Bikiya Graham-Douglas, daughter of Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, is an actress, singer and businesswoman. She obtained a degree in Business Law from the University of Portsmouth. Thereafter, she attended the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts on scholarship.
Always desirous of developing herself intellectually, she also did a foundation course in acting at the Oxford School of Drama. Upon graduation, she joined The Bridge Theatre Training Company.
Since her return to Nigeria in 2008, she has starred in a number of stage productions, including The Vagina Monologues and Iya-Ile, among others.
Bikiya Graham-Douglas is an Awards winning Nigerian actress, producer and businesswoman. She is the founder of Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF).
Her credits include; 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 Post Production (TV Series).
Bikiya worked at MTV Base Africa and the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria and as Artist Coordinator at Africa Unite Music Group.
Beeta Universal Arts Foundation is an organization focused on the arts and training. The organization created opportunities for over 500 individuals to exhibit their talent and improve their skills. BUAF is active in stage play productions and training. Some of BUAF’s works include;
- Calabar Festival: Iya Ile
- NLNG Annual Literature Award Night: Drama Sketch “Legends”
- Fela Broadway Musical Theatre Workshop: “Issues and Challenges of Theatre”
- National Theatre: “An Actor’s Voice” Theatre Workshop
- Presidential Summit on Water: Theatre Sketch “Water is Life”Bikiya Graham-Douglas & Yvonne Ekwere
In 2014, Bikiya was commissioned by UNESCO World Book Capital to produce a dance drama titled ‘Obele and the Story teller’ at the UNESCO Port-Harcourt World Book Capital 2014