• Short Summary

    LAGOS WILL CELEBRATE THE EVENTUAL VICTORY OF FEDERAL NIGERIAN FORCES OVER SECESSIONIST BIAFRA WITH THE FAMOUS ADAMUORISHA PLAY.

  • Description

    LAGOS WILL CELEBRATE THE EVENTUAL VICTORY OF FEDERAL NIGERIAN FORCES OVER SECESSIONIST BIAFRA WITH THE FAMOUS ADAMUORISHA PLAY. THIS WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY AFTER THE ADAMUORISHA GROUP IN THE CITY OF LAGOS MET THE MILITARY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MOBOLAJI JOHNSON AT STATE HOUSE. IT WAS A FESTIVE OCCASION WITH INTRICATE DANCES PERFORMED BY A NUMBER OF EYO MASQUERADES, AND AN IMPORTANT ONE BECAUSE THE ADAMUORISHA GROUP DONATED A FURTHER GBP500 TO THE TROOP'S COMFORT FUND.

    MANY DIFFERENT COMMUNITY GROUPS HAVE BEEN CONTRIBUTING TO THE TROOPS' COMFORT FUND. SUMS RANGING FROM A FEW POUNDS TO MANY HUNDREDS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM MANY PARTS OF NIGERIA.

    THE ADAMUORISHA GROUP AT THE STATE HOUSE IN LAGOS INCLUDED OBA ADEYINKA OYEKAN, THE TRADITIONAL RULER OF LAGOS, SIR KOFO ABAYOMI, A FOREMOST MEMBER OF THE EYO MASQUERADE GROUP, AND JUSTICE G.B.A. COKER OF THE NIGERIAN HIGH COURT. IN A SHORT ADDRESS LT. - COL. JOHNSON SAID THAT HE WAS VERY MUCH IMPRESSED THAT THE PEOPLE OF LAGOS HAD NOT RELEGATED THEIR CULTURAL HERITAGE TO THE BACKGROUND. HE RENEWED HIS PLEDGED THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD GIVE EVERY ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE PEOPLE IN THE PRESERVATION OF THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONS.

    THERE WAS AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY BY THE EYO MASQUERADE DANCERS, BEFORE THE GBP500 DONATION WAS HANDED TO THE MILITARY GOVERNOR. THE DANCERS ALSO PROMISED TO STAGE THE ADAMUORISHA PLAY WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER. THIS PLAY, WHICH USES THE WHOLE OF LAGOS ISLAND AS A STAGE, IS NORMALLY PUT ON TO MARK IMPORTANT HISTORICAL EVENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BFH666YOIXFZVZTL60FSLV4V
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BFH666YOIXFZVZTL60FSLV4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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