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LAFTAISM festival for Baba Sala debuts at National Theatre
October 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The call to immortalise the renowned theatre icon, late Moses Olaiya Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, has birthed an annual festival titled, ‘LAFTAISM: Baba Sala Festival’.
Coming few years after the demise of the veteran comedian, the maiden edition of the festival is billed for October 15th, 2022, at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
This holds with the support of the General Manager of National Theatre, Prof. Sunny Ododo and Artistic Director of the National Troupe of Nigeria Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed.
Featuring variety of activities such as stand-up comedy, comedy skits, dance performances, music, poetry, the LAFTAISM festival will also see guests enjoying a command performance of one of Baba Sala’s classic comedy play titled, ‘Mba Je Adam’ (If I were Adam), which will be the grand finale for the evening
Late Hon (Dr.) Moses Olaiya Adejumo M.O.N, will be remembered as a total entertainer, whose career spanned over three decades with bestselling music, plays, movies, and more. Having launched out with The Federal Rhythm Dandies Band wherein the great King Sunny Ade, MFR, was Lead Guitarist and Soloist, he went on to establish the Alawada Concert Party which metamorphosed into the Alawada Group with Alawada Records, churning out raves of the time; Ayoka Alawada Magazine; Alawada Movies International; Alawada Hotels; Alawada Festivals & Beauty Pageant, in addition to other subsidiaries that not only created employment for many Nigerians but, also brought laughter and joy to the Nation and beyond.
His Play Fopawon, won the best play / comedy during the FESTAC 77 while his blockbuster movies, ‘Orun Mooru’, ‘Aare Agbaye’, etc, are still memorable among the generation that experienced them.