Written by renowned playwright, Professor Ahmed Yerima, ‘Abibatu Mogaji’ is set to hit the stage in July 2024, starting with three outstanding performances in Lagos and Abuja. The command performance taking place on 9th of July 2024 is expected to host dignitaries, including President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to celebrate the life and times of Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji – the Nationalist and Iconic first Iyaloja General of Nigeria.

This biographical masterpiece tells the story of Motherhood, legacy and resilience of one of Nigeria’s most outstanding democratic icons who stood alongside Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the face of obstacles and fought for National democracy, freedom and justice. The play also highlights her role in the nurturing of her son, Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, who is now the current President of Nigeria. Her legacy as the first Iyaloja of Nigeria is also reflected in the story which tells of her impact on women empowerment and trade development in the country.

Commenting on the project, Professor Ahmed Yerima draws on the importance of remembering the people whose tireless contributions to our nation has led to the freedom we enjoy today. According to him, “It is crucial that our history is not forgotten. We have to continue to remember the actions of our heroes past and draw inspiration from their resilience to bring about change and freedom for all. This is the essence of the Abibatu Mogaji Project.” He said.

According to the Executive Producer of ‘Abibatu Mogaji’, Ola Awakan, an award winning Broadcast Journalist and Dramatist said, “the project is to immortalise Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji and use her intriguing success story to motivate Nigerians, most especially women who aspire for greatness. The project is also for the preservation of history and culture”

The highly anticipated stage production has continued to garner the endorsement and support from key dignitaries including Seyi Tiinubu, Grandson of Late Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji and son of President Bola Tinubu.

The project has also recieved signifcant endorsement from the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy under Barrister Hannatu Musawa; the office of Iyaloja under Chief Mrs Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, Iyaloja General and granddaughter of Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji. Other key individuals and groups also who pledged their support and endorsement for the Abibatu Mogaji Stage Production include: Hon. Tunde Doherty, Chairman, APC UK Chapter, Hon. Jamaluddeen Kabir, APC Deputy National Youth Leader & Executive Producer of the Abibatu Mogaji Project, amongst others.

The command performance is scheduled to take place on July 9th at the Conference Centre Presidential Villa Abuja. This is strictly by invitation with His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR as the Special Guest of Honour. Subsequent performances which are open to the general public on tickets will take place on July 11th at the NAF Centre, Abuja and July 14th at the Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos.

To attend the public viewing of the show, kindly reserve your tickets here at https://www.ariiyatickets.com/event/abibatu-mogaji-a-stage-play/ or at the entrance of the two venues.

For more information and enquires, kindly contact Artswax Communications on 08098274936 or 0816 703 2243.

Mike Ojo

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