BN Exclusive: “For Coloured Girls” – Nigerian Adaptation hits the Stage in December – Cast includes Joke Silva, Marcy Dolapo Oni, Tiwa Savage & Reanne Weruche Opia

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 1:10 PM

By BellaNaija.com

Nigeria’s premier entertainment solutions provider Flytime Promotions has teamed up with award wining Nigerian playwright and stage director Wole Oguntokun to bring to the Nigerian stage the critically acclaimed play “For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf”. The multi-award winning play written by Ntozake Shange will be performed live on stage December 29th & 30th at the Shell Hall, Muson Center, Onikan Lagos.

For Coloured Girls depicts the interconnected lives of seven women, exploring their stories and struggles as black women in America. The play has been performed on Broadway, adapted as a novel, television series, and most recently as the movie ”For Coloured Girls” written, produced and directed by award winning producer/director Tyler Perry.

Now adapted for the Nigerian audience, the play features the all-star female cast of Joke Silva, Ireti Doyle, Matilda Obaseki, Marcy Dolapo Oni, Tiwa Savage, Reanne Weruche Opia and Olajumoke Ladi Bello. The Nigerian adaptation while remaining true to the original play will be a poetic exploration of what it means to be an African woman living in the 21st century.

Commenting on the social relevance of the play, producer Keke Hammond said: “This play presents an opportunity for the Nigerian woman to see her struggles through the lives of other women and also to birth a conviction within her to stand up for their rights. This year has been a trying one for the Nigerian woman, with many tragic stories becoming more prevalent. With this play, we want to evoke COURAGE in the Nigerian woman. Entertainment isn’t just music and comedy, it is art, it is life; it is interesting, while sending a strong positive message to women.

For Coloured Girls has been lauded by many critics for the dialogue it fosters in its audiences long after the curtains are drawn and the lights are dimmed. In Nigerian society, issues of rape, homosexuality, abortion, physical and sexual abuse are generally considered taboo. As a result, thousands of Nigerian women –our mothers, our aunts, our sisters, our friends, our wives—have to bear this pain and shame on their own. For Coloured Girls raises questions and conversations surrounding these issues and womanhood in general in the hopes that subjects that are often swept under the carpet are confronted; strength is invited and healing can begin.

Tickets
Price: Tickets for the play are priced at N5000 regular and N15, 000 VIP
Ticket Purchase Points: Tickets are available at Ozone Cinemas at the E-Centre, Images and Prints, Silverbird Galleria, Koko Lounge, Velvet Boutique and Savvie Hair Boutique.

For General Enquiries
Contact Number: Aniké Alli-Hakeem – 08081239477
Email: forcolouredgirlsng@flytimeltd.com
Twitter: @4coloredgirlsng
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/For-Coloured-Girls-Nigeria/326395120710179?sk=wall

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  • 28 Comments on “BN Exclusive: “For Coloured Girls” – Nigerian Adaptation hits the Stage in December – Cast includes Joke Silva, Marcy Dolapo Oni, Tiwa Savage & Reanne Weruche Opia”

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    • Ms. Jayee November 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

      hmmmmm……..this is a must see

    • D Pretty November 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

      Dats nice..Will try to be in attendance…

    • cathy November 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM

      interesting

    • Southernbelle November 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM

      Definitely a must see o! I absolutely loved the movie, i guess i should watch it again tonight…hehehe…

    • Tobechidaniel November 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM

      I don’t understand the need to whip a dead horse. We should be doing uplifting things/dramas. Not reinforcing the pain of our past history. I don’t see it as being helpful or moving forward.

      • LindsayLohan November 23, 2011 at 6:03 AM

        Sorry but what past history is in For Colored Girls??? You must’ve seen a bootlegged DVD. This play is about issues that women currently face ALL OVER THE WORLD. Are promiscuity, sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicide, low self esteem and loss of identity history? Wake up dear.

      • Nike November 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM

        I dont know in what world you are living in, but life in Naija for women is hell!!!! Have you not heard of wives being murdered by their husbands? Rape? Domestic violence? Even police officers slap women on the streets just because they are men!!! Do you live in Naija with us? This play is very relevant

    • BukiOni November 22, 2011 at 1:48 PM

      I love Tyler Perry, the adaptation sounds like it’ll be really good. Very exciting stuff.

    • rynyx November 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM

      @ tobe sometimes, the first step to overcoming a problem is talking about it. alot of women will be more comfortable to share their problems if they are not the first to speak up. while yu do not see it as helpful, it might just be some woman’s ticket out of her mysery. if yu have had things that yu struggled with like rape, abortion or verbal and emotional abuse, u will have a better understanding why dis is happening. building a house on a faulty foundation will only produce a fine house that can only stand for a while. you can only uplift if yu tackle the problem and not cover it up.

      • Kay November 22, 2011 at 4:11 PM

        Correct. Plus the possibility that you’re not currently undergoing any of those ‘issues’ doesn’t mean others aren’t and wouldn’t like some help.

    • Uchechi November 22, 2011 at 2:35 PM

      “For coloured girls”!!!! Not feeling the title, cos I’m black African and not coloured #Justsaying

      • onyx November 22, 2011 at 3:01 PM

        Actually thought you were going to say “I’m African” and then you went and threw in “black”.

        That just took you right back to being a coloured girl…

      • sart January 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

        colored girls is jst a metaphor nau serzly….

    • Aramide November 22, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      Not been on here for a long time!! Nigerian Theatre is amazing, hope the turn out is good and hope they bring it back come 2012. Nice one BN!

    • deedee November 22, 2011 at 3:31 PM

      Hmmn, loved d movie by Tyler Perry. Can’t wait 2c our Naija’s finest.

    • hghg November 22, 2011 at 8:08 PM

      Seen the movie, loved it.A typical case of envy no one , just as unique as we may seem we all have our unique problems attached to us. It only takes one sincere person to open up for one, to know that the sea weed is not always greener in someone else’s lake.
      We need to be happy in our skin.Verry brilliant piece i must say

    • nollywood November 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM

      I’m excited but can Tiwa act :/ …

    • Are Naija Society ready for the this? November 23, 2011 at 2:51 AM

      While I understand the issues protrayed in the movie version are important to address. I am not sure that Naija’s society is ready to receive the message here. I am curious to know why we must copy every thing the western culture do. It use to be that our movies were done in good taste; now alot of the movies have gone X rated (actresses showing so much skin and peforming sexual suggestive moves) and I don’t believe that this is such a good thing…. You don’t see indian or chinese movies (for those you watch these movies) emulate such behaivour so why are we then? When are Nigerians going to start being original and staying true to its beliefs and culture (which stresses on respect and good morals). If we could only appreciate our true culture cos at the end of the day, there lies our pride. I am just making a point from my own perspective.

    • Tina November 23, 2011 at 5:30 AM

      Nigerians are always copying Americans.

    • Naomi Lucas November 23, 2011 at 9:27 AM

      The movie depressed me. I’ll pass, thanks

    • iTawa November 23, 2011 at 9:54 AM

      Honestly, never liked ‘for colored girls’…left me depressed. Not a fan of Tyler Perry either (all his movies are the same…they lack creativity!)

    • funkola November 23, 2011 at 10:10 AM

      way to go Keke. can’t wait.

    • Fairy GodSister November 23, 2011 at 10:22 AM

      I wish I could see this!!! * sad sigh*

      To the person named ‘are Naija society ready for this’, the underlying word is ‘an ADAPTATION’. Meaning that while the idea/concept was taken from the original movie by Tyler Perry (which I have seen and has issues that ring true in Nigeria today), it has been ADAPTED to reflect Nigerian issues. For example, suicide (which is in the title). How many suicide incidents have you heard this year, Nigerian? Read the blurb again before you sound unintelligent in the name of criticism.

    • ashley November 23, 2011 at 2:52 PM

      man dos nt cus anything to women rathar than pregntin them,most women hav problem why cant they face it.for instances.many think they ar ok intems of wealth that they will naver get married.why dnt u ladys address this issues of not getin married.and liv men alone

    • ofilispeaks November 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM

      Crap! I would be out of town =’(

    • Oma November 23, 2011 at 7:36 PM

      @ofili Owkay…..Yhu wont be missed.

    • groupie! November 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM

      soooooo excited about this! why dont these things ever happen in Abuja?!!! Uncle Wole please take note…

    • Cruella December 1, 2011 at 12:41 AM

      uh oh.