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Caroline King to play Hafsat Abiola as internationally acclaimed play SEVEN lands in Abuja



Seven, a groundbreaking documentary play, will make a Nigerian premiere in Abuja.
Seven portrays seven women’s rights activists from around the globe, including Nigerian advocate for women’s rights, Hafsat Abiola.

In an international tour of staged readings, Riksteatern (The National Touring Theatre of Sweden), the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in Abuja together with NAPTIP (Nigerian National Agency for Trafficking in Persons), presents SEVEN as a staged reading in Abuja on November 15 and November 17.

The cast includes Nollywood actor Carol King in the role of Hafsat Abiola and Swedish ambassador Maj-Inger Klingvall in the role of Inez McCormack, a peace and equal rights activist from Northern Ireland.
“I am proud to present Seven together with Nigerian and Swedish partners. When actors and government officials come together on the theatre stage it shows that theatre is a vital arena for the discussion of democracy and women’s rights. I am especially delighted to be doing Seven in the home country of Hafsat Abiola, who is portrayed in the play”, says Hedda Krausz Sjögren, producer and artistic director at Riksteatern.

To date Ms. Krausz Sjögren has directed over 200 politicians, actors and profiles of civil society in the Riksteatern tour of staged readings of Seven. Seven has toured several countries including Sweden, Turkey, Great Britain and the US, where Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep was featured in the role of Inez McCormack, from Northern Ireland.
Hafsat Abiola will be present on both occasions.

Seven is presented in connection with “Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation & Prostitution -The Swedish and African Experiences”.

Seven is written by Ruth Margraff, Anna Deveare-Smith, Susan Yankowitz , Carol K. Mack, Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux och Gail Kriegel. Created in collaboration with Vital Voices Global Partnership.

Date, Time and Venue
Monday, November 15, 5 pm – 6.30 pm – restricted by invitation only
Wednesday, November 17 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm – public event

Sheraton Hotel
Ladi Kwali St. Way


  • Sven-Axel Månsson, professor at the Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Sweden, reads Mu Sochua.
  • Maj-Inger Klingvall, ambassador and senior advisor at Swedish Foreign Office,
    reads Inez McCormack.
  • Thomas Ahlstrand, senior prosecutor at International Public Prosecution Office, Gothenburg, Sweden, reads Annabella De Leon.
  • Bartholomew Oshionebo, Professor of Dramatic Arts, University of Abuja, reads Farida Azizi
  • Jennifer Osammor, actress, shortlisted for Best Actor (Male & Female) in The Future Awards in 2009, Lagos, reads Mukhtar Mai.
  • Emem Obonguko, Phd student of Dramatic Arts, University of Abuja, reads Marina Pisklakova – Parker.
  • Carol King, actress, appearing in leading roles in MNET produced series including “Edge of Paradise” and I need to Know”, Lagos, reads Hafsat Abiola.

For more information and bookings, please contact:
Sofia Ek
Embassy of Sweden
No. 41 T.Y. Danjuma Street
Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria
Telephone: +234 9 87 46 913
Fax: +870 7 82 24 87 89
E-mail: [email protected]


  1. jennietobbie

    November 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    good job Nigeria.

  2. απϑ

    November 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I love Caroline King!!!! Good woman!!

  3. Jenifa

    November 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Who is Hafsat Abiola? Iknow she is a an advocate for women’s rights, but what has she done? where can i see her work and impact she has madE? thanks

  4. choc'late

    November 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    A free show!?!! like really?? Thats a first>>>

  5. brendz

    November 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    caroline king does only theatre and television…bella…she isnt a nollywood actor

  6. deebubu

    November 15, 2010 at 11:26 am

    J’adore Caroline king!!!
    And No BN she is NOT a nollywood actor

  7. Oscar

    February 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Carol, you are the best and really I am in love with you. The comportment, tone of voice when to raise or drop it. You are so good. The costume fit you so well. Where have you been?. You have been marked for greater things my dear, watch it.

  8. Emily - Kenya

    May 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Caroline King, I can’t trace any woman who compares to you. Its so obvious that, that gift in you is God-given. You are such a great woman. I emulate you, the Best Role Model I ever had. God bless you.

  9. Emily

    May 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Caroline King, I can’t trace any woman who compares to you. Its so obvious that, that gift in you is God-given. You are such a great woman to emulate. The Best Role Model I ever had. God bless you.

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