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Uduaghan Urged To Establish Theatre In Delta

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 4:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Sam Akadoro, Sapele


Following their love for arts and culture, as well as the Governor’s love for entertainment, the president of the Association of Nollywood Producers (ANCOP), Alex Eyengho has appealed to the Delta state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, to establish a theatre in the various parts of the state.

This is because presentation of stage plays requires a theatre because of the lights and sound.



Presenting a command performance entitled, ‘Olu Akengbuwa’, which he produced and directed, at the Federal Government College Main Hall, Eyengho urged the Governor who was special guest at the event to establish a theatre in the state as part of efforts to boost culture and arts in the state.

“We are just improvising here as a stage play requires a theater because of the lighting and sound,” Eyengho said.

The presentation of the drama, Olu Akengbuwa, which was part of the activities to mark the 28th anniversary of the coronation of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, also reflected the rich Itsekiri culture from the various kings since its emergence till now.

Apart from the Nollywood characters like Nobert Young, Ejike Asiegbu Peter Atomilola, and Omonoba Bello that were featured in the stage performance, other Itsekiri performing acts were also seen in the stage play.

In his remarks after receiving an award of excellence for his love for arts, Governor Uduaghan congratulated the royal father and pledged to support the producer to showcase the play in Asaba before his tenure elapse.

The Governor said there were much to be learnt through the play.

Other awardees at the event included; Chief Ereyitomi Thomas, Chief Mrs Rita Lori, Chief Francis Omatseye, Mr. J.O.S Ayomike, and Chief Oma Eyewoma among others, for their contribution to the stability and promotion of Itsekiri culture.

Beson Araye, while congratulating the monarch and all who received awards during the event, prayed for more prosperous life for him and more contributions from the awardees.

“I also want to thank the Governor for his performance during his tenure, as he is leaving the state better than the way he met it.

“So I want to urge him to continue to do more even when he is out of office as sometimes you can do more when you are out of office.”