The National Troupe of Nigeria (NTN) is set to stage a play, “Echoes of The Drums”, centred around the need to embrace love, unity and explore the nation’s cultural diversities.
Mohammed Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, NTN, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Ahmed said that by staging ‘Echoes of the Drums’, NTN would be lending a voice of contribution to peace, brotherliness and love within the diverse cultures and ethnicity in Nigeria.
“The National Troupe of Nigeria is set to stage “Echoes of the Drums”, a stage play written by Ola Awakan and directed by Mike Anyanwu.
“The play which explores themes of unity, love and diversity, utilises drums instrumentation in storytelling to drive home relevant and timely messages at this dire moment in our political, cultural and ethno-centric landscapes.
“Echoes of the Drums is to be staged on Thursday 29th of September 2022 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos and it is open to the general public,” he said.
According to him, the play will provide over 500 employment opportunities by engaging the teeming youths within the theatre and by extension the creative industry.
The NTN 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.