Graham-Douglas delivers stellar performance of Wait at Cape Town Fringe Festival 2016
At the recently-concluded Cape Town Fringe Festival 2016, Nigeria was well represented, as founder of Beeta Arts Foundation, Ms Bikiya Graham Douglas, delivered an outstanding performance of the critically acclaimed play, Wait, written by Dipo Agboluaje and directed by Kenneth Uphopho, with music direction by Ayo Ajayi.
For the performance, “Bikiya flaunts her versatility by kicking off with strong and clear Afro-jazzy vocals, nicely balancing this power with the whimsical idealism of her character. Graham-Douglas hits the mark as, with raw intensity, she taps into the despair and disappointment of a woman left with limited options,” according to a critical source in South Africa.
After exceptionally executing an astounding and remarkable performance, Graham-Douglas maintained her modesty and humility, when she said, “To affect lives positively through my craft is everything. I’m humbled by how much love South Africa showed me. We can all make a difference in ensuring girls have access to education and have choices. I’m honoured to lend my voice to this cause.”
Graham-Douglas was styled by Mabello Clothier throughout the festival, which was sponsored by Ford Foundation. Wait is a true celebration of women, who succeeds in the face of adversary.