If your breath was taken by the first edition of the Born In Africa Festival (BAFEST), then get ready to be blown away this time as the second edition returns. Now is the time to take a look at your plans for the weekend and reschedule them, because the 2019 edition of BAFEST powered by Access Bank is set to hold this Sunday, the 15th of December 2019, at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island Lagos, and you do not want to miss it.
Date: Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Venue: Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island Lagos
The daylong event will kick off at 9 am with the fashion, art and film park, where various artists, fashion designers, and filmmakers will showcase their works. The festival will then be concluded with a music concert featuring Africa’s biggest musical talents.
“More for Culture” is the theme for this year, and as usual the festival combines all elements of art (Music, Film, Fashion, and Art) and is aimed at projecting and celebrating the true unbreakable African spirit while shining a positive light on the richness of the African culture and unparalleled dynamism of her creativity.
A look at the star-studded list of music artistes, filmmakers, fashion designers, and artists lined up to showcase their talents at the festival brings more reason for excitement. Africa’s finest music artists such as Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Niniola, Patoranking, MI, 9ice, Ice Prince, Naira Marley, Sheyi Shay, and Fireboy as well as other phenomenal acts will be gracing the stage. Filmmakers such as Ama Psalmist, Emeka Chukwuleta, 37th STATE, Love Nebo, Ayomikun Paseda, Ibikunle Ibitayo, Tosin Igho, Akay Mason, Adetola Films, Tosin Ibitoye, Olabisi Akinbinu, Miriam Dera and Al – Farouk will showcase captivating films in the Short Films, Feature Length Films, and the Accelerate Filmmaker Project Short Films 2019 category. Not leaving out other facets of the creative industry, some of Africa’s most prolific models, fashion designers and artists will also be present to exhibit their works.
Access Bank has taken pride in projecting the best of African creativity through platforms like the BAFEST. This crowns all its efforts aimed at changing the negative narrative associated with Nigeria and Africa. For Access Bank, the BAFEST initiative makes sense and comes naturally, as the bank, through the years has been strongly associated with the African creative sector; from its sponsorship of ART X Lagos to its backing of AFFRIFF and other platforms promoting African creativity.
Access Bank is an institution that has properly positioned itself through passionate support for African creativity as Africa’s gateway to the world, providing more than just banking.