MTN Brings Back Made in Nigeria Poetry Show

Posted on December 11 2018 , at 09:06 am
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The Made in Nigeria Poetry show is returning to Lagos this December.

The show, which has met with critical acclaim, has shown in multiple Nigerian cities since October 2016, with stops at Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Benin, Ile-Ife, Maiduguri, Yola, and Jos. At every stop, Made in Nigeria Poetry has met with runaway success.

Now, the show is back to the country’s cultural capital for the festive season, courtesy of the MTN Foundation as part of its Arts and Culture line of events for the fourth quarter of the year.

Made in Nigeria Poetry tells a story of Nigeria’s progression from the beginning of the last century through colonialism and Independence to the present day with a mix of song, and arresting dramatic performances. In the words of the founder, Dike Chukwumerije, “The stories our parents tell, of the clubs they danced in and the music they danced to, have far too many similarities, even when you grew up in Minna and I grew up in Lagos. So, we decided to write a poem about a Nigerian story, and in 120 minutes tell a story on stage that is indisputably made in Nigeria.”

The Made in Nigeria Poetry Show is part of the MTN Foundation’s Arts and Culture activities for Q4, which commenced in October and promotes key art, drama and music productions that tell authentically Nigerian stories.

The activities will run until the end of the year and has already produced well-loved and celebrated shows as Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, Legends, the Musical, the Life in My City Art Festival in Enugu and Our Son the Minister.

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