Akin Lewis, Norbert Young, Doris Simeon,and Owen Gee have emerged as Ambassadors of the March 2017 Theatre Mania Africa Festival that will take place in Nigeria.
The International Central Working Committee (ICWC) of the Festival announced the Ambassadors which also include those from other African countries like Thandekile Grace Maseko, Sibongile Maria Phakathi (South Africa), Zani Michelle Chiumia a.k.a Zani Challe (Malawi) and Uncle Ebo Whyte (Ghana).
According to the CEO & Co-Founder of TAF, Alayande Stephen T.,“The lineup of the Ambassadors shows a repertoire of seasoned entertainment practitioners whose field range from theatre to screen, music and even comedy. They are not just lovers of stage production but they are passionate about the African culture and story.
“Interestingly, they are also a mixture of experienced and young at heart individuals who are determined to pass the unwavering torch of theatre/stage production to the next generation. Some of them have even made laudable contributions into ensuring that theatre performance is constantly on the rise in Africa, hence, the Ambassadors would be advocating extensively on the TAF 2016/17 theme styled “PEACE IN AFRICA”
Speaking about the honour, the Nollywood Diva Doris Simon said, “the minutes the whole thing was pitched to me I fell in love with it and I stopped to think and it didn’t take long before I understood why they birth the idea; it was simple.
“Music, TV, Radio and Social media seems to be getting the buzz these days and all these emanated from stage performances and I am flushed faced right just trying to phantom the fact that I am helping to move theatre to the next level; I don’t think recognition gets any bigger than that. I am definitely throwing my weight behind the movement 100%,” she boasted.