Cultural Revival: Plans Afloat to Open Benin Royal Academy of Art – Benin Monarch

The Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare ll, has announced plans to set up an academy of art, aimed at reviving the Benin cultural heritage and tourism.
He said this was an effort to revive the dying culture of Benin Kingdom.
Oba Ewuare ll, who made the announcement Monday night, when he played host to some various theatre troupes in his palace in Benin, said works were near conclusion at the site of the academy which will be named Benin Royal Academy of Performing Art
Apart from learning various Benin cultural heritage, which he said was in systematic decay, the Monarch disclosed that the academy would also teach Benin proverbs and interpretations of its traditional heritage in rhythms and arts
He stressed further that academy will also serve as learning centre to all categories of persons, especially the young who are almost veering from the traditional norms of the society
While reaffirming palace’s support for the use of Benin language for learning at various categories of schools, the Royal Father annoinced that reputable individuals who are well grounded in Benin history, culture and heritage would serve as tutors in the proposed academy
He noted out that the refurbishment of Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre to an international standard would rake in more revenue for the State Government, adding that the palace authority are joining efforts with well meaning individuals and stake holders to project Benin art and culture to the rest of the world.

Author: News Editor

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