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I hope you enjoy the production as much as the children have enjoyed preparing for it. Over the years, the school has prepared many successful productions but unfortunately these have not been showcased widely.

Soon after I joined the school in October , I had a conversation with the Chairman of the PTA about the possibility of the students performing the annual school play before a larger audience. He suggested that we sought the opportunity for the students of Olashore International School to showcase their talents in Lagos to parents and guests.

I immediately agreed and worked with staff, members of the PTA and members of the Board of Governors to ensure, not only that our students performed in Lagos but that they are able to do so in an excellent auditorium such as we have here at the MUSON centre. Drama and other performing arts play a vital role in the education offered at Olashore International School. However an Olashore education is about so much more than academic success.

At Olashore International School, we believe in developing the full potential of each child through a balanced education of an international standard in a serene environment. In order to support performing arts, we have recently completed a classroom block dedicated to this area with a purpose built drama studio, music room and recording studio and we are currently upgrading the audio system in our main hall to ensure that dramatic and musical performances are supported by state -of- the- art technology.

At Olashore, we encourage our students to participate in a wide range of sports and compete against other international schools throughout the year. I would like to use thi s opportunity to invite parents to join us for the event and see your children compete. Finally, I would like to thank all parents and guests for joining us this evening. I would particularly like to thank our special guests Professor Femi Osofisan for honouring us with his presence at our performance of his play and Joke Silva for joining us this evening and sharing her experience with our budding actors.

I hope you all enjoy the performance and I look forward to welcoming you again at future events. A playwright, director, actor, poet, fiction writer, critic, translator, and newspaper columnist, he is also an administrator who served, some years ago, as the General Manager and Chief Executive of the National Theatre in Lagos. He began a teaching career at Ibadan, and retired mandatorily in the year , after serving as full professor for 38 years. Aluko Prize for Literature. Professor Osofisan is equally prolific in his scholarly output, where his works in literary criticism have won him respect among his professional colleagues in the academia.

Some of the over forty essays which he has published in academic journals have now been collected and published in books both at home and abroad. He has also been the editor and co-editor of many journals, including Opon Ifa, Journal of African and Comparative Literature, Black Orpheus, and the Oxford-based The African Theatre Review which was, till recently, the only existing international journal on African drama.

His play Nkrumah-ni, Africa-Ni! Osofisan is married to Prof. Adenike Osofisan, a computer scientist, and they are blessed with four children. Femi Osofisan. Morountodun, set in the Western part of Nigeria, focuses on the Agbekoya uprising in which farmers who are thought to be docile rise to fight the government over the stiff taxes imposed on them.

On this mission, Titubi discovers the trials which the peasants poor farmers face and also finds love as she falls in love with their leader. She becomes the catalyst that brings about the end of the war. Morountodun, is the new name given to her by her love.


Esu and the vagabond minstrels : a feritlity rite for the modern stage

Esu is a parable play displaying for us the dilemma, hunger, perversion and choices of four itinerant musicians proscribed and, in sequel, deprived of their mainstay, by a new government that had just swept out of office a civilian regime. Osofisan is not interested here in institutional corruption but rather in its facets as manifest in the lives of individuals within the society. In this wise, all but one of the four musicians — Omele — were willing to exploit the misfortunes of their fellow citizens for immediate personal gains. In their wanderings the minstrels had come to Sepeteri, a place as notorious as the abode of Esu — the Yoruba erratic god of Fate. Driven to desperation by hunger, they resolved to risk the wrath of Esu by stealing such offerings as were brought to him by victims of one misfortune or the other. But they did not succeed. First their feet were gummed down and clamped in invisible vices, next appeared Esu amidst a retinue of minstrels intoning his cultic hymn.


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Kajihn Soon after I joined the school in OctoberI had a conversation with the Chairman of the PTA about the possibility of the students performing the minxtrels school play before a larger audience. Osofisan is not interested here in institutional corruption but rather in its facets as manifest in the lives of individuals within the society. All the necessary papers have been signed. And what of you! The man went there to try and serve humanity. His wife has just opened a boutique with donations from the people of the town. We move on to March.



All attempts must be made to resist them or else the life of the nation will remain in danger. Esu and the vagabond minstrels. The play succeeds because of the style of humour employed by Osofisan. You may have already requested this item. You saw the beautiful designs. The likes of the Esons must be fished out and brought to book no matter their level of influence and connection in the society. Peterson, those extremely prosperous customers of yours, are arrested in Kano.

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