With African theatre still holding firm roots, Jagagba, an adrenaline rising piece by Award-winning Actress and Producer Bikiya Graham is another feature proving its place on stage.
The presentation recently broke even at Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos from July 19, 20 to 21st, courtesy of Douglas’s Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF). The award-winning play “Jagagba” captures the conflict of traditional society with interplays of political metaphors and social contradictions. The play explores the quandary familial ties, the complexity of policy iteration and the perceived gap between evolving cultures including relevant social issues such as the societal value of women, female inclusion, security, and co-existence.
One of the most capturing scenes is a character of a strong cunning Yoruba Queen. Who gets raped, abused and belittled on her journey to giving women a voice in her Kingdom, she takes an unexpected turn and chooses to become King since all those who would have made her ambition possible had chosen a selfish lane.
Starring Kunle Coker, Mawuyon Ogun, Bamike Olawunmi “Bam Bam”, Ese Lami George, Olarotimi Fakunle, Eden Attai, Kelvinmary Ndukwe, the play is one which keeps many at the edge of seats for its most felt and well produced scenes, which are complimented by deep skill by acts.