“Ada The Country”, a stage musical from the stable of Doyenne Circle highlighting
the power of the Nigerian woman; her autonomy, resourcefulness and might, is
set to come alive at the MUSON Centre,
Lagos on January 2nd, 2020.
Produced and directed by the multi-award-winning producer cum
actor, Kemi Lala Akindoju and written by award-winning
writer, poet and performer, Titilope Sonuga, “Ada The Country” is the first all-woman cast and crew
musical in Nigeria in a while. It underscores the magic women can make when
they come together.
The story which has ace Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw as
lead character, Ada, echoes a message of hope amid loss,
friendship amid loneliness and strength amid despair. Ada loses her 9-month-old
daughter and property in a fire incident which she barely survives herself. She
is supported by a cluster of women across different generations, who have been
through such harrowing experiences, lending her a shoulder to lean on and
walking her through restoration.
women bring their laughter, their truth, their own stories of courage. Through
them, we dive into themes of ambition, faith, sisterhood, marriage, motherhood,
ultimately of healing and hope. Each generation of a woman speaks into and out
of the next, painting a picture of what it truly means to be alive and woman in
are in a truly pivotal time in history where the progressive voices of women
across the globe can no longer be ignored and thereby reshaping the world as we
know it. We are seeing over and over that women are taking ownership and
working hard to build themselves, their families, the society and indeed the
world they desire,” Kemi Lala remarked about the stage
The cast comprises icons, veterans alongside rising stars in the
Nollywood industry. These include Patience Ozokwor, Joke Silva,
Bimbo Akintola, Chigul, Lala Akindoju, Ade Laoye, Oludara Egerton-Shyngle,
Oluchi Odii among others.
The Country” is set to leave the audience truly inspired with a new
idea that spurs them to want to do things differently.