During colonial era in Nigeria, the Aba women’s riot was an insurrection in British Nigeria that occurred in 1929.

In history books, the revolt recorded as “The Aba women’s riot”, attracted women from at least six ethnic groups (Owerri and Calabar provinces, Bende district, Umuahia, Ngwa etc.) as they marched to the town of Oloko, in present day Abia to seek social, economic, and political redress.

By the time the uprising was quelled, the women had sacked dozens of warrants chiefs and were subsequently appointed to serve in the native courts.

But the struggle did not come without casualties. About 55 women lost their lives, felled by the weapons of the colonial troops. In the aftermath of the War, the August Meeting was inaugurated.

89 years later, Raconteur Productions presents a riveting stage play; AUGUST MEETING

The August Meeting opened with Amazing reviews in February and is back for a nationwide tour in Lagos on November 18th, November 23rd & 24th in Abuja, November 27th in Nsukka, November 28th in Enugu, November 29th in Awka, December 1st in Owerri, closing in Aba on December 2nd.

The production boasts of top class actors such as Gloria Anozie-Young who plays Nwanyereuwa, Bella Rose Okojie, Ijeoma Aniebo, Inna Erizia, Odera Orji and Deola Gimbiya.

All Images via Instagram/@raconteurprod

Starting this Sunday, November 18th. There will be Two Shows – 3pm and 6pm at the Main Stage, Freedom Park, Lagos as part of the Lagos Fringe Festival. Ticket price – N5,000.

For tickets and enquiries visit – www.augustmeeting.com or call 09098387837

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