February 28, 2018

“Still Single In Gidi” returns on stage

“Still Single In Gidi” returns on stage

*Still Single in Gidi cast and crew

By Ebele Orakpo

As part of the 2018 Lagos Theatre Festival, S & S Creative Media Company, a Lagos-based creative content outfit, has announced the return of its hit stage play, Still Single in Gidi on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2018 at the Agip Hall of MUSON Centre.

*Still Single in Gidi cast and crew

Lagos Theatre Festival which has been a yearly event since its establishment in 2013 by the British Council, is aimed at presenting performing arts from Nigeria and the UK every February in Lagos.

In a chat with Vanguard, the Creative Director of S & S Creative Media Company, co-writer and director of the play, Shirley Urhobo-Enebong said Still Single in Gidi is a stage play based off the blog,, created by Sheila Ojei as a safe space for singles in Lagos to share their experiences of being single.

“The play is centered on the lives of nine characters, their experiences as singles and how their experiences have shaped their perspectives on marriage and relationships. The play doesn’t shy away from the real issues and experiences that singles and married alike can relate to, no matter the age or circumstance. Still Single in Gidi highlights the varying perspectives delivered through skilled writing and passionate performances by talented actors.

“We are pushing the envelope this year and taking on issues we don’t really talk about,” said Shirley.

This edition of Still Single in Gidi is directed by Shirley Urhobo-Enebong and features Rita Edward, Timi-Charles-Fadipe, Charles Etubiebi, Goodness Emmanuel, Seun Kentebe, Austine Stynno Onuoha, Theodora Onoapoi, Honey Bamiro and Maryann Ivy.

According to Shirley, who is a filmmaker and production designer with a degree in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Diploma from the New York Film Academy, S & S Creative Media Company was founded in partnership with Sheila Ojei, a former investment banker, poet and art enthusiast, in 2016 and has produced the Single In Gidi stage play, the pilot for an upcoming TV Show and a number of private and corporate events.