The play The Vigilant gods centers on a draconian king, Oba Adegboyega, who ascends the throne through deception after cleverly ousting his brother, who is the rightful heir. The king, driven by avarice, rules the people of Ariri Village with an iron hand.
The gods of the land, though silent, watch vigilantly as a series of mysterious ills ravage Ariri Village. Meanwhile, Prince Adeolu – Oba Adegboyega’s brother – returns with vengeance to reclaim what is rightfully his by inheritance. Will he succeed? Are the gods really silent? Or do they inexplicably speak in clear and judgmental terms?