What is IFE NKILI?
IFE NKILI is a Black women’s arts festival film 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 – UK Black History Month
IFE NKILI x Twitter – UK Black History Month
IFE NKILI x The Royal Photographic Society Great Britain
IFE NKILI x Everyman Cinema Broadgate London
IFE NKILI x The Hackney Social London
IFE NKILI x Falmouth University UK
IFE NKILI x John Hansard Gallery Southampton UK – International Women’s Day/Month
IFE NKILI x Kings College London – International Women’s Day/Month
For collaborations/partnerships, screening of IFE NKILI and a Q & A session with the curator and the artists, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org