After its sold-out West End debut at the Lyric Theatre as the UK's first ever Afrobeats musical, another sold-out outing at the renowned Hackney Empire a year later, and a week-long residency at The Barbican, 'Oliva Tweest: The AfroMusical' is making its long-awaited return in a massive way this October.
Now supported by Arts Council England, 'Oliva Tweest: The AfroMusical' has picked the perfect time for its comeback and nationwide tour, not just with Afrobeats music and culture exploding worldwide and especially in the UK, but also with the runaway success of Hip-Hop Broadway musical 'Hamilton' at London's West End.
With Wizkid recently selling out the O2 Arena for his AfroRepublik festival, new stars J Hus, Yxng Bane and Not3s dominating the UK charts with their Afrobeats-leaning music, the UK appetite for Afrobeats culture is there to be filled in the theatre world by the long-awaited return of 'Oliva Tweest: The AfroMusical'.
The musical, created by Sky Academy Arts Scholarship recipient Yinka Ayinde (PureYinkz) and inspired by D'Banj's UK top 10 Afrobeats hit 'Oliver Twist', is backed by a fresh new storyline, an amazing cast and dance crew, exciting celebrity cameos, and a clever mix of songs written for the musical plus renditions of the biggest Afrobeats hits.
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