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Ake Arts And Book Festival: A Cultural Immersion

By Franklin Ugobude 04 November 2018   |   11:56 am

For the past four years, book lovers gathered in Abeokuta, Ogun State for the annual Ake Arts and Book Festival organised by the Book Buzz Foundation.

This year, however, the city of Lagos played host to the event, with guests from all over the world making their way down for four days of cultural immersions.

From an interesting keynote address by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to amazing book chats, brilliant discussions about various issues and film screenings. Ake Festival provided the perfect environment to connect with artists, writers and people of like mind, while been drenched in the arts and books.

The 2018 edition had the theme ╚ÉFantastical Futures╚Ĺ and featured chats and panels with Nnedi Okoroafor, Kunle Afolayan, Arit Okpo, Brymo and a host of other speakers.

A discussion session at Ake festival

Arrival of the VP of Nigeria at Ake festival

Book reading at Ake festival

 

Book reading at the festival

Brymo at Ake festival

Dance performance at Ake festival

Dancer performing at Ake festival

Kunle Afolayan at Ake festival

Music performance at Ake festival

Networking at Ake festival

Panelist at Ake festival

Panelist discussing at Ake Festival

People dancing at Ake festival

Refreshment area at Ake festival

Smiles and laughter at Ake festival

Vice President and his entourage at Ake festival

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