Following the huge success of Saro the musicals and Saro the musical 2, BAP Productions, Wednesday, November 11, introduced WAKAA! The Musical, another international standard broadway style musical production that will be premiered in December, 2015, at the MUSON Centre.
According to the CEO of BAP, Bolanle Austen-Peters, who took the decision about two and a half years ago, to re-invent musicals, he explained that there is tremendous interest in quality Nigerian musical productions from foreign media houses.
“We believe that the Nigerian theatre industry can be a major tourist attraction, job and wealth creation driver and tool for socio-economic development,” he said.
The musical will be showing from December 30, through January 3, at the Shell Hall, MOSUN Centre.
WAKAA! The Musical is written by Tunde Babalola. The script was edited by the University of Southern Illinois Art Department.
Directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters, original sound track was composed by Ayo Ajayi and Brymo. Ayo also, was the Music Director. Costume Design was by the University of Southern Illinois Art Department while Makeup was by INGLOT.
MTN, Africa Magic, Dormanlong are the main sponsors of WAKAA! The Musical. Other supporters include British Council, AXA MANSARD, Nok Art & Media, Moore House, Guest House Company Limited, Eko Hotel, Travel House, INGLOT, KEMABOM, MALAS, Health Plus and Bunmi Aboderin Foundation.
The play is about trials, successes and experiences of six young graduates with varied backgrounds. A wager between them after graduation has a twist when the realities of life and the folly of their choices hit them. Eventually, they reunite, coming full circle.
The story reveals the struggles and challenges young people face in present day Nigeria and abroad. It revolves around six main characters, Tosan, the patriotic Nigerian; Kike, the pampered, over indulged daughter of a wealthy Nigerian businessman; Ngozi, the serious humanitarian and kind-hearted medical doctor; Ahmed, the get-rich-quick, I must check-out of Nigeria guy; Rex, a flamboyant happy go lucky dancer and Alero, the back-stabbing friend who is envious of Kike. WAKAA! The Musical takes you on an emotional roller coaster and it is a strong satire of Nigeria’s politics.