The much-talked about Nigerian adaptation of the renowned play, For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf, was staged in Lagos on June 15th at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites.
Members of the all-star cast included Oreka Godis (Lady in Yellow), Carol King (Lady in Red), Funke Akindele (Lady in Orange), Diana Yekinni (Lady in Blue), Ade Laoye (Lady in Brown), Osas Ighodaro (Lady in Purple) and Bikiya Graham-Douglas (Lady in Green).
The play which was produced by Keke Hammond, was directed by Wole Oguntokun of Renegade Theatre.
Ebony Life TV presenter, Ade Laoye, played the Lady in Brown, beautifully. She gallantly opened the stage with well delivered lines and an amazing voice. She displayed a complex mix of innocence and maturity all through the play.
Lady in Yellow, The one time BeatFM OAP, Oreka Godis was the “only virgin in town” and she was divine. A first timer in the world of stage acting, she thrilled the audience with her dance moves and impeccable delivery of her lines.She was definitely a favourite of the audience.
Lady in Blue, fast rising actor, Diana Yekinni, was quite the talker while taking no non-sense all night long. If you want to be “Sorry” for anything… don’t go near her, coz she don’t take “Sorry” no more.
Lady in Green, multi-talented Bikiya Graham Douglas, is the woman who almost lost all of her “STUFF” to a man who didn’t even know he had it. She brought fire on stage!
Lady in Orange, the one and only Funke Akindele of Nollywood, was a stunner. Her love is too “Saturday night” to be thrown back on her face. She danced bata, married an HIV positive man on the “down low” but before then, she showed us the inner pain of every “runz girl”.
Lady in Purple, Osas Ighodaro, she was the one with small breasts, big thighs and an entire world of love. Osas is set to light up Nollywood and she definitely is one to watch out for.
Lady in Red, the veteran actor, Carol King lost two children to a psychologically unstable lover and yet she managed to find peace. She defines the strength of the woman.
For Coloured Girls is the story of every woman who has loved, hurt, sought and given. The struggle of womanhood has never been told in such a dynamic and intense way.
There were two shows and each was just as fantastic.
Nigerian celebrities also came out in numbers to watch the play, including Waje, Toolz, M.I, Lamide Akintobi, Kunle Afolayan, Seyi Shay and Tosyn Bucknor, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Maria Okanrende, Tive Ibru to name a few.
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