D’banj’s uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeat and electronic dance song, Oliver Twist is the inspiration of a dance musical to be presented in Lagos.
The 2011 song was a big hit internationally as it featured an appearance by American rapper, Kanye West who at the time just signed the Nigerian star on the record label, Good Music.
Coined from D’banj’s music video and title, ‘Oliver Tweest’ will be available to a live audience at the University of Lagos on February 25, 2016.
It will feature performances by dancer and choreographer, Ezinne Asinugo and British-Nigerian actor, Emmanuel Imani with collaboration from Yinka Ayinde, a London-based theatre maker and producer Yemisi Mokuolu.
The musical will be filmed by UK-based Director of Photography, Mark Pengelly, and shown world-wide via social media.