Audience Reactions to the Premiere Performance of “54 Silhouettes” in Jos

Ishaya Nathaniel said,
“Never a fan of theatre performance, but I think I am one now. So interesting. The best so far.”

Charminboi Nimyel said,
“Totally exhilarating, exciting and innovative. Love the piece and writing… better days ahead!!!”

Carmen McCain said,
“Really great dialogue, important response to the Hollywood ‘Africa image’.

Mohammed Ado Ibrahim said,
“Had a wonderful time watching you guys perform, fantastic!”

Meagan Mark said,
“Great!”

Ruth McDowell said,
“Great play.”

Joy Egiri said,
Wonderful. Nice. But you can do better.

Gabriel Ishaya said,
“Nice presentation, keep it up.”

Hope Bulus said,
“Keep it up. Had a wonderful time.”

Buwah Uram Lilian said,
“Some lyrical sh*t, if it were music, but… whew! It was awesome. I really enjoyed it. Rich talent… I wish you guys the best.”

Terna Tarkehe said,
“Men, you people are magically wonderful. Please keep it up.”

Chyke said,
“Nice enactment. Keep it rocking.”

Imoh Emeka said,
“Really happy and appreciate your effort in bringing out these from yourselves. Asking God for his protection and guidance throughout this project.”

Patience Godwin said,
“It was excellent.”

Efe Ejeba said,
“Great play…Please do it again.”

Jonathan Nimpar said,
“Great acting. I’m impressed with the acting.”

Adam Zainab Yakubu said,
“This is a remarkable display of true patriotism and artistry. I hope to catch you next on this. Came all the way from Bauchi.”

David Yohanna said,
“I’ll definitely love to be informed about subsequent productions, thank you. More support should be given to this event.”

Listen to the radio version of 54 Silhouettes here or here.

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This December in ABUJA! Double award winning play 54 Silhouettes written and directed by Africa Ukoh, LIVE ON STAGE!

Venue: French Institut, Wuse 2, Abuja (Beside Mr. Biggs)
Date: 5th & 6th December
Time: 6pm (pre-show entertainment), 7pm (main show)
Tickets: N2000

Costumes and accessories by ONTOP Apparel, a leader in top quality fashion. Photography by Victor Audu from VIA Concepts.

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Live Theatre Coming with a Bang!

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Download and listen to an abridged version of the play.

The city of Jos, J-town, get ready to host one of the most exciting theatre performances of the year in Nigeria: 54 Silhouettes, written and directed by Africa Ukoh.

The play tells the story of a Nigerian actor trying to make it big in Hollywood who finds himself at odds with the very same forces that would bring him success. In 2011 54 Silhouettes won the first runner up position in the BBC African Performance competition and in 2012 it was awarded the prestigious Stratford East/30 Nigeria House prize.

Looking for a sneak peek to the performance? Download and listen to an abridged version of the play produced by the BBC World Service. Leave a comment letting us know what you think.

Abuja, you’re next!

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GIZ and the European Union: Casting Call for Actors in Jos, Plateau State

Are you an actor? Are you looking for that big break? Seeking a platform to display your talent? A TV series is being developed by GIZ and the European Union. You can’t miss out on this opportunity!

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J-Town, Nigeria, Presents – a New Age Hip Hop Movement

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Microphone Throw Pillow (Photo credit: Five Wun O Clothing)

 

Check out this captivating article about a hip hop movement that has roots Jos city “J-town”, Plateau state. The ‘creativity capital’ of Nigeria.

 

“In Nigeria, battling the system one rap at a time”
http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/nigeria-battling-system-one-rap-a-time

 

The article by Kingsley Madueke on Radio Netherlands Worldwide Africa (RNW) covers the Critique Entertainment crew and their music movement, the heart of which beats (pun intended) at the Basement studios in Kufang, Jos. The article features respected rapper/spoken word artist Pizzo da lyrical Praxis and ace producer Tommy Shields of illtouch records.