Theatre

Arcola Theatre: New Nigerian 14 Feb–11th Mar 2017

“You cannot make dodo without frying plantain.” Nigeria: ‘the Giant of Africa’. Conservatives rule over the biggest economy on the continent, and one of the largest and youngest populations in the world. What if the people wanted something different? What if they got it? Hackney-born writer Oladipo Agboluaje (winner of the Alfred Fagon award for […]

You cannot make dodo without frying plantain.”

Nigeria: ‘the Giant of Africa’. Conservatives rule over the biggest economy on the continent, and one of the largest and youngest populations in the world. What if the people wanted something different? What if they got it?

Hackney-born writer Oladipo Agboluaje (winner of the Alfred Fagon award for Iya Ile/The First Wife) and director Rosamunde Hutt (Love, Bombs and Apples) join forces for this hilarious new satire about the state of populism in politics.

As time runs out to build a coalition, can Greatness Ogholi win power without losing his integrity? Could this the beginning of a new Nigeria? Photo credit: Alex Brenner.

Read the review and interview with Oladipo Agboluaje soon.

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