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Monday, 23 July 2012

Villa JazzMatazz Marks its Grand Opening

A Command Performance Of Sam-uQuah’s“A Touch Of Magic”

(An African Pop Opera)Experience the power of music, drama and dance as sam-uQuah’s exhilarating pop opera “A Touch Of Magic” comes alive on stage bringing you the intrigues of local African politics, the twist and turns of village romance, and the exciting and colourful expressions of Nigeria culture. 

                                                                            Sam Uquah Jr-A village boy returns home from studies abroad

-The king’s daughter has waited 7 years for him-Her father the king has big political plans for him-The chief councilor of the kingdom has even bigger plans of a different kind for himMeanwhile his return has stirred up a hurricane amongst the youth of the village-Hmm! one man!Sam-uQuah’s “A Touch Of Magic” is a captivating and jaw dropping stage musical blazing the trail of long –running stage productions in Nigeria. Set in pre-independence Eastern Nigeria, its hold you spellbound every weekend throughout the ear, spin you around, and leaves you breathlessly wondering what just happened..You must see it!

Dates: Command Performances-Sunday 29th July 2012,and every Saturday and Sunday thereafter.Time: 7pm-9pm (For Command Performance, Red Carpet and Cocktails at 5pm)Venue:Villa JazzMatazz,3 Ogunlana Lane, Off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere-Lagos, NigeriaAdmission- Command performances- By invitation                 -Public shows-2000(at the box office)

THE CASTChike- Charlse Ibe/Yomi OkeEzinma-Tolu Akinbileje/Lizzy AwarkaNwakalor- David Nwankpa/ Udoka AkasonNneocha- Nkechi ObaIgwe Ezedioranma- Ekeng BasseyAkukalia-Christian PaulAkukalia’s wife –Ayomipo OyenugaNkechi –Adetola AderintoIzundu-Debo AlapoAhamba- Mary Akason’Ozobia- Johnson UsenChika-Wendy OriahiNgozi- Opeyemi ShenjobiChima- Jude IkeBodyguard- Immanuel Pholaji 

About The Composer/DirectorSam Uquah Jr. studied music at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and has toured nationally and internationally ,performing with notable Nigerian groups such as Tunde and Fran Kuboye’s  Extended Family Jazz Band, Prof.Laz Ekwueme’s National Chorale and Orchestra, Oyenka Onwenu, Steve Rhodes Voices ,and his own I.Q Band. His production credits includes songs and albums for generation of artistes like                 Chris Ozigizaga Hanen,Ciceely Omohinmi, Mike Okri, Esse Agessa,Onyeka Onwenu,Liberia’s Dave Taye,and both the Nigeria Army Military  and Dance BandsHe has worked has lecturer at the College of Education, Warri, and as an arranger for the Steve Rhodes Orchestra. He has also had a year – “Breakfast with Segun Odegbami”

He is the founder of Villa JazzMatazz, a performing arts centre in Surulere Lagos.

ENQUARIES:-Villa JazzMatazz,3 Ogunlana Lane ,Off Ogunlana Drive ,Surulere- Lagos ,NigeriaCall- 08125541888,08023183227, email: or visit

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