African Renaissance Theatre in Collaboration with the Department Of Theatre Arts, University Of Abuja, Presents SLEEP SEF NA WAHALA in Gwagwalada

 

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The stage is set and the lights are blazing as African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) opens the university tour of Sleep Sef Na Wahala, a play written by Africa Ukoh and directed by Williams Obasi. A.R.T has teamed up with the Department Of Theatre Arts, University Of Abuja and an ensemble of ex-Unibuja theatre arts graduates to bring this production to the campus.

Venue: Open Air Theatre, Mini Campus, Unibuja and Faculty of Arts Auditorium, Permanent Site, Unibuja

Date:On 21st and 22nd June 12, 2016.

Time: 6:30PM, daily.

 ABOUT THE PLAY

Sleep sef na Wahala is a comedy about Amaechi, a half-employed-and-half-unemployed part time worker and full time slave.

After a soul-crushing 72 hour work shift, all Amaechi wants is sleep. Unfortunately for Amaechi, his landlady wants him. His neighbour also wants him. The police want him. Even the friendly neighbourhood preacher wants him. Amaechi just wants sleep. But does sleep want Amaechi?

Shortlisted for the 2009 Abuja Writers’ Forum competition, this hilarious play promises big laughs and great entertainment after the class’ wahala.

ABOUT THE PERFORMING COMPANY

African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) is an arts and culture organisation based primarily in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (F.C. T) of Nigeria. A.R.T is founded upon four EPIC values: Excellence, Professionalism, Innovation, and Creativity.

A.R.T aspires to bring our unique creativity to the expression of the African experience, using the all-embracing umbrella of the theatrical arts to inspire the contemporary evolution of African performance artistry.

This performance is supported by Elixir Entertainment, Gwagz Facts, VNT Media, Bluetooth Entertainment, Season 7 Restaurant.

For the Love of FOOD – International Food Festival in Abuja!

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For the Love of Food

Get ready for the mouthwatering, taste-bud-bombing food event of the year!! For the Love of Food is an internationally themed food festival, showcasing some of the best cuisine from around the world, with live music, dance, performances and much more!

VENUE: Sarius Palmetum Botanical Gardens, along IBB Boulevard, Maitama, Abuja

DATE:  7th of May, 2016.

Gate ticket is N1,000 only

For the Love of Food, powered by Diageo Brands.

Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Royalhouse of Gold Productions and African Renaissance Theatre Present the Premier Production of SLEEP SEF NA WAHALA

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SLEEP SEF NA WAHALA written by Africa Ukoh, directed by Williams Obasi

The stage is set, the lights are blazing and RoyalHouse of Gold Production (RHoGP) is back with another remarkable play from its 2016 theatre season. RHoG has teamed up with African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T.) to present the premier production of Sleep Sef Na Wahala, a play written by Africa Ukoh and directed by Williams Obasi.

Venue: The Silverbird Galleria, Abuja.

Date: On 13th, 14th and 15th of May, 2016.

Time: 6:PM, daily.

 ABOUT THE PLAY

Sleep sef na wahala is a comedy about Amaechi, a half-employed-and-half-unemployed part time worker and full time slave.

After a soul-crushing 72 hour work shift, all Amaechi wants is sleep. Unfortunately for Amaechi, his landlady wants him. His neighbour also wants him. The police want him. Even the friendly neighbourhood preacher wants him. Amaechi just wants sleep. But does sleep want Amaechi?

Shortlisted for the 2009 Abuja Writers’ Forum competition, this hilarious piece of theatre promises big laughs and great entertainment after the week’s wahala.

 ABOUT THE PERFORMING COMPANIES

Royalhouse of Gold Production is dedicated to delivering top quality theatrical content to Abuja as an alternative source of leisure and relaxation.

African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) is a new age arts movement whose vision is to see Abuja become the theatrical capital of Nigeria.

Both companies, in collaboration with Silverbird Entertainment Centre, are excited to offer an evening of fun and laughter to the FCT.

Back and Better: Resurrection Laughter Season 3

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The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral in collaboration with Bluetooth Entertainment once again presents RESURRECTION LAUGHTER ON EASTER DAY, a night of comedy, music and dance. featuring the best, fresh and sizzling talents and materials Uncut – and censored, with the hilarious McBluetooth (HOST COMEDIAN )

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Tickets are selling out fast so grab yours as soon as probable.
DATE; 5th of April 2015
Red carpet; 4pm prompt
VENUE; The parish Hall Area 3 catholic church Garki Abuja Nigeria
Tickets
Regular- 1,000 naira
VIP (Table of 5)- 10,000 naira

Interview with a Photographer: Jtimdal on Photo Naija

Friend of the African Renaissance and all-round great guy Timothy Aideloje had an interview with Photo Naija. So, what did he have to say about his passion – photography?

PROFILE

Company Name / Trade Name
Jtimdal Photography

Name of Interviewed Photographer
Timothy Aideloje

Photographer’s Website
http://www.kaine.pro/test (site under construction)

Photographer’s Phone Number
+2347031806932

Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/jtimdalphotography

Twitter Handle
@jtimdal

Photography Specialty and background
Landscape, Portrait, Weddings, Events, Theater, Travel, Fashion etc.

Your Location and Coverage Area as A Photographer?
Lagos and Abuja

How long have you been a Photographer?
3 years

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When did you first become interested in photography?
From a Young age I’ve always been fascinated by Cameras and Photography.

Who were the first artists who inspired you?
Kelechi Amadi Obi and Shola Animashaun.

What do you love most about being a photographer, and what do you find to be the most challenging aspect of the job
Being a Photographer has been a wonderful experience for me as it has taken me to places and made me meet people of different tribes and most of all made me understand and appreciate the values attached to various cultures. The most challenging part of Photography for me is the ever growing need to buy gear and equipment which in most cases are very expensive and sometimes not so easy to lay hands on, another challenging aspect and I believe most Photographers can relate to this and which is trying to strike a balance with a client to pay for your services.

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Do you think about Photography in todays society, and what do you think the Industry’s near future looks like?
Photography in today’s society creates an atmosphere for Photographers to express themselves through their works in terms of how they portray their immediate environment. The Industry’s near future looks very bright for the present and future generation to come due to the rapid rise in demand for photography coverage in the everyday aspect of life and style.

Any words of wisdom for the up-and-comers?
Never limit yourself, Explore all options.

Would you like to take up a Photography Apprentice?
Yes

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PRESS RELEASE: AROJAH ROYAL THEATRE PRESENTS AUGUST STRINDBERG’S “DANCE OF DEATH 1”

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Swedish playwright August Strindberg is set to make what could be his first ever appearance on the Nigerian theatre scene as Abuja based theatre outfit Arojah Royal Theatre is set to stage Dance of Death 1.

The two-part play is about a half-crazed married couple locked together in splenetic isolation. Edgar, a garrison captain (played by Toba Oyewale) and his wife Alice (played by Oluwaseun Odukoya), a thwarted actor, prepare to celebrate 25 years of married torment in the fortress they laughably call home. Half-starved and seething with contempt for everyone on the island, they fall with malign glee on Alice’s cousin, Kurt (played by Ebichi Promise) who arrives to be the new quarantine master. Since it was Kurt who brought them together, he becomes a weapon in their domestic warfare, as well as someone to confide in. But, contaminated by their viral passion, Kurt eventually beats a retreat leaving the pair in a state of exhausted reconciliation.

Courtesy of the Embassy of Sweden, Abuja, and Ericsson Nigeria, the play directed by Jibrin Ahmed will be scheduled to make a tour of tertiary institutions in Abuja: the University of Abuja, Nassarawa State University, Base University and the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja.

The premiere performance will be staged at the Abuja residence of the Ambassador of Sweden, Plot 41, T.Y. Danjuma street, Asokoro, Abuja on June 28, 2014 by 3.00pm and 5.30pm.

Speaking about the performance, artistic director of Arojah Royal Theatre Om’Oba Jerry Adesewo said: “This is just another of our effort (sic) in employing the theatre as a social force. It is called ‘Cultural Diplomacy Initiative’ and is intended to use theatre as a tool for cultural diplomacy”. He added that under this initiative Arojah Royal Theatre will include at least one or two foreign plays in its annual theatre season of 5-6 plays.

H.E. Mr. Svante Kilander who is a fan of August Strindberg expressed excitement about the opportunity of Nigerians experiencing Swedish theatre: “It will be great to see how Nigerian theatre lovers receive this play. I am particularly excited about this initiative of the Arojah Royal Theatre and African colouration that is to be given to this great play.”

Photos from 1st Night’s Performance of THE KILLING SWAMP

Written by Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba and directed by Williams Obasi, The Killing Swamp thrilled audiences in Abuja for 2 consecutive nights at The French Institute of Nigeria, Abuja. Check out photos from the first night of performance. Photography by Timothy Aideloje of Jtimidal Photography (@Jtimdal).

Visit here, here, here and here, for more stories on the performance of The Killing Swamp

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Official Press Release: Mc Bluetooth Presents Resurrection Laughter On Easter Sunday

The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) Our Lady Queen of Nigeria pro-cathedral Abuja in collaboration with Bluetooth Entertainment storms the city of Abuja with a Night of comedy, music and dance “RESURRECTION LAUGHTER ON EASTER SUNDAY”

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DATE: easter sunday 20th of April 2014
TIME: carpet opens 4pm prompt
VENUE: The lawn tennis court Area 3 pro-cathedral, Abuja, Nigeria.
TICKETS
REGULAR: N1,000
GOLD: table for four (4) N7,000
DIAMOND: table for six (6) N10,000
PLATINUM: table for eight (8) N20,000

For ticket details visit:
http://www.olx.com.ng/resurrection-laughter-on-easter-sunday-iid-613746329
http://flingnow.com/category/274/Events/listings/9967/Resurrection-Laughter-on-Easter-sunday.html

Or call:
Pius 08069465625
Lucy: 08172886116
Martins: 08057715136

Tickets can also be purchased at the venue

GET MORE INFORMATION ON:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mcbluetoothccfr
Twitter: @Mc_bluetooth
And McBluetooth’s blog: http://www.mcbluetoothccfr.blogspot.com

CURIOUS ABOUT RESURRECTION LAUGHTER?

RESURRECTION LAUGHTER is a comedy, music and dance show organized in celebration of the season of Easter. A celebration of life with family and friends in an entertainment packed environment. RESURRECTION LAUGHTER ON EASTER SUNDAY features the best of all worlds, with hilarious stand up comedy performances from the best in the industry, dance moves to rock your world, music to soothe the soul, not forgetting the additional health benefits that comes with the programs partnership with health organizations such as SCAF (sickle cell aids foundation) and the state department for public health. The event will provide free genotype and blood group test and general health awareness

RESURRECTION LAUGHTER is Proudly supported by:

African Renaissance Theatre & Entertainment
Elixir entertainment
Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) of Nigeria
100 Majik Monkeyz
MOTA
647 Concept

1st Promo Photos for “The Killing Swamp”

Hey there theatre lovers!

Ahead of our upcoming performance of Ojo Onukaba’s The Killing Swamp, we are happy to release the first promotional photos from director Williams Obasi’s production. Check ’em out and be on the lookout for more.

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Date: 28 February and 1 March.
Venue: French Institute of Nigeria, (Beside Mr. Biggs) Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.
Time: 7pm.
Tickets: N2000.

AFRICAN RENAISSANCE THEATRE (A.R.T) HITS ABUJA WITH ANOTHER MIND BLOWING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

FEBRUARY 14, 2014.

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African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) presents a riveting stage performance of: The Killing Swamp, written by Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba and directed by Williams Obasi. Set to hit the stage in Abuja is an intriguing creative interpretation of the most unforgettable moment in the life of a Nigerian icon.

When? Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st.
Where? French Institute of Nigeria, Abuja, off Aminu Kano Crescent (Beside Mr. Biggs), Wuse 2.
By? 7pm.
For? N2000 per ticket.

Tickets will be avilable at:
Dreams Recreational Park, beside Globacom office, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Garki Gazette, ground floor Eddy-Vic Hotel, Amadu Bello Way, Garki 2, Abuja.
Che Resturants & Bar at First Forty Hotel, Wuse 2, Abuja.
And also at the venue.
For enquiries call 0803644699, 08050810234, 08036207841 08182791789

ABOUT THE PLAY
Set in a clearing behind a prison in Port Hacourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, The Killing Swamp is an imaginative retelling of the final hours of Kenule Saro Wiwa – a visionary activist who ardently fought against the plundering of his people’s lives by a corrupt government and oil-exploring multinational companies. Sentenced to death on November 10, 1995, alongside eight colleagues, for the killing of four pro-government chiefs, Kenule must find the will to face death with the same courage with which he has life. But, even in death, life holds one more secret for Kenule. One more controversy. One more mystery, the unravelling of which could shatter his final passing from earth. The Killing Swamp was shortlisted for the 2010 LNG prize for literature.

ABOUT A.R.T
African Renaissance Theatre & Entertainment (A.R.T) is a new age performance arts movement coming to the world from Nigeria, West Africa. Born out of deep love, respect and undying passion for creative excellence, this eclectic-electric arts movement is laid upon the foundation of a simple idea: that this generation of young Africans can come together with diversity of talents, knowledge and skill to create things profound; things as socally productive as they are artistically divine.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
French Institute, Nigeria (Abuja)
Garki Gazette
Cube TV
Elixir Entertainment
Patched Up Productions
Dreams Recreational Park
Che’ Restaurant & Bar
LOL! Magazine/Tv
Jtimdal Photography
VNT Concept