On Sunday May 28th,2017, all roads led to the Expo Hall ,Eko Hotel& Suite, Victoria Island, Lagos as Widely celebrated OAP-comedian Steve Onu otherwise known as Yaw alongside veteran singer Sound Sultan addressed an array of issues plaguing the country through the stage play titled ‘Apere.The event which recorded an influx of personalities from all walks of life, had the duo comically address some of today’s social vices which include the disconcerting MMM Ponzi scheme, failed youth empowerment system, celebrities social media antics, economic recession, among others.
Directed by Ife Salako, the play depicted every scene in a manner which held deep and thought-provoking meanings to them, making it an entirely intriguing experience.
‘Apere’ is a direct follow-up to Yaw’s previous edition of his stageplay series ‘Shalanga’ and has further asserted the importance of enlightening the society through entertainment. Yaw’s stageplay series have become one of today’s most pivotal annual events as each edition not only entertains attendees but also serve as an eye-opener to myriad of issues.
The mammoth audience in attendance also witnessed Yaw and Sound Sultan address matters of national concern in a satirical manner, including Buhari’s infamous disapproval of late president Yar’Adua back in 2010, Chibok girls, EFCC’s recent cases, the Nigerian military, and several more; leaving the audience gasping for breath as they laughed hysterically. ‘Apere’ also had several top notch musical and comedy acts in attendance who all delivered memorable performances, escalating the euphoria of the evening, including Woli Arole, Asiri, Funny Bone, Kenny Blaq, Ambassador Wahala, Emma Oh My God, Skales, Tiwa Savage, Humble Smith, Sugarboy, 9ice, Tuface, Duncan Mighty, Koker, Sixfootplus, Marvelous Benji and many more. A large number of eminent guests which included A-list actors, comedians, artists and dignitaries bore witness to the remarkable night, including Saheed Balogun, Major Al Mustafa, Alibaba, Mary Akpobome, Tiwa Savage, Tuface, 9ice, Illbliss, Humble Smith, Duncan Mighty, Wale Turner, Kenny Blaq, Funny Bone, Ambassador Wahala and several more.
Other esteemed personalities and socialites in attendance include, former Lagos State First Lady Abimbola Fashola, , comedy pioneer Ali Baba, popular Cool FM OAP Dotun, Nollywood stars Kate Henshaw,Mary Uranta,Kemi Afolabi,Ik Ogbonna, Saheed Balogun and a host of others.