Emerging production powerhouse, The Duke of Shomolu Productions have just signed a production agreement deal with the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Foundation to co-produce and deliver to the global stage an exciting and historic new Play- Aremu.
AREMU is the depiction of the very colourful life if influential international Statesman and former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
The Play which was written by erudite Professor Ahmed Yerima will take the audience from the iconic Obasanjo’s birth through the struggles of his peasant upbringing to the epoch rendering of his later life capturing the highs and lows of the life of this great International Figure.
The story tells the story of Nigeria but from the life of Chief Obasanjo who some say remains arguably one of the most Influential Nigerians alive.
According to the Executive Producer and Executive Chairman of Duke of Shomolu Productions, Mr Joseph Edgar, AREMU will amongst others throw up the values and ethics that guide the life of this celebrated global figure with the sole aim of bringing them back to the forefront of public discuss as we commence the tedious task of rebuilding not only our Nation but also repositioning the Black Mans place in global discuss.
On his part, Dr Ayo Aderinwale who is the Deputy Coordinator of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Foundation and who will also double as the Co-Executive Producer, AREMU would further push the vision of its principal subject, feeding off his larger than Life personality to properly situate his message within a resurgent global context.
Over 1m people globally are expected to see the play and it will premiere March 2020 on the occasion of Chief Obasanjo’s Birthday in Abeokuta where dignitaries both international and global including visiting Heads of State and Governments would have the privilege of previewing the play.
The Play will tour four major Nigerian Cities- Abeokuta, Lagos, Abuja and PortHarcourt and from there touch 10 African Cities before berthing in Europe and America.