Arts lovers across the country and beyond converged Tuesday to watch Crown Troupe of Africa perform Soyinka’s ” Kongi Harvest” as part of wrap-up events of the Wole Soyinka International Culture Exchange(WSICE)2015, commemorating the icon’s 81st Birthday in Abeokuta.

The audience saw the play in a new dimension as the drama troupe injected contemporaneity to light up the overtly intellectual mood the venue was rife with. Among people in the audience were Jahman Anikulapo,Theo Lawson, Prof Ojewuyi, Femi Odugbemi,Tunde Kelani,Segun Odegbami,Makinde Soyinka,Masked one Lagbaja ,Mrs Modupe Adekunle to mention but a few. Following the sterling performance was a closing remark by Makinde Soyinka  who thanked everyone for making this year’s WSICE a glorious success. The Ijegba residence of the Nobel laureate had witnessed a flurry of activities as family members and well-wishers came in raft to mark his 81st Birthday. Attended by individuals and government functionaries, the event was adequately publicized. In the light of the huge success of previous edition, fans of the Professor from Lagos especially had waited in great anticipation to experience this edition.

See Pictures form “Kongi’s Harvest” performed by Crown Troupe of Africa:


Poet,Efe Paul eulogizing Kongi
Poet,Efe Paul eulogizing Kongi
Ogun State Cultural Troupe
Ogun State Cultural Troupe