#RoundAboutTown With Henri Yire

We picked him up at Elevation Church Lekki, he had been waiting for a few hours.
He said he came into town a bit early; at about 7 am.

He introduced himself as Kevin Heart and waited for the comments and questions.

Yes that was his real name.

No, he wasn’t related to the famous comic.

Yes, it was his biological name given to him by loving parents.

He smiled.

He had a faded backpack stocked with food and a smile that never left his face.

He was quiet, a disposition that signalled the makings of a loner.
He didn’t seem like the typical Marathon runner though, no bursts of passion in-between sentences, just a placid expression and a competitive edge about him.

“I am here to win, not just run.”

Marathons in Lekki are not usually a stern affair. It’s rather a gang of hashtag-driven, social collective where videos are made mid-run and sporting gears are put on full display.

The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will feature scores of them today.

But a few will be like Kevin Heart, bent on taking home the brand new car promised to the winner of the 10k run.

If you fit into any of the category; fun runner or fierce competitor, you should come out today for the run.

But if you can’t, here are other fun things that you get to this weekend.

SATURDAY –
FEBRUARY 8, 2020

ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON.

February 8th ( Today)

5.30 am.

Specific route across Lagos.

2020 NPA LAGOS INTERNATIONAL POLO TOURNAMENT

If watching grown men gallop after small objects is your idea of fun, then you are welcome.

Catch highlights of the ongoing Lagos International Polo Tournament today at the renowned Lagos Polo club and watch an amazing collection of professionals fight for the coveted prize.

ASA BAAKO WARM UP PARTY

Join us with the sensational @sensei.lo for our @asabaakofestival warmup party we are pleased to have @brownehill throwing down a preparty #fela set in aid of our #tarkwa bay community #rebelmusic #unitedwestand and thrilled to be stretching out a hand of #solidarity to our #Ghana #brothers to reserve a place on the #guestlist #cabana and group bookings or room enquiries call 08033006319 for guest list. #parteafterparte is back!

Time: 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Fee: N5,000 Donation

Location: Pop Beach, Tarkwa Bay, Lagos, Nigeria

Contact: 08033006319

CONVERSATIONS @ INDIGO

Join us this Saturday the 8th of February. This month’s topic is Beyond the Physical – Mental health and Film with Demi Ademuson leading the discussion.

Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: 135A Brickfield Road, Costain

BAMAKO

Join us this Saturday for the screening of ‘Bamako’. A 2006 political drama by Abderrahmane Sissako. The film depicts a trial taking place in Bamako, the capital of Mali, amidst daily life in the city. It touches on European colonization and how it plays a role in shaping African societies and their resulting poverty and difficulties. This would be followed shortly after by an open conversation on the African and African American experiences. We would discuss how these two groups affected by slavery, colonialism, and exploitation can grow to better understand each other. And the means of reeducating people to have a better understanding of the African diaspora, to dispel myths and negative stereotypes.

Time: 7:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: African Artists Foundation, 3b Isiolaoyekan street, off Adeleke Adedoyin, off Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island.

JAZZ IN MY ROOM LIVE

Tombrapade Robert is a composer, drummer, percussionist and a fast-rising Jazz musician with a background in classical music from the MUSON School of Music. He participated in the on mass London jazz festival 2015 and performed at one of the top jazz clubs in London. He is a member of The Theosolites, a 4-piece jazz quartet in Nigeria. He has performed at several editions of the New Horizons Concert Series, Friday Nite Live, MUSON Festivals, Satchmo’s Jazz Festival. He performed with the Lagos City Choral at the World Choir Games in Russia. With a great passion for jazz music, he started a jazz online project, Featuring young and upcoming jazz musicians in Nigeria called Jazzimyr (jazz in my room). This project which he believes will be the best jazz platform online and on stage. Alliance Française Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre is proud to present for the second time on stage Tombrapade Robert Quartet, on Saturday, February 8th, at 7:00 PM. The concert will last two hours, with a 20 minutes intermission.

Time: 7:00PM

Fee: N1,000

Location: Alliance Française of Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre, 9, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

SUNDAY –
FEBRUARY 9, 2020

KAYAK LAGOS

Kayak the Lagos Lagoon.

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Fee: N6,000 for 4 Hours N2,500 Per Hour for 2/3 Hours or N3,000 for 1 Hour

Email: nothingtodoinlagos@gmail.com to reserve your kayak.

SECOND SUNDAYS

On the Second Sunday of the month @exp_lagos said, LET THERE BE BRUNCH! Lagos, welcome to a new way to explore; welcome to Second Sundays! Sunday February 9th, assemble your brunch squad and prepare for a day out with the EXP Danfo experience!

TIme:
Meet Up: 11:30AM
Take Off: 1:00PM

Fee: NGN 2,500.00

TICKETS

Meet Up Location: The Shack, 10 Ojora Colony, Victoria Island, Lagos

THE DELIVERY BOY

Amir, a teenage orphan boy, runs into a young girl while trying to escape a mob. She is a prostitute with an agenda and he has a bomb vest under his dress. They are both running out of time and they soon realize they need each other to achieve their goals. Before the night ends, they will have to contend with each other; Amir’s group; the knowledge of the terrible secrets that made them who they are, and the consequences of living in a society that doesn’t care. Their journey takes them through the underbelly of the city exposing the hidden backside of the African Society and its dangerous culture of silence in the presence of evil. Starring Jamal Ibrahim, Jemima Osunde, Charles Etubiebi, Chris Iheuwa. Screen Out Loud – Lagos & Something Unusual Studios present: “The Delivery Boy” by Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film’s award-winning director.

Time: 3:30PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Alliance Française of Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre, 9, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

MOVIENIC

Let’s Get Outside for the 1st MovieNic of 2020! We’ll have sweet tunes before and after the movie! Bring your blankets, food, drinks, games, and good vibes!

Time: 5:30PM PICNIC 7:00PM MOVIE

Fee: N1000

Location: Nakenohs Boulevard, 40 Alexander Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos

Have A Hype-filled Weekend!

See you around.

-Henri Yire

Source: NTDIL

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