The Arts

September 20, 2022

National Troupe stages ‘Echoes of the Drums’

<strong>National Troupe stages ‘Echoes of the Drums’</strong>

By Prisca Sam-Duru

Come Thursday September 29th, 2022 the National Troupe of Nigeria, will be entertaining theatre lovers with an enthralling play titled, ‘Echoes of the Drums’.

The play which is to be staged at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, is open to the general public for a fee. ‘Echoes of the Drums’, is written by Ola Awakan and directed by Mike Anyanwu. It explores themes in unity, love and diversity, and utilizes drums instrumentation in storytelling to drive home relevant and timely messages at this dire moment in Nigeria’s political, cultural and ethno-centric landscapes.

Speaking on the production which is coming on the heels of the successful staging of the Unity play titled ‘Strings’, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NTN Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, reiterated that by staging ‘Echoes of the Drum’, the National Troupe of Nigeria will be lending a voice of contribution to peace, brotherliness and love within the diverse cultures and ethnicity in Nigeria.

 The AD/CEO also stated that the play will provide over 500 job opportunities by engaging our teeming youths within the theatre and by extension the creative industry. The National Troupe of Nigeria is Nigeria’s apex performing arts agency of the Federal government. It was established in 1991 to promote and project Nigeria’s diverse rich cultural heritage in music, dance and drama and indeed in any other performative expression.