Access Bank Presents Born in Africa Festival (BAFEST)




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).

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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;

“Access Bank is delighted to present Born in Africa Festival and we are excited about the interesting line up of African stars and creatives that would be performing and showcasing. For Access Bank, this is yet another opportunity to continue to give voice and credence to richness of African creativity and talent. As seen with our partnership with events like Art X, we are happy to provide a platform for the world to access African culture through music, fashion, art and film.”

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. A music concert will close off the day’s activities, starting at 6pm.

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

Known as one of Africa’s most innovative financial institutions, Access Bank Plc was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998 and serves its various markets through 4 business segments: Personal, Business, Commercial and Corporate & Investment banking. Consistently seeking ways to expand across the African continent, the Bank currently operates through a network of about 366 branches across major cities and commercial centers in Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, United Kingdom, ands representative offices in Lebanon, the UAE, India and China.