All African Stars Gala

Year: 2008

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All African Stars Gala

A Gala held at Tiata Fahodzi’s birthplace – Theatre Royal Stratford East – to celebrate the company’s 10th year.

Compered by Jocelyn Jee Esien the star-studded evening included an awards ceremony to honour leaders of every generation of British-African theatre talent.

The packed audience enjoyed extracts from Tiata Fahodzi productions, leading broadcasters and stage luminaries ‘in conversation’ and music and dance from

ADANTA
Sunny Nwachukwu, Roseline Aloke, Romanus Ozor, Chinasa Nweke, Vincent Uzoechi, Uchema Nwoye, Tania Nwachukwu, Diane Bekembe & Ikechukwu Okpala

GK REAL
Ayo-Dele Edwards, Emmanuel Edwards, Olanrewaju Fajumo, Karl ‘Nova’ Ijoku, Remi Odumesi, Goziam Okogwu, David Osho, Allen Olatuja

CAPOIERA-CEARA
Seun Shote, Legerinho, Sylvain Roques, Nikki Rummer, Nelson Vasconselos, Wilton De Souza Rocha, Saci Pequenho, Vagaulume

SOLA AKINGBOLA’S ROUTE TO ROOTS
Sola Akingbola, Ayo-Dele Edwards, Olanrewaju Fajumo, Alhaji Fatayi Ishola, Suliaman Ayantade, Karl Vanden Bossche, Jeremiah Samuel

SPECIAL APPEARANCES FROM

Abdul Salis, Adewale Ajadi, Alan Cooper, Alexis Rodney, Angela Wynter, Anthonia Boyo, Ayo-Dele Edwards, Ben Onwukwe, Bola Agbaje, Cathy Tyson, Chido Ikeyina, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cyril Nri, Danny Glover, Danny Sapani, Dona Croll, Dotun Adebayo, Ekua Ekumah, Ellen Thomas, Femi Oguns, Fiona Ugoji, Fraser James, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Golda John, Henry Bonsu, Hugh Quarshie, Ilario Bisi-Pedro, Jacqueline Awidi, Janice Acquah, Jimmy Akingbola, Joy Elias-Rilwan, Jude Akuwudike, Kwaku Ankomah, Leon Maddy, Lucian Msamati, Maynard Eziashi, Michael Brogan, Nick Oshikanlu, Oladipo Agboluaje, Olusola Oyeleye, Omotolani Sarumi, Pippa Nixon, Reginald Ofodile, Richard Pepple, Roy Williams, Sally Faulkner, Shanu Elufowoju, Shyko Amos, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Trystan Gravelle, Tunde Euba, Wale Ojo, Willie Jonah, Yemi Goodman Ajibade, Yvonne Dodoo.

Role Name
Direction Femi Elufowoju, jr
Design Concept ULTZ
Music Rockhill
Sound Design Simon McCorry
Lighting Design Dave Karley
Assistant Director Gbemisola Ikumelo
Stage Management Kala Simpson-Njie
Louise Green
Gareth Hanslip
Graphic Design Jane Harper
Photography Ade Omoloja