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Workshop and Mentoring sessions for 1000 students of Ogun State holding in the Ijegba Amphitheatre located in the backyard of the Ijegba Forest Residence of the Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, in whose honour the yearly WOLE SOYINKA INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE programme is held.
The students drawn for schools in various divisions of Ogun State were trained in handcraft making, adiire and batik designing, storytelling, dance, drama etc.
The 4-day programme started April 12, and had seen several items including Essay writing competition, Advocacy Session , Mentoring Sessions, Drama — “Death& The King’s Horseman” (staged by Arambe Prodiluctions, at Unilag in Lagos); Youth expressive platform (DO YOUR OWN THING)…all fashioned after the WS83 theme INTOLERANCE: THE BURDENNOFNOUR MORAL AND NATIONAL CONSCIENCE.
The programme ends today with the staging of OBI at’ OROGBO, a dance drama devised by Seun Awobajo, and performed by his Bariga-Lagos-based Footprints of David. The dance-drama had been specially commissioned by the birthday-noy, WS, as part of the 12 plays that featured in the recently ended Lagos@50 Celebrationwhichbhe served as Chair of the Planning Committee.
The programme is powered by the Open Door Series.