First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of ‘A Deep Dive Into History’, a theatre production from the Duke of Shomolu (DOS) Production House, spearheaded by Joseph Edgar.
This is contained in a statement signed by Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications.
According to the statement, ‘A Deep Dive Into History’ comprises of two exciting stage plays – Aremu and Awo, which already started showing from the 22nd of August, and will run every Sunday till the 12th of September, 2021, at the legendary Glover Memorial Hall, Marina, Lagos.
Awo is a play that seeks to reintroduce the dying values of loyalty, integrity, vision building amongst others to the modern-day audience who seem to have lost their way in the fast and seedy lifestyle of modern-day Nigeria.
This play is set to be directed by Mr. Makinde Adeniran FTA – Lagos State Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners and is bringing twenty-six (26) years of local and international experience to the play.
While Aremu is a powerful depiction of the life and times of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR.
“Without a doubt, the theatre remains part of the creative and entertainment industry value-chain across the globe and indeed a powerful channel to drive our heritage and culture, which resonates with our legacy of being woven into the fabric of society,” Ani-Murray stated further.
The Duke of Shomolu Productions (DOS) is a positive disruptive force that has been designed to aggressively push the agenda of “telling stories through performances”.
In the last three (3) years, the platform has engineered and fostered on Nigerian theatre audiences, some of the most eponymous works attracting over 50,000 people, attending their productions.
The Duke Of Somolu (DOS) production is a leading brand in the Performing Arts sector in Nigeria and was established in 2018.
According to research disclosed in PWC’s recent Entertainment & Media Outlook report, Nigeria’s entertainment market is expected to rise from $4.46 billion in 2018 to a $10.5 billion market by the end of 2023.
In addition, with this initiative and other sponsored events, FirstBank is committed to strengthening its contribution to the development of the entertainment industry in the country just like it has sponsored DOS theatre productions.