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‘Iya Oja’… Crown Troupe marks Women’s Day with drama, conversation

TUESDAY, March 8, 2022 is the International Women’s Day, and the usually proactive performing company, Crown Troupe of Africa is rolling out a carpet of honour for the women folks.

On that day, the troupe reputable for always engaging critical social-political and cultural issues in its creative output, will be staging IYA OJA, its latest theatrical device.

“The Amazonian Queens of Crown Troupe shall be lighting up the stage with queenly elegance as they shall be presenting ÌYÁ OJÀ, a piece that seeks to stir up conversations around gender concerns,” stated Segun Adefila, the multi-skilled founder and artistic director of the troupe.

“It is a cohesive blend of poetry, music, mime, and dance to articulate the myriads of challenges faced by post colonial African women. These works also highlight the need for post colonial African societies to reevaluate their values and the vital roles played by women in the shaping of these values,” added the dancer, actor, choreographer, musician, poet and eclectic creative head of the Troupe.

Slated for 5pm at the troupe’s traditional base at The Art Factory, 32 Awofodu Street off Pedro Road, Bariga, the performance will also be available to audience virtually, stated Adefila.

He hinted that virtual audience can be part of the experience via:

ID: 817 0669 6544
Passcode: 1Z4T69

As the activist Troupe is wont to do, it has also set up a conversation around the show.

Said Adefila, “On that day, the girls of Kings and Queens Art Academy shall be speaking up for the mothers through performance simply titled WOMEN.”

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