Segun Adefila (Nigeria)

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.



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.

About SurVivArt

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung central office in Berlin, Germany in cooperation with some of its regionals offices develops SurVivart, a project which through artistic and cultural actions, will propose a reflection on how sustainable practices can be incorporated in everyday life. More

SurVivArt Exhibition 2012

    SurVivArt - Arts for the right to a Good Life
    Exhibition February 5 - 24, 2012

    at the galleries:

  • Meinblau
  • Mikael Andersen
  • Pfefferberg, Christinenstrasse 18/19, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

    Opening Sunday February 5, 2012. 18:00

    Pressekontakt Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung:
    Karoline Hutter, Pressesprecherin, E-Mail: hutter@boell.de, Tel.: 030 - 285 34-202
    Achim Klapp, E-Mail: ak@achimklapp.de, klapp@boell.de, Tel.: 030 - 257 97 016

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