June 11, 2024

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Ekiti State exports culture to The Netherlands

A TROUPE of the Ekiti State Performing Arts Company is going on a performance tour to The Netherlands from Sept. 27 to Oct. 8, 2023.
State Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Prof. Rasaki Ojo-Bakare told newsmen so on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
According to the commissioner who is leader of the delegation, the serial award-winning troupe will be in the northwestern European country for performances.
He said, “While in The Netherlands, the troupe will have a 2-hour command performance on Oct. 1, for the Nigerian community at The Hague in commemoration of the Nigerian Independence Anniversary.
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“The troupe will also perform on Oct. 4, at Wassernneer for the diplomatic corps to commemorate the National Day, before storming the Nollywood Festival 2023 in Amsterdam on Oct. 5.”
Ojo-Bakare added that the troupe will use the opportunity of the tour to impress international stakeholders to attract international investors to Ekiti creative and tourism sectors.
While hailing state Gov. Biodun Oyebanji for funding the trip, he said the troupe would return to Ekiti on Oct.8, to continue with preparations for a command performance of “Fajuyi”, a stage play holding on Oct. 14.