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BUAF presents “Iya-Ile” (The First Wife) – A Play written by Oladipo Agboluaje and directed by Najite Dede



With the aim to “rejuvenate the culture of theatre in Nigeria”, Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) shall be staging the play “Iya-Ile” in Lagos from the 26th to the 28th of November 2010 . This play is written by a young and talented playwright, Oladipo Agboluaje.

According to Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Chief Operating Officer of BUAF, “Our focus is rejuvenating the culture of theatre in Nigeria by providing opportunities for people to access performances alongside we create opportunities for individuals to explore their talent and equip them with skills for their advancement“.

Set in 1980s Lagos State it focuses on the political hysteria and social change sweeping Nigeria at that time. It is centred on an elitist family, the Adeyemis , their interactions with one another, their staff and how the social and political repartee between the military and the civilians affects them all.

The lady of the Manor Toyin Adeyemi is turning 50, in preparation for her party, the household is in chaos, her sons are more concerned with starting revolutions and chasing girls while the maid Helen waits for her chance to elevate her status…

IYA-ILE will make you laugh and think… One not to be missed!

Dates, Venues & Times

Friday November 26 2010
Muson Centre
Doors Open at 5.30PM
Cocktail Reception at 6PM
Regular Ticket: N5, 000
Box Ticket: N10,000

Saturday November 27 2010
National Theatre – Cinema Hall 2
Time: 3PM
Regular Ticket: N2,500
Student/NYSC (with ID Card): N1,500

Sunday November 28 2010
National Theatre – Cinema Hall 2
Time: 2PM & 4PM
Regular Ticket: N2,500
Student/NYSC (with ID Card): N1,500

Ticket Outlets & Information
The Hub Media Store – The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki – Online ticket purchase
Silverbird Galleria – Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island

Contact Phone Numbers: 08036789472, 08191511638


  1. blearh

    November 23, 2010 at 11:25 am


  2. en

    November 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    cant wait

  3. Teefah

    November 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Saw this last year in London, very good play & funny as hell…it’s def a must watch

  4. Iya2

    November 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Proud of you sis!

  5. asia

    November 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Cnt wait to see it

  6. Naijamum

    November 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

    This was received well in London..glad to hear its still running. Well done!

  7. Peperempeliscious

    November 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Did they spell Theatre properly?
    Would love to see it though. It looks funny.

  8. Duchess

    November 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I saw this in London….it is absolutely fabulous! I wish i got the chance to watch it again!

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