Bolanle Austen Peters Productions’ Motherland The Musical’ is on display at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The musical, directed by theater and film director Bolanle Austen-Peters, will be on display from December 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023. It features performances by Francis Onwochei, Temi Otedola, Tosin Adeyemi, KelvinMary Ndukwe and Uzo Osimkpa. .
The musical is about a group of young political rallyists who, fed up with the state of affairs in the country, tell the story of a romance between an Igbo man and a Fulani woman that began in 1957, on the brink of Nigeria’s independence, and how the country’s history has shaped their love. Through music, romance and the necessary conversations, it tells the story of Nigeria, from the perspective of the past, the present and the hopes for the future.
Describing her vision for the musical, Austen-Peters said: “It is a showcase of the Nigerian story, highlighting the beauty of our diverse cultures, while recognizing the perspective of young people who want to be part of the change that takes this nation to greater heights. An entertaining, colorful show and it’s rich, with a compelling story, rousing musical numbers and a beautiful message.’
Other BAP productions include ‘Saro the Musical’, ‘Wakaa the Musical’, ‘Fela and The Kalakuta Queens’ and ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’.