Fela and the Kalakuta Queens will be performing on the South Africa’s stage on the 27th March until 7th April 2019.
In this regard, the Bolanle Austen-Peters (BAP) Productions will be taking the world-renowned story of Legend, Fela Kuti to the South African State Theatre.
This was made known by the director of the productions, Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters. She recalled that this production will be the first ever Nigerian musical that will be showcased by the South African theatre.
In her words:
“This is a phenomenal development. It is gratifying to know that my production is the first ever musical from Nigeria to be showcased by the South African State Theatre. This is a validation that Nigerian theatre and musicals have come to stay. In line with the Federal Government’s desire to export non-oil products, theatre has emerged as one sector that is living up to that expectation. With over 60 people being taken to South Africa. This is indeed a new dawn.” “Nigerians form a strong community in promoting Nigerian and African culture in notable cities around the globe. We believe that a historic and cultural production like Fela and the Kalakuta Queens will be received well in South Africa – considering Fela’s iconic status and the increasing interest in afrobeat internationally.”