Screen-2-Stage play revives love amidst recession
The show, a wholesome representation of Nigerian diverse cultural heritage on stage through the use of music, songs, dance and drama, using Yoruba language, took in an entertainment laden atmosphere with the aim to revive the show of friendship in every relationship, most importantly among married couples for a better and sane society.
The play brought exceptional brilliance and energy into stage performance away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city and gave all an atmosphere to laugh.
Held the Blue Roof, Lagos Television Ikeja, the red carpet hosted the Alaafin of Oyo and his Oloris, Nollywood celebrities, and other musical thespians such as Wasiu Alabi Pasuma (aka Pasuma Wonder), Small Doctor among others.
The event, witnessed two showcases: The Cook, which showcased when a man refuses to help his wife in the kitchen due to ego. The objective of the drama, Adebukola Olanrewaju Olakunle explain was to encourage men to help their wives and not to see kitchen as a forbidden place for men, rather they should appreciate their wives.
Olakunle used the opportunity to commend all women for being good mother and wife as the date was coincidentally March 26, Mother’s Day celebration. The second drama titled Religious Prostitution, focused on the theme of the show. In the drama, Mrs. Kogberegbe played by Dunni Badru, rather than take care pay attention to her hygiene and look sexy for her husband, kept shuttling from church to mosque and native doctor home, seeking means to win the heart of her husband.
“If you want your husband to remarry you, always look good for him and be of good character to always bring him home. Prayers and traditional ritual is not the answer but look good for him and be a good woman,” a scene in the play pointed out.
Also highlighted in the course of the program were the prevalent issues of family matters, love, deceit, importance of trust and transparency in relationships as well as marriage, all narrated in the most comical yet entertaining way that left audiences giving resounding applause scene after scene.
Executive Director, Creative Village Production, Adebukola Olakanlu Olakunle, who also double as the lead actor said: “considering the present depressed state of the economy as well as individuals, couple need to stick together and scale through the situation and this can work when they try as much as possible have fun and laugh away their sorrow from time to time through casual dates in a relaxed laden atmosphere.”
Buttressing the relevance of the play to the every Nigerian families as well as love birds, the co-producer, Oladunni Badru noted that it is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
She said, “we need to write our stories ourselves and not expect outsiders to do that for one. We own our history and can be in the best place to position them in the right order to other communities abroad.”
“Our main aim through our sit-com, Mr and Mrs Kogberegbe is solely to revive that show of friendship in every relationship most importantly among married couples for a better and sane society,” she added.
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