Last December and the one before, Bolanle Austen-Peters of Terra Kulture set Lagos ablaze with her Broadway style production, Saro the Musical. This year, history is about to repeat itself as Wakaa! the Musical, a Bolanle-Austen Peters production is set to hit the stage from December 30th through to January 3rd at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Boasting a 60-man cast and crew, Wakaa! The Musical is a play about the trials, successes and experiences of six young graduates with varied backgrounds.
The story reveals the struggles and challenges young people face in present-day Nigeria and abroad and is a strong satire on Nigerian politics. Written by Tunde Babalola, the play will be directed by Austen-Peters herself haven taken a course in directing at the University of Southern Illinois, Carbon-Dale, United States.
Ayo Ajayi and Gbenga Yusuf will retain their positions as music and dance directors, with two choreographers Paulo Sisiano (who also starred in Saro the Musical) and Justin Ezirem.
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