The MTN Foundation, a corporate social investment initiative of MTN Nigeria has announced that it is partnering with Nigerian creatives in arts and culture, supporting youth development in Nigeria. The foundation in a statement explained that it would be supporting three Theater productions during the Yuletide season, between December 23, 2021, 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 Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya said the foundation is committed to supporting theater productions as a contribution to job creation as well as training of young creatives in the country.
“For us at MTN Foundation, our commitment to supporting theater productions is about contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, as they are an avenue for creating jobs and providing training for young creatives,” Sanya said.
According to the MTN Foundation, it has invested over N350 million in various theater productions across the country including 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.