Beeta Arts Festival, a Festival dedicated to amplifying African stories, is back this year to connect communities and creators through a three-day convergence of theatre, exhibition, film, music, dance, food and lifestyle events. The festival held in Abuja started on Friday, December 2nd and will end on Sunday, December 4th, 2022.
According to a statement sent to Merrymakers, the festival was born out of the inspiration to tell African stories and to be the largest African arts incubator event. The first edition of the art festival was held in 2021, and had participants from six African countries.
This year’s festival, themed ‘Art Connects’, is in partnership with Multichoice Talent Factory, Ebonylife Creative Academy and TASCK, a social impact organization founded by rapper Jude Abaga, aka MI. There will be workshops and talks between creators, performers and exhibitionists from various African countries.
According to the festival’s founder, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, this year they have pulled out all the stops to create an immersive experience that will help reach a wider audience, physically and digitally.
He added, “With the new global positioning of Africans, now more than ever, young Africans are focused on their identity. We have witnessed this with the growth of consumption of African arts and culture, emphasizing Nigerian content.
The producer of the festival, Olarotimi Fakunle, added that the festival was a creative campaign organized to promote interaction and collaboration in African creativity, showcasing existing talent, bridging new and existing players and creating new audiences for Africa’s rich stories.