For Tomorrow Sake Club (FTS Club) a creative hub for young secondary school students held her 8th annual drama competition on Friday, 17th of May 2019 at the Elite Event Center in Ikorodu with eight (8) secondary school students across Ikorodu and outside participating.
According to the host, Mrs Seyi-Sanjo Bankole, “the purpose of the annual drama competition is to discover talents, polish the talents through the FTS Club trainings and help them to have a healthy self esteem and adopt a positive lifestyle as they grow up in life”.
The annual drama competition featured drama clubs from all the eight (8) schools who presented their stage plays based on different storylines developed by the students themselves.
Groups that participated in the drama competition includes Able Drama Group of United Senior High School, Ikorodu, Living Seed Drama Group of LivingStone Model College Eyita and Fatom Drama Army of Fatom Private Schools Igbogbo. Others are The Shining Stars Drama Group of God’s Pride College, Exblun Gracious Drama Group of Exblun College Ogijo, Flame Drama Group of Flame Model School Ogijo and “Wisdom Links Drama Group of The Wisdom Links Model College Ibadan, Oyo State.
The competition ended with the Fatom Drama Army emerging first. The school also won the Best Storyline Award, while Exblun Gracious Drama Group of Exblun College Ogijo came second and Divine Drama Group of Divine Wisdom College Ogijo came third respectively.
Ahmed Opeyemi emerged best actor, wining the Edmond Enaibe Best Actor Award, while Aina Idris, a student of Fatom Private School who was the writer and director of her school drama presentation won the Austin Awulonu Best Director Award. She also won the Omobolanle and Victor Laniyan’s ‘OVL’ Award for overall best actress award for the role she acted in the play. The award came with a one-year tuition fee scholarship.
“My advice for other youths out there is to embrace this platform to groom their talents. We have several testimonies of students we have trained and how it has helped to bring them out of their shell, while boosting their self-esteem. These trainings are free and Ikorodu is currently the headquarters of Lagos State”, Mrs Bankole said.
Veteran Nollywood actor and Producer, Edmond Enaibe was the Chief Judge at the drama competition. He was supported by Isreal Eboh, President NANTAP, Yetunde Adesina, CEO Prima Garnet Advertising and Makinde Adeniran, Lagos State Chairman NANTAP.
Other veterans who graced the event are veteran Filmmaker and Director, Austin Awulonu, veteran actor, Sey Fasuyi and veteran professional dancer, Alozie Dede.