IFRA/WORDOC ART PERFORMANCE: "Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True", Wednesday July 12, 3-5pm, Draper's Hall, UI
As a crowning final to this really fruitful academic year, IFRA Nigeria and WORDOC, together with the Institut Français Nigeria, iOpenEye Ltd and the Institute of African Studies, are delighted to invite you to the presentation of HEAR WORD! Naija Women Talk True, a piece of performance art staged by Ifeoma Fafunwa, on Wednesday 12th of July from 3pm to 5pm in Draper's Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
"HEAR WORD! is a powerful piece of performance art that combines artistry, social commentary, and true-life stories of inequality and transformation, delivered by some of Nigeria’s most talented actresses. The stories are based on real issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria and examine the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution. HEAR WORD! bravely examines the cultural and societal norms that oppress and limit African women as it invites women to break the cultureof silence, unite, challenge the status quo, and create solutions": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlvYJXIwKgg
CAST: Ifeoma Fafunwa, Ufuoma McDermott, Debbie Ohiri, Omonor Somolu, Oluchi Tochukwu, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Blessing Akpofure & Emeka Anokwuru (drummers)
The performance will be followed by a discussion about women issues in Nigeria and art as a platform for women empowerment, gathering Ifeoma Fafunwa, Dr. Sola Olorunyomi (Media and Cultural Studies dept, Institute of African Studies), Dr. Seun Olutayo (Gender Studies dept, Institute of African Studies) and Mrs Bisi Ogungbesan (WORDOC, Institute of African Studies).
Admission is free.