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Oliva Tweest archiveThe AfroMusical. Oliva Tweest follows the ambitious dreams of London hustler and club-promoter Tobi, as he navigates comedic and sometimes explosive clashes with women, family tradition, and his reawakened conscience. Tobi, is a self-proclaimed gyalis (ladies' man) who wants more out of life. Driven by his need to succeed, he plans the ultimate show to attract his idol D'Banj, naming it after the musician's global hit Oliver Twist. Tobi hopes the concert will propel his career in the entertainment business, but when he finds out the new landlord of his concert venue, Pastor Bayodele, intends to convert the building into a church, Tobi is forced to disguise his true intentions.

Author Pure Yinkz (Yinka Ayinde). Author Nana Duncan. Music Jason Charles-Nelson.

Archive listings for Oliva Tweest

Work type: Musical.

The AfroMusical - T218155857

Featuring classic and original hit songs performed by live African band and refreshing high-energy choreography for a new era of musical entertainmentDirector Yinka Ayinde. Producer Yinka Ayinde. Musical Director Seyi Ogunnaike. Music Jason Charles-Nelson. Producer Yemisi Mokiuolu (Executive Producer). Performer Eddie Kadi (Baba Host). Performer Clinton Elvis (Tobi). Performer Latisha Antoine (Testimony/Joanna). Performer Michael Afuape (Pastor Bayodele). Performer Amaka Obi (Aunty Funke). Performer Moses Hardwick (Baba Host). Performer Kurtis Agyekuim (Brother Emmanuel). Performer Samuel Ababio (Kojo). Performer Sophia Mackay (Keisha). Choreographer Patience James (Ensemble). Choreographer George Duker (Ensemble). Performer Funy Opeyemi (Dance Captain/Ensemble). Performer Arben Kapidani (Dancer/Ensemble). Performer Gracia Kayindo (Dancer/Ensemble). Performer Samantha-Jayne Banful (Backing Vocalist).
9 Oct 18Opera House, Manchester :: V488
listing details L01923978317
4 Oct 18 to 6 Oct 18Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
listing details L01986930032


Presented byThe Marimba Project. Director Ibrahim Shote. Choreographer Tobi 'Naija Boi'. Other Conrad Benjamin (vocal coach). Performer Emmanuel Ogunjimini. Performer Versha Grant. Performer Dorcas Fapson. Performer Solomon Akano. Performer Billy-Jean Degnan. Performer Pierre Simi Adenegha-Howell. Performer Hannah Lindo. Performer Lindsey Stokes. Performer Wini Opoku. Performer Tramaine Reindorf.
15 Apr 13Lyric Theatre, West End :: V399
listing details L01954221106

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