The Nigerian Satire Festival is scheduled to hold on the United Nation’s International Day of Tolerance, November 16 & 17, 2017, at the Sheraton, Abuja. This will be the first of an annual event to promote satire as a tool for dialog and social commentary.
The theme for this year's event is Satire: The Society’s Mirror.
Over the two days, we aim to use satire (spoken, written, and graphic) to highlight and discuss serious societal issues without offending sensibilities, hopefully!
The activities lined up for the event are as follows:
Paper presentations, and panel discussions during the morning session. Some of our speakers include Dr. Damages, Ikenna Azuike, Okechukwu Ofili, Reuben Abati and Dike Chukwumerijie. The evening session will be a 2-hour performance of Made in Nigeria, a powerful dramatic stage play by Dike Chukwumerijie.
A comedic dinner/Roast. The roast will be similar to the United State’s White House Correspondents dinner, with journalists, members of civil society organizations, senior political office holders, musicians, and selected satirists participating. A satire-themed cartoon and art exhibition by Mike Asukwo, Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro and a few other satirists.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact organisers via http://thenigeriansatirefestival.com/
and on Twitter, @SatireNigeria