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MTN Foundation Invests over N380 million in 15 Theatre Productions

ByYinka Okeowo

Feb 15, 2022
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It is a known fact that the greatest asset of any country is its youths. They are the building blocks of a country, their energy, enthusiasm, and vibrancy, enable them to learn quickly and adapt their skills to the environment.

Every country requires the active participation of youths to achieve its development goals and continued progress.

The MTN Foundation has established various initiatives to support youth development in Nigeria, including ICT and Business Skills training, Employability workshops, and partnering with skilled creatives through theatre productions.

Recall that during the yuletide season, the foundation, partnered with skilled professionals to produce three stage plays in Lagos and Uyo.

Ufok Ibaan, a dramatic recount of the 1929 women’s riot; Osamede the play, a story of an orphan girl who went from obscurity to the palace, and Death and the King’s Horseman, which is based on events that ensued when the chief horseman was required to commit suicide following the death of the king.

MTN Foundation has invested over N380 million in over 15 theatre productions including Legends the Musical, Saro The Musical, Kakadu the Musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, Wakaa! the Musical, OMG the Musical, Agbarho the Musical, Emotan, Oba Esugbayi, High! The Stage Play, Jungle Story, Our Son the Minister, Five Maids of Fadaka.

MTN Foundation was incorporated in 2004 to drive MTNN’s various CSR initiatives commissioned in May 2005. The Foundation is funded by up to 1% Profit After Tax from MTNN for projects.

Over N18bn has been committed to MTNF projects to date with over 550 MTNF project sites in 36 States including the FCT.

Key focal areas developed in response to wide stakeholder engagement, in partnership with Government/multilateral agencies.

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