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Love Literature? Then You’re in for a Treat! Get Ready for The Ake Arts and Book Festival 2013 in Ogun State




The Secret Lives of Baba Segi Stage Production - Bellanaija - November 2013001 Are you ready for The Ake Arts and Book Festival 2013? Well lovers of stage plays and literary works can look forward to a great event as they will be having a celebration of literature in Ogun State, Nigeria.

At the festival, participants will enjoy the best of spoken word poetry, stage plays, exhibitions, music, film shows, book chats, amongst many other activities. The festival is also offering specialized master classes by experts in specific areas for a limited number of pre-registered applicants.

Registration for the Creating Graphic Novels master class is free. This master class will be taken by renowned German graphic artist & illustrator Line Hoven who will be flown into Nigeria for the Ake Arts and Book Festival by the Goethe-Institute and the German Consulate General. During the book chats, registered participants will be able to direct their questions at their favorite authors. Entry to the book chats is free.

Can’t find a baby sitter? Don’t worry, they have also designed an amazing package for kids so please make sure you bring them along. A child pass is valid for a day.

Check out the programmes below.

The Shadow of Memory
The Shadow of Memory event is the highlight of the Ake Arts & Book Festival 2013.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi Stage Production - Bellanaija - November 2013

Stage Adaptation:  ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’
The acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Lola Shoneyin has been adapted for stage by Caine Prize 12 winner Rotimi Babatunde and directed by director Femi Elufowoju jr. The play is 100 minutes long.

Other Events at the Festival include the Nigeria Now Art Exhibition and the Book Fair.

Date: Tuesday 19th – Sunday 24th November 2013
Venue: The Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State

This maiden edition of the festival is supported by The World Bank, Shell, Chevron, the British Council, Goethe Institute, Rwandair, Channels TV, the Ogun State Government, Ekiti State Government, Miles Morland Foundation (UK), Arcadia Group (UK) and many others.

More information about the festival events can be found on their website,
For all enquiries please call 08180389525 or send an e-mail to [email protected]
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  1. Anne Ona

    November 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I am so upset that I wont be able to attend this. Really wish it was televised especially the Stage play

    • Iris

      November 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Me too! And I don’t know if it’s just that I didn’t notice
      them when I was younger but it seems to me that there’s been a
      recent revival of stage plays and the arts in Nigeria. I’m so happy
      about that. It’s a big part of our culture and we do it well,
      especially when compared to things like Nollywood. This is where I
      think we have the oportunity to really go global.

  2. Msunderstood

    November 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Wow, Ake omo egba rewa. I like this idea. I hope its an
    annual event.

  3. Tunmi

    November 20, 2013 at 5:32 am

    I would love to see The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives on stage…if it could be uploaded to Youtube, that would just be amazing. I have to attend one of these things one day

  4. Nomy

    November 20, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Me too! I like literature! I write it too. Check out my latest Good Morning peeps! Still showing off the joys of a Lagos morning! Are you clicking?

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