Stage sensation "Wakaa!" becomes first Nigerian musical to hit London

Story highlights

  • After performing to 10,000 people in Lagos, "Wakaa! The Musical" is traveling to the UK
  • Opening on July 22, 2016 at the Shaw Theatre, producer Bolanle Austen-Peters hopes to attract a new group of fans

(CNN)It's big, it's bold and it's politically charged. Brace yourselves: "Wakaa! The Musical" is coming.

The hit Nigerian show by Bolanle Austen-Peters is due to transfer to London's West End in July, making it the first Nigerian musical to make it to the British capital.
It's no small feat to land a slot in London's world-class theater district, but the sell-out musical by