Last year we saw star actresses stage a quick play in Mushin Market in Lagos (click here if you missed it) as they promoted the debut season of Hear Word! so we are pretty excited to see what this Sophomore edition will have in store.
Hear Word! is a collection of skits based on the true life experiences of inequality from Nigerian women from different regions and walks of life. Humorous and poignant, the stories reveal deep social, political and cultural norms that confine and limit the potential of women across Africa and the diaspora. It is aimed at showcasing the best of Nigerian performance art that challenges the status quo with a focus on empowering women and transforming society.
Produced and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa, the show generously serves up powerful performances from a cast of extraordinary Nigerian actresses- Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Kate Henshaw, Bimbo Akintola, Omonor, Elvina Ibru, Deborah Ohiri, Lala Akindoju, Zara Udofia, Rita Edward, Ufuoma McDermott and Odenike.
The costumes are by Nigerian designer, Ituen Basi.
Yesterday, there was a launch of the Sophomore edition of Hear Word! – Naija Woman Talk True at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria.
Check on it!
Photo Credit: Hear Word!