House of Oduduwa & Rejuvenee In Collaboration With Bolanle Austen-Peters Production, Teases Cast For Queen Moremi ‘The Musical’
Queen Moremi ‘The Musical’ crew has big plans in the works and is starting their Musical, the most anticipated live theater show on December 21st 2018 in Terra Kulture, Lagos. One of the many superlatives that is bound to arrive in discussions of Queen Moremi is the costume work of Bolanle Austen-Peters’ creative team, the cast are adorned in Ife’s ”native” glam, from the 12th Century.
The artistry in this costumes were on display in an array of new character posters that show off the beautiful culture of the YORUBAS in general. Queen Moremi’s costume is famously made from the 19th century attires for the royal house of Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
AMVCA Award Winner Omotola Jalade Ekehinde explained, ”Throughout my journey rehearsing for Queen Moremi ‘The Musical’, I experienced a glimpse of the torment she encountered when torn between neglecting her vow, or sacrificing her only child”.
Lala Akindoju to play the character Esimirin, the river goddess, who chose Ela Olurogbo, Queen Moremi’s only son as thanksgiving sacrifice for their successful defeat against the Rafia enemies.
Head of content for the House of Oduduwa Rotimi Adelegan, plays the character Oranmiyan, great prince of Ife, king of the Yorubas and prime heir to Oduduwa.
Bamike Olawunmi, a fast rising actress in the African movie scene recognized for her stellar performance in Child of the World, a documentary that lends its voice against societal abuse of the girl child, makes her debut in theatre.
Theatre producer & director, Bolanle Austen-Peters teases, “Selecting the cast to feature in Queen Moremi the Musical was quite delicate, fitting each character thoroughly was an ordeal as this isn’t fiction but the life story of a Queen Warrior”.
Ambassador to the Queen Moremi Ajasoro Initiative and Executive Director of the Queen Moremi “‘The Musical’, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi also said, “Queen Moremi is a global representation of the present day Queen Warrior, being a queen was never only to be behind the scenes, but also getting in the forefront of solving mystery battles, which is pretty remarkable and we are not going to shy away from that”.
Featured in the cast reveal posters are Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Rotimi Adelegan, Bimbo Manuel, Femi Branch, Adeyemi Okanlawon, Bamike Olawunmi, Tosin Adeyemi, Segun Dada, Rotimi Adelegan, Paolo Sisiano, Moshood Fattah, Kunle Afolayan, Kehinde Oretimehin, Justin Ezirim, Franklyn Ossai, Celestine, Ayo Ayoola.
Photo credit QMA