May 2016 was a landmark month in Bini Kingdom history. For one major reason, His Royal Highness Eheneden Erediauwa, the Edaiken N’Uselu, was presented to the public as the next Oba, and PEFTI Film Institute performed Don Pedro Agbonifo Obaseki’s Epic Play, Idia.
History came alive and the Strength of the African Woman was celebrated when Queen Mother Idia led an army of 10,001 slaves and bronze-smiths to war, on the stage of PEFTI Film Institute.
The audience laughed and wept as the romance, tragedy, comedy and bravery of the Ancient Bini Kingdom was portrayed by a large cast of PEFTI Film Institute Students.
The performance was two-fold: a matinée for Secondary School students of Binta International School Ajao Estate, Gbolahan Preparatory High School Ajao Estate, and Binta International School Ejigbo; and a Command Performance which was well attended by notable individuals.
Some of the important guest include Laurent Polonceaux, Consul Général, Consulate of France; Aurélien Sennacherib and Laurre Kesler, also from the Général Consulate of France; Joe Bankole of News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN); K.A. Akinyede and Ewuzieh Ven Paul, from National Council Of Arts & Culture; Omolade, Representative of the Director, National Troupe; Pauline from Alliance Française; Femi Durojaiye representing Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Sanyaolu Onatayo, APC Youth Leader Lagos State; and Izogie Tracy from Native Media.
Laurent Polonceaux, Consul Général, Consulate of France, called the performance “Extraordinary“, and veteran Actor Femi Durojaiye, representing Actors Guild of Nigeria, said, “The play was mind-blowing”.
Established in 2004, PEFTI Film Institute offers 2-year National Diploma (ND) in:
- Film and Television Production
- Performing and Media Arts
The government-approved institute also offers 3 and 6-month Professional Programs in:
- Cinematography (Camera + Sound + Light)
- Music Studio Production
- Video Editing
- Script Writing (TV, Radio, Stage and Film)
- Costume & Makeup
- Set Design
- Producing & Production Management
- Digital Photography (Still Photography + Picture Editing)
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