The producer of The Heroism of Erelú Ota has announced Monday, May 1, 2023, as the official date for the production of the highly anticipated theatrical performance in Ikorodu.

The theatrical production tells the untold story of a legend in Ikorodu Kingdom, Erelú Ota, whose bravery and enigmatic power greatly assisted Ikorodu in defeating the warriors of Egba-Ijebu.

The event, which was originally planned to take place in March in honor of International Women’s Day 2023, was rescheduled for May 1st, 2023, in the Ikorodu ultra-modern townhall, due to the elections and the economic crunch in the nation.

In addition to being a fun and entertaining historical revival effort, the event’s goal is to honour Ikorodu women who are breaking barriers in their respective industries and inspire the next generation.

Speaking on the event objectives, the initiator and producer, Waliu Adeyeri, said: “The project, Heroism of Erelú Ota, is beyond a theatrical production; the project sets out to change the narratives about Ikorodu as a home of hooliganism, to promote literary consciousness, and to resuscitate our dying historical accounts.

“This event is necessary at this time Ikorodu is recognised as the third largest city in South-Western Nigeria and the 12th largest in Nigeria, we are on a mission to showcase to the world that we are not just a city of crowds, but a city of people of inimitable track records and achievements.”

“Among other objectives of the project, it aims to support the campaign for a woman-inclusive governance and promote girl child rights and development.”

“In the light of the above, we have carefully chosen among the arrays of leading figures and girl-child motivators and supporters in Ikorodu Division as our honourees at the event, whose stories will be shared as a source of inspiration to the younger generation in the city,” Waliu added.

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, ace broadcaster and Queen of Oloja of Lagos-Elect, Olori Sola Kosoko, award-winning educator and former principal of Oriwu Model College, Ikorodu, Alhaja Abiodun Ogunniyi, are enlisted to be honoured at the event.

Also to be honoured at the event are: leading entrepreneur, Alhaja Modupeola Shukurat Abimbola Sanni (Shine Shine), seasoned media personality and Nollywood actress, Mrs. Doyin Kukoyi, the National Chairman of the Association of LG Vice Chairmen, Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, and the PepC Foundation.

The creative director of DBard Creative Media, praised the headline sponsors, FirstBank, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Hon. Jimi Benson, for their commitment to this initiative.

“My team and I are excited to learn that FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has agreed to sponsor this project, The Heroism of Erelú Ota”.

“Also, we appreciate the #DoingGood Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Hon. Babajimi Benson, EpeeTech Solutions, and the consultant of this project, Nurudeen Ibrahim Arts Foundation (NIAF) for identifying with this project as sponsors. This encouraging assistance gives us optimism that we can put on a better, more professional production of our drama concert this time around”, he stated

“Come May 1st, 2023, at Ikorodu Ultra-Modern Townhall, we assure our audience an exceptional and memorable production.”

“Entrance to the event is strictly by invitation, but those who are interested can book a ticket at or call 08163503024. The ticket categories are: Omo Orunsen which is the Regular ticket (N1,500), Oga (VIP ticket) is 5,000, and the Ayangbure Royal Table for 5 costs N30,000.

“Also, we extend our profound gratitude to our supporting brands: the Management Board of Ikorodu Ultramodern Townhall, Fanafillit Integrated Concepts, ADLAT Investment Limited, Sangloos Media, Optimal Treats, Delish Goodness, and Orbit Studio.

“We appreciate our media partners, Impact Newspaper, IKD FM, Mega Expression, Blackbox Nigeria, Newslens, Metropolix, Ikorodu Oga Radio, Oriwu Sun Newspaper, and Kosofe Post, for the immeasurable commitments to this project,” Waliu said.

The Heroism of Erelú Ota will premiere at the Ikorodu Ultra-Modern Townhall on Monday, May 1st, 2023. The event is billed to commence with the red carpet session by 12 noon, while the main event runs from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Heroism of Erelú Ota is the third theatrical production of DBard Creative Media, a creative hub of talents with a mission to be a leading voice in the rejuvenation of our society through creative performances.

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