Segun Awolowo excited over plans to stage Awo play in UK

Segun Awolowo

Segun Awolowo, grandson of the late Premier of the defunct Western Region Obafemi Awolowo has expressed excitement over plan to stage a play titled Awo in the UK in May 2024.

The play, which is produced by the Duke of Shomolu Foundation, was staged in Lagos in 2022.

It chronicles the life and times of Awolowo who died on May 9, 1987.

Segun, Awolowo in a letter he personally addressed to Joseph Edgar, chairman, Duke of Shomolu Foundation, said he and other members of the Awolowo family received the news with utmost joy and excitement.

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“The news has elicited excitement not only to me, but all members of the family.

“I remember watching the play at the historic Glover Hall in Lagos (where my late grandfather equally saw great theatrical works in his capacity as Premier of the Western Region).

“I must state that I marvelled at such great artistic and historically accurate output.

“It is for this reason that I do not hesitate to not only endorse the UK showing, but to also render any kind of support within my means to make this exciting project record massive success.

“I personally look forward to hosting your guests at the cocktail that would be organised on the back of the momentous occasion,” he wrote.