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AfricaCENTRE: Do It Now Now present BAME Freedom Fest

AfricaCENTRE: Do It Now Now present BAME Freedom Fest

This festival is about educating, entertaining and empowering the BAME community in London running from 16th and 18th of November,  a weekend full of  panels, keynotes, classes, and parties as well as a live Podcast recording, an art exhibition, food and drinks merchants, pop-ups and  more.

This festival is supported by: – ASOSThe DotsPurposeRaise the Roof KenyaThis is our PeriodBlack Girls Rule.LDN and The Africa Centre.


Street food provided by Lime Hut with vegetarian and nonvegetarian Caribbean dishes and light drinks -Cocktails and Mocktails provided by Olori’s Treats

Fresh Fruits and juices all the way from African countries, provided by Uncle Raph’s

Candy bar provided by Africlick a new dating/networking app for professionals & creatives of African & Caribbean heritage.

Friday – 16th of November – 6.30pm to 11.00pm

A day of celebrating diversity. Come chill this Friday night, meet new people and experience the vibe.

6.30pm – Doors open

7.00pm – 7:10pm – Intro to the festival, what we are raising money for by Bayo Adelaja, founder of Do it Now Now

7.10pm – 8:00pm – Yana Binaev, the festival’s Creative Director, introduces artists


  1. LM and Gab’iel
  2. Valentina
  3. Record Heads

8.00pm – 10:30pm – Afrobeat Karaoke Afterparty

11.00pm – Doors close

Sat – 17th of Nov – 10.00am to 9.00pm

This day is all about empowerment so you can be the best you. With panels, keynote speakers, TED-style talks, food, drinks, fashion and beauty.

10.00am – Doors open (networking, drinks, food, pop-up available)

10.30am – 11.30am – Whiteness in Wellness (a bid for inclusivity), panel discussion led by Samantha Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville

11.30am – 12:30pm – An honest conversation about being a working mother, led by Nafisa Bakkar, CEO and Co-founder of Amaliah

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Period Poverty in the UK LIVE podcast with The Vulnerable Podcast interviewing Saschan Fearon Joseph, the founder of The Womb Room.

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Panel discussion led by Urenna Okonkwo, founder of Cashmere

2:30pm – 3.00pm – Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Charity spotlight with Raise the Roof Kenya – learn about the work the charity we’re supporting is doing in Kenya.

4:30pm – 5:00pm – Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks

5:00pm – 5.30pm – Thought Leaders Spotlight – Dami Khadijah, Benedicte Kalombo from Pin Africa, Nancy Adimora from AFREADA

5.30pm – 6:00pm – Tola Okogwu, acclaimed author, hair coach and blogger

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Melanie Eusebe, founder and Chair of the Black British Business Awards

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Performance by artist, Amahla Music

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Afterparty set by DJ Henrie

9:00pm – Doors close

Sunday – 18th of November – 10am – 9.30pm

This day is full of workshops that will educate and edify with workshops, classes, pop-ups and exhibitions, plus street food cocktails and mocktails.

9:30am – Doors open (networking, drinks, food, pop-up available)

10:00am – 11:30am – #IamRemarkable, learn self-promoting skills with Google, presented by Eunice Baguma Ball

11:30am – 12:00pm – Be the free, happy and social you, on any day of the month with The Periodical Diary

See Also

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Twerk and Female Empowerment class with Bam Bam Boogie

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Creating Social Impact with Sheeza Shah, founder of UpEffect

1:30pm – 2:00pm – Turbans and Headwraps in the Afro-Atlantic diaspora by

2:00pm – 2:30pm – Simi Awokoya from Microsoft and WITTY Careers on Diversity in the future of tech

2:30pm – 3.00pm – Side Hustle to Main Hustle with Letitiah Obiri of Foundervine

3:00pm – 3:30pm – WoW Beauty‘s Denise Rabor on Total Wellbeing: a 360 degree perspective on beauty of the mind, body and spirit

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Unleash your inner child, hoola-hooping with Playtone

4:30pm – 5:30pm – Panel discussion with the all female team behind VAMP, a social marketing agency

5:30pm – 6:00pm – Astrology 101: Exploring our personal cosmic map together – with Sade Buari

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Performance by artist Natalie C

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Afterparty set by DJ Shaxx

9:30pm – doors close, FESTIVAL CLOSES.

The money you give us via your ticket is going to this fundraising campaign by Raise the Roof Kenya

This festival is organised by Do it Now Now with Creative Direction from Yana Binaev.


Join us on Meetup – BAME Freedom Festival.