Nollywood true thespians Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Iretiola Doyle, Bimbo Akintola, Kate Henshaw, Elvina Ibru, Omonor Somolu and Kemi Lala Akindoju will feature in a stage play titled ‘Hear Word’ scheduled for 23rd of May, 2014 at the Muson Centre, Lagos. The theatrical production, which will depict true life stories of 20 different Nigerian women from various walks of life, had the Nollywood most respected and seasoned actresses staged the play at Mushin Market in Lagos on Wednesday, 14th of May. The market show attracted a large audience and the actresses did not interrupt their performance even when it began to rain. The exhilarating play which combines artistry, social commentary and true-life stories, explores the challenges everyday Nigerian women face and showcase triumphant stories from 20 different women. The play which is directed by renowned director of ‘V’Monologues and Sefi Atta s ‘Not my Affair’, Ifeoma Fafunwa, says “these superb actresses will offer up an unparalleled performance not to be missed, we are working towards pure art and Nigerian excellence as we highlight these real and difficult issues facing Nigerian women”. ‘Hear Word’ scheduled to show in Lagos and Abuja will take the personal stories of women from all walks of life and corners of Nigeria and weave them together to create a tapestry of truth. It is a place where the highest quality of performance art comes together to express the potential of Nigerian women. It is a celebration of the Nigerian woman to be shared with the world, as the characters reveal themselves, you may recognize a member of your family or yourself being portrayed, Ifeoma Fafunwa added. This production is presented by Ifeoma Fafunwa Productions.
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