- Nollywood actress Genevieve has expressed excitement at the new project she would be featured in
- The actress was declared as one of the casts of an audio adaptation of the life of legendary singer Fela
- The play is about the struggles of Fela who publicly criticised Nigeria’s military regimes and was regularly arrested for his troubles
Actress Genevieve Nnaji has been revealed as one of the casts of Fela Ten-Twenty, an audio adaptation of Broadway musical ‘FELA!’.
The Nation reported that the production marks Genevieve's first gig in radio plays.
The film star 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.
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Speaking on how she feels about the project, the actress said the storyline and the issues it highlights appealed to her.
The actress also took to her Instagram page to talk about the project.
"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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Celebrities and fans of the actress took to her comment section to hail her.
"My No 1 , sophisticated, intelligent, classy and simple, I Stan."
"This production was amazing!! And your performance? Simply phenomenal."
"Listened 3 times, you did so good."
A queen who is loved
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that fans gushed over Genevieve after she shared some photos.
Genevieve was spotted in a flowery two-piece outfit and a dark sunshade, her braids were packed up as she held up her phone to take a photo.
In the caption that accompanied the post, the film star appreciated her fans, followers, and even her colleagues who celebrated her on social media.
Nigerians took to the actress' comment section to shower compliments on her. A fan said when the queen snaps, everyone bows.