Lagos audience was treated to a scintillating preview of Nigeria’s first indigenous music drama at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island.Meanwhile starting from next month, Bolanle Austen-Peters (BAP) Production will cause what is effectively a music drama revolution in a production that is conceived to compete favorably with America’s Broadway Musicals..
The press conference was Anchored by Jahman Anikulapo.
The long list was led by Lagos State Commissioner for Culture and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr. Disu Holloway, respected thespian, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Joke Silver, culture advocate, journalist and impresario, Mr. Ben Tomoloju and Tuface Idibia, Kate Henshaw, radio star, Yaw-Yaw and Prof. Ahmed Yerima,TV host and founder of EbonyTV, Mo Abudu, Omoba Yemisi Shyllon
In the 20-minute live preview of Saro, the Musical, the audience was taken through a journey of intense musical sound and unbelievable stage performance that blew them away.
Watch the snippet of the preview below:
Former Artistic Director of national Troupe and theatre lecturer at Redeemer University, Prof. Yerima simply said, “This is a wonderful piece; wonderful music and acting” and advised the producers not to make it too long.
Also, Holloway said Lagos State Government was doing a lot to encourage the arts, noting, “What I’ve seen excites me a lot. What struck me is the timing and sequencing of the music. We should create this in Lagos; we’re too busy running after acquisitions in Lagos. We should have it”.
The performance also captivated Ajayi-Lycett, who described the piece as wonderful, noting, “We don’t have enough of theatre in Lagos and Nigeria. This is wonderful; the music is glorious and acting wonderful. We taught the world to dance; we to stress it so that those who stole from us can actually own up to it”. She, however, expressed concern about what was in us as a people to reflect to the outside world.