Theatre In Nigeria| Some Notable Nigerian Performing Artists
There are many Nigerians who have been trying to communicate certain messages to their audiences through the use of parts of their bodies. Some of them perform in theatre houses, cultural centers and other available public places, while others use the television as a medium for spreading their messages.
Among the many Nigerians are
* Sonny Okosun
* Sonny Ade
* Christy Essien-Igbokwe,
* Hubert Ogunde
* Dejumo Lwe is of the popular tv opera “the new village Headmaster
* Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo of the New Masqerade
* Onyeka Onwenu
* Madam the Madam of Basi and Company
* Maraya and Bala Miller.
* John Okafor-Mr. Ibu
* Nkem Owoh-Osuofia and other Nollywood acts
Of all these, Sonny Okosun, Sonny Oti, Sonny Ade, Christy Essien Igbokwe, Bala Miller and Onyeka Onwenu use their voices mainly to sing and share the meanings of their songs with the millions of Nigerians who watch them on television, theatre houses and other public places.
Chief Hubert Ogunde, Chief Zebrudaya, Usman Baba Pategi of Samanja, kabiyesi of Village Headmaster and others all use their whole bodies as actors and actresses to communicate their messages to the public.
Professor Sammy Akpabot, Laz Ekwueme, Sam Ojukwu and Dan Maraya are some of the Nigerian peforming artists who use their fingers and various musical instruments to entertain Nigeria audiences.
In respect of their backgrounds, their mode of entertainment or presentation and the peculiarities of their specific and individual art, they are all performing artists anxious to share the content of their messages with members of the Nigerian public