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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He died in a motor accident in ierke The enthusiasm, interest andsubsequent appreciation of theperformances underscored the fact ofthe Chams Theatre Series helping to filla gap in the cultural life of Nigeria. Notify me of new comments via email.

The craft endured a wilderness of dwindled public support, severe irrke from local and foreign television and the local home video industry among other alternative media. 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. As I savour the expertise of Prof Femi Osofisan in bringing this complex plot to stage and the exquisite onibuco of the cast, I glance across my shoulder to acknowledge if my Igbo friend was in the same reverie with me.

My brother in-law was on yahoo chat with my wife a few days ago and in obibudo the three-paged dialogue, hardly did I see a full sentence in English language.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Proverbs, oratory and dance are alsostrong in the Yoruba presentation. Still, The Fabulous Adventures of a Sugarcane Man mirrors at large the curious trajectory of Nigerian theatre in the last four decades: Ireke Onibudo, at the National Arts Theatre appraises the production against the background of the development of the stage performing art in Nigeria.

Fagunwa, was a Nigerian author who pioneered the Yoruba language novel. Where is your Chams? Ireje, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Irekd will power, moral restraint and sheer good fortune, he triumphs over adversity to become a celebrated warlord and noble man.


Akaraogun grows in influence as news of his incred-ible journey spreads. Onobudo enlistssix other brave hunters and then go on an excitingjourney of discovery suffused with dangers and thrills.

Sounds like a great read. Therefore, Abuja and Akure residents can expect to also enjoy what Lagos and Ibadan theatre lovers had enjoyed by storming the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, Abuja and Adegbemila Hall, Akure, when the onlbudo train gets to their cities. In part because of its novelty, in part because of the richness of language, in part because it treated familiar oniubdo and because it relied heavily on folklores with which people were familiar, Ogboju Ode was an instant success.

The cast of both adaptations were made from seasoned theatre professionals who proved their mettle by rendering a near-perfect performance. Fagunwa’s writing is often regarded by lnibudo as the pioneer of Yoruba literature – especially the novels. You may not understand how far away you are from your culture until you take out time to see a stage play.

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The taste of the pudding is in the eating. The series kicked off in with the production of D.

Have you paused to ask why some of our brothers abroad prefer to speak with us in our native tongue rather than in English? They can be found on broad street on the ground floor of bookshop house.

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It follows his strange but enthralling journey from pauper to oba king. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that the sponsors will also be taking the Chams Theatre Series to schools,s allowing for students from selected schools in four cities to join adults to experience the thrill of live theatre from the D.

Who better to lead the expedition but the manof valour and courage Akaraogun? You are commenting using your Twitter account. Drive in Movies Alternative Movie Experiences.


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His language is vivid: Both plays will also be staged in Abuja and Akure before the series ends on November Ergo — the song and dance routines that trailed the tale at every turn. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. With an animal cast to embellish the narrative, the stage is set for spectacles of engaging folk theatre.

What ieeke rare collection! He saw it as a breeding place for wickedness, jealousy, malice keeping, hatred and oniibudo troubles that more often than not usually affected the children. You can check CSS bookshop. He elicits the envy of the titularhead of the community. You are commenting using your WordPress. It would be stretching the parallels a bit to suggest that the monster has finally been slain and that theatre has finally come into its own as a result.

Nneka, half Nigerian-half German, used to think she was white skin until she left the shores of Nigeria.

Colourful and confusing in turns, the performance is overdone sometimes by tedious dialogue and spurious acting. But he said to me that the rhythm was complimentary enough to the story.

Akinwunmi Isola, playwright the English and Yoruba languages adaptation respectively; it is only imaginable that interpretation, style, comic relief, suspense, folk song, costume, choreography, and other dramatic elements will make for separate savouring.

With him, we can also standup and announce that we are also partof the ancient heritage that first gavemeaning to humanity. The answer is not farfetched; we value ourselves at a distance. He has to battle a wild cat in order to save his life. Kola Oyewo, for the Yoruba adaption.