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From Screen to Stage??! Dolapo Oni Sijuwade to star in Play Adaptation of “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” in London

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Media personality Dolapo Oni Sijuwade is set to perform on stage, in London this July.

The actress will be starring in the stage play adaptation of the well read novel The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin. 

Baba Segi has three wives, seven children, and a mansion filled with riches. But now he has his eyes on Bolanle, a young university graduate wise to life’s misfortunes. When Bolanle responds to Baba Segi’s advances, she unwittingly uncovers a secret which threatens to rock his patriarchal household to the core.

The cast includes Jumoké Fashola (Inspirit, BBC Radio London’s Sunday Breakfast Show; Dirty Little Secrets, London Festival of Cabaret), Christina Oshunniyi (Ife, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Center; One Session, First Star Studios), Layo-Christina Akinlude (The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s Globe; The Cane, Bush Theatre), and Marcy Dolapo Oni (Iya-Ile, Soho Theatre; The Marcy Project, OHTV) as Baba Segi and his wives.

The cast will also include Ayo-Dele Edwards, Tania Nwachukwu, Diana Yekinni, Ayan De First, and Usifu Jalloh.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is a scandalous, engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria. The bestselling novel bursts on to the stage in a vivid adaptation by Caine Award-winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde.

Femi Elufowoju will direct the multi-talented West African ensemble in the UK premiere production, featuring live Yoruba music, songs and dance.

Check out the flier below:

9 Comments

  1. Bolaji

    May 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    This is so exciting.
    The book is hilarious, I still gisted my colleagues about it last week I hope they get a great crew. Cannot wait for it to come to Terrakulture!

  2. whocares

    May 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGMGOMGOMGOMGG… OMG!!! off to buy tickets! ooh bn thank you!!!1

  3. Hotchick

    May 18, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Need this in naija.

  4. Ocean Beauty

    May 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    When it’s your time, it’s your time. Happy this book it’s gaining the prominence it deserves. I’m still praying for whoever took my hard copy of the book.

  5. o

    May 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Dolapo is a very good actress actually so I’m not surprised.

  6. Mee2

    May 18, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I love that book. So hilarious!

  7. May

    May 18, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    One of my favorite! ?

  8. tunmi

    May 20, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    She would be perfect as the new wife. oh when will this play come to the US?

  9. T

    June 23, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I read and love this book! Does anyone know when the play will come to America?

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