Accomplished British trained Nigerian actress and motivational leader Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett to grace the launching of Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project tomorrow Saturday June 22, 2013, at the popular Freedom Park on Broad Street, Lagos.
Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is the first Nigerian to discover and mentor the genius of Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, the Founder/CEO of Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema launching Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project in all the 774 local government areas (LGAs)in Nigeria. She has known him since when he was only 15 and motivated him to pursue his literary and thespian goals to date. She has inspired him to excel as a writer, producer, director and leading stakeholder in the Nigerian film industry as Founder/Festival Director of the annual Eko International Film Festival, Publisher/CEO of International Digital Post Network Limited and King of Kings Books International, publisher of the new Nollywood Mirror magazine, the most circulated magazine on Nollywood in print and digital versions and available to 10 million readers on Amazon Prime.
Taiwo has performed in many leading theatres in the UK, such as the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh International Festival; the Gaiety Theatre, at the Dublin International Theatre Festival; The Bristol Old Vic; The Hampstead Theatre Club; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser; The Royal Court Theatre; The Palace Theatre, Westcliffe; and The Mercury Theatre, Colchester. She has also appeared in numerous UK Television drama productions for the BBC (TV & Radio Drama), ATV, Granada, COI, ILEA and Thames Television. She had a film appearance in the film A WARM DECEMBER starring and directed by iconic Oscar winner, Sidney Poitier.
She appeared recently, in July, 2007, at the Almeida Theatre in the Almeida Opera’s & Streetwise production, Critical Mass, directed by Emma Bernard and Composer Orlando Gough.
Her stage appearances in Nigeria and on Nigerian National Television include, Song of a Goat by J P Clark; Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman; The Lion and the Jewel; Wale Ogunyemi’s The Divorce; Fred Agbeyegbe’s The King Must Dance Naked; Wole Oguntokun’s The Inheritors; Arnold Weskers’ Shylock; Laolu Ogunniyi’s television series, Winds Against My Soul; Jab Adu’s The Young Ones; and Nigerian Television Authority’s The Honourable; For Better for Worse, Eyo Fancy and Rasheed Gbadamosi’s The Mansion.
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett will be available for autographs and interviews at the event strictly for 500 invited guests only.
More on Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett on http://www.taiwoajayilycett.co.uk/taiwo-through-the-times.php