Lome, 30 October, 2020 / 11:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop who was awarded the Togolese Grand Prize for Literature 2020 last weekend has, in an October 29 interview. Described art as “a way of being,” which he uses to share the good news of the Kingdom of God.
Archbishop Nicodème Barrigah of Togo’s Lomé Archdiocese received, on October 24, the Theatre Prize in the 2020 Literature Awards courtesy of his play “The Royal Throne” published by the New Africans Edition of Togo in 1993.
“For me, art is essentially a means of evangelization; it consists of expressing something beautiful, good, great. And I willingly place it at the service of God, of the great values that guide my life,” Archbishop Barrigah said
He clarified that “art is not a decoration, an ornament that you add to what you do.”
“(Art) is essentially a way of doing things, of communicating what we experience. Thus, through singing, as in my writings, I pursue only one goal: to help others discover something beautiful and good,” the Togolese Archbishop said.