Ife Nkili


What is IFE NKILI?

IFE NKILI is an annual Black women’s arts festival celebrating the beauty of black culture, identity and heritage. “Ife Nkili” is a phrase from the Igbo tribe 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. 

This film is very important as it explores identity, diversity and inclusion, representation, climate change, LGBQTIA, family, Black Lives Matter, spirituality, Black Muslim women, females in 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 Youtube on the 14th October 2021 during Black History Month.  IFE NKILI x Youtube

In Partnership with Twitter, IFE NKILI x Twitter  on the 21st October 2021 during  Black History Month Chin We (@chinw_e) / Twitter

IFE NKILI x The Royal Photographic Society  on the 28th October 2021 (postponed) BHM: IFE NKILI – Black women’s arts festival (rps.org)

IFE NKILI x Everyman Cinema Broadgate London on the 2nd November 2021IFE NKILI x Everyman Cinema 

IFE NKILI x The Hackney Social on the 30th November 2021. Get your tickets via this link – IFE NKILI x The Hackney Social 


IFE NKILI is available online via VIMEO ON DEMAND streaming for 30 DAYS. You have the opportunity to watch it from the comfort of your home


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