JAGAGBA by Abdul-Qudus Ibrahim

The King is dead! Who will wear the mighty crown JAGAGBA? The Palace is in disarray about the rightful successor. Will it be Adebola the King’s adopted son or Adesupo the King’s estranged brother? Amidst palace intrigues, political conspiracies and family traditions, Abebi the King’s widow offers her advice. 

This is the winning play of the second edition of the Beeta Playwright Competition (BPC), and it emerged out of three hundred and forty-eight entries.

Abdul-Qudus Ibrahim has emerged as a playwright to watch, gifted and promising.

The play JAGABA captures the conflict of traditional society with interplays of political metaphors and social contradictions. The title is exciting, drawn from a real persona which makes it a compelling entrapment that draws the audience into Abdul-Qudus’ own world. A must read and watch. – Professor Ahmed Yerima. Author, and Chairman BPC Panel of Judges