Happy Birthday to the Steel of Edo Language and Culture!
Lady Aghabiomon Ogbeiwi is an acclaimed producer, who produced the first known Benin drama, titled Uvbi-Udefiagbon N’Ovbiosa and others. She was one of the notable casts of the popular NTA drama series Hotel De Jordan. A cultural diva and prolific broadcaster at Radio Nigeria Benin and Edo Broadcasting Service from 1983 to 1998, rising to the position of head of the language unit, Edo Broadcasting Service.
Lady Aghabiomon Ogbeiwi founded the Uyi-Edo Theatre Troupe, Benin City, in furtherance of her untainted commitment to the advancement of the rich cultural heritage of the Edo Nation. Since its inception, Uyi-Edo Theatre Troupe has become the flagship of cultural activism, not only within Nigeria but across the globe. Apart from regularly performing within the confined of the Benin Royal Palace Courtyard, Uyi-Edo Theatre Troupe, with Aghabiomo as President, travelled to Congo Brazzaville in 1997 on cultural tourism. As conceptualized by Lady Aghabiomo Nogie Ogbeiwi, the Uyi-Edo Theatre Troupe pioneered the birth of what became known as the Annual Uyi-Edo Carnival. After dominating the local frontier of cultural activities in Nigeria for over two decades, in 1998, Lady Aghabiomo Ogbeiwi’s star bloomed its glow in far away the United States of America. To date, Lady Aghabiomo Nogie Ogbeiwi remains a cultural and artistic pyramid in the diaspora. Happy birthday to you, Iyenogie!