Queen Moremi African Folk Opera

Queen Moremi addresses the community in this African Folk Opera from Nigeria.

Queen Moremi addresses the community in this African Folk Opera from Nigeria.

Plot Summary

Queen Moremi is based on the story of a major figure in Yoruba history in the 12th century, Moremi of Ile-Ife. Moremi is reputed to have led her city to victory over an enemy kingdom. She willingly surrendered to the invaders, got married to the enemy king, and seized the opportunity to discover the secrets of the group’s military strategy. She revealed that secret to the Ile-Ife people after she had managed to escape. She subsequently helped to devise a plan that led to Ile-Ife’s resounding victory over the invaders.