About

Satirical art has moved many societies to action on social-cultural and political matters. It is often a celebration of civil liberties and press freedom, and a means of portraying human behavioural deficiencies and resulting social issues in a manner that exposes the absurd or ridiculous through the use of sarcasm, irony, wit and humour.The Nigerian Satire Festival is one of the avenues through which The Arts & Civics Table aims to pursue its objectives of “improving the quality of civic engagement between citizens and government”.The Nigerian Satire Festival 2018 is the second of an annual event to promote satire as a tool for dialogue and social commentary in Nigeria. During the event, participants – citizens and government – will dialogue and highlight serious issues without offending sensibilities.

Theme

The Madness of Democracy

Date

November 16, 2018

Schedule

Morning Session

The Madness of Democracy

Venue: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja

Time: 10:00

  • Screening of George Orwell’s satirical classic, Animal Farm.
  • Screening of short film, Cost of Your Vote.
  • Panel discussion on why revolutionaries become the monsters they overthrow, the evolving nature of democracy in Nigeria, vote buying and holding elected leaders to account.
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Evening Session

The Roast of Democracy

Venue: Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja

Time: 18:00

  • Mock Presidential Debate, a drama performed by Arojah Theatre.
  • Comedy performances by Gordons and Frank D Don.
  • Spoken word poetry.
  • Music performance by CEF.
  • Satirical Cartoon Art Exhibition.
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