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Afrobeats musical for Manchester

Published: 11 August 2018

Afrobeats musical Oliva Tweest: The AfroMusical is to play at the Opera House Manchester on October 9.

Following its sold-out West End debut at the Lyric in 2013 and a short-run at Hackney Empire in 2014, as well as a one-off special at the 2016 Lagos Theatre Festival, the show has picked a good time for a revival, with the Broadway hip-hop musical Hamilton in London.

Oliva Tweest: The AfroMusical follows the ambitions of London hustler and club-promoter Tobi, who has no problem winning female attention but yearns to shake off his shady reputation and move up in the world.

Driven by his need to succeed, he plans the ultimate concert to attract his idol and Afrobeats legend D’Banj. But when he finds out that the landlord of his chosen concert venue intends to convert the building into a church, Tobi is forced to disguise his true intentions.

David Upton