Thursday, January 31, 2008
The first reading of the Nigerian version of the Vagina Monologues took place yesterday at the offices of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (K.I.N.D.) About 20 females came together from all over the country to examine the new script.
The Nigerian version was written by five writers, laspapi (who'll also be directing the 2008 performances) Ijeoma Ogwuegbu who writes for The Sun Newspapers, Tunde Aladese who writes for True Love magazine and is an associate producer on the Mo Abudu Show, Princess Olufemi Kayode- Head of the N.G.O. - Media Concern and the blogger, Overwhelmed, who schools in Canada.
The Monologues based on interviews of Nigerian women around the country and the personal experiences of the writers were closely scrutinized by an army of inspectors. There are a few tweaks needed here and there but the script is basically ready. Rehearsals will commence within the week.
Pic 1- (Seated from left) The Executive Director of Project Alert- Josephine Effah-Chukwuma, the TV producer and show host-Funmilola Iyanda, the theatre producer Sharon Obang and standing behind, the writer-Tunde Aladese
PIC 2- (From left) Princess Olufemi Kayode, Hafsat Abiola-Costello (Executive Director Of KIND) and Amy Oyekunle of KIND
PIC 3- (Standing from left) Tunde Aladese, Ijeoma Ogwuegbu