The paramount traditional ruler of Idoma people worldwide, Agaba-Idu, King John Elaigwu Odogbo, Och’Idoma V, has disclosed plans to institute an Idoma Theatre Series aimed at preserving the Idoma cultural heritage.
Odogbo disclosed this in an excerpt from his speech delivered at the 2022 Convention of Idoma Association in the USA and made available to our correspondent in Makurdi.
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The royal father said with his recent ascension to the throne of Idoma kingdom, it was time to begin telling “our own story.”
“The Idoma Theatre Series shall be dedicated to Idoma myths and legends and serve as a form of cultural conservation, preservation, transformation, and spiritual upliftment and entertainment to Idomas and visitors alike,” he said.
He, therefore, called on all interested persons to become worthy partners of the noble cause, stressing that the short stories, dramas, and poems will become bestsellers in the nearest future.
The monarch said that the stage for all of the events will be the prestigious Och’Idoma Square at the palace of the Och’Idoma in Otukpo town.