AREMU – The Play
AREMU- The Play is a first of its kind theatrical exposition. This Political satire would chronicle the life of one of the most celebrated and iconic African Statesman. In one hour, it will excitingly showcase in expertly choreographed sequences performed by some of the most gifted thespians the life of this great statesman taking audiences through his humble birth, his military career highlighting the high points in his life, showcasing his contributions to the growth and stability of Nigeria thru his fervent fight for the total emancipation of the African Continent especially his role in the fight against apartheid and finally winding down at his handover to President Yar Adua while also making some strategic showings of his other contributions to regional and global issues.
The Play would in some of the most audacious stage performances ever seen on an African Stage take advantage of the very powerful platforms of dance, music and powerful dialogue tell the story of one of the most influential African sons to emerge on the global stage with the aim of not only celebrating this powerful figure who in some quarters have been considered the ‘greatest living Nigerian’ but to also perfectly situate is contributions to not only Nigerian history but also African and global history throwing up his views, contributions and essence to a wide audience using humor, powerful dialogue, exciting costuming as major vehicles of delivery.
OLUSEGUN MATTEW OKIKIOLA AREMU OBASANJO
Considered in some quarters the most influential living Nigerian was born 5th March 1937. A former Nigerian Army General who was president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as his nation’s Head of State. He served as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979 and as a democratically elected President from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.