In response to growing interests in productions of African origin across the globe, Wakaa the Musical, a Bolanle Austen-Peters’ production, will be showing in London from July 21 to 25, at the Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road London’s West End.
Austen-Peters, who is CEO of Terra Kulture and also the producer and director of Wakaaexpressed her excitement as Wakaa will be presented to the London audience for the first time at a press briefing on Tuesday.
“There is a large Nigerian and Afro – Caribbean population in London, who are interested and yearning to see world class productions such from Nigeria,” she said.
She said that Wakaa the Musical has the potential to boost cultural diplomacy and promote the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria abroad.
The cast include Bimbo Manuel, Patrick Diabua, Nengi Adoki, Dolapo Oni, Ozzy Agu, Jolomi Amuka, amongst others.
Wakaa the Musical is a two-hour stage musical extravaganza of drama, comedy, live music and dance about the trials, successes and experiences of 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 strong satire of Nigeria’s politics explores the scheming, intrigues, betrayals and games people play in life.