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The stage, play which is about Chief Dore Numa, a notable historical figure from the Itsekiri tribe in today’s Delta State, would expose the rich history and culture as well as the burgeoning entertainment industry in the Niger Delta, to a discerning national and international audience.
Chief Dore Numa was the most influential personality in the Niger Delta in his time. In 1917, he was appointed Paramount Chief of the Warri Division by the British authorities and a member of the Nigerian Council which preceded the Amalgamation of Nigeria. The play seeks to express the ideas and circumstances that triggered historical events at the time.
The play is written and produced by the renowned playwright Aboyowa Ikomi. He has numerous award-winning stage and screenplays to his credit. His drive for playwriting is the preservation and transfer of stories of Africa’s glorious history albeit in the ancient times both pre and post the colonial era to the upcoming generations. Some of his works include; Nanna of the Niger Delta, A queen for Domingo, The King and the lunatic, Nouveau Riche and Legends of Africa and most recently, the Story of Chief Dore Numa.