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The Stars of the Nigerian Stage Adaptation of “For Coloured Girls” are Bright & Beautiful on the December 2011 cover of TW Magazine



TW Magazine presents its end-of-the-year edition and it’s positively bursting with colour!

The cover is the most vibrant one yet, featuring the all-star cast of the Nigerian adaptation of the American stage play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf“.

The cast includes power-houses like Joke Silva, Ireti Doyle, Tiwa Savage and Dolapo Marcy Oni and introduces startlets like Olajumoke Bello, Reanne Opia and Matilda Obaseki. The stars are all wearing colour-popping creations by renowned designer, Ituen Basi and the result is a cover photograph that is so visually arresting, you literally can’t tear your eyes away.

Check out some more photographs from the inside spread and while you’re at it, don’t miss the fashion pages which features another ode to the apparent theme of the edition: “colour me beautiful!

The Fashion Pages

Cover Credits
Photography: Moussa Moussa
Stylist: Tayo Shonekan
Make-up: Zaron
Hair: Aislynn Adewale @ The Hair Whisperer | Roland @ Bobby’s Signature
Lace outfits & ankara outfits: Ituen Basi
Embellished t-shirts: Aimas

Fashion Spread
Photography: Moussa Moussa
Stylist: Tayo Shonekan
Hair & Make-up: Zaron
Purple hooded dress: iamISIGO
Green dress: iamISIGO
Peach blouse & cream skirt ensemble: Mi-le


  1. demie

    December 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    yaaay my sis. i luv u olajumoke bello. am so proud of u.

  2. Busola O

    December 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Fabulous stuff, TW magazine!

  3. ifyoma

    December 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm


    • Alero

      December 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      u see urself, u are not even 2nd. Pls respect yaself & think next time.

  4. stian

    December 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    hoping for a fantastic show!!!!…. beautiful..

  5. BukiOni

    December 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Dolapo looks gorge, I love her checkbones and feline features. Looks like it’s set to be a very good production. Well done ladies.

  6. dyn

    December 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I loooooove the colors

  7. chinwe

    December 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Matilda Obaseki,nice to see u,love her to bits in Tinsel.

    • u-jay

      December 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      u r not alone on dis 1.i luv luv luv luv matilda

  8. nich

    December 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    all this copying of americans is just rubbish…..

  9. konnie

    December 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Ms I shall not copy from Americanism, please write your own play make we take am act now?

    • ngum

      December 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      it’s an adaptation. give it a chance. might just be great. adaptations are nothing new in art.

  10. Ifeoma

    December 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Cast coulda been better

  11. Obi

    December 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    If you call this copying, well you are entitled to your opinion. Its a free world afterall. But, I don’t see this as copying. This is taking something good and sharing it with others who can benefit from it. On the other hand, wearing suits and ties to work everyday … now that’s copying.

    • Bisqo

      December 19, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      wish there was a like button… well said!!!

  12. @_Iyore

    December 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Good stuff

  13. Demmy

    December 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with an adaptation or your own version of something. Americans copy too so there’s no big deal there. I love Matilda Obaseki. She doesn’t resemble the crazy psychopath she plays in Tinsel as Angela. She looks really nice.

  14. nollywood

    December 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Ahhhh JOKE SILVA ever RADIANT.

  15. mee2

    December 19, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    no one is trying to copy anyone. coloured girls was originally a poem not a play, so there can be different renditions of the poem. if this is about copying then that means tyler perry copied too. we’ve had instances where a movie was made from a broadway play. so stop hating. BTW iretiola doyle is giving the younger girls a run for their money.

  16. auntie

    December 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    y is tiwa looking wrong in the other 2 pictures? on d cover she looks nice, but the kind bone wey she dey bone, abi na fierceness, no good o

  17. missy

    December 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    ireti doyle is one fine woman sha

  18. ola

    December 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    who re all these pple calling it copying, its called adaptation. Copying is all those stupid nollywood movies that will just take the same story line that we all know and then make a movie of it with an entirely different name… abegi… if you don’t have any thing nice to say keep it to urself… loads of pple bring negative energy on here

  19. Oladips

    December 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    beautiful cover

  20. Darkvixen

    December 20, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Commentators on BN, una no go kill person o.

  21. koko

    December 20, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Joke, you look wonderful keep it up.

    Here is to you ladies…looking wonderful

  22. dave

    December 20, 2011 at 4:57 am


    • lade

      December 20, 2011 at 8:41 am

      If only you have given an extra 5 seconds to your thought process, you would not have said something as unbelivable as this….**SMH**. Think before you talk.

    • Gidi

      December 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

      People like you cause harm to the wider society with your kind of silly comments.
      Suicide is not an issue in the Nigerian society????
      Dude, stop that joke. It ain’t funny t all.

    • jj

      December 20, 2011 at 11:21 am

      You are totally wrong about suicide not being a nigerian issue. Suicide is a bit problem in Nigerian it is just not talked about and is sadly still a taboo subject.

    • datgidigirl

      December 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      are you a woman? Do you claim to know all the issues of women? Does it not strike you as odd that the women see no such issue and you a man by the name of ‘Dave’ claims to know all about. Please go and do research. a. This summer there were two publicized suicides in Nigeria. Everyone was talking about it. keep up and ask around. b. The new Lepa Shandy look is in fashion in Nigeria. I remember Ini Edo was called fat so much that she went and lost weight. Please get it together. –

  23. dave

    December 20, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Another issue is that Naija girls are not under the same pressure as black American women to be skinny. In fact, in Naija society, its the skinny girls that are usually ridiculed the most.

    • Tiki

      December 21, 2011 at 10:41 am

      Caveman alert! I think you have been asleep for the last 50 or so years…

  24. Roselyn

    December 20, 2011 at 6:36 am

    This is great stuff esp for a lady @Christmas… thanks People!

  25. joy

    December 20, 2011 at 8:30 am

    for once they did not over edit tiwa saveges face lmao

  26. bimbs

    December 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Tiwa savage luks exceptnally pretty when she covers up.

  27. per

    December 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Ireti i love ur look, u even look younger than everyone.

  28. Chioma

    December 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Aunty Joke’s hair no work. I no gbadu am. Nice pix ladies!!!

  29. trich

    December 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm


  30. mekhi phifa

    December 20, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Honestly d show should be BASED on Ethnicity/ Tribalism dts is a bitter truth dt we face in ds country n plsssss NOT Racism. As a tribalist( I am) d “Cast” is so much a section of d 9ja (West) but who cares anyway!

  31. ade

    December 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    They all look fabulous, but they should not write coloured girls, dis is nigeria we all colored they used color in american bcos there is white & black, and their history too

  32. Adiya

    December 21, 2011 at 2:34 am

    They all look so pretty and classy. I love eeet!!!

  33. NativePals

    December 21, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Wow, Nigerian women looking beautiful. Beautiful pics here for a magazine

  34. L.A. Chick

    December 21, 2011 at 7:04 am


  35. no dignity

    December 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Lovely…if u ask me, jokes hair…..d colour not so flattering,

  36. iTawa

    December 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Love Ms Joke Silva, but I hope they paid for the right to adapt this movie??? cuz I’m pretty sure Tyler Perry did! I’m so sick n tired of naija’s plagiarism….#enufsaid


      December 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

      Yes, they paid for the rights

  37. iTawa

    December 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Burriful cast btw

  38. iTawa

    December 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Oh that’s great! now let the show begin…Thanks BN 🙂

  39. Kim K

    December 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    This is beautiful.coping makes the world goes round.

  40. ashi

    December 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    very beautiful….we are too much o, like for real!

  41. dave

    December 22, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Don’t mind them jare, they are just a bunch of yankee wannabe’s. Naija is a racially homogenous nation (read: we are all colored) and they make a story about yankee people dealing with yankee issues. Can’t they come up with there own production focusing on issues that solely affect naija women like unemployment, sexual harassment, “aristo” runs, sexual slavery in the Edo area? Yet they doing a movie about yankee women, how splendid.

    • nene

      December 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      First of all it is not a movie, it is a play, second it is an adaptation of a book and you should know that women of colour (any colour that is not white / oyinbo) all over the world, face similar issues. All the things you mentioned are faced by women everywhere but are called different things.
      There is also a reason it is called and adaptation – cos it is being molded an fitted (ADAPTED) to fit the Nigerian context. SO maybe you should learn more about the whole thing before you start making comments.

  42. Reina

    December 22, 2011 at 9:49 am

    also proud of Jumoke. It’s great to see my girl J becoming a superstar.

  43. BigBen

    December 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I don’t have any problem with the adaption per se, the issues that the movie brought up bear some relations to what goes on in Nigeria contrary to what Dave says here, but Dave isn’t altogether wrong so quit the chastising. I would hope that some of the other more prevalent issues in Nigeria are included and the less prevalent ones that the movie/play suggested are reconstructed to fit or removed. My main issue really is with the title…I would rather have it be titled “Girls” than “For Colored Girls” because as Dave suggests, Nigeria is racially homogeneous and this title subtly introduces the issue of race that frankly we are not equipped to handle…Honestly, I found the movie very depressing and I absolutely hated the fact that it was called “For Colored Girls” because it planted in the minds of black girls (because frankly the word colored was just included for political correctness) that their plight was pain and sorrow…I am yet to see one movie about “colored girls” that shows the greener side without putting twist on attitudes or pitching career and life for a colored woman…that is the first step empowering women, showing them empowered and not withered.

    PS: I honestly cannot picture a naija man killing his children regardless of how drunk he is, if he even did, he will be sure to add himself in the mix…just saying

    • ngum

      December 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      sorry, i think i typed the wrong reply before. i agree with you. an adaptation needs to reflect the realities in Nigeria. it could be v interesting.

    • Beebee

      December 23, 2011 at 5:45 am

      If u haven’t seen this adaptation then don’t criticize it, for all you know it could have been modified to address the common issues Nigerian women face. Please can someone comment after watching the play? BTW BigBen I really can’t picture an American man offering his children for money rituals.

    • BigBen

      December 24, 2011 at 3:32 am

      And your point is???? do you read any criticisms there???

  44. onyia eucheria

    December 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    gorgeous, @jokesylvia; i envy ur beautiful skin, even at 50. big ups mam.

  45. Yhemmi

    December 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Its a good thing naija is begining to adapt the ways of the west… just like dave said, i would rather they focus on real issues affecting nigerian women; polygamy, cheating husbands, lay back husbands, mental disorders with family members, inlaws, sexual harrassments in the work place…. these are a few of the issuee that affect us.

  46. @MoyoMamora

    December 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Interesting concept….

  47. Wand

    December 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Nice concept btw,I agree with all BigBen said.Nigerians are as homogenous as they come,we are not COLOURED!!! We shud make more movies on women empowerment and stop reminding them of how vulnerable they are in the society,as it makes them used to the idea that things would never change.I’m sure the adaptation wud be very nice esp. with the wonderful cast.
    Can’t wait to see it *fingers crossed*

  48. adanne

    February 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I don’t think referring to a bunch of Nigerian women as coloured is out of place. We are racially homogenous true but that does not equate to an absence of colour. If we are black, we are women of colour afterall. In South Africa,’coloured’ means mainly the people Malaysia who do not fall under the legal definitions of white, black, Indian or Chinese, while also meaning a cross between white and black races. I believe that a title can be descriptive or explanatory of the subject matter, of coure these functions are not mutually exclusive.

  49. B. A-D

    February 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

    colored did not actually mean black to the poet who wrote the original work(look that up)
    also look up the word ‘adaptation’
    why d some of you think the naija situation is so different anyway? it isnt. some dude was talking about aristos and all, they’ve got that in the U.S big time as in… trafficking, ritual murder,
    y cant a nigerian man kill his children? is his bone marrow made of latex? aren’t many of our men secretly gay and refusing to accept the truth?
    aren’t many of our women unable to speak up to their men even when they know they are cheating like mad and probably sharing STDs like free condoms?
    Aren’t many mothers so desperate to become blind to their situations that they turn to religion and bury themselves in it to hide their guilt?
    arent many of our women been physically abused every day?
    aren’t many of our young women living loose lives just because they have troubled pasts and can’t look at themselves in their mirrors anymore, they sleep with men to squeeze out every atom of ‘love’ they can find like scavengers at a refuse dump?
    a former colleague of mine committed suicide last year and another one about three years ago in a toilet in his church. aren’t teenagers getting abortions in back alleys in Naija? or u tink say we no get back alley? ive lived in both Northern and southern parts of Nigeria and ive also lived in the U.S.
    please let us stop this ridiculous pretense that all is well in our society when nothing is…Dave or whatever you call yourself, when i make enough money to buy an island, i will drown you around it, walahi…talk about what you know….i can’t stand up to give a speech about balls or what its like to be a man cos i’m not.
    Nuff Said

  50. Damilola Adepoju

    February 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I can’t believe I jst checked this blog out for the first time after all I av heard bout it!

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