NANDI THE MUSICAL Soweto Theatre, Johannesburg
Nandi the Musical, an international production celebrating the life of Princess Nandi of Elangeni, is set to captivate audiences at the Soweto Theatre from January 25 to 28, 2024. This scintillating musical, cantered around the principles of gender equality with responsibility, tells the inspiring story of Princess Nandi’s unwavering commitment, courage, and decisive leadership.
In a narrative highlighting the incredible journey of Princess Nandi during her “exile”, the musical depicts her steadfast devotion to raising her son, Shaka, with love, discipline, and obedience. The portrayal of finding a suitable mentor in iNkosi Dingiswayo adds depth to the narrative, showcasing the challenges and triumphs faced by Princess Nandi. She is the first African women ever well-known as a single parent.
About the Musical:
Nandi the Musical is a tale of hope and determination, showcasing the life of a woman who defied the odds and rose to a position of power in all of Zululand. Despite doubts about her abilities as an orphaned princess, Princess Nandi emerged as a symbol of hard work, patience, and resilience. Recognized as one of the top ten greatest queens of Africa and among the top 100 worldwide, Queen Nandi’s story serves as an inspiration for young women in Africa and beyond.