Stage sensation "Wakaa!" becomes first Nigerian musical to hit London

Story highlights

  • After performing to 10,000 people in Lagos, "Wakaa! The Musical" is traveling to the UK
  • Opening on July 22, 2016 at the Shaw Theatre, producer Bolanle Austen-Peters hopes to attract a new group of fans

(CNN)It's big, it's bold and it's politically charged. Brace yourselves: "Wakaa! The Musical" is coming.

The hit Nigerian show by Bolanle Austen-Peters is due to transfer to London's West End in July, making it the first Nigerian musical to make it to the British capital.
    It's no small feat to land a slot in London's world-class theater district, but the sell-out musical by Terra Kulture has pedigree, playing to 10,000 people over twelve shows in Lagos earlier this year. The show was so popular during its first stint, people were offering to pay to stand in the aisles, according to Austen-Peters.