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Welcome To Ake Arts & Books Festival

About Ake Festival

Ake Arts & Book Festival is four days of cultural immersion. As is always the case, Ake Arts and Book Festival aims to showcase the very best of contemporary African literature, poetry, music, art, film, and theatre. The sixth edition of the festival will take place for the first time in Lagos on October 25 – 28, 2018. The theme for this year is Fantastical Futures and events and conversations will focus largely on a re-imagined African future. As part of our aim to develop, promote and celebrate creativity on the African continent, Ake Festival 2018 will feature book chats, art exhibition, a stage play, an in-depth interview, school visits, stimulating panel discussions, film & documentary screenings, a musical concert and a night of poetry performance. Book-lovers and visitors will be thrilled by a range of affordable books at the Ake Festival Bookstore

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2018 Highlights

Memory Room
The Ake Arts and Book Festival is delighted to present highlights of the British Library’s major exhibition, ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’.
Concert
Capture the strides and beauty of African music. Visitors will enjoy a thrilling musical concert Clayrocksu, Adedeji, Brymo, Tomeletso Sereetsi and Queen Abeni Salawa.
Workshops
Ben Aaronovitch will be leading a fiction-writing workshop called “Getting Started on that Novel”.Aspiring writers, get in here!
Poetry Evening
Seasoned Nigerian and international poets; Nick Makoha, Logan February and Theresa Lola will thrill us with their magical performances.
Drama
After his critical success in London, Femi Elufowoju Jr is returning to the Ake Festival stage with his hit stage production of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.
School Visits
International authors and Nigerian authors will visit schools to read to pupils and discuss the advantages of reading.
Art Exhibitions
At this year’s Festival, we will feature amazing African/Nigerian artists like Eloghosa Osunde and Roye Okupe who will be showcasing their works.
Film Screening
In addition to screening a range of new documentaries and films, we will screen Rafiki; a 2018 Kenyan drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu.
Panel Discussions
Ake Festival is famous for its stimulating panel discussions.Well, this year won’t be any different.Come with your questions…
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Advancing our craft

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09:00
Wanjuri Kamuyu Wajo
16:50
17:50
Wanjuri Kamuyu WajoDance Performance
Divinity and Spirituality in Igbo Tradition Munoyedi Ogbolumani Chukwubudike Ugbaja Eloka Umeh
09:20
10:20
Host : Yvonne Mbanefo Igbo



10:00
11:00
12:00
Michael Donkor Chibundu Onuzo
12:00
13:00
Host : Arit Okpo

Eat the Book
12:00
14:10
With Ozoz Sokoh
Eat the BookEat the book

Is Africa Really Open for Business? Feyi Olubodun Tayo Oviosu Victor Kgomoeswana
13:10
14:10
Host : Kinna Likiman

Betty Irabor Chike Edozien
14:20
15:20
Host : Olaokun Soyinka

Eat the book
14:20
16:40
With Ozoz Sokoh


Travel Writing Noo Saro-Wiwa Zukiswa Wanner Funmi Oyatogun
15:30
16:40
Host : Tobi Jaiyesimi

Through the Eyes of a Child Ariyike Akinbobola Yejide Kilanko Ayo Oyeku
16:50
17:50
Host : Sope Martins

Eat the Book
16:50
19:00
With Ozoz Sokoh
Eat the BookEat the Book

Diana Evans Ayesha Harruna Attah
12:00
13:00
Host : Kinna Likimani
13:00
Been-to and Homecoming Yomi Jemibewon Bobo Omotayo Misan Rewane
13:10
14:10
Host : Yinka Ibukun


Niq Mhlongo Peter Kimani
14:20
15:20
Host : Zukiswa Wanner


The Future of Poetry Theresa Lola Wana Udobang Inua Ellams Logan February Ishion Hutchinson
15:30
16:40
Host : Dami Ajayi

Odafe Atogun Cynthia Jele
16:50
17:50
Host : Isabella Akinseye

Lagos: A City of the Future Olasupo Shasore Nze Sylva Chibundu Onuzo
13:10
14:10
Host : Andrew Kelly

Nnedi Okorafor Tochi Onyebuchi
14:20
15:20
Host : Afopefoluwa Ojo



14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
Sefi Atta Bisi Adjapon
18:00
19:00
Host : Toni Kan
Farewell
18:00
21:30
FarewellFarewell
19:00
20:00
Clay Rock Su Adedeji Sereetsi & The Natives Brymo Abeni Salawa
20:00
21:30
Venue : Radisson Blu
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
20:00
21:30
Venue : Jevinik
Director : Femi Elufowoju Jr
21:00

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
Michael Donkor Chibundu Onuzo
12:00
13:00
Host : Arit Okpo
Paul Beatty Nicole Dennis-Benn
12:00
13:00
Host : Tolu Daniel
Diana Evans Ayesha Harruna Attah
12:00
13:00
Host : Kinna Likimani
13:00
14:00
Niq Mhlongo Peter Kimani
14:20
15:20
Host : Zukiswa Wanner
Betty Irabor Chike Edozien
14:20
15:20
Host : Olaokun Soyinka
Nnedi Okorafor Tochi Onyebuchi
14:20
15:20
Host : Afopefoluwa Ojo
15:00
16:00
Odafe Atogun Cynthia Jele
16:50
17:50
Host : Isabella Akinseye
17:00
18:00
Sefi Atta Bisi Adjapon
18:00
19:00
Host : Toni Kan

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
Wanjuri Kamuyu WajoDance Performance
17:00
18:00
Farewell
18:00
21:30
FarewellFarewell
19:00
20:00
Clay Rock Su Adedeji Sereetsi & The Natives Brymo Abeni Salawa
20:00
21:30
Venue : Radisson Blu
21:00

Thursday

Friday

  • 09:20 - 11:50
  • Clay Rock Su Adedeji Sereetsi & The Natives Brymo Abeni Salawa
    20:00 - 21:30

Sunday

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00
Eat the Book
12:00
14:10
With Ozoz Sokoh
Eat the BookEat the book

Eat the book
14:20
16:40
With Ozoz Sokoh

Eat the Book
16:50
19:00
With Ozoz Sokoh
Eat the BookEat the Book
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00

Saturday

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09:00
Divinity and Spirituality in Igbo Tradition Munoyedi Ogbolumani Chukwubudike Ugbaja Eloka Umeh
09:20
10:20
Host : Yvonne Mbanefo Igbo



10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
Been-to and Homecoming Yomi Jemibewon Bobo Omotayo Misan Rewane
13:10
14:10
Host : Yinka Ibukun

Is Africa Really Open for Business? Feyi Olubodun Tayo Oviosu Victor Kgomoeswana
13:10
14:10
Host : Kinna Likiman

Lagos: A City of the Future Olasupo Shasore Nze Sylva Chibundu Onuzo
13:10
14:10
Host : Andrew Kelly
14:00
15:00
The Future of Poetry Theresa Lola Wana Udobang Inua Ellams Logan February Ishion Hutchinson
15:30
16:40
Host : Dami Ajayi

Travel Writing Noo Saro-Wiwa Zukiswa Wanner Funmi Oyatogun
15:30
16:40
Host : Tobi Jaiyesimi

Through the Eyes of a Child Ariyike Akinbobola Yejide Kilanko Ayo Oyeku
16:50
17:50
Host : Sope Martins

16:00
17:00
18:00
Life and Times Series Nuruddin Farah
18:00
19:00
Host : Kunle Ajibade

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
20:00
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
20:00
21:30
Venue : Jevinik
Director : Femi Elufowoju Jr
21:00
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event testimonials

What Guests Are Saying

A friend called his time at Ake Festival ‘golden’. Another said he has never been so proud of an event in his country. I call it ‘a timely renaissance’. We’ve unanimously and succinctly put it in one sentence: Ake Festival was our best life experience.

Ibrahim Aliyu

I have never attended a conference in Nigeria that is so organically connected.

Niyi Osundare
<prolific poet, dramatist and literary critic./>

What I love most is how the number of younger people that attend Ake Festival keeps getting bigger

@AfricanCeleb

Ake really expanded my cultural appreciation and literary horizons.

Mamoudu Diallo

I could sum up my account of the Ake Arts and Book Festival in just one word: phenomenal.

Geoffrey Gyasi

Join us at Ake Festival Oct 25-28 2018.

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