The premiere of SLAY QUEENS OF AFRICA, a satirical musical happened on the 14th and 15th April 2018 at The Square in Kampala, Uganda.
The musical takes us on a satirical journey as we discover the lives of Slay queens in Lagos Nigeria, Harare Zimbabwe, Nairobi Kenya and Kampala Uganda. The performers were Namulondo Rashida, Nabasa Linda, Kagisha Debie and Alexander Tyson.
Rehema Nanfuka was the director and she did an amazing job at that. She brought out the best in the performers and challenged them with tasks that helped them know and play the different characters better. The music was beautifully written and played by Kaz Kasozi and his band. The songs were catchy, witty and funny.
Oliver and Vicent were stage managers who did a tremendous job at making sure that all props, costumes were ready at stage entries and exits. The performancers all together had over 20 costume, jewellery, wigs and foot wear changes. Once the show commenced, the back stage was quietly chaotic. Withan over all white audience, it came down to the ticket price that saw many locals unable to afford.
The team explained this, “Slay Queens of Africa was costly to produce. We were unable to get financial support so we had to raise the ticket price.” Nonetheless the audience said the musical was worth their money and time.
Afroman Spice will stage Slay Queens of Africa again, this time they hope to attract support so that the tickets are more affordable to the general public.