Acclaimed stage play, Finding Adaora, will return to the theatre during Nigeria’s independence celebration.


Directed by Chidi Ukwu, the play is about a conflicted British woman of African descent, who comes to Nigeria in search of an identity, only to find that skin colour is not the most important classification of human affinity.

Her unique experience at the hands of her Nigerian driver, Udoka, and his side-kick, Emem, forces her to rethink her values and the meaning of being African.

Roli Ukwu, the playwright, describes Finding Adaora as a “voyage into the centre of identity”.


She said: “This is a story that everyone can relate to because at its core it is all about self-discovery.

“I think the story is really relevant because we live in a time where significant portions of our populace query the strength of the ties that bind us as a people; wholesome definitions of our identity are needed now more than ever before in our history.”

Finding Adaora opens on Friday, October 6, with a command performance at the MUSON Centre in Lagos, and follow-up performances on Saturday, October 7 at 3pm and 6pm.


The play is produced by 2 Masks & a Griot Theatre Company (2MG) and supported by Temple Management Company.

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