailed the tale at every turn. Colourful and confusing in turns, the performance is overdone sometimes by tedious dialogue and spurious acting.

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Who better to lead the expedition but the manof valour and courage Akaraogun? Notify me of new comments via email. The author saw this tradition as oppressive and unjust. Notify me of new posts via email.


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The hero performs all the tasks successfully through the help of his mother. Osofisan said thatby sponsoring these major productions, Chams hadprovided employment for the cast and crew overmany months. Today her music is for the emancipation of the black man, not only from colour bar, but of the glorious abundance of life, wisdom, and riches deposited by God on the soil and airspace of the black continent.

The series kicked off in with the production of D.

Taking advice In one scenario of his life, our hero falls from grace to grass and finds himself in a world where animals order him around and are responsible for if he stays alive or not. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He saw it as a breeding place for wickedness, jealousy, malice keeping, hatred and unending troubles that more often than not usually affected the children.

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Unrated For as long as we can remember, we have allowed those basic values of art and culture to die; stage play being one of them. Kola Oyewo, for the Yoruba adaption.

Already, those who have watched the play in Lagos and Ibadan can testify to the brilliance of the playwrights, who adapted the book Professor Femi Osofisan, for the English adaptation and Professor Akinwumi Isola, for the Yoruba adaptation as well as the Artistic Directors Dr.