The organisers of AkeFest20, which is the 2020 edition of the Ake Arts & Book Festival, has announced a partnership with Google in Africa. This announcement comes ahead of its planned virtual event in October 2020.
Announcing the partnership, the organisers took to the festival’s official Twitter handle, saying:
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Last week, we had seen the Abuja Literary + Arts Festival also announce partnering with 9mobile ahead of its virtual event. Abuja Literary + Arts Festival or ALitFest20 had mentioned that partnering with the telecom giant will provide subsidsed data plans for attendees.
Meanwhile, on the part of Ake Arts & Book Festival 2020 or AkeFest20, it hinted that Google in Africa will aid with its expertise. The festival is one of the biggest literary and arts festival in the whole of Africa.
It had to switch to planning the festival as an online event due to the pandemic. The organisers announced the plan to hold the event virtually in June. Besides Google in Africa, Ake Arts & Book Festival official partner Sterling Bank will sponsor the digital event.
There are still few details available about how the event will run at this time. But its date is already fixed and it will hold from 22nd to 25th October 2020. You can also follow this link to register for the event.
It is quite encouraging to see art communities in Nigeria adapting and embracing tech in innovative ways to solve problems.
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