MOROUNMUBO ( BEAUTY FROM ASHES ) BY YEMI AJAGBE
Morounmubo explores the harrowing social, physical, mental and psychological abuse suffered by the female gender in a highly patriarchal society. The play highlights the dangers the girl-child goes through at home, in school and the society at large. These abuses often damage the psyche of its victims and gives them a negative perception towards men and life as a whole. While men are not necessarily as terrible as portrayed in the play, it does bring to light the animalistic and evil nature of some and begs the vigilance of mothers and guardians in training the girl-child. Against all odds, Tanwa, the heroine goes on to show that every individual has the ability to write and rewrite their destiny. Morounmubo teaches us to carefully consider the choices we make daily because these choices will ultimately determine and shape the direction of our lives.