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Bikiya Graham Douglas leads Beeta Universal out again with Jagagba


Bikiya Graham-Douglas

Actress, theatre producer and Chief Executive of Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF), Bikiya Graham-Douglas, has announced that Jagagba, the play by Kogi State-born Abdul-Qudus Ibrahim that won the second edition of the Beeta playwriting competition, is ready for the public.

Bikiya announced that the play adjudged winner out of 348 entries by a panel comprising accomplished playwright, Professor Ahmed Yerima, Ego Boyo, Ibiso Graham-Douglas, Kenneth Uphopho, Ayo Jaiyesimi and Husseini Shaibu, would opened from yesterday and would run until tomorrow at the Agip Recital Hall of the Muson Centre, Lagos.

“There will be two shows daily at 3pm and 7pm,” Bikiya declared, adding that the play is directed by Adebunmi Adewale and stars seasoned thespians, such as Kunle Coker, Mawuyon Ogun, Oluwabamike Olawuni, Olarotimi Fakunle, Debbie Ohiri, Ese Lami George and Kelvin Mary Ndukwe.


She has assured at the award ceremony of the winning play held early in the year that the entry, My Son The Minister, would be produced and presented before the second quarter of this year.

“This is in keeping with our promise to holistically impact the value chain of the performing arts industry. Our goal at Beeta Universal Arts Foundation is to do more by empowering all players, including writers, directors, actors, students and other professionals in the ecosystem.

“To achieve this, and as we seek to engineer social change through the arts, we would need supporters, partners and collaborators,” she stated.

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