Bikiya Graham-Douglas: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

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Bikiya Graham-Douglas: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Bikiya Graham-Douglas

Botoba Tamunolobikiya Graham-Douglas popularly known as Bikiya is an award-winning Nigerian born British trained Actress and Performing Artiste. She is the daughter of Nigerian politicians Alabo Tamunotenyim Graham-Douglas, four-time Nigerian Minister and Her Excellency Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu, former Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland and Iceland. Her performance training includes the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the Oxford School of Drama, the Bridge Theatre Training Company and Point Blank Music School. She has a BA (Hons) in Business Economics with business law from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

She is the founder of Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF).

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Career

She is known for roles in; Flower Girl (Movie), Shuga (TV Series), Closer (Stage Play), Saro the Musical (Stage Play), For Coloured Girls (Stage Play), Suru L’ere (Movie), Lunch Time Heroes (Movie), Jenifa’s Diaries (TV Series), Legacy (TV Series), The Battleground (TV Series) where she plays the controversial role of Hadiza Bako.

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Bikiya started her professional career as cast in the Femi Oguns’ play Torn at the Arcola Theatre London. She worked with the Africa Unite Music Group which sponsored the first best African Act category at the MOBO Awards. On returning to Nigeria, she worked with MTV Base Africa on the first MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria.

She founded Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) an arts organization focused on promoting the arts through production and education. It has produced over twenty plays and has created opportunities for many artisans. BUAF were official theatre partners for the UNESCO Port-Harcourt world book capital 2014-2015 and in the past were affiliated with Fela on broadway show when it toured to Nigeria. It launched the first indigenous playwright competition.

Recognition

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  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA 2014) Best Supporting Actress in the Drama category for her role in the movie Flower Girl.
  • Nollywood Movies Awards (NMA 2014)
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA 2014)
  • National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) Excellence Service Award
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