Genevieve Nnaji joins forged of musical on Afrobeat star Fela Kuti premiering on Clubhouse
She added that the variation on Clubhouse will body “the #EndSars motion within the context of Fela Kuti’s legacy.”
“Fela’s music… demanded world engagement with African political thought. Within the aftermath of the October 2020 #EndSars protests … his message nonetheless achingly resounds. This manufacturing is a love letter to these preventing for a greater Nigeria,” mentioned Maduka.
The actress advised CNN by way of an announcement that she was “honored to be a part of the manufacturing.”
“The modern points highlighted… are what offered me. That is an suave retelling of Fela’s story and I am honored to be part of it,” she mentioned. “I grew up on radio performs and the expertise is nostalgic for me – the ability of voice to affect minds and contact hearts is simple,” Nnaji added.
Maduka added that specializing in girls on this adaptation was important.
“I tripled talking roles for girls by bringing the voices of the Kalakuta Queens, girls who fought and carried out alongside Fela, to the forefront. Ladies have lengthy been on the heart of political actions, particularly in Africa. To have a lady of Genevieve’s caliber play a Kalakuta Queen, solely elevates this legacy of management, fortitude, and beauty,” Maduka mentioned.