The festival will be held from 7th to the 9th of October, 2022 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
The Quramo Festival of Words (QFest 2022) will be hosted in Lagos, Nigeria from October 7 – 9, 2022. This year’s theme is “Africa Positive.”
The Quramo Festival of Words was first hosted by Quramo Publishing in Lagos, Nigeria in December 2019. For the period of the festival, Lagosians were treated to masterclasses, book readings, workshop discussions, film, theatre, and an open mic. It ended with the announcement of Vivian Onyekachi Ibe as the winner of the Quramo Writers Prize which was launched in 2017 and eventually evolved into the festival.
The 2020 edition of the festival was a virtual affair because a global pandemic prevented people from meeting. In spite of its virtual nature, those who attended still got to participate in workshops, conversations, panel discussions, film and documentary screenings, book chats, and open mic performances. Just like in the previous year, the festival ended with the announcement of the Quramo Writer’s Prize 2020 winner. There was also an edition of the festival in 2021.
For 2022, those who attend will access things like masterclasses/workshops, panel discussions, book/author chats, a poetry contest, film screenings, a stage play, and the Quramo Writers’ Prize, with appearances by Bolanle Austen-Peters, Cool FM’s TaymieB, Jola Ayeye, FK Abudu, Jude Idada, and brand showcases from Puma, Anfani, Toriara Naturals and so much more.
The events will centre around the Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos.