It is in this regard that we have to turn to literature for a solution, for it is the only avenue where the human emotion is well captured. Take a look at what I did late last year. Eventually when we went to show the play in Abuja, it became the Talking Gods , because the advisers of the government misread the play and were looking for insignificant things—thus, making the issues of the play more significant. The speeches of the characters are quite realistic because they reveal their gender and level of education. He loves the story, and eventually it is he, not the story, who becomes distorted. Your comments, suggestions, or constructive critism would all be highly appreciated. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
I said Song of a Goat is good, but it is a very simple play. Tony 4 March at The society looked up to him for direction. The major problem is finding a way to use these characters to say something new to a different generation. So I wanted to juxtapose that belief in curses with my own reality as a lecturer in a Christian university. Then we used to watch people like Wale Ogunyemi, Bode Sowande, Biodun Jeyifo—all of them used to take part in the plays.
One may argue that if Nimi is truly loved by the people for his struggle for freedom, why then do the chiefs plan to kill him. However, the first 1, copies of the play were sold out within two weeks, because of the controversy it generated. Apart from his duties with the troupe, he has taught courses at the University of Lagos. He did not offend a soul! She is a loving mother who is afraid for the life of her only child who is now in great danger.
Take a look at what I did late last year. The subject matter is relevant and topical. Despite all the wrongs which have been done to Nimi and his family, the Christian ot expects them to forgive but this seems to be the yerija difficult thing to do at the moment. I was lucky; I was at the right place at the right time. Newer Post Older Post Home.
The play therefore draws on a sad history of Niger Delta. I said Song of a Goat is good, but it is a very simple play. Again, this love between Mama and Nimi is contrasted with the hatred both have for Don.
Moments ago, the father of one took to the gram to dec Eventually when we went to show the play in Abuja, it became the Talking Godsbecause the advisers of the government misread the play and were looking for insignificant things—thus, making the issues of the play more significant. He proceeded to Baptist Academy in Obanikoro, Lagos for his secondary education. Professor Ahmed Yerima is a popular Nigerian playwright, director and actor, a university lecturer and an administrator.
No, It never got published. And the Wizard of Law and such plays. Have you also won awards for eyrima performances?
As it seethes in the endless cauldron of violence, the youths are restive, hostages are taken, the press is a toothless bull-dog and not to mention the politicians whose ceaseless holding talks aggravate rather than ameliorate the situation. Please take us down the memory, when your career in theatre began. There are instances in the play where he does not want to be like his father who seems to be fearful.
I enjoy writing the most, because then I can escape, I can leave, I can fly. The theatre had gradually been chipping away its former glory since a young Yerima visited it in I got to Ife and discovered that they had over admitted that year, so I think I was crying somewhere when Yemi Ogunbiyi saw me. It is this poverty that drives many of the militant youths to violence.
In fact, it is for the sake of peace and reconciliation that makes him pretend to be Don so that after his death, his family could live peacefully since their arch enemy has been eliminated.
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So I wanted to juxtapose that belief in curses with my own reality as a lecturer in a Christian university. Ahmex press cannot take the place of literature as it obviously lacks the necessary wherewithal of capturing human experience that is inherent in the latter. Since the discovery of oil in the Niger Delta in the mid-seventies, and the subsequent environmental degradation in the name of oil-prospecting and exploitation, the Niger Delta is a hotbed of crises.
You have a lot of literary talent, and you are puting it to use. Infidelity The infidelity in Baba’s family is a symbolic of the infidelity in the government.
I loved the role play, and I was lively. I think it is only a picture of it I have left. It wasand that was the convocation play for that year, and I took part in it.
After being released by his parents who had paid his ransom, Nimi is warned not to go back to the jungle else he would be killed by Don and his faction. However, I can argue that Mr. He cries her innocence thus: I got my A Level and went to Ife to read law. The same thing can be said of his Anton Chekhov- influenced play, The Three Sisters, where the maid turns out to bj one of the sisters, albeit of a different mother!
Baba’s death ends the play in a tragic scene. They agreed with what I wanted to say. What legacy does he leave? Lastly, during your career have you ever received a particularly insightful piece of criticism, when and what did it hagd There is no law anymore, no parental influence anymore for such children.
It also dramatizes the effects of the Niger Delta crises on the family. My plays can deal with rituals, they can deal with religion, they ahemd deal with culture. She teaches courses and supervises projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Yemoja was my first play to win an award. Therefore, self-preservation is really a hard ground to tread.