From December 22nd to 26th a musical production on Africa’s and cultures titled Legends Kings and Kingdoms will be showing at the Muson center.
The stage plays which focus on Africa heroes who passed through earth and left their indelible marks. Such as Sango – King of the Old Oyo Empire, Nana Yaa Asantewa of the Ashanti Kingdom, Queen Nefretiti – Wife of Akhenaton of Egypt, Queen Amina of Zazzau and Shaka – King of Zulu.
A play directed and produced by Ayo Ajayi and Gbenga Yusuf.
Ayo Ajayi speaking at the press conference said “the journey started sometimes in February 2018 when Gbenga and I had a conversation about how we can really contribute to promotion of Arts and Culture in Africa.”
“Rather than just lip singing it as it is today. We came up with the idea of Legends and our first stop was the Muson Center, because we believe in this institution is the foremost and most effective center for the promotion of Arts. We were not disappointed because they opened their doors to us.”
“We also contacted a young friend whose job was to listen to our story, pick brains and come up with an excellent script, emphasis on excellent. He also failed to disappoint.” Ajayi said
He further said “The next hurdle was to create musical idioms that are synonymous with the cultures and era these Legends represent without getting stuck in the past, these was quite challenging but was achieved.”
According to Gbenga Yusuf, who is also a co-producer of the movie, it is all about love for culture and history.
“It is a story about love and about coming together of different African heroes to save the universe similar to what Marvin does.
“There is no story in the world that have brought these heroes together, just like avengers, black panther coming together to achieve a goal .” Gbenga said.