Afro-Soul Singer Jikume Bethlehem amazes everyone with her performance at AMIAF-2024

Nigeria: Afro-Soul Singer Jikume Bethlehem amazed all with her live performance at the recently held 2024 Artmiabo International Art Festival.

The Nigerian Digital Content Creator rocked the stage at the fest and entertained the audience. The Rivers born singer performed some of her hit tracks that included her trending song ‘Ubuana’ which kept the audience thumping on their feet.

Reportedly, the superstar African singer shared the stage with Afro-beat singer Made Kuti and DJ Raybee.

Renowned artist Burna Boy’s Father – Samuel Ogulu and the owner of plugged festival – Chima Aguma joined the art festival and were stunned by her thrilling performance.

Jikume Bethlehem at 2024 Artmiabo International Art Festival
Jikume Bethlehem at 2024 Artmiabo International Art Festival

As per the sources, the 2024 edition of Artmiabo International Art Festival was based on the theme ‘Sculptors Odyssey’. The Art Festival was held at EbonyLife Place, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. It was commenced on April 29, 2024 and concluded on May 01, 2024.

Surprisingly, the organiser – Miabo Enyadike who is a renowned artist, with her team hosted more than 40 sculptors by exhibiting bests of the sculptures in Nigeria and beyond the region.

Jikume Bethelem aka Oshikiri (means Sugar), is a Nigerian Afro-Soul or Afro-Pop Song Writer, Singer and Performer with a special love for quality as an all-round entertainment.

The artist hails from Engenni in Ahoada West LGA of Rivers State. The Port Harcourt based singer, song writer and an excellent performer is known for her afro-pop and dancehall style. She is famous for RNB versions, even though her songs cut across all genres of music.

Artists who performed at AMIAF 2024
Artists who performed at AMIAF 2024

Bethelem has worked with the good names in the P.H. Industry, though ‘Avrami Pitakwa’ (Port Harcourt Woman) is the first widely released song. She debuted her first single Naija-baby produced by the famous Akeem Da Beat 2013.

She was also featured by Perry Curtis in his very celebrated single hit Greedy Man. The song Avrami Pitakwa is aimed at correcting the wrong impression people that seems to have concerning the Port Harcourt Woman, and yes, with crazy party beat to get you on the dance floor to groove and enjoy.

The 2024 edition of the Artmiabo International Art Festival (AMIAF) consisted of art enthusiasts, collectors and aficionados from around the world, who geared up for an unforgettable celebration of artistic excellence and cultural heritage.

Based on the theme ‘Sculptors Odyssey’, the art festival promises to be an exhilarating experience that features a diverse range of artistic expressions, thought provoking discussions and insightful exhibitions.

Jikume Bethlehem entertaining the audience while  performing live at 2024 Artmiabo International Art Festival
Jikume Bethlehem entertaining the audience while performing live at 2024 Artmiabo International Art Festival

The major highlights of 2024 festival were the inclusion of four exceptionally talented young sculptors who were selected to exhibit alongside the experienced artists in the field.

Moreover, the AMIAF-2024 slot for Young Sculptors provides a unique opportunity for the emerging artists to showcase their talent, gain exposure and receive well-deserved recognition for their work.

It is an initiative that underscores commitment of AMIAF to nurture and promote young talent within the Nigerian art ecosystem.

The fest also hosted a thought-provoking panel discussion on the art economy and its significance within the Nigerian art ecosystem.

Jikume Bethlehem performing live at 2024 Artmiabo International Art Festival
Jikume Bethlehem performing live at 2024 Artmiabo International Art Festival

The panel comprised of the industry experts from diverse backgrounds, who explored various aspects of the art economy, including media strategy, art investment, the impact of the Nigerian economy on art development and effective marketing techniques for artists.

Additionally, AMIAF 2024 featured a screening of the ‘Wheyham Documentary’, curated by Yahaya Maikori and Nze Ed Keazor. The documentary explores the rich history of the NOK civilisation that offers festival attendees a fascinating glimpse into Nigeria’s sculpture heritage.