"Wakaa! The Musical" is to become the first Nigerian musical to transition to London's West End in July. Producer Bolanle Austen-Peters is hoping that after a popular opening stint in Lagos, English audiences will welcome the production with open arms.
It's the second musical by Austen-Peters, who first tried her hand at the genre two years ago with "Saro." The musical tells the story of a group of Nigerian graduates, tracing their paths after making a wager at their ceremony. A satire and social commentary, it addresses issues faced by millennial Nigerians and their wider political context.