THE FIRST EVER AFROBEATS MUSICAL ‘OLIVA TWEEST’ SET TO HIT LONDON’S WEST END

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Taking place on April 15 at the Lyric Theatre (home of Thriller: The Musical) at the heart of London’s West End, OLIVA TWEEST is the very first play of its kind to feature in London’s West End – a legendary and prestigious Theatre hub renowned the world over – and will feature some of the most popular faces in the burgeoning U.K Afrobeats landscape.

The story, which is based on D’Banj’s 2012 HIT single “Oliver Twist”, is set in present day London and is about a promiscuous young man (Tobi) whose past comes back to haunt him when he meets a girl (Testimony) that will change his life forever. Combined with excellent comedic performances, notably from Dorcas Fapson as Tobi’s mother (Aunty Funke) and her lover, Pastor (Bayodele), great imagery, captivating choreography and resounding vocals are all on show throughout this production, driven by a fresh and exciting cast of some of the best new and emerging theatre professionals of 2013.

While we can also expect to witness some cameo performances from Eddie Kadi, A Dot Comedian and several special guest artists, the ‘Oliva Tweest’ live band and vocal group – coached by Conrad Benjamin of Clarity Vocals – will be recreating and performing beautiful cover renditions of some of our favourite Afrobeats songs originally by the likes of Wizkid, D’Banj among others.

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