Nollywood Actress, Genevieve Nnaji Stars In New Audio Play “Fela Ten Twenty”

Date: 12-05-2021 7:07 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji will join the cast of the audio adaptation of FELA – ‘Fela Ten Twenty’, written and directed by filmmaker Funa Maduka.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the organizers said the audio play would be premiered on Clubhouse, the popular drop-in audio chat platform, on May 15 and May 16, with shows at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on both days.

The clubhouse is a social platform, built around “drop-in audio chat”, featuring ephemeral real-time voice conversations that any user can listen to but cannot record.

The statement said the proceeds from the show would support GEANCO, whose work provides full-tuition, healthcare, and social and psychological support to young female survivors of terrorism and gender inequality in Nigeria and across the continent.

The statement quoted Nnaji as saying: “The contemporary issues highlighted in the script are what sold me; this is an artful retelling of Fela’s story and I’m honored to be a part of it.

“I grew up on radio plays and the experience is nostalgic for me – the power of voice to influence minds and touch hearts is undeniable.”


Fela Ten Twenty, the title of the audio adaptation, will feature an exciting new interpretation of Bill T. Jones’ and Jim Lewis’ Original FELA! Script, framing the ongoing #EndSARS movement in the context of Fela Kuti’s legacy.

Music for the production would be recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, by The Cavemen, the widely-celebrated band rekindling Nigerian highlife with their new album Roots.

Funa Maduka, writer, director and producer of Fela Ten Twenty, commended the actress for her efforts to see the play come to reality.

Posted: at 12-05-2021 07:07 AM (1 month ago) | Hero

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