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LOVE IS…THE MUSICAL: The Show Everyone Is Talking About

By George Ugbegua

Lagos, Nigeria, 29 January 2016: Promising a cast of highly-talented artists and a theatrical experience never experienced on the Nigerian stage, LOVE IS…THE MUSICAL has become the most-talked about theatre show in recent time. After a year’s wait, promoters of the show recently announced that LOVE IS will be showing at the Eko Hotels, Lagos, on Friday, 5 February, 2016.

In five years, LOVE IS…THE MUSICAL has proven to be the country’s most eclectic and theatrical portrayal of love. Each year, the show reinvents itself, bringing an even more exciting experience, than the previous year. The Creator and Director of the stage production, Ice Nweke, expressed that this year’s show has aroused so much interest, because of plans to make it bigger than it has ever been in the past.

This year, LOVE IS would be staged in its full and unabridged version for the first time. Nweke explained that though the show had to be cancelled last year because of unavailability of a suitable venue, the audience can be assured of an unforgettable experience this February. This edition promises to be bigger and better.

Nweke also added that one of the exciting things expected this year is a walk-in exhibition and a performance that would open the audience to a concerted art form that narrates an exciting love story. In his words, “This year’s version of LOVE IS…THE MUSICAL will be different, and absolutely fantastic. We are bringing the show to the stage in the original form it was conceived and I can assure you that the show will run for more than one-and-half hours without break. Every moment would be exciting.”

LOVE IS… brings together artists like the beloved songbird, Yinka Davies, sultry voice singer, Timi Dakolo, Comedian, EmmaOhMyGod, Igos and Gordons as well as widely-known spoken word poets, Efe Paul-Azino and Donna the Poet.

Nweke observed that “We want to tell a love story that resonates, a love story that can be yours because it really is. Love means several things to several people, and we have stretched its possibilities in this play.

“We have brought several artists together to contribute their own concept of love, and this is what makes it quite dynamic and filled with surprises. We decided that we have showcased to offer more to the audience this year because we want LOVE IS…THE MUSICAL, to remain full of surprises, just like the emotion it is about”.

Commenting on the stage production, award-winning musician Timi Dakolo said that, “LOVE IS…The Musical gave me a pleasant experience of the theatre last year, and this year, with the plans being made, I am sure this would be one thing I would certainly not forget.”

LOVE IS…THE MUSICAL is the love story of three ladies; a passion-filled poet, a professional dancer and a business woman in search of love, narrated with five art forms; Choreography, Music, Spoken Word, Visual Arts and Short Film. It is a performance of assumptions, feedbacks and observations on the idea of love, and it tells this emotion so intricately, and with a careful presentation of collective perceptions that it could be called the most structured, assemble of different forms that tell a universally confounding emotion.

LOVE IS…THE MUSICAL opens on February 5. Tickets will be available at the venue.!videos/c9qb .

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