We still revel over the good time we had last year December with Fela and the Kalakuta queens at the Terra Kulture Arena, a memorable experience that still lingers in our hearts.
Well, it’s yet another opportunity for those who couldn’t experience this historical narrative of the great African legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti last year, to come encounter the classical roller coaster, this Easter.
MTN partnered with Bolanle Austeen-Peters Production (BAP) to launch FELA and the Kalakuta Queens, another musical that showcases different phases that culminated in Fela’s marriage to 27 ladies, at the state-of-the-art Terra Kulture Arena. They were a source of strength and inspirational support to Fela. They endured intimidation and torture from the Police and the general public.
This is the first time the story of the Kalakuta Queens is being told extensively, Bolanle Austen-Peters production has put together an amazing musical to talk about the life of Fela and the role the wonderful women in his life played. It is an iconic play that showcases the expertise of BAP productions after the success of Saro and Wakaa, and we are all proud to be a part of the production. It’s a beautiful story about Fela and how his queens shaped both his life and his music.
The story is about the young women who left their families and friends to live with the Abami Eda (weird one) and help popularize his music and negotiate power. This production centers on their trials and tribulations while also showcasing their victory as strong women.