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Press Release: The Jos Festival of Storytelling (Beyond what you are told)

by Alewa House, published 1 year, 1 month ago

The Jos Festival of Storytelling, an annual festival of the craft, will take place from April 28 to April 30, 2023. Especially powered by Egija Naija, Alewa House, and Everyday Money. The festival will feature a wide range of storytellers and performances that showcase storytelling's potential to uplift, inform, and entertain. Emerging storytellers, actors, dancers, spoken word performers, and authors will all perform during the event. During the festival, there will also be panel discussions, stage performances, and workshops to explore the craft of storytelling and its role in society.

"We're excited to be bringing together such a group of exceptionally talented storytellers and performers for the festival," said the festival's organisers, Omale Abraham. "Storytelling connects people to themselves, their environments and other people and we're excited to showcase the many different ways that stories can be used to create meaningful connections and build understanding."

The festival's opening ceremony will feature a keynote lecture by Profesor Ademiju Bepo Diran, former Head of Department of Theatre Art at the University of Jos, who will speak on the art of performance storytelling. Other festival highlights include performances by spoken word artists Younglan Ceazer, Envoi Vate, and Miss She. Dance by the Eagles, stage plays by Akolo Anthony James, Mark Musa and Omale Abraham and Art Exhibition by Onyechi Christina Ukeni.

In addition to the performances, the festival will include workshops that will explore many aspects of storytelling, such as how to develop appealing narratives and how to execute stories on stage, which will be facilitated by Dorcas Seffy Bello and Omale Abraham (Da Storyteller).

The event is designed to promote storytellers, the African storytelling tradition and Plateau State, as well as imprint the culture of storytelling in the minds of the younger generation, so as to sustain our history, culture and identity as a people.

You are part of US. So please be our guest. Tickets for the event are now available and may be purchased by dialing a number (+234 8142926295). Visit all of our social media handles @egijanaija for additional information on the festival's lineup and itinerary

Omale Abraham

Festival Director

Email: egijanaija@gmail.com

Phone: +234-8142926295