Actress Bikiya Graham Douglas set for Fifth Beeta Writing Contest | The Guardian Nigeria News


By Goalkeeper Nigeria

November 12, 2022 | 3:58

Bikiya Graham-Douglas, stage and film actress, producer and CEO of the Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF), has announced the finalists for the fifth edition of the Beeta Playwright competition, organized by BUAF. According to Bikiya Graham Douglas, who is also a huncho for the Beeta Arts Festivals (BAF), the top ten finalists emerged from the 794 entries received for…

Bikiya Graham-Douglas

Bikiya Graham-Douglas, stage and film actress, producer and CEO of the Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF), has announced the finalists for the fifth edition of the Beeta Playwright competition, organized by BUAF. According to Bikiya Graham Douglas, who is also a huncho for the Beeta Arts Festivals (BAF), the top ten finalists emerged from the 794 entries received for this scheme from the prestigious playwriting competition, which is sponsored by MTN Foundation, Paperworthbooks, Chairbone gsl and Olajide Oyewole. Legal practitioners.

The finalists are Gloria Asoloko (Dust To Dawn), Mayowa Oladeji (Bellicose), Chetachu Igbokwe (Brother Brother), Elias Ozikpu (Hereos of the High), Olaoluwa Oni (Soro Soke), Adesewa Akinyemi (A Town Called Sane), Yemi Akande (The mask we wear), Uche Mordi (House 22), Micheal Ordia (Rose in a traingle) and Olabunmi Familoni (The great masquerade that dances naked). The CEO of BUAF has hinted that the Grand Final of the Playwriting Competition will be held at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos on November 18.

According to Bikiya, a two-day “writing camp” for the finalists, led by competition jury president Beeta Playwright, Professor Ahmed Yerima and renowned director Kenneth Uphopho, will precede the awards ceremony. Over the years, the Beeta Playwriting Competition has spawned plays by its past winners that have also enjoyed huge success.

Plays from previous winners include “Our Son, the Minister” by Paul Ugbede, “Jagagba” by Abdul Qudus-Ibrahim and “Daughters of the East” by Achalugo Chioma Ezekobe. The other members of the jury are veteran actress and producer, Ego Boyo, theater producer and writer, Ayo Jaiyesimi, director and actor, Kenneth Uphopho, cultural and film journalist Shaibu Husseini and publisher Ibiso Graham-Douglas.

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