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Kurunmi: Lagos drives cultural re-birth with historical stage play

The Lagos State government is set to unveil a stage play titled, Kurunmi, as part of efforts to prevent the Yoruba culture and tradition from going into extinction.

Kurunmi is a play written by the late Professor Ola Rotimi which explores the themes of collective political and military leadership, social change and development, responsible leadership, control and accountability.

Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, who made this known at a news conference at Alausa, Ikeja, stated that Kurunmi would expose and awaken the consciousness of youths to the role of good leadership anywhere they find themselves.

Mrs Benson-Awoyinka said the stage play speaks to the THEMES PLUS agenda of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to revive and preserve the rich cultural heritage of Lagos and Africa.

The stage play’s Director, Mr Oladapo Muyideen, a Yoruba actor popularly called Lala, commended the Lagos State government for supporting and funding the project for cultural rebirth especially among the Gen-Z youths.

The stage play which has seventy five casts will be taken to the three senatorial districts of the state from this week to the delights of residents.


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