Ife Nkili


What is IFE NKILI?

IFE NKILI is a Black women’s digital arts festival celebrating the beauty of Black culture, identity and heritage. “Ife Nkili” is a phrase from the Igbo people in Nigeria which means “beauty to behold “

This pioneering arts festival supported and funded by Arts Council England seeks to deconstruct the perceptions of Black women in art, photography, music, film and literature as passive by bringing 17 BLACK WOMEN ARTISTS to the forefront. The film features a selection of photographers, visual artists, creatives, creators and performers in one continuous . . uninterrupted . . seamless . . beautifully digital arts festival of amazing artistry, music and expression. One film, 17 Artists. 

The festival explores

  • Identity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Representation
  • Climate Change
  • Family
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Spirituality
  • Females in Art & Music etc 


IFE NKILI provides a space to celebrate, showcase and honour what Black women artists do. The focus is to promote, develop and celebrate creativity in different genres

The necessity of IFE NKILI highlights the work of Black women artists cannot be overstated. IFE NKILI‘s mission is to uplift the voices of creativity of Black women reminding us all of how Black women and art that they produce are for the community, the society and the world at large.  



IFE NKILI x YoutubeBlack History Month October 2021



IFE NKILI x Twitter – Black History Month October 2021

IFE NKILI x The Royal Photographic Society Great Britain October 2021

IFE NKILI x Everyman Cinema Broadgate London November 2021

IFE NKILI x The Hackney Social London November 2021

IFE NKILI x Falmouth University UK January 2022

IFE NKILI x John Hansard Gallery Southampton UK – International Women’s Month March 2022

IFE NKILI x Kings College London – International Women’s Month March 2022

IFE NKILI x Royal College of Art September 2022

IFE NKILI x School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London October 2022


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