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FEMI BRANCH PLAY FEST 2020
FEMI BRANCH HAS CONCLUDED PLANS TO TOUR 10 NIGERIAN CITIES FROM APRIL 2020, SEE PHOTOS
Popular Nigerian actor and dramatist, Chief Femi Branch has concluded plans to tour no fewer than 10 Nigerian cities from April 3rd to June 21st, 2020.
He disclosed this to newsmen at the Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Lagos venue of a press conference he organised to raise awareness for his forthcoming maiden edition of an Annual Femi Branch Playfest, a celebration of theatrical writing of the Nollywood actor, one of Africa’s leading actors, playwright and poet.
According to Branch, the Festival is scheduled to kick off with a 10-city tour of his biggest play yet, Kunme The Musical. He added that the tour would take a one-week break in Lagos from Monday 25th to Sunday 31st, May 2020 for the Festival proper which shall feature performances by different selected troupes of Femi Branch’s other plays, such as Poi, Shalanga, Jungle Justice, and Ankara Committee, with final performance being of the tour play, Kunme. Thereafter, he said, the tour shall then resume from Friday 12th and end on Sunday 21st June in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The cities scheduled to host the event include, Ife, Akure, Ado Ekiti, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ijebu Ode, Ikorodu, Badagry, Benin City, and Abuja.
“The Festival is a two-fold initiative which firstly is a mentorship programme to develop and nurture young acting talents selected from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, through the Femi Branch Master Class, and secondly in commemoration of my 50th birthday anniversary,” Femi Branch revealed.