Committee lines up activities at Nat’l Theatre to celebrate late Olusola

Posted: July 4, 2012 in arts/culture

As part of the activities aimed at celebrating the exit of Nigeria’s culture patriarch, Chief Segun Olusola, a befitting cultural fiesta involving the totality of arts, culture and media will be showcased on Monday, July 16 at the National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, Lagos.

According to a release made available by the Sub-Committee on Art, Culture and Media, there will be cultural carnival with take-off point being the late Olusola’s Ajibulu-Moniya Galllery, on Babs Animashaun Street, Surulere, to terminate at the National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, Lagos.

According to the planning committee, over two thousand artistes and members of the creative industry are expected to participate attired in different types of costumes at the residence of late Chief Olusola.

“In their midst will be Igunnuko, Eyo, Zangbeto, Agere and Ekpe masquerades. They will be joined by various other dance and theatre troupes to embark on a cultural procession from Surulere to National Theatre,” the statement read.

There will also be an Open-air musical jamboree later that Monday at the open field by the Entrance D of the National Theatre with cultural performances by masquerades and theatre troupes and musical performances by popular musicians of all genres: Fuji, Juju, hip hop, highlife and others.

While a craft exhibition has also been lined up at the Corridor of Banquet Hall, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, a film show is expected to round off the day at the same venue under the auspices of Tunde Kelani’s Mainframe Productions.

“The craft exhibition features an astonishing variety of crafts and affordable art items. It will be held within the corridor leading to the Banquet Hall, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. There will also be cultural panorama showcasing a plethora of performances by Associations, Guilds, and selected groups and individuals featuring drama, dance, music, comedy, literature and media at the Banquet Hall, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, and then finally a film show by Tunde Kelani’s Mainframe Productions takes place on the Open Field by the Entrance C of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. It will feature one of Nigeria’s classic films in dedication to Chief Segun Olusola,” the sub-committee stated.

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