Hear Word Debuts in Abuja


Yinka Olatunbosun

The word is out. Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory will be lit up soon with the exciting theatre performance of “Hear Word”. Sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria, the play will be performed on May 8. The play which had toured internationally returns to Nigeria next week with its parade of top-notch Nigerian actors.

Hear Word is a social commentary on the true-life account of inequality and transformation as it affects women in Nigeria, drawing attention to their potential for independence, leadership and meaningful contribution. It is a poignant, joyous and emotionally charged as it delves into the issues of female self-discovery, women empowerment, domestic violence and other socio-cultural restrictions on the womenfolk. This performance is expected to re-ignite family bond in the spirit of cultural renaissance in the nation’s capital.

The cast is made up of dynamic and time-tested artists of international repute such as Taiwo-Ajai Lycett and Joke Silva. Others are Bimbo Akintola, Elvina Ibru, Ufuoma McDermott, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Debbie Ohiri, Rita Edward and Odenike.

The Head of Events and Sponsorships, Etisalat Nigeria, Modupe Thani revealed why the telecommunications company is actively supporting the promotion of art and culture in Nigeria.

“We believe in giving people the platforms to express themselves in the best way they can. We do this through different platforms that accommodate various talent groups be it innovation, music, sports, literature, photography, theatre arts, education, young entrepreneurs and any other way we can contribute to the development of the society.’’