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Mon, August 3, 2020 (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm) 
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All is now set for the 2020 edition of the annual Eko Theatre Carnival , beginning from  Monday, August 3 through to Sunday, August 9, 2020. According to Segun Adefila , the Festival Director , the 2020 edition of the Eko Theater Carnival “is  a combination of a ‘minimized Real’ and ‘maximized Virtual’. A Real Tual. It is a truism that when the rhythm changes, the sane must also change their dance.” 


According to the programme schedule over a period of 7 days, 21 different art companies will be serving varieties of artistic offerings to satiate people’s  appetite online and offline,


This edition will featured two distinguished guest speakers who have excelled in their chosen professional careers and they will be speaking on different topics. Monday, August 3, the guest speaker is a seasoned scholar and practitioner, the immediate past Dean, Postgraduate School of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, and current Honourable Commissioner for Arts, Culture, and Tourism in Ekiti State, Professor Rasaki Ojo Bakare. He will  be leading a discourse on * NIGERIAN THEATRE IN THE AGE OF PANDEMIC.* to be moderated by Dr. Funmi Adewole, a lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester England, a dance scholar, writer, storytelling artist and dramaturge. In 2019, she was awarded a life-time achievement award for contributions to Dance of the African Diaspora by One Dance UK, the UK National body for Dance. 


On Tuesday, August 4, the  Speaker for the afternoon session is the popular Nigerian comedian and a man of many parts, the versatile and creative , Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome generally known as  Ali Baba, Grand Comedian of the Federal Republic (GCFR). In the words of the organizers, he  was specifically chosen for this cause, due to his firm belief in collective growth. “Ali Baba’s philosophy is that the business of comedy is big enough to accommodate all who are determined to make a successful career out of it. To this end, he supports, and mentors several comedians. He also ensures that a high standard of professionalism is maintained. Ali Baba shall be discussing Entrepreneurship and the Arts.  This session will be  moderated by Princess Damilola Adekoya, also  known as Princess .


The Festival  will feature works of brilliant playwrights, directors, choreographers, actors, musicians, dancers and visual artists. Due to the Corona virus ravaging the world and in other to work according to rules and guidelines put in place by the government.


The organizers have decided to limit the sales of ticket to just 20 guests per day, in other not to contravene guidelines, put in place on social gathering  by the state government ,   the event  will be  stream live for those who cannot make it into the venue  A ticket and a  face mask are all you need to gain entrance into the venue. All other health and safety protocols shall be handled by the organizers. 


The Crown Troupe of Africa is a dance-theatre company comprising artists whose forte is the creation of new but socially relevant works. The Troupe was established in  June 1996, the company comprises artistes who share a common belief in the viability of the arts as a tool for social re-engineering, a major motive of our dedication to creating works that are socially relevant, thought provoking and empowering. Crown Troupe is famous for their ground breaking, unique and innovative rendition of works which are flexible enough to be performed in conventional and unconventional performance spaces.


You can also support the Eko Theatre Carnival by sending your donations to:

Crown Arts Enterprises, Guarantee Trust Bank,  0011208612.For further details, please call or WhatsApp: +234 906 705 9128. +234 708 149 1299.


Ticket Information


Online booking closed

Due to social distancing measures, only very few tickets are available to access the festival venue. “We have 20 tickets to sell for each day of the festival. Not more than 20 per day so early booking is advised. A ticket and your face mask is all you need. One ticket goes for #5,000 only, and each ticket gives you access to our Centre, as well as something to eat and drink while you are there. Guarantee Trust Bank. Acct. Name: Crown Arts Enterprises. Acct. Nos: 0011208612. or Cashapp / Zelle : 5134887572

Event Calendar

Monday, August 3, 2020 - Sunday, August 9, 2020

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm  



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SEGUN ADEFILA the CEO of CROWN TROUPE OF AFRICA the lead masquerade himself,Oriade, a world renowned multidisciplinary artist and culture activist.

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