Battersea actress crowd funding to take Nigerian Chibok girls tribute play to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A Battersea actress has started crowd funding in a bid to showcase her self-written play, a tribute to the Nigerian Chibok girls, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year.

Ese Ighorae is hoping to raise £3,000 to cover the cost of a London tour for her show OLU before performing at the Fringe Festival.

Last week saw the two year anniversary of the abduction of the 276 Chibok school-girls.

Ms Ighorae, who is of Nigerian decent, is passionate about promoting awareness for the girls after the ‘Bring Back our Girls Campaign’ all but disappeared from the media.

“Edinburgh Fringe is the hub of creative talent,” said Ms Ighorae.

“If we can get at least 20 to 30 people there to help get people talking about the girls we can continue the conversation.”

Ms Ighorae hopes people will be inspired to donate money as it presents an opportunity to promote the arts while raising awareness for the missing girls.

She feels passionately that art and performance is a valuable medium through which to inspire real change.

Ms Ighorae said: “One story has the ability to change somebody’s perception, change somebody’s life, give them new opportunities.

“There are so many things you can do with the arts, you can educate and inspire people.”

Image courtesy of Ese Ighorae, with thanks

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