Ifeoma Fafunwa

Cultures of Resistance Awards — Nigeria
Ifeoma Fafunwa is a social impact theatre-maker living and working in Lagos, Nigeria.  She is the founder and creative director of iOpenEye, a Nigerian non-profit production company that utilizes performance art to drive social change. Her creative activism focuses on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. She co-wrote and directed the acclaimed woman empowerment stage play titled HEAR WORD! which challenges social, cultural and political norms that limit the potential and contribution of women. HEAR WORD! has been viewed by over 100,000 live audience members across Nigeria and internationally.  After touring in Nigeria, the show opened at the renowned American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, The Public Theater in Manhattan, The Thalia Theater in Hamburg and was curated for the Edinburgh International Festival 2019.
Fafunwa received a Cultures of Resistance Award (CoR Award) in 2022.
Follow her on Instagram here and iOpenEye here.
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