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World Children Day 2024: Footprints of David Academy rolls out Moremi, talkshop

Attendees will embark on a journey through time and narrative, exploring the complexities of Moremi’s character as a mother, savior, or traitor. Through engaging performances and insightful discourse, participants will delve into the nuances of Moremi’s actions and their impact on history and culture

ON May 27, on occasion of the 2024 World Children Day, the Footprints of David Academy Foundation, FODAF, will be hosting a coterie of eminent people in the arts and culture sector, as well as its patrons to a full day of cultural features at its base, Seaside Cottage Theatre in Bariga, Lagos.

The troupe of mostly children and youths which is renowned for its voluptuous creative outputs will be staging the play, MOREMI, the story of the legendary women leader, who sacrificed her child for the peace and survival of her people in ancient Ile Ife in the present Osun State.

Written by Ayo Arigbabu and Lekan Balogun, the play is directed by Founder/Artistic Director of FODAF, Seun Awobajo, and produced by Seun Adeleye with choreography by Ridwan Rasheed. It will be staged at 3 pm at the Resort located at 54 Ajayi Olaiya Street off Obadiah street Ilaje Bariga.

With ticket at N10,000 per head, the proceed as well as/and “donations go towards the Free slum school project by Footprints of David Art Academy @brightachievers”, stated Awobajo. The Bright achievers are the indigent students and pupils that the Academy takes care of

Earlier in the day at noon, the FODA will stage a symposium on the story that informs the play. the Discussants will be examining if Moremi indeed was a saviour or a traitor, given the role she plays in the narrative.

The discussants, according to Awobajo, will include:
▪️Mrs Adetola Akerele ( GM/CEO National Theatre,Nigeria)
HighChief Kayode Aiyetiwa (Baale of Ilaje)
▪️Prof Olajonpo Abayomi Akinyeye Dept
History UNILAG
▪️Prof Tunji Azeez HOD Dept, theatre & Films LASU
▪️Pa Benson Tomoloju
▪️Dr.Lekan Balogun
▪️ Ayodele Arigbabu
▪️Mr Dimehim Adebayo
▪️Dr, Emoruwa Damilola Felix

The event will also be available virtually.

For more information and to confirm your participation, please contact [+2348027491310 on WhatsApp/[email protected]].

…Why we are recalling Moremi — Awobajo

A pre-event newsletter from Awobajo reads:

THE time is now to Illuminate the Legacy of Moremi: A Mother, Savior, or Traitor?

As the pages of history beckon us to revisit the legendary figure of Moremi, Footprints of David Arts announces an illuminating event designed to spark dialogue and introspection. Moremi, the single superhuman with profound connections to the Ilé Ife, Ofa, Ede, and Ugbo kingdoms, has long been a subject of multifaceted discussion among historians.

Footprints of David Arts will present a dynamic stage play aimed at fostering a Town & Gown Discussion on Moremi. This immersive experience will feature esteemed professors of History, distinguished theatre scholars from the University of Lagos, and respected Traditional Rulers of the Ilaje Community in Bariga.

Awobajo

Attendees will embark on a journey through time and narrative, exploring the complexities of Moremi’s character as a mother, savior, or traitor. Through engaging performances and insightful discourse, participants will delve into the nuances of Moremi’s actions and their impact on history and culture.

This event promises to be a catalyst for critical thinking, offering attendees a platform to exchange perspectives, challenge assumptions, and deepen their understanding of this iconic historical figure.

Join us on May 27th,2024 as we embark on this enriching exploration of Moremi’s legacy.

Footprints of David Arts looks forward to welcoming you to this transformative event.

Venue-: Seaside Cottage Theatre, 54 Ajayi Olaiya Street off Obadiah street Ilaje Bariga Lagos

 

 

 

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