Recently, on October 1 this Year, actually, Nigeria celebrated 59th years since gaining independence in 1960. Since the feeling across the nation has for a while been dampened by the barrage of difficulties facing Nigeria, such as unemployment and insecurity, most conversations on social press around independence had negative slants to them.
Nevertheless , Nigeria was on Oct 5, 2019, blessed with a stage play, Agbarho Musical, performed at the Transcorp Hilton Resort, Abuja. A love tale with themes of oneness in diversity, gender personal strength, family and the value of perseverance, Agbarho: the Music centres around a woman character named Efetobore, who refuses to marry the girl father’s choice as well as for that, found herself in a series of difficult occasions.
It’s Created by Mr.Patrick Otoro, the concert Shows Limited, and sponsored by the MTN Foundation, the cast of the play included notable names in Nollywood including the cerebral Rich Mofe-Damijo and Hilda Dokubo, as well as Yakubu Mohammed, Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi, Saratu Gidado Daso, Dr Ahmed Isah, Real Warri Pikin, Patrick Diabuah, and Others.
Through the private sector to the government, there’s an attempt to ensure that the Nollywood industry is revamped. Speaking to newsmen at the event, the secretary to the authorities of the federation, Manager Mustapha, while advocating for the protection of the proprietary rights of stars, pledged that the us government was doing everything to ensure that stakeholders in the Nigeria movie industry obtained a fair deal from their trade.
Through the private sector to the government, there’s an attempt to ensure that the Nollywood industry is revamped. Talking with newsmen at the event, the admin to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, while advocating for the protection of the amazing rights of actors, agreed that the federal authorities was doing everything to ensure that stakeholders in the Nigeria movie industry got a fair offer using their trade.
Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of the play, senior manager, program implementation, MTN Nigeria, Abasi-Ekong Udobang, said the company is committed to investing in the development of Nigeria’s art and culture, and “work to promote the resurgence and reawakening of theatre across the country. ” Arts and culture is a strong part of MTN’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
Just lately, the organization concluded the Theater for Schools initiative, which aims to build theater geniuses from the home town. The impact of MTN’s support to initiatives around Nollywood is far-reaching.
Nigeria’s creative industry is packed with younger population, and such support to have an industry that was long forgotten by the government would encourage a lot of aged creative people to get involved in the entire value change.
Beyond the economical dimension to this MTN’s support .