Davido, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Dbanj, Awilo, Kizz Daniel, Sho Madjozi, Others On Parade
Lagos, the entertainment capital of Nigeria, is about to witness one of a kind festival this yuletide season dubbed Born In Africa Festival (BAFEST). Holding tomorrow at the Eko Atlantic City, the gig will feature some of the biggest names in the country’s showbiz industry, who will take turns on stage to showcase their immense talent in celebration of true African spirit.
Powered by Access Bank and brought to life by Livespot Productions, the event is a celebration of the unparalleled dynamism of the African spirit. It is designed to celebrate music, art, film and fashion, which promote the African story to a global audience.
In line with the theme of the event, which is Retelling the African story, the organisers have put together an impressive lineup of artistes, including Awilo Longomba, Sho Madjozi, Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Timaya, Davido, Kizz Daniel, Yemi Alade, Falz, Dbanj, Burna Boy, Flavour and other surprises.
Not leaving out other facets of the creative industry, some of Africa’s most prolific models and fashion designers such as Oluchi, Millen Magese, David Tlale, Torlowei, Blingshiki and Tiffany Amber will also be showcasing at the event that will attract guests from different walks of life.
While some of Africa’s finest filmmakers will host movie screenings during the festival, a music concert will close off the day’s activities, starting at 6pm till the early hours of the following day.
Fresh out of the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa, Nigeria’s very own Tiwa Savage and D’Banj will be performing alongside other African artistes at BAFEST 2018. Confirming the upcoming event, Tiwa Savage said, “I’m delighted to be a part of Born in Africa Festival.
This feels like Coachella Live in Africa and I can’t wait to give the best of African sounds to the World.”
Speaking about the upcoming event, Amaechi Okobi, Group Head, Communications & External Affairs at Access Bank Plc, said, “We are proud to be showcasing the best of African Vibes at this historic event. 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.”
He continued: “BAFEST is a day-long event which kicks 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 starts at 6pm.”
African culture has served as an inspiration to the western world over the years. Pablo Picasso, a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century was said to have had a period in which his paintings were strongly influenced by African sculpture and particularly traditional African masks.
True to the cause of developing new functional initiatives and constantly pushing boundaries, Access Bank is introducing to the African entertainment and lifestyle scene, a highly entertaining fusion of Music, Art, Film and Fashion – Born in Africa Festival (BAFEST), which aims to uniquely retell the African story globally and better connect the world to Africa.
Known as one of Africa’s most innovative financial institutions, Access Bank Plc was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998 and serves its various markets through 4 business segments: Personal, Business, Commercial and Corporate & Investment banking. Consistently seeking ways to expand across the African continent, the Bank currently operates through a network of about 366 branches across major cities and commercial centers in Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, United Kingdom, ands representative offices in Lebanon, the UAE, India and China.