On Friday February 5 at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, the audience was treated to an outstanding audiovisual stage experience as Love Is. . . The Musical 3 took place in an amazing atmosphere of colours, lights, music and dance.
The musical proper was preceded by an intriguing art exhibition that featured a live painting by show director Ice Nweke. Immediately after the exhibition, the audience, which had in attendance, M.D Nigerian Breweries Nicholaas Vervelde, Darey Art Alade, Deola Art Alade, Linda Ejiofor, Denrele, Mo Cheddah and other notable personalities were warmed up by Tomi Odunsi and Isaac Gerald who took the stage in quick succession ahead of what would prove to be a night of fantastic entertainment.
Telling the story of three women who are in search of their answer to the question ‘What is Love?’ the stage play held the audience spellbound for more than three hours as the talents of The Poet Donna, Efe Paul the Poet and Yinka Davies came to the fore. The crowd also received a special treat with cameos and performances by Gordons, Emma Oh Ma God, Igos, Sound Sultan and signature voice Timi Dakolo.
The musical reached its climax with a stunning performance by Timi Dakolo, which showcased his full vocal range amidst a chorus of rhythmic lights, blazing colour and irresistible sound.
Speaking afterward, producer Clementine Vervelde remarked, “It is a thing of immense pride and joy to see this idea brought to life on the big stage and I am sure I speak on behalf of the entire cast and crew when I say that this is one of our proudest ever moments. I am particularly pleased that the audience had many people who were not used to this type of storytelling and they were carried along. It shows that that this type of stagecraft is taking off in Nigeria and I believe we have also impacted positively on people present in terms of their understanding of what Love is.”
A production of Limitless Minds Africa in partnership with Ixtreme Production, Love Is. . .The Musical 3 was brought to life by a 40-man cast and crew.