To be directed by the renowned cultural activist, theatre director, playwright, one time Arts Editor and Deputy Editor of the Guardian Newspaper
, Ben Omowafola Tomoloju
, hailed variously as a fast paced and deeply moving tragedy, creates the turbulent rhythms of war to match the explosive clash of wills that brought about the gruelly Ijaiye war of the 19th century.
The directing playwright, Ben Omowafola Tomoloju, has been engaged by the management of the National Theatre to direct this Ola Rotimi's classic.
A mentor to many of today's distinguished editors and writers in various Nigerian newspapers, Tomoloju
who enjoys a listing in the book WHO IS WHO IN NIGERIA as the pioneer of professional arts journalism in Nigeria has participated in various capacities in the evolution of national programme on culture, such as Management of the National Arts Theatre, the National Cultural Policy, the National Troupe of Nigeria and Copyright Implementation.
One of the founding fathers of the National Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners
(NANTAP) and the Arts Writers Organisation of Nigeria (AWON).
even while attending to his
journalistic duties established a multi-dimensional theatre group known as KAKAAKI in 1980.
In further recognition of his contribution to the development of culture, the National Council for Arts and Culture December 2007 honoured Ben Tomoloju with a National Merit Award for Professional Excellence.