The premiere of the highly anticipated, MTN Foundation-sponsored, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens closed to a standing ovation on Sunday night. The play, produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions, is about the relationship between Fela and his wives, and the inspiration behind some of his greatest hits.
The play shines a light on the life of the late Afrobeat legend, with effortless delivery by the all Nigerian cast and crew, some of whom are graduates of the MTN Foundation Sponsored MUSON Music Scholars programme.
Fela and the Kalakuta Queens is sponsored by MTN Foundation under its Arts & Culture Cause; aimed at facilitating the reawakening of the theatre dimension of Nigerian Arts & Culture, and telling positive Nigerian stories.
Under the Arts & Culture Cause, MTN Foundation also sponsored Saro the Musical, Wakaa! The Musical this year.
Fela and the Kalakuta Queens will be staged at Terra Kulture from Sunday, December 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Keep up with the show and all the highlights by following the hashtag #FelaAndTheKalakutaQueens and @MTNFoundationNG on social media.
See photos from the screening below;