Monday, September 30, 2013

Meet Dakore Akande, Host For Saro The Musical


In anticipation of Saro The Musical, popular Nigerian actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande speaks on her excitement to co-host the three-day event and her admiration for the executive producer of the project – Bolanle Austen-Peters.

Read full interview below…

Guess Who Is Star Act For Saro The Musical – Ebenezer obey, 2 face, Femi kuti, King Sunny Ade, Lagbaja, Ayinla Kollington, Shina Peters?


Saro is few weeks away from now and we are already guessing few Nigerian music legends that are going to be performing at Saro The Musical.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Meet 'Eferoghene Victoria Awusa' One Of The Drama Cast For Saro The Musical


Eferoghene Victoria Awusa is one of the drama cast in Saro The Musical. Over the years, she has featured in several plays such as;  Ajantala Pinnochio (performed at the 70th birthday of Wole Soyinka and the Lagos black heritage festival 2011), Imodoye (performed for students at Terra Kulture) also plays like Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels, Aringindin and the Night Watch Men, Belle Bellows and two operas titled A Time in Tulipsha and Ivory Tower. 

Eferoghene Victoria Awusa speaks joining the cast of Saro The Musical and her experience so far...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Short Interview With The Dance Choreographer For Saro The Musical - Maxwell Matthew

Maxwell Matthew

"Saro is not just here to entertain. We will do that but, we will also inform, educate and liberate..." Maxwell Matthew, Dance Choreographer  - Saro The Musical

Read full interview below:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sam Umukoro Interview With Mrs Bolanle Austen Peters


A talented 100 man cast. Nine shows over three days, in one venue.
No wonder some people say it’s the biggest original musical to hit the stage since Fela! On Broadway.
Others say it is the future of Nigerian theatre.

(Video) SARO The Musical Preview On The Close Flow Show on NTA


SARO The Musical is created and produced by Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters, the Managing Director of Terra Kulture and Executive Producer of the popular Theatre at Terra Project.

Watch the video below:

SARO The Musical… Nurturing Nigerian Youths’ Creative Energy - (By Toyosi Akerele)


Freedom is what these young boys seek and Lagos has the potential to offer these emerging artistes an escape from poverty. A devastating experience lands them in the lap of destiny, success ignites them and love fuels them. Will their purpose be fulfilled? Destiny is always inevitable.“

Thursday, September 19, 2013

SARO The Musical Readies For Bold October Premiere - Champion Online News


The special preview of America’s Broadway-style theatrical production, Saro; The Musical to the Nigerian public which was held Tuesday, September 10 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos., left with applause and commendations to the producers and cast alike.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SARO The Musical Going Places - THE NATION


Some Prominent arts enthusiasts have been treated to an exciting preview of Nigeria’s first indigenous music drama: SARO The Musical at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.

When Veterans Voted For SARO The Musical- THE PUNCH


A sneak preview of the Lagos Broadway play, Saro the Musical, draws applause from experts, AKEEM LASISI writes.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

VIDEO: Creator and Producer of Saro The Musical, Bolanle Austen-Peters Speaks about the Project and More on the Close Flow Show on NTA


Conceived as a patriotic cultural project, SARO The Musical is created and produced by Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters, the Managing Director of Terra Kulture and Executive Producer of the popular Theatre@Terra Project, which is in its sixth year.

She is working with some of the best and young hands in the industry led by Makinde Adeniran (Executive Director), Ayo Ajayi (Music Director), Kenneth Uphopho (Drama) and Gbenga Yusuf (Dance).

Watch the video after the cut...

Meet The Cast! A Short Interview With Franklin Acting As The Police Officer In SARO The Musical


Meet  Franklin Acting As The Police officer In SARO The Musical

Monday, September 16, 2013

Check Out Pictures From The Preview Of SARO The Musical.



Eminent Nigerians at the preview of ‘SARO The Musical’ held  at Terra Kulture,Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday, September 10, have rated the production set to open at Oriental Hotel, Lekki next month. Though they were only shown four out of the play’s 14 scenes, they expressed happiness with what they saw and commended its good music, and dance.

Enter SARO Experience - ThisDay Newspaper

By Okechukwu Uwaezuoke
ThisDay on Sunday, Sept 15, 2013


Call it a musical in the tradition of Broadway. Saro, as the musical is called, was conceived after a Broadway musical based on the life and times of the Nigerian-born Afrobeat icon Fela and was performed before a Lagos audience.

Bolanle Austen-Peters – better known as the amazon behind the Victoria Island-based cultural centre, Terra Kulture – thought it was odd that the production, titled Fela! featured no Nigerian actor or dancer when it was staged at the Eko Hotel and Suites.

“I woke up one day and wrote the story, which I believe is very relevant to our society and our youths,” she recalled. “I looked around me and asked: What is the story of an average Nigerian? What is the story of the average settlers of Lagos?”

Lagos became a melting-pot of non-indigenous people. “Most of us came here, just like many went to America, saluted as the land of freedom; and that is what I decided to explore. If you look around, everybody wants to come to Lagos.

Ringing Endorsements for SARO - Nigerian Tribune

Written by AKINTAYO ABODUNRIN
Nigerian Tribune, Sunday, 15 September 2013

Eng. Yemisi Shyllon, Mrs Austen peters and Tuface at the preview

A select and eminent Lagos audience treated to a preview of the musical commend its quality and relevance

Eminent Nigerians at the preview of ‘Saro’  held  at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday, September 10, have rated the production set to open at Oriental Hotel, Lekki next month high. Though they were only shown four out of the play’s 14 scenes, they expressed happiness with what they saw and commended its good music, dance and relevance. 


“It’s a wonderful piece. I just hope it’s not going to be too long. The music is wonderful, the dancing too. Just two things and I will communicate them to the director,” said Professor Ahmed Yerima, former General Manager of the National Theatre, who was among the select people who saw the production.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

SARO The Musical Tells The Spectacular Story Of Lagos, As City Of Dreams - The Guardian Newspaper


INSIDE Terra Kulture hall few days ago, it was a harmonious fusion of traditional African drums throbbing and the clash of horns as Saro, the Musical was unveiled to a critical audience made up of government officials, theatre buffs and business executives.

One On One With Oluwatoyin Olokodana James in SARO The Musical.


In SARO, Oluwatoyin Olokodana James plays the role of recharge card seller, sales girl, and dancer. Oluwatoyin Olokodana James talks about her experience in theatre and her excitement for SARO The Musical.

Friday, September 13, 2013

SARO The Musical - Rume Is Married off To Alhaji (Video Preview)


The story and emotional content of the piece – humor,love,anger,pain– a unique play communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of entertainment as an integrated whole.

WATCH: Mo Abudu, 2Face Idibia, Prof. Ahmed Yerima, Hon. Disun Holloway, Commissioner for Tourisim, Speak About Saro The Musical


                            

“It’s obvious we didn’t waste time on these people and also that generations to come will benefit from them, they will know what to do when it’s their turn. So I’m very happy” --- Prof. Ahmed Yerima, Senior Lecturer, Redeemer’s University

“Terra Kulture is an institution that the Lagos State Government has always supported, I’m here today to see what they’re doing and what we can do, I truly enjoyed what I’ve seen”--- Hon. Disun Holloway, Commissionner for Tourism, Lagos State.

 “Saro is a reflection of our society as it is though there’s still work to be done on it. It really is a welcome change. Theatre is not an area that we have owned in Nigeria and I think it is importat at this point in time that we use every single medium possible, be it theatre, film, be it song to send a message because I think what Saro does is to send a message about our society and the things we need to do and correct in our society. I was entertained watching the short preview but I was also concerned that it’s a true reflection of where we are” – Mo Abudu, CEO EbonyLife TV

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Taiwo Ajai-Lycett Described SARO The Musical As a Wonderful Musical Drama.

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The performance also captivated Ajayi-Lycett, who described SARO The Musical as a  wonderful musical drama.
This is wonderful; the music is glorious and acting wonderful. We taught the world to dance; we to stress it so that those who stole from us can actually own up to it”. She, however, expressed concern about what was in us as a people to reflect to the outside world.

Joke Silva Supports SARO The Musical.


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In lending their support to this first classic cultural production from the heart of Africa, these personalities not only affirmed the primacy of Nigeria’s arts and culture, which leaders merely pay lips service, but also dispelled notions that only foreign productions can entertain Nigerians on such a grand scale. 

On hand at the unveiling and preview were some of Nigeria’s great theatre, culture and literary personalities. 


Meet One Of The Drama Cast Ogun Mawiyo Acting As (Area Mama) In SARO The Musical Play.


In SARO, Ogun Mawiyo plays the role of the 'Area mama', in SARO The Musical..

SARO The Musical… The Big Broadway-style Theatrical Project Steps Out Boldly

The formal introduction of the Broadway-style theatrical production, SARO The Musical to the Nigerian public was held on Tuesday September 10 in the function hall of Terra Kulture on Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. 

In attendance were carefully selected notable names in Nigeria theatrical circuit, the art academic world, patrons of the Creative industries, potential sponsors, as well as senior Arts and Culture journalists from nearly all the leading media houses.



The Producer, Mrs Bolanle austen peters (2nd left) with from left, the actress, Joke Silva, the veteran actress, Taiwo Ajai-lycett and the Consul-general of the French Embassy, Francoise Sastourne


Those who witnessed the official unveiling of the big theatre dream included Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Mr Disun Holloway; renowned actress, Mrs Taiwo Ajai-Lycett , fondly called matriarch of the Nigerian stage;  renowned dramatist, director and culture journalist, Ben Tomoloju; former Artistic Director of National Troupe of Nigeria, and current Dean of Humanities at the Redeemer University, Professor Ahmed Yerima; lawyer, art patron, Mrs Myma Belo-Osagie; popular actress, and now managing Director of the Malete Film Village, Mrs. Joke Silva; and renowned TV personality and CEO of EbonyTV, Mo Abudu. There was also the Consul General of the French Embassy, Francoise Sastourne.  Others included Dr Tunde Awosanmi, a teacher of directing from University of Ibadan; Mr Deji Toye a lawyer, playwright and poet; and Mr Ola Fajemisin, manager programme at the Nigeria Television Authority. 


The club of celebrities was led by the afro-pop musical icon, Innocent Idibia aka TuFace; and included, the actress Kate Henshaw; and On-Air personalities, Steve Onu aka Yaw of WazobiaFM, Chris Ihidero of TopFM, and Wana Udobong of Inspiration FM, among others. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

100 Man Cast, 9 Shows, 3 Days, 1 Venue, 1 Big City…Get Ready for SARO The Musical!!


For more inquiries and purchase of ticket, visit - http://www.sarothemusical.com/

Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett,Joke Silver,Founder of EbonyTV, Mo Abudu,2Face And Others Were Treated To a Scintillating Preview Of SARO The Musical Play.



Lagos audience was treated to a scintillating preview of Nigeria’s first indigenous music drama at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island.

Ajayi-Lycett, Tuface, Silver, Tomoloju Unveil SARO, The Musical - The Guardian News

Spotlight on SARO The Musical in today's Guardian Newspaper

A SELECT and eminent Lagos audience was treated to a scintillating preview of Nigeria’s first indigenous music drama at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island. Until recently music drama has been imported to Nigeria. Dance drama is what has been the norm on the local scene. But starting from next month, Bolanle Austen-Peters (BAP) Production will cause what is effectively a music drama revolution in a production that is conceived to compete favourably with America’s Broadway Musicals. It’s entitled Saro, the Musical.
  On hand at the unveiling and preview were some of Nigeria’s great theatre, culture and literary personalities. The long list was led by Lagos State Commissioner for Culture and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr. Disu Holloway, respected thespian, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, silver screen star, Joke Silver, culture advocate, journalist and impresario, Mr. Ben Tomoloju and Tuface Idibia, another screen star, Kate Henshaw, radio star, Yaw-Yaw and Prof. Ahmed Yerima.
Read full story - HERE

Monday, September 9, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

SARO The Musical Set To Storm The World!

Everyone is talking about Saro The Musical, a stage play conceived, written and produced by Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters; it is designed to serve as a response to the recent trend of Nigerian corporate organisations and the affluent importing theatrical packages from abroad without giving necessary encouragement or assistance to local talents to flower.

Friday, September 6, 2013

"Saro: The Musical steps into the future of Nigerian drama" - National Mirror

 The stage in Nigeria will come alive with a major cultural project tagged: Saro: The Musical between October and December. The musical, a production of the Victoria Island, Lagos-based Terra Kulture Art Centre will then tour other parts of the world for most of next year.

Created and produced by Mrs. Bolanle Austin-Peters, who also runs Terra Kulture, she said Saro is the story of four young men, who determined to break from the yoke of frustration and lack of opportunities to explore their talents and realise their dreams, decided to embark on a journey to the land of opportunities, Lagos.

“A devastating experience lands them in the lap of destiny, success ignites them and love fuels them,” she said.


Austin-Peters explained that Saro: The Musical is conceived as a patriotic cultural project, designed to serve as a response to the recent trend of Nigerian corporate organisations and the affluent importing theatrical packages from abroad without giving necessary encouragement or assistance to local talents to flower.

National Mirror Newspaper writes about SARO 

Full story here - National Mirror

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Check Out Pictures From SARO The Musical Rehearsal Week Four

Musical Cast
 As we countdown to the biggest musical show to hit the city of LASGIDI!!! SARO The Musical.

Monday, September 2, 2013

SARO – The Story Of Humor,Love, Anger, Pain.


The story and emotional content of the piece – humor,love,anger,pain– a unique play communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of entertainment as an integrated whole.