Bikiya Graham-Douglas is an award winning Actress, Producer, Singer. She has a BA (Hons) in Business Economics with Business Law after which she followed her dreams to be an Actress. After training from prestigious Drama schools such as the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) the Oxford School of Drama and Bridge Theatre Training Company. Since she returned to Nigeria she has been making her mark in TV, Film and on stage and went ahead to win Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She continues to work on various platforms sharing her craft with her most recent credits including; Jenifa’s Diary, Wait, New Money and Battleground.
She founded the Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) to create platforms for young artisans to exhibit their talent and develop themselves. Her focus has resulted in various performances and capacity building endeavors for many artisans in Nigeria and the diaspora. Some of her notable achievements include; organising a workshop between Theatre Practitioners of Nigeria and Fela the Broadway Musical, the inclusion of theatre into the activities at the annual Calabar Festival, Commissioned Thespian for the official stage plays for Port Harcourt, UNESCO WORLD BOOK CAPITAL 2014-2015 and the Production of a play at the Africa Week celebrations in Trinity College Dublin.
Under her leadership, BUAF signed a strategic alliance to make innovative Arts’ training more accessible. She also introduced the first ever indigenous Playwright Competition for young Nigerians. She has produced over thirty stage plays and starred in several movies and TV Series and Plays.
Bikiya was selected to perform at the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Nigeria, she was made Youth Ambassador for Africa Week Event by the African Ambassadors’ Association and Trinity International Development Initiative. She has performed at the Cape Town and Lagos International Fringe Festival and is passionate about girl child education. In 2017, she was cast to play Hadiza Bako in the Africa Magic telenovela show Battleground.
Beeta Universal Arts Foundation presents “Our Son the Minister”
Sometimes history presents an anomaly; like a giant that crawls on its knees instead of stand on its feet. When a country destined naturally for greatness wallows in insolvency as a result of greed and self-aggrandizement. When a nation comes to a point of reckoning with its fault-finding as fingers are pointed and blows are exchanged.
The stage play “Our Son the Minister” raises a standard. In the mayhem of who is to blame and whose hands are soiled as regards Nigeria’s political eco-system, the play holds up a mirror to the society, and highlights its culpability in making bad leaders.
“Our Son the Minister” is the winning play from the maiden edition of Beeta Playwright Competition organised by Beeta Universal Arts Foundation. Written by Paul Ugbede, the play is produced by award winning actress and super talented thespian; Bikiya Graham-Douglas, directed by Kenneth Uphopho and starring talented actors to include Ozzy Agu, Diana Yekini, Patrick Diabuah and others.
“Our Son the Minister” is billed to attract government officials, students, celebrities, politicians, art connoisseurs and some special guests. The play opens on February 9th through to the 11th at the famed Terra Kulture Arena Victoria Island Lagos. There would be two shows per day; a 3 PM matinée and a 7 PM encore.
Date: February 9th, 10th and 11th
Venue: Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time: 3 pm and 7pm