If you have not really had fun this holiday season – in the manner of dress up on fleek, show up at events and take lots of selfies for Instagram, do not to panic, there are still fun arty events to enjoy before work starts proper in January. There is a line up of two musical shows for next weekend to make your New Year holidays rock. Musicals are the new cool in Lagos since regular stage productions are all year round. It is not okay if you watched Saro several moons back, that is so last season. Catch up with the musical of the moment WAKAA.

Wakaa is a new musical play by Bolanle Austen-Peters Production, a sequel to Saro The Musical 1 & 2. Done in broadway style, “it is weaved around six young Nigerian graduates with varied background, who having basked in euphoria of high dreams after graduation, had a twist of fate when realities and follies of life choices they made hit them. It is laced with trials, success and experiences which eventually reunited them in a different phase of life. It reveals the struggle and challenges young people face in present day Nigeria and abroad”.

DATE: 30th December 2015 – January 3rd 2016

TIME: 6 : 00 pm

VENUE:  Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos.

Regular tickets – N5000,  Standard – N10000,  VIP – N25000 & VVIP N50000

Call 0903550000 for enquiries on ticket or check at Muson centre. The play is written by Tunde Babalola, and directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters of BAP productions and Terra Kulture, with sound tracks by Ayo Ajayi and BRYMO.

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The other musical to see is the award winning hit KAKADU. It is back on stage from December 29th 2015 until the 3rd of January 2015. Kakadu is the story of a night club in Lagos in the 60s, “a mecca of music of all genre and fashion”. It is a story of dreams and hopes, of peace and war, of friendships and broken promises, of pain and loss, and of love and innocence.

The musical was premiered in May of 2013 and according to the producers, it has enjoyed good reviews and remains a popular demand till date. It has gone on tour to the Uk, Switzerland and River State in Nigeria.

Kakadu the Musical was conceived and written by Uche Nwokedi as a stage production workshop for the Playhouse Initiative, a youth development foundation established by him and his wife to mentor young people.

At the foyer of the venue, an exhibition of paintings on the dancers by Polly Alakija will be on display from the opening day till the last show on January 3rd. See event details below.

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DATE: 29th – 30th December 2015, 1st – 3rd January 2016

TIME: 2 : 30 pm  &  6 : 30 pm

VENUE: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos.

Regular tickets – N5000, VIP – N10,000 & VVIP N20,000

You can buy your tickets at Muson Centre, Afritickets, Quintessence, and Playhouse at VGC.