An engaging story, exciting musical numbers, beautiful message, says director, Austen-Peters
Otedola, Adeyemi, Ndukwe, Osimkpa to star in musical
WHEN confronted by a group of young political radicals who are fed up with how the country is being managed, what should the response of leadership and citizens be? And how should the confrontation be handled for the good of the land? And then an Igbo man and a Fulani woman meet in unusual circumstances in the midst of the chaos and decide to pitch tent together. Now they have chosen to share the story of their romance starting in 1957, on the brink of Nigeria’s independence, and how the country’s chequered political history has shaped their love and life. Through music, romance and engaging dramatic manueovering, Motherland the Musical tells the story of Nigeria: the past, the present and hopes for the future.
Motherland the Musical will hit Lagos stage at Terra Kulture Arena from Friday, December 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023. It’s a produced of Bolanle Austen-Peters of BAP Productions and Terra Kulture, and is directed by award-winning theatre and film director, Bolanle Austen-Peters. It features an amazing cast consisting of Temi Otedola, Tosin Adeyemi, KelvinMary Ndukwe, Uzo Osimkpa and more who will give scintillating performances to enliven Lagos festive season as is usual with BAP Productions over the years.
The director, Austen-Peters, described her vision for the musical as “a showcase of the story of Nigeria, highlighting the beauty of our different cultures while also acknowledging the perspective of young people who want to be a part of the change that should take this country to greater heights. It will be an entertaining, colourful and rich show with an engaging story, exciting musical numbers and a beautiful message.”
Bolanle Austen-Peters (BAP) Productions is always committed to showcasing of Nigeria’s rich and varied culture, the experiences, and the glamour through the interpretive platforms of the arts. With almost a decade of experience under its belt, the company has produced nine plays that have been performed on three continents including Saro the Musical, Wakaa the Musical, Fela and The Kalakuta Queens and Death and the King’s Horseman, written by Wole Soyinka. BAP Productions has also produced five movies that have been box office hits, number one on Netflix Nigeria, and have screened at film festivals all over the world. The projects have garnered numerous award nominations and wins including Best Movie West Africa at the 2022 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (Collision Course) and Best Nigerian Film at the 2022 African Movie Academy Awards (Man of God).
Terra Kulture Arts and Studios Limited is an educational and recreational organization set up in 2003 to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian languages, arts and culture.
Show performance schedules Motherland the Musical outlined as follows: Friday, December 23, 2022, the show starts 7:00pm and on Saturday, December 24, 2022 will have two show at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. On December 26 through December 31, 2022, there will be two shows at 3:00pm and 7:00pm except December 30 that has one show at 7:00pmJan 1 – 3pm & 7pm and January 2, 2022 with two shows at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets for all the shows are available at www.terrakulture.com. The VVIP experience comes with increased comfort with seats that have extra legroom, drinks and canapés, and a gift bag with show merchandise.