Under its mission of ensuring symbiotic interfacing between the gown and the town, Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State will on 12 May 2022 host eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in the
cultural and performing arts sectors.
Dr Anjola Robbin, Associate Professor and Head of Department Performing Arts and Film Studies, Lead City University disclosed during a pressing engagement in Ibadan that the initiative to host these eminent and distinguished Nigerians is a part of three days programmes of activities set by the Department of Performing Arts and Films Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Education, where Prof Donald Odeleye Dean of the Faculty superintends
She disclosed that the three in a row for three days activities designed by her are Lead ‘n’ Leap, Newscast Fest and Dinner Theatre.
Dr Anjola Robbin revealed that Lead ‘n’ Leap is a theatre and film workshop with the core intention of having veterans in the industry discuss and relate with students on the prevailing circumstances, opportunities and impact requisite knowledge needed to succeed in the entertainment industry.
She disclosed that in the past, the department has featured Omowunmi Dada, Ambrose Somide,, Jumoke Awe, Woli Arole, Charles Inojie, Funke Olowu, Ibrahim Chatta, Dayo Liadi, Leye Fabusoro, Femi Odugbemi while this year’s edition, the department will welcome Toyin Abraham, Tunde Kelani, Aishat Lawal
Dr Anjola Robbin revealed that Newscast Fest which is a campus-based inter-departmental newscasting competition which will feature a major side attraction called Semolympics, a competitive event sponsored by Flour Mill Company aimed at teaching and honing the art of turning semo, a food menu by the students.
These two programmes will be capped by the Dinner Theatre, scheduled at 4 pm on 12 May 2022 a warm ambience of indelible and unforgettable theatre performances
Dr Anjola Robbin revealed that. the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kabiru Adeyemo at Dinner Theatre which host and honour Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi, Alapomu of Apomu, Osun State, Dr Toyin Kolade, Iyalaje Oodua, for their inestimable enhancement of arts and culture, Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare, Ekiti State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon Demola Ige, Special Adviser to the Governor of Oyo State on Culture and Tourism, Afis Oyetoro, Amb. Ojo Lanre, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Fayemi on Tourism Development, alongside Arts organizations like the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), Theatre Arts & Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA), Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Nigeria Academy of Letters (NAL) amongst many. The programmes are scheduled to hold on the 10th, 11th and 12th of May, 2022 respectively at Adeline Hall, Lead City University, Ibadan.