By Aderonke Ojediran, Lagos.
Temi Otedola, an actress and media personality, made her stage debut in “Motherland the Musical”.
The play was directed and produced by ace producer, Bolanle Austen-Peters.
The play was a perfect blend of costuming and storytelling with, actors like Francis Onwochei, Bamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan and Uzo Osimkpa featuring.
In the stage play, Otedola acts and sings as “young Hassana’, a Fulani girl who must navigate forbidden love, amidst political and social turmoil of 1957 Nigeria.
Set in modern-day Nigeria but making many references to the past, Motherland is a fast-paced, educational and emotional look into Nigeria’s history and her current state.
Otedola perceptibly excelled, aptly displaying her dexterity and versatility in singing and acting, despite the fact that it was her first stage performance.
Otedola has established herself as Nigeria’s newest acting genius in the last few years, she has made waves with her acting prowess in projects, including the Netflix original movie ‘CITATION’
Other productions like the Amazon Prime Original’s “The Man for The Job”, have somewhat positioned Otedola as a formidable talent to watch out for.