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Simply the Best

Feb 7, 2020 | Alumni, Musical Theatre, News, Performance

By Sydney Hawkins

When Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (MT ’18) was a young girl growing up in the Bronx, she remembers many of Tina Turner’s songs playing in the background of her Saturday and Sunday mornings.

By the time Obi-Melekwe heard those hits coming from her father’s stereo, some of them would be more than 40 years old—which is why many found it hard to believe she could step into the title role for “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” last spring at just 22 years young.

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