Genevieve Nnaji accepts role as Fela’s ‘Kalakuta Queen’ married by Afrobeat legend alongside 26 others

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Nollywood actress is excited that she is set to play the role of Fela’s Kalakuta Queen after she was declared as one of the casts of an audio adaptation of the life of legendary singer Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

According to reports, Genevieve will play the role of one of the late Fela’s dancers known as the ‘Kalakuta Queens.’ It was reported that Fela married 27 women in a single ceremony in 1978.

While reacting to the development on her official Instagram page, the thespian said that she is extremely happy to be listed as one of the cast of Fela Ten-Twenty, an audio adaptation of Broadway musical ‘FELA!’

Speaking on how she feels about the project, the actress said the storyline and the issues it highlights appealed to her.

The actress wrote thus on Instagram; “It’s been an extreme pleasure to be a part of this production that uplifts Fela’s legacy, honors those we lost on October 20, 2020 and inspires us to push on for a better and just Nigeria.”

 

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