BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood actor, playwright and director, Femi Branch‘s latest stage play “Shalanga” will be showcased at the eighth edition of Yaw’s annual event. Shalanga is a play from one of Femi Branch’s new books in celebration of his 25th anniversary. The play features the acting talents of Steve “Yaw” Onu and AY Makun and is set to hold on Sunday May 29, 2016 (Democracy Day) at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Shalanga is a satirical stage play that mirrors the past and present of the country in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. It is the latest in a series of stage collaborations between Yaw and Femi Branch, following previous edition of the show that featured Koffi in a stage play ‘PO’.
The actor said on his Instagram page;
#Shalanga my new play starring @yawnaija and @aycomedian comes up at Eko Hotel live on the 29th of May 2016! Tickets are 5k Regular and 25k VIP. This Maaaaaad comedy is a peppery analysis of the Nigerian cesspool which has now graduated from being just a PO! to being a full-fledged SHALANGA! Still confused!? Come find out more on the 29th at Eko Hotel. E go madantin!!! Plenty stars in d house too, don’t be told o! #FemiBranch25YearsActing #Shalanga #FemiBranchPlays #femibranch
In addition to the stage play, there will be musical performances from Phyno, Olamide, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Burna Boy, Solidstar, Seyi Shay, Adekunle Gold, YCEE, Naomi Mac, Reminisce, Humble Smiths, Lil Kesh, Vector, CDQ, TJan among others.