Nigeria advancing in theatre, stage performance – Lai Mohammed

A stage play: Colored girls
A stage play: Colored girls

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Nigeria entertainment industry is advancing in the areas of theatre and stage performances.

The minister stated this on Monday night in Lagos at the stage performances organised on the sideline of the on-going two-day Summit on Creative Industry with the theme “Financing the Film, Television and Music Industries”.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the stage performances were organised by Terra Kulture Arena, the first privately owned theatre in Nigeria by Bolanle Austen-Peters.

Mr. Mohammed noted that it is imperative for stakeholders to know that the creative industry is not just about films and music but also about theatre and other genres.

The minister said he was thrilled by the richness and quality of delivery of the stage plays which indicates that the theatre is going places in the country.

He commended Mrs. Austen-Peters for erecting the magnificent Terra Kulture Arena to promote theatre in the country.

The minister also applauded the efforts put in a play titled: “Waka”, which he said had been successfully staged in London.

NAN reports that a presentation of “Saro, Land of Freedom”, a fusion of dance and music drama preceded the minister’s remarks.

The performance depicted the splendour, opportunities and freedom that abound in Lagos, including the bustling life and criminality side of the ever-bubbling city.

It also dramatised the effectiveness of the police to curb crimes in the city without leaving out the corrupt tendencies of the law enforcement body.

The performance momentarily transformed the audience into a church service displayed in dance and gospel tunes’ rendition.

NAN reports there were also performances of South African “Oza Oza” music and dance, clips from “Waka” play as well as “The Lion King – the story of a wicked uncle”.

The climax was the presentation of two didactic music of legendary musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti on “bleaching” and “Ladies” which were rendered with the fusion of raving Hip Hop music.

NAN reports that the Minister of Information and Communication from the Republic of Niger, Koubra Sani, and other stakeholders attended the event.

(NAN)


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  • Frank Bassey

    Precisely! You have accurately described Nigeria’s present leadership.

  • Night Crawler

    This is a welcome development, it will boost the economy and also take Nigeria culture to diaspora

    • woman leader1

      Sure!

    • Olatubosun

      You really spoke well

  • dele20

    Our minister for information always promotes our culture

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o

  • As a matter of fact, the Federal government is trying create more jobs in the entertainment industry.

  • woman leader1

    This is a good development in the right direction, well done sir.

    • Olatubosun

      Kudos to him

  • progressive

    Hmic have made the movies industry and theatre a new look this is a new welcome development.

  • progressive

    This is part of creating jobs as well, this is going to go a long way in creating jobs for the youth.

    • Sincere-Voice

      That’s exactly what we want

      • Olatubosun

        Sure

    • front man

      Yes oooo

  • progressive

    Since when HMIC have resumed office he has change the surface of tourism to a new look even Nigerians can testify to it.

    • front man

      Alot of changes has been done in his ministries

      • Olatubosun

        Yes o…. Alhaji Lai Mohammed needs to be given award……. You patriotic Nigerian

    • dpfrank

      Sure

  • progressive

    Where are the bigot pdp e rats instead of them to compliment the good work HMIC is doing rather than spreading their propagandalist messages on this forum

    • front man

      You will never see them they are very good at criticising hmic

      • Olatubosun

        Sure

    • dpfrank

      They are all in shame

  • Sincere-Voice

    True, there’s great improvement in our stage performance​. But we need to do more if we want to use the creative industry to create jobs. The NBC code of conduct that minister talked about is a good one.

    • front man

      Well spoken

    • Olatubosun

      You really spoke well

  • front man

    Kudos to HMIC for updating Nigerians and the improvements in his ministries

  • front man

    FG Planning to stop shooting movies abroad will create job opportunities for the unemploy Nigerians

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o

  • dpfrank

    The HMIC is doing a wonderful job in making sure that Nigeria’s entertainment industry moves forward, kudos sir

    • Olatubosun

      Sure….with Lai Mohammed Nigeria is OK

  • Olatubosun

    Alhaji Lai Mohammed is always wonderful

    • dpfrank

      Lai Mohammed is a great man

  • Olatubosun

    This will create employment opportunity for the unemployed

    • daygea

      Very true.

  • George

    Liar Mohammed group of animal muslims who always wants to reap where they didn’t sow.

    Animals

    • daygea

      This is a very useless comment you have just made here because it is obvious to everyone that Lai Mohammed is doing a great job in the creative industry.

  • Truthseeker

    Wow, the ass kissing of “Lie” Mohammed is very great on this thread. Do a better job of trying to manipulate people’s opinions or quit it. Everyone can see that the same guys always show up when “Lie” Mohammed is in the news. If this is the caliber of people at the Ministry of Information and Culture, it is no wonder your boss is still being lampooned. I hope you can even understand this level of “Engrish”.

  • daygea

    Lai Mohammed is doing a great job in the creative industry.