MTN Nigeria, through its corporate social investment vehicle, the MTN Foundation, has continued to establish partnerships with Nigerian creative talents in arts and culture.
The MTN Foundation, according to a statement, will be supporting three theatre productions between December 23 and January 3, 2022.
The productions include Ufok Ibaan, a dramatic recount of the 1929 women’s riot; Osamede the Play, the story of an orphan girl who went from obscurity to the palace; and Death and the King’s Horseman, a story of the events that ensued when the chief horseman was required to commit suicide following the death of the king.
The theatre productions are part of the MTN Foundation’s commitment to supporting youth development in Nigeria.
Speaking about the intervention, the Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya, said, “For us at the MTN Foundation, our commitment to supporting theatre productions is about contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, as they are an avenue for creating jobs and providing training for young creative talents.”
The MTN Foundation has invested over N365 million in several theatre productions across Nigeria.
Some of the productions supported by the foundation in the past include, Oluronbi the Musical, Saro the Musical, Wakaa the Musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, IBIOM- When Doves Fly, Tony Wants to Marry, OMG the Musical, and Flower the Musical.