As the Nigerian and African art an entertainment space continues to expand, Access Bank is set to hold the first edition of its Born in Africa Festival (BAFEST) in Lagos.
According to the Group Head, Communications and External Affairs, Access Bank Plc, Amaechi Okobi, it will showcase the best of African vibes.
Okobi says about the event holding at the Eko Atlantic City on December 16, “It is the climax of all our efforts to change the Nigerian and African narrative. Our string of event partnerships such as the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Art X Lagos, the African International Film Festival and the finale, the Born in Africa Festival all aim to change the continent’s negative narrative as well as to project it as a hub for entertainment and creativity.
“BAFEST is a day-long event, which will kick off at 9am with the Fashion, Art and Film Park, where various artistes and fashion designers will exhibit their works, while some of Africa’s finest filmmakers will host movie screenings. The main concert featuring Africa’s biggest talents will start by 6pm.
“Notable music stars such as Awilo, Sho Madjozi, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Falz, Olamide, Yemi Alade, Kizz Daniel, D’banj, among others, will perform at Eko Atlantic City. Various artistes and fashion designers such as David Tlale and Tiffany Amber will exhibit their works, while some of Africa’s finest filmmakers will host movie screenings. A music concert will close off the day’s activities; starting at 6pm. BAFEST is powered by Access Bank and produced by Livespot, producers of the critically acclaimed Love Like A Movie event series.”