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The Reopening of ''Terra Kulture'' Theatre in Nigeria

''Terra Kulture Arena in Lagos'' is an educational, culture and arts centre located in Nigeria. It was built in 2003 to promote diversity in different culture.

It has a seating space of about 400. It puts to use modern lighting and sets along with special sound and acoustics systems to compliment shows. Recently, the Terra Kulture Arena, has reopened after renovation to provide audiences with a new theatre experience. The theatre is presently showing “Fela and the Kalakuta queens”. It is a production that relates to the life of Nigerian afrobeat King, Fela Kuti and the women around him. Fela Kuti was a musician, composer, human rights activist, and political individualist. He has been called a superstar, singer, musician, polygamist, mystic, and a legend.  During the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers”. The play “Fela and the Kalakuta queens” has been directed by Austen-Peters in honour of one of the country’s great musicians. With all of this happening, the Nigerian entertainment has undergone a great change since the 1950s and 60s. As the audiences are keen to watch more home-grown stories, the producers are taking advantage to put to use modern technology on the stage and in productions. Austen-Peters stated that she wants to highlight the importance of the discipline in promoting talent and jobs in Nigeria. In light of the huge growth in the arts and culture sector, she hopes for things to get better soon.

By: Anuja Arora


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