Temi Otedola, an actress and media personality, made her stage debut in ‘Motherland The Musical.’
Bolanle Austen Peters, Nigeria’s ‘Queen of Theatre,’ directed and produced the play, which was a perfect blend of costuming and storytelling.
In the stage play, Otedola plays and sings as ‘Young Hassana,’ a Fulani girl who must navigate forbidden love in the midst of 1957 Nigeria’s political and social turmoil.
She is a fantastically physical actor, as she has long demonstrated in her film roles. She outperforms herself here, demonstrating dexterity and versatility in both singing and acting.
‘Motherland,’ set in modern-day Nigeria but with many references to the past, is a fast-paced, educational, and emotional look at Nigeria’s history and current state.
Francis Onwochei, Bamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan, and Uzo Osimkpa star in the play.
Otedola, who was born in Nigeria and educated in the United Kingdom, has established herself as Nigeria’s newest acting ingénue.
In recent years, she has made waves with her acting projects such as the Netflix Original film ‘Citation’ and the Amazon Prime Original film ‘The Man for the Job,’ establishing herself as a formidable talent to watch in Nollywood.