Batonga

(originally titled Second Chances)

"Seldom does a play with a topical social theme scale the artistic hurdle as impressively as Batonga did recently at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island Lagos." This Day Live.

Endorsed by NAPTIP (National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons), Batonga educates about the dangers of child trafficking.
Thirteen-year-old Abike lives in a small village. Her widowed father, Olu, is struggling to feed his four children. Rachel, the village’s agent for finding children work, tells Olu that she can find a job for Abike where she will be educated and a proportion of her wages sent home. 
Abike travels to Lagos, where she works for cruel Auntie. Olu doesn't receive money or hear from Abike after she leaves. Eventually, he and Rachel set out to find her.
The story follows Abike’s ordeal as she runs away from Auntie, Olu’s quest to find his daughter and Rachel’s reckoning with the law.
Abike and John