Award-winning Bolanle Austen-Peters has been commissioned to produce “Queen Moremi ‘The Musical by The Ooni of Ife’s Foundation, House of Oduduwa.
The play is an authentic African superheroine story that brings to life the rich and colourful ancestral #Yoruba heritage through the deeds of the Amazon, Queen Moremi – using live music, dance and costumes.
According to Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, the historical play which will include performances by seasoned acting talent, is scheduled to hit the Lagos stage from the 21st of December 2018 to the 2nd of January 2019. There will be a command performance for His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife on the 23rd of December 2018, at the prestigious Terra Kulture Arena, in Victoria Island Lagos and there are plans for the production to have a global tour that may include the U.K, Europe and the U.S later in 2019.
Moremi was the daughter to one of Ife’s bravest hunter-warriors, Lukugba, and Princess Olunbe of Offa. Moremi was raised to question injustice and stand up for the oppressed no matter who they were or where they came from. When love came calling, she answered but there is always a price to pay.
Casting to include actors/actresses such as Bimbo Manuel, Bambam of Big Brother Nigeria, veteran Nollywood stars Kunle Afolayan, Femi Branch, Lala Akindoju, Deyemi Okanlawon and Kehinde Bankole. “The musical will relive the legendary tale of a woman who sacrificed everything; her marriage, her son and even the risk of death in order to secure the future of the people of Ile-Ife.
Theatre lovers in can look forward to another award-winning production from the talented Austen-Peters. Queen Moremi Ajasoro ‘The Musical’, is an epitome of courage and sacrifice for the greater good. About Austen-Peters: With the creation of Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions (BAP), in 2013, the theater production of SARO the Musical, received a number of accolades and reviews from the BBC and Sky news, and BAP has since produced five additional commissioned plays. This includes in December 2014 and April 2015 BAP producing SARO the Musical 2, at the Muson Centre involving music, drama and dance. Austen-Peters further produced a Broadway-style musical production titled Wakaa The Musical from 30 December 2015 to 3 January 2016 at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Check back here for more exciting news on the production.
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