Popular “Queen of Nigerian Theatre”, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Founder and Managing Director of Terra Kulture, is guest this week on African Voices ChangeMakers, Cable News Network (CNN) magazine programme sponsored by telecommunications service provider, Globacom.
The 52-year-old lawyer, award-winning film and theatre director runs the Nigerian arts and culture centre located in Lagos, Nigeria, as well as a film company, BAP Productions, which has produced various musicals, including ‘Saro The Musical’, ‘Wakaa The Musical’, ‘Moremi The Musical’, ‘Fela and the Kalakuta Queens’ and ‘Fela’s Republic and The Kalakuta Queens’.
A statement by Globacom said, “The mother of two who is the daughter of Chief Afe Babalola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has also produced several films, including ‘93 Days’ and ‘Bling Lagosians’. She is currently nursing a new project, an online academy which has the prospect of expanding the Nigerian theatre.
“She is a graduate of the University of Lagos and a Master’s degree holder in International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She worked with the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights in Switzerland before joining the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the United Nations Development Program.”
African Voices ChangeMakers will be on the DSTV Channel 401 on Sunday at 12.30 a.m. The programme will be repeated the same day at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., with further repeats on Monday at 3.00 a.m. and 5.30 a.m