12 December 2018

Africa: Access Bank Presents 'Born in Africa Bafest'

Lagos — 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).

Designed uniquely to retell the African story globally and better connect the world to Africa, BAFEST is set to hold on December 16th, 2018. The Born in Africa Festival is a celebration of the unparalleled dynamism of the true African spirit, birthed from a need to tell the true African story in all its glory.

A full day's event where Africa's finest creatives showcase their talents to the world. Speaking about BAFEST 2018, Amaechi Okobi, Group Head, Communications & External Affairs, 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.

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".

The Born In Africa Festival takes place at Eko Atlantic City and features notable music stars such as Awilo, Sho Madjozi, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Falz, Olamide, Yemi Alade, Kizz Daniel, D'banj and lots more. Venue opens at 9am with the Fashion, Art and Film Park, where various artists and fashion designers like David Tlale and Tiffany Amber will exhibit their works, while some of Africa's finest Filmmakers will host movie screenings.

Born in Africa Festival is powered by Access Bank and produced by Livespot, producers of the critically acclaimed Love Like A Movie event series.

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