Celebrating theatre Game-Changer at 80



Mr. Fred Agbeyegbe, the grand living legend of Nigerian theatre, will soon turn 80, and from July 19 to 25, 2015 in a carnival celebration in his honour. His is a dominant narrative of Nigeria’s theatre development through the Ajo Productions 1983 to 1986.

There will be a conference, presentation of Fred Agbeyegbe’s plays, and a host of other events at Shell Hall MUSON Centre, Lagos. The actual birthday is on Wednesday, July 22, and the day has a three-pronged programme outline. A colloquium tagged Drama and the Niger Delta Struggle, a presentation of drama, a keynote addresses among others, and a dinner, ‘An Evening With Fred Agbeyegbe @ 80’.

Arts and culture dignitaries expected to attend the events are Prof. Femi Osofisan, who will chair the event; guests of honour include Mr. Bayo Oduneye, Profs. Duro Oni and Akin Oyebode, Mrs. Hairat Balogun, Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, Chief Ayo Opadokun, among others.

There will also be paper presentations on ‘The Socio-Cultural Relevance of Fred Agbeyegbe’s Plays in Itsekiri World-view’ by Prof. Tony Afejuku, and ‘Gender Representation in Fred Agbeyegbe’s Plays’ by Prof. Mabel Evwierhoma.

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