By Gbenga Bada
Fela Ten Twenty, the audio adaptation of Fela! On Broadway is set to premiere on Clubhouse, a popular drop-in audio chat platform on May 15, 2021.
The audio adaptation of the musical broadway show will broadcast to over 20 million members across the world including Nigerians.
The audio adaptation is scheduled to run on two different shows on May 15 and May 16, 2021, at Clubhouse.
Stephen Hendel, the original lead producer of the Broadway Show, FELA! announced that the audio adaptation was written and directed by filmmaker Funa Maduka.
According to a statement from the producers, the proceeds from the show will support GEANCO, whose David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship provides full tuition, healthcare, and social and psychological support to young female survivors of terrorism and gender inequality.
Fela Ten Twenty, the title of the audio adaptation, will also feature music production to be recorded in Lagos, Nigeria by The Cavemen.
The production will feature a talented cast of actors from Nigeria, the UK, and the US, including Sir Marcell as Fela Kuti, Jumoké Fashola as Funmilayo Kuti, NC Grey as Najite- a Kalakuta Queen, Nneamaka Nwadei as Omolara- a Kalakuta Queen, Malikat Rufai as Sandra Izsadore, Uche Ogodi as J.K. Braimah, Comfort Dangana as DJ Switch, Adeola Adebari as Tunde, Muhammed Agboluaje as the Driver, LaToya Ransom as the Radio Journalist and Aliu Ajala as the Babalawo.