Aroba Groove adapted Baba Wande’s “Ti Oluwa Nile” into stage play “Asiyanbi”


The vibrant production company Aroba Groove is getting ready for a brand-new stage show called “ASIYANBI: Ti Oluwa Ni Ile.”

its worldwide cultural organisation, which was founded by Otunba Oladotun Taylor, Asoju Ooni of Ife in the Diaspora, is poised to create history with its legendary stage play production.

The play is an adaptation of the Yoruba movie ‘Ti Oluwa Nile’, originally written by veteran actor and producer, Alhaji Kareem Adepoju, popularly known as Baba Wande. Bringing this classic tale to life on stage will be a star-studded cast including Alhaji Kareem Adepoju himself, alongside talented actor, Jude Chukwuka, Aisha Lawal, Ozain, Iya Mufu, Layi Wasabi Lawyer, Yaw, and Agba Inaki, among others.

Executive Producer of the stage play, Oladotun Taylor expressed his excitement about pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and redefining stage theatre with ‘ASIYANBI: Ti Oluwa Ni Ile’. The production, written by Shola Balogun and directed by Ropo Ewenla, promises to captivate audiences with its unique interpretation of the gripping narrative.

As ‘ASIYANBI: Ti Oluwa Ni Ile’ prepares to take the spotlight, executive producer Oladotun Taylor highlights the enduring impact and relevance of this classic tale, showcasing its ability to resonate with audiences of all generations.

Akindeji Ibitayo, the Project Coordinator and Supervisory Producer “In Aroba Groove, said at a press conference on Thursday that the stage play was about retelling stories and histories in a compelling and exciting style particularly of African origin.

According to him, “We took a deep look at the history of the country, the colonisation, independence, tribulations, challenges, our growth and evolution over the years and we came to a conclusion that Nigeria is really a God’s own country.

“So what project can we use to portray this, here comes Ti Oluwa Nile but in a different format. Coincidentally, Nigeria’s recent democracy will be hitting a landmark period of 25 continuous years.

“What better time can the project fall into, and for characters such as Asiyanbi who are desecrating and flouting the laws and orders of the land, this is a project to let them know that there will be serious and grave consequences. Nigerians and the world in general should watch out for this,” he said.