By Anita Eboigbe
Abuja – Bolanle Austen-Peters, Founder, the Terra Kulture centre, Lagos says a musical stage play of Queen Moremi, the Yoruba legend is underway.
Queen Moremi is the fabled Ile Ife queen who bravely delivered her people from incessant attacks and sacrificed her only son in the process.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the stage adaptation ‘Queen Moremi: the musical’ will use acting and songs to tell the inspiring story.
The musical stage play is produced by Bolanle Austen Peters Productions, in collaboration with the House of Oduduwa.
Announcing the play, producer, Bolanle Austen-Peters on her instagram handle, @bolabap, stated: “Queen Moremi the musical – true African heroism. It isn’t a Wakandan fiction.
“In a time where the people of Ile-Ife needed a hero, an amazon sacrificed all to bring peace to the land.
“From the producers and directors of Saro the musical, Wakaa the musical and Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, Bolanle Austen-Peters productions and House of Oduduwa bring you Queen Moremi: the musical.
“The legendary story of bravery, love, pain and ultimate sacrifice, a breathtaking drama, Bolanle Austen-Peters said.
NAN reports that although no cast has been announced yet, the play will debut at the Terra Kulture Arena, Lagos on Dec. 21 and is expected to run till Jan 2, 2019.