In his bit to empower women against oppression, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has initiated a musical drama to propagate African woman’s values of courage and strength as demonstrated by Queen Moremi Ajasoro.
The 90-minute drama will be showcased from December in Lagos, according to Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, the Cultural Ambassador to Queen Moremi.
“This unique project is going to be 90 minutes of dance, drama and music, telling the story of an African queen from Ile-Ife, South West of Nigeria.
“It will take us back to the memory lane on how Queen Moremi risked her life and made the ultimate sacrifice to end trafficking and enslavement of her people, especially women and children” Ademiluyi said in Lagos.
“The Ooni of Ife celebrates the courage of Queen Moremi Ajasoro with a maiden 90 minutes musical drama from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2, 2019, in Lagos,’’ she said.
According to her, the House of Oduduwa Foundation of the palace has appointed Bolanle Austin-Peters Productions to come up with the legendary theatre performance.
“It will propagate and rejuvenate the cherished values, culture and tradition of an African woman as demonstrated by Queen Moremi, who by unusual courage put herself forward in order to save her people,” the princess said.
The Nation Newspaper