Hear Word a thought-provoking theatre production directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa makes a come back to the stage in May 2015. I had the opportunity to attend its debut last year (if you missed my review clicked here) and I was excited, in awe and had goose pimples all at once during particular scenes and performances.
With a stellar cast made up of Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Kate Henshaw, Bimbo Akintola, Omonor, Elvina Ibru, Deborah Ohiri, Lala Akindoju, Zara Udofia, Rita Edward, Ufuoma McDermott and Odenike, ‘Hear Word’ combines artistry, social commentary and true-life stories of transformation in the lives of Nigerian women from all corners of this diverse country crossing a variety of socio-economic levels.
This year feels like it would be bigger as top Nigerian designer Ituen Basi is on the bill for costumes, advertisers such Africa Magic, CoolFM, Etisalat, Vlisco, iOpenEye and Fayrouz are backing the play and while some acts for the debut aren’t on the bill, I look forward to seeing how the new ones will do.
As a prelude to the upcoming production, there was 'Naija Woman Talk' True (media chat) at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, yesterday.
Here are some of the still shots from the event:
If you think you want to pass on play, here's a video from last year's performance, thank me later!