The Beeta Arts Festival is returning this year to connect communities and creators through a three-day convergence of theatre, exhibitions, film, music, dance, food, and lifestyle events.

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The front-line arts festival, which prides itself on telling African stories, is to hold in Abuja from December 2  to 4.

Birthed out of a mission to be the largest art incubator event in Africa, the BEETA Arts Festival, debuted in 2021.

It has featured attendees from six African countries.

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This year’s edition, themed “Art Connects”, will hold in collaboration with the Multichoice Talent Factory, the Ebonylife Creative Academy, and the TASCK social impact organization founded by the rapper MI Abaga.

The event will feature workshops and conversations to include the British playwright Dipo Agboluaje, the author Michael Afenfia, and the poet S. Su’eddie Vershima Agema.

It will also feature more creators, performers, and exhibitionists from several countries across the continent.

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The festival itinerary includes stage plays, film screenings, music concerts, spoken word & poetry, festival markets, lifestyle events, workshops & conversations, and competitions.

Bikiya Graham-Douglas, the festival’s founder, said: “This year, we’re going all out in putting together the most immersive experience, ensuring that we reach a wider audience physically and digitally.

“With the new global positioning of Africa and Africans, now more than ever young Africans are focused on their identity.

“We have witnessed this with the increase in consumption of African Arts and Culture with a concentration on Nigerian content.

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“Our goal is to reach over 10,000 festival goers and participants with a concentration on Gen-Ys and Zs, the millennials, and a sub-concentration of retirees.”

The Beeta Arts Festival is to hold at the NAFIL Arcade and Waterpark in Abuja.



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