ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK – MR JERRY ADESEWO, FOUNDER OF AROJAH ROYAL THEATRE, ABUJA

Jerry is a writer, theatre producer/director, and cultural administrator. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Arojah Royal Theatre, a private theatre outfit that operates in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, and which has become a household name on account of its effort at sustaining the theatre culture in Nigeria, especially in Abuja. As a cultural journalist, he has written for NEXT Newspapers, Guardian Newspaper, Trust Newspaper, National Mirror, Newscalabash, Metropole Magazine, City Pages International Magazine, and Korean Times. He is currently the Arts and Culture Editor of The Enlightener Magazine publishing inside the Nigerian Federal Capital. He is currently the National Director of Media and Publicity, National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP); North Central Coordinator, Assitej Nigerian Centre; Nigerian Champion/Coordinator, International Inclusive Arts Network (IIAN); Member, Arterial Network Nigeria; Member, International Association of Theatre Critics; Nigeria/West African Coordinator of the UK based INDRA Congress (now The INDRA Collectives) and the Founder/President, Arojah Arts Trust.

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