Wakaa The Musical is a proudly Nigerian production, produced and directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters. The play will be showing in London from the 21st to the 25th of July 2016. It is the first time a Nigerian Musical will be showing at London’s West End.
The show’s Producer and Director, Bolanle Austen Peter expressed her excitement “This is coming in response to growing interests in productions of African origin across the globe, and various calls for us to take this production to the international community,” she said. “There is a large Nigerian and Afro – Caribbean population in London, who are interested and yearning to see world class productions such from Nigeria.”
Wakaa The Musical has the potential to boost cultural diplomacy and promote our cultural heritage abroad.
A socio cultural and contemporary entertainment production, Wakaa The Musical in London will celebrate the diverse yet homogeneous people and culture of Nigeria, which has attracted the endorsement and support of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, the National Pension Commission and the Bank of Industry.
It will provide the highly talented and creative youths involved in the production with opportunities to experience the UK creative space and technology driving the UK creative industry.
The venue for the play is at The Shaw theatre, 100-110 Euston Road London’s West End. The cast members of the production are Bimbo Manuel, Patrick Diabua, Nengi Adoki, Dolapo Oni, Ozzy Agu, Jolomi Amuka, amongst others.
TICKET SALES: Booking Line: 0844 248 5075, Group Bookings 0844 8442121
SHOW DATES AND TIME
- July 21 – 7pm
- July 22 – 7pm
- July 23 – 3pm and 7pm
- July 24 – 3pm and 7pm
- July 25 – 7pm
See photos from Wakaa The Musical press conference in London
Sponsors & Partners
Wakaa The Musical London has been made possible by the support of MIXTA AFRICA, MTN, PENCOM, BANK OF INDUSTRY, NIGERIAN EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL, the Nigerian Ministry of Culture and Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Africa Magic, Ebony life TV, TV Continental, Africa Movie Channel, Beats FM, Wakanow, IBST, Elufowoju jr Ensemble, DJA MEDIA, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi amongst others have agreed to partner.
We further wish to bring to your attention the following events that are lined up in London as part of the Wakaa The Musical London activities.
1) There will be a talk organized and sponsored by the British Council and the UK Department of Culture facilitated in partnership with Chatham house. The United Kingdom’s Minister of Culture and members of parliament will be in attendance and other high profile leaders of the creative industry in UK. This is scheduled to hold on the 20th of July at the Pullman Hotel, London.
2) A cocktail reception sponsored by MIXTA Africa and the Nigerian High Commission in the UK, the UK diplomatic community, business leaders and top UK government officials, The Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture will be in attendance at this event. This will be held at the Pullman Hotel by 6pm before the show on the 22nd of July. More details will be sent to you as we draw nearer the dates and as schedules are firmed up.
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About Wakaa the Musical
Wakaa The Musical is a play about the trials, successes and experiences of graduates with varied backgrounds, a wager between them after graduation has a twist when the realities of life and the folly of their choices hit them. Eventually they reunite, coming full circle. The story reveals the struggles and challenges young people face in present day Nigeria and abroad. Wakaa The Musical takes you on an emotional roller coaster and is a strong satire of Nigeria’s politics. A family-orientated 2-hour stage musical extravaganza of drama, comedy, live music & dance, Wakaa The Musical explores the scheming, intrigues, betrayals and games people play in life.