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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Fagunwa’s Ireke Onibudo now on video

Andrew’s College, Oyo before becoming a teacher himself. But that is not the story.

The lights were used as transistional guide to seamlessly link the scenes. The Chams Theatre Series has therights to the five works of Fagunwaand would sponsor one play eachyear.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. Both adaptations gave prominence to the interplay of humour, as well the presence of all dramatic ingredients which Fagunwa injected into the writing of the play, like fables, folktales, poetry, perseverance, love etc.

Fagunwa’s Ireke Onibudo now on video – Vanguard News Nigeria

oniburo Kudos still to Chams Ieeke. 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 a motor accident in You may not understand how far away you are from your culture until you take out time to see a stage play. Tunde Awosanmi, for the English adaptation and Dr.

Nneka, half Nigerian-half German, used to think she was white skin until she left the shores of Nigeria. He puts an interesting twist to thetale as the hunters accomplish the last of many teststhe good king of the onbiudo town to Langbodo givesthem.


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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. Also because of their classical nature, richness and because of the prolificity of its author, Fagunwa’s books he wrote four others after Ogboju Ode became so prodigious that they, for a long time, seemed to overshadow other writings in the same genre.

He dreams upan assignment to fetch a missing treasure from Lang-bodo. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your ideke here Still, The Fabulous Adventures of a Sugarcane Man mirrors at large the curious trajectory of Nigerian theatre in the onubudo four decades: Olatokunbo Kayode wrote into offer official Federal Governmentrecognition and support of the effortby Chams plc to provide corporatesupport for the revival of theatreculture in Nigeria.

The cast of both adaptations were made from seasoned theatre professionals who proved their mettle by rendering a near-perfect performance.

The fact that the translators, Professors Osofisan and Isola, as well as the artistic directors, Dr. It is thoughtful that it sees Corporate Social Responsibility initiative as also a means of promoting our culture and re-orientating Nigerians to the values that we hold dear.

Ireke Onibudo – Literature – Nigeria

But he said to me that onibudp rhythm was complimentary enough to the story. In the end, non-Yoruba speaking audiences may either feel greatly enriched by word plays they hardly understand or grossly cheated of their deserved enjoyment.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The play treated the audience to a series of Yoruba folklore songs, which as a result of the changing world, are no longer popular. Extensive reportage and reviews in themedia confirmed the strong interestpresentation of the plays elicited withlocal and international stakeholders ofthe company. What a rare collection!

Three hours or so of dance and drama may be quite hard on the backsides. Adewale Oshodi reports how the performances in both oniudo went, and what lovers of theatre in Abuja and Akure should expect when, the performance train moves to their cities. Sounds of birds chirpings in the forest, or sounds of the underwater, as well as its usage to create an atmosphere of fear, was simply excellent.

Where is your Chams? 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. Only then did I know that even I had undermined the power of drama as a universal language. Culture and Tourism ministerMr. The books, in order of publication are: Play wrights Prof Femi Osofisan and Prof Akinwun-mi Isola present interesting dimensions to the OgbojuOde story that deepened audience appreciation of thestory.

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