Footprints of David presents the legacy of Moremi on Bariga stage

Footprints of David, in collaboration with the National Theatre of Nigeria, is set to present a captivating performance of Móremi on May 27 at 12 noon. 

The play, held at Seaside Cottage Theatre, 54 Ajayi Olaiya Street off Obadiah Street, Ilaje, Bariga, promises to explore the complex legacy of Móremi, a legendary figure in Yoruba history.

Fostering a Town & Gown Discussion on Moremi, this immersive experience will feature esteemed professors of history, distinguished theatre scholars from the University of Lagos and respected traditional rulers of the Ilaje Community in Bariga.

These special guest discussants include High Chief Kayode Alvetiwa, Prof. Olajonpo Alsayomi Akinyeye, Prof. Tuji Azeez, Mrs. Adetola Akerele, Pa Benson Tomoloju, Otunba Moses Olafire, Ayo Ayodele Arigbabu, Mr. Dimchim Adebayo, King, Dr. Emoruwa Damilola Felix, and Dr. Lekan Balogun. These distinguished guests, drawn from diverse fields such as history, theatre, drama, creative arts and media, will provide insights and stimulate discussions on the themes and historical context of the play.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at the link: and are priced at N10,000, with all proceeds directed towards the Bariga Free School Project, an initiative aimed at providing free education to underprivileged children in Lagos. The event is supported by ICStudios and SPAN, with donations also welcome to support the cause.

Bank details for donations are as follows:

– Ecobank Nigeria: Naira – 2892037220, Euro – 2893060243, Pound – 2890000800.

“Buy a ticket, educate a child,” the producers urge, highlighting the dual purpose of the event as both an enriching cultural experience and a charitable endeavour.

“Moremi, the single superhuman with profound connections to the Ilé Ife, Ofa, Ede and Ugbo kingdoms, has long been a subject of multifaceted discussion among historians,” said the producers.

Attendees will embark on a journey through time and narrative, exploring the complexities of Moremi’s character as a mother, saviour, and possible traitor.

Through engaging performances and insightful discourse, participants will delve into the nuances of Moremi’s actions and their impact on history and culture.


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