EXTRA: The Nigerian slum where live plays are staged on water

 

Floating theatre1

Makoko, a slum and waterside neighbourhood in Lagos State, came alive recently when a theatre troupe staged a play on water.






     

     

    Residents were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience when popular stage actresses performed alongside novices picked from the neighbourhood in a play about gender equality.

    The set was a floating stage and the audience watched from the water in fishing boats and viewing platforms built on wooden pillars.

    The fascinating story was shared on BBCs Focus on Africa.

    Watch the pictures below:

    Floating theatre2

    Floating theatre5

    Floating theatre3

    Floating theatre6

    Floating theatre4

     

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement

    Recent

    - Advertisement