Segun Adefila is a performance artist based in Lagos Nigeria. He holds a B.A. in Creative Arts from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and is a founding member and Artistic Director of the Crown Troupe of Africa, a dance-theater Company in Bariga, Lagos State. He has worked extensively in the integrated arts of dance, drama, music and visual arts. He has been the subject matter of an award winning documentary Bariga Boy by Femi Odugbemi. Segun has performed in Nigeria, UK, Germany and Trinidad and Tobago.
Segun Adefila (Nigeria)
Adefila is the director of the Crown Troupe, a social theater – performance company working in non traditional scenarios. The group will work on a critical neighborhood in Lagos, in the Alyedun street (which translated means ironically “life is sweet”). The project shall explore the impact of climate change in the day to day life of a vulnerable and economically disadvantaged community in the coastal area of Lagos. People living in this street will be interviewed on the effects of climate change in their everyday life, how are they affected, and what could be done. Based on these dialogues and discussions a performance will be created as a means of raising awareness.