The play is significant in our modern time because:
1. There is still conflict between traditional practices and modernity. Dowry price is still effective in modern Africa. Some of us feel the dowry has no place in the modern world but there are those who insist it is a right practice that should be continued. Another consideration is polygamy. It is still practiced in Africa.
2. The lion has never ceased chasing after the Jewel for its own selfish reasons. We see in modern time, old people who are married and have children are still chasing after young women and defiling them for their own selfish desires or wants
3. Lastly, there are politicians and/or officials who hold a government position who are against development and are corrupt.