Tuesday 1 February 2011

FELA! Musical

Heyy blogsville,
I went to see the Fela! musical in December and it was A.W.E.S.O.M.E! Since the massive publicity with its release on Broadway last year being produced by Will Smith, Jay-Z and Spike Lee, I knew I had to see it.

The dancing, lighting,costumes, choreography, and of course the music was on point! It was captivating and 100% quality entertainment. They had us dancing and singing with them it was quite an intimate theatre. I would recommend it to anyone, the only flaw to me was that I didn't want it to end!

I also learnt alot about Fela, as it was a biopic of his life told though song and dance. For example I did not know that he married 10-15 wives (numbers unconfirmed) on the same day! Now that is a bad guy!

I know a number of comment-ors were disappointed that Fela wasn't played by a Nigerian, but the actor(who is originally Ghanain) did an excellent job to me! He could sing, dance, speak bits of Yoruba and had perfected the mannerisms of Fela. Best of all, his saxophone playing was flawless. And Ladies his 6 pack alone is worth paying for, considering he is shirtless the whole time (hehehehehe).

Best part was the tickets were so affordable thanks to bargain hunting by Omoj!

Its back in the summer in Engalnd for those that want to see it HERE. I also heard that its coming to Lagos soon.

Here are some pictures I took in the theatre (even though I don't think you are allowed ;-)


The view over central London from the theatre was breathtaking!

Miss B!


  1. so i missed it in nyc, then Fela followed to London but I was late on getting tickets.

    I can't wait to see it this summer. I don't know if I will be in the UK though

  2. I missed this last summer in New York too. It must have been quite an experience for you. I heard they're having a screening in Nigeria too, not the same thing I agree.

  3. Oh wow! I so want to watch this. It looks interesting