Event: Ake Arts & Book Festival (25-28 October, Lagos)

Ake Arts & Book Festival is fast approaching!

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.


Image courtesy of Ake

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.

As part of the 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.

Download #Akefest18 programme here


Image courtesy of Ake Facebook Page

Highlights Ake 2018:

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’.

Poetry Evening
Seasoned Nigerian and international poets; Nick Makoha, Logan February and Theresa Lola will thrill us with their magical performances.

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.

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.

Capture the strides and beauty of African music. Visitors will enjoy a thrilling musical concert Clayrocksu, Adedeji, Brymo, Tomeletso Sereetsi and Queen Abeni Salawa.

Register here

And, find more exciting details here, including links for Drama and Concert tickets at the Festival, and to see who the guests will be.


In case you missed it: watch Ake Arts & Book Festival 2017 Highlights

Follow Ake Arts & Book Festival for all the news and updates on Facebook and on Twitter @akefestival #Akefest18



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