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Ripples Nigeria partners ‘Isale Eko’- the stage play



Ripples Nigeria partners ‘Isale Eko’- the stage play

Ripples Nigeria, a young but influential online news platform is set to partner ‘Isale Eko’- a stage play telling the story of Lagos in the throes of slave trade, power struggle and an abiding yet illicit romance.

Explaining Ripples Nigeria involvement, its Editor-in-Chief, Sam Ibemere, alluded to the fact that our heritage as Nigerians remains largely untapped.

Home-grown tourism, he said, held a lot of potential in attracting international attention that would boost the ever-growing entertainment sector which this year hit the N1billion mark in Box office receipts.

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Legendary show business impresario, Olisa Adibua, and Joseph Edgar, Investment Banker and columnist, are prime movers of the stage play which celebrates Lagos on its 50th anniversary.

Working with a stellar cast of producers including award-winning journalist and Editor of Glitterati, Thisday Newspapers, and versatile Actor Yemi Shodimu, the play is a fictional display of 14th century Lagos and uses a mix of modern day music and pop culture to tell the story of ancient Lagos.

Written by stage director, William Benson, the play already has celebrity acts like Jide Kosoko, Patrick Doyle, Abiola Atanda, popularly known as Madam Kofo, all signed up to be part of the production.

Others expected to be part of the stage production include Adesuwa Etomi and the iconic Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD).



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  1. Margret Dickson

    January 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Having Richard Mofe-Damijo on stage play is the real deal. I can’t wait to see my crush act

    • seyi jelili

      January 14, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Stop the useless obsession for an actor ,what is so special about RMD acting in it? Of what benefits is the movie to the society?

      • chichi emerue

        January 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        It is of great benefits because it will promote our heritage.

  2. Johnson Amadi

    January 14, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    This stage play has to be epic with all the big names involved. I hope this won’t be another fcuk up from our actors and actresses

    • Roland Uchendu Pele

      January 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Nobody beats Nigeria in live drama. I have attended a couple of shows, they are good.

      • yanju omotodun

        January 14, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        And how has the life drama makes Nigeria recognized in the international world? Who can ever act life drama like the William Shakespeare? Stop taunting.


      January 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      It won’t be. This will work out.

  3. Joy Madu

    January 14, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Some Nigerians have no sense. Stage play nkwa, stage play to remind us of colonial past events, what is our business with past colonial rule

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