THE FIVE MAIDS OF FADAKA
Written by Ayo Jaiyesimi
The Five Maids of Fadaka is a total theatre concept involving dance, drama and music, with the story centred on a King’s lavish ceremony and the native preparations that usually go along with it. In selecting the bridal train, he invites young maidens from the neighbouring villages to what seems like a beauty contest. In this contest, the main focus is not on the outward beauty, but a test on the inner constitution and character of the contestants….The rich cultural setting and storyline invokes a nostalgic feeling and readily engraves in the minds of the audience, the beauty of Nigeria’s diversity, and if pulled together, will make us truly unified as a people. This truly celebrates the essence of “Naija” – Unity in Diversity. This is the ultimate!