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Akada Children’s Book Festival

British Council 20 Thompson Avenue Lagos, Lagos 111000
Start Date:
April 27, 2019
End Date:
April 27, 2019


A fun festival in partnership with British Council to showcase children’s books by African authors, or books written for children of color.

About this Event

The Akada Children’s Book Festival (ACBF) is an event for children, parents and teachers, as well as those who create child-appropriate content. Billed for April 27th 2019, the festival is an initiative of the publisher of Clever Clogs Books, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi and will be hosted in partnership with the British Council, at their premises in Lagos.

The 1-day festival will also feature fun activities - treasure hunts, play area, pop-up library, face painting, arts and crafts - for children (aged 13 and below). It will also feature information forums for parents; workshops for writers, upcoming authors and illustrators; soft skills masterclasses for teachers and much more.

NOTE - Entrance to the festival is FREE but registration is required. Groups of 10 and above may also register by sending an email to [email protected]


The workshops are divided into three streams. The panelists and facilitators to be featured are thought leaders from the publishing, entertainment, digital media, fitness, parenting and education space in Nigeria. Look out for the big reveal of workshop facilitators. Click the tickets to register for one or more workshops.


* Attendance is FREE but registration is required.


When I Grow Up - Career exploration is an essential part of children's development. This workshop will provide insights on the different career opportunities available and how children can discover their passion.

Good With Money - Want your child to be money-savvy? Teaching your children the value of money from an early age will contribute to their success in life and also ensure that the wealth you have worked to create, transcends generations.

Stop That Bully - According to an American study, over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year in America alone. It is safe to say that in Nigeria, the figure could be close to this or higher. This experiential workshop will engage children on the importance of not bullying others, how to avoid bullies and how to overcome the negative effects of bullying.

You May, But I Will Not - Peer pressure is something everyone has to deal with and in the world we live in today, it has become even more rife. This workshop will enlighten children on peer pressure and how to deal with it.

Comics From Around the World - Is your child interested in comics? This workshop will showcase child-friendly comics from around the world, including Nigeria. Some life-lessons to be learned from these visual masterpieces will also be shared.

Fitter; Stronger; Faster - Now more than ever, children ought to be taught to understand that being physically active is critical to their health and general wellbeing. Come in your workout gear and be prepared to get active.


* Attendance is FREE but registration is required.

How to Become Your Child’s Best Friend - Bedtime Stories & Other Ways To Bond With Your Child

How to Raise a Genius - Stimulating Creativity and Innovation In Your Child

Being Your Child’s Super Hero – Child Protection; Health & Safety Around The Home

Reading The Signs – Hearing What They Don’t Sa


** Limited spaces. Advance registration and payment required for attendance

These workshops are specifically created for writers, aspiring writers and illustrators of children's books.


  • Techniques For Writing Children’s Books
  • Social Media Marketing For Your Books
  • Creating Irresistible Child-Friendly Illustrations
  • Profitable Book Writing – Turning Your Book Into A Money Spinner

Tickets: NGN 10,000.00 per participant.

NGN 7,500 early bird discounts available till 29th March, 2019.

Register Now : email [email protected] to sign up

** Workshop facilitators to be announced


BECOME AN EXHIBITOR – Do you sell children’s toys, nursery and primary school titles, picture books, children's comics and other items of interest to children? Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your products and services, engage and sell directly to a crowd tailored towards your business, in a conducive environment.

** Exhibition spaces will be allocated on a first-pay-first-served basis.

BECOME A VENDOR – From food to karaoke, arts & craft, mocktails, freshly pressed juices, smoothies, munchies and all, the ACBF provides you the opportunity to give festival attendees the experience of a lifetime with your products and services. Vendor spaces are very limited and will be allocated on a first-pay-first-served basis.

Book Now : Email [email protected] or call 08083719622 to book your space or get more information.

BRANDING & SPONSORSHIP - Leverage the opportunity to engage our desirable audience by becoming a title sponsor or a co-sponsor. Branding opportunities are also available for individuals and organizations to sponsor workshops, activities or events as well as various spaces across the venue to directly connect with your target audience.

NOTE - Entrance to the festival is FREE but registration is required. Groups of 10 and above may register by sending an email to [email protected].

GOT ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE FESTIVAL? Call 08083719622 or email [email protected]


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