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Theater Meets Fashion as “Kakadu – The Musical” Hits the Stage!

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Since it’s premiere in May 2013, Nigeria’s first stage musical Kakadu, has been a journey of song, dance, drama and timeless fashion.

At the behest of the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Kakadu returned to the Muson Centre in December 2013 after a successful run at the Calabar Festival. It was then presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as Nigeria’s export to the world.

Kakadu was also showcased at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and is billed to tour the world.

Check out photos of the cast below.

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Governor Liyel Imoke & Obioma Imoke

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Governor Liyel Imoke & The Cast

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Governor Fashola & The Cast

Live in theater!

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Credits

Originator/ Executive Producer: Uche Nwokedi
Co-Producer: Winifred Nwokedi
Director: Kanayo Omo
Photography: Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Contributing Editor: Ifeoma Williams
Hair: Ugochukwu Igbokwe [Make Me]
Makeup: Bayo Haastrup
Costume:  Fruition Image Consultants Ltd.
Styling: Ifeoma Williams & Favour Olugu
Copywriter: Justina Dika-Oha
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33 Comments

  1. zoe

    May 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    wow whoever styled this shoot did a good job at capturing that era. I hear the days of the 60s remain the best till date!

  2. Tom

    May 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Beautify! Kelechi Amadi Obi of life

  3. Victory

    May 8, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    It is good to see the arts thrive in Nigeria, not all this shake your behind productions#jestsaying

  4. onlyyouwakacome

    May 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Ok nice!

  5. MissC

    May 8, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Ok impressive, they have done alot in under a year. Are the producers full time? I see a SAN there

  6. Artlover

    May 8, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Wow the lighting and effect, when next is it showing bellanaija?

  7. Beht why

    May 8, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    This is beautiful..

  8. Chibokgirl

    May 8, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Ok no wonder, Kanayo Omo is quiet pedigree

  9. Tee

    May 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Beautiful! MAkes me feel like am looking at Mad MEd characters, oh i love the hair!#oldsoul

    • Tee

      May 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Mad Men characters i meant

  10. Lostinsomewhere

    May 8, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Oh i am such a huge Kakadu fan. I am not Nigerian but i think that every Nigerian should see it. Saw it, loved it, love it!

  11. Lattie

    May 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Lala is everywhere there days o! ok Nice

    • Idak

      May 9, 2014 at 1:19 am

      She is that good.

  12. zumbagirl

    May 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Yaya i saw the play in december, it was at muson. But where are other cast members? Tina Mba, Nobert Yong? Nice one

  13. Kiss

    May 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Kakadu is such an experience, the music is divine, simples! Do they have CDs?

  14. Dana

    May 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Some household names, Bayo, Ugo, Ifeoma, Kelechi. Awesome bound!

  15. Searching

    May 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Who is the girl in the golden dress in the middle of the 4th picture?

  16. applauding

    May 8, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Some shallow people will look at these pictures and talk rubbish now. This is beautiful, all elements-Hair , make-up and style truly interpreted that era. This is art at its zenith.

    • Bleed Blue

      May 9, 2014 at 9:44 am

      LOL! Why this prediction though? And there you go…everyone so far is full of appreciation.

  17. yup!

    May 8, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    first to comment? yaay!!

  18. Indy

    May 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Well put together. I wish Nigeria could become as peaceful and united we learnt it was back then. Endless possibilities. Kudos to Ifeoma Williams and Fruition Image Consultants for the great PR!

  19. Quirky

    May 9, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I wanna watch a stage play. They never do one in Abuja. *sadface. In other news shekau or whatever your name is #bringbackourgirls.

  20. 5'5

    May 9, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Kakadu is an amazing play. loved it! but the CDs dont play! bought two, none played! sigh.

    • ilovelove

      May 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

      awwww really? so sorry. where did you get them from though?

  21. Turi

    May 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Kakadu was a wonderful experience and it was nicely put together. Acting, singing, plot and theme were well thought out and awesome. I have another level of respect for their musical director and project fame trainer (dont remember his name) he was inspiring. Lets not forget Bongolipso, Nobert, Gloria and of course Lala…

    • Aibee

      May 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

      “Uncle” Ben Ogbeiwi!

      I missed this when it staged in Lagos and I interpreted BN’s headline to mean it was coming back. Was already making plans to skip work to go see it. Bring back Kakadu, please

  22. Steve

    May 9, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Completely lovely bella how did you get this ? I feel you sha …

  23. fav

    May 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I saw Kakadu twice and each time it was breathe taking and captivating. Its such an amazing play; the drama, music and ohhh the fashion!!! I love their interpretation of Naija’s fashion in the 60s.

  24. Bibi

    May 9, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Amazing show! I applaud everyone who had a hand in making this such a great show. Especially the Fruition team. Fabulous job guys!

  25. Cheliz

    May 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    i love kakadu, the voices are out of this world.

    chelizrubycube.blogspot.com

  26. Expectantly Hopeful

    May 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks for bringing back theater art……….Great

  27. Lush

    May 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    So happy to see Kakadu here..I can’t get over Lala’s performance of that Igbo song was awesome. i cried each time. Can’t remember the name

  28. Somebody

    May 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Love this! When will it be back in Lagos? The dates on their site are not updated. Thanks.

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