#RoundAboutTown With Henri Yire

Social Media Week Lagos was a blitz of activities that aggregated the best of tech creatives from across Africa all under one roof.

From tech enthusiasts to financial moguls, there was a constellation of the best minds deploying knowledge daily in Workshops, Meetups, Masterclasses and Panel Sessions.

If you weren’t at the event as a tech enthusiast, you probably are in tech hibernation.

Good luck with that.

The Lagos Review put together a daily highlight of the most impressive events as we saw it,
carefully covering all the most exciting discourse.

Find the daily highlights below:

Thank me later.

Okay back to business, here are some of the amazing events this weekend has to offer.

FEBRUARY 29, 2020


Support the voice and position of the underprivileged widows in the society through partnerships, empowerment and capacity building.

Time: 7:00AM

Fee: N7,500

Location: Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos


Come discover new pieces at Floor One 9 and enjoy cupcakes by Cravings Lagos. Join Us on Saturday 29th February 11am – 5pm

Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: ART 21, 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


The Art + Games World Tour is finally in Lagos! Join artist and curator, Isabelle Arvers for a game art & machinima workshop on Saturday, February 29th at Alliance Francaise, Mike Adenuga Centre from 5pm to 8pm. The workshop is open to all interested in art, visual art, game development, and digital media, artists, game developers, and professionals. Games and open source software will be provided on Flash Drives for Mac and Windows PCs but please bring your own laptop. To register and confirm your participation, send an email to culture.lagos@afnigeria.org. Isabelle Arvers is a French artist and curator who has, for over 20 years, explored the fields of digital art and video games. Her work explores the hacking possibilities of video games and mostly materializes in films called machinimas to be screened in on-site performative installation spaces. As a curator, she focuses on video game as a new language and as a medium for artists.

Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Mike Adenuga Centre/Alliance Francais, 9 Osborne Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos


Art Installation: Olatunde Alara, Laja, Ifedoyin Shotunde. An interview by writer Kojo Abudu accompanies the exhibition. The Treehouse a place for artists and audiences to engage with innovative projects and performances. Located in a top flat of a seven-story building in Lagos, Nigeria, The Treehouse supports creative experimentation, artistic investigation and the asking of radical and open questions. With views of creek and lagoon, prison and polo fields, it provides a perfect platform for thinking about how spaces, architecture, and community influence and inform how we move, feel, and imagine the world.
(Enter back of building & bring food or drink to share)

Time: 6:00PM & 10:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: The Treehouse, Awolowo Road (above Spar), Unit 1, 7th Floor, Ikoyi, Lagos


Come be dazzled by projections, lights and great music, featuring Nigeria’s most captivating Photographers this Saturday 29th February.

Time: 6:00PM & 11:00PM

Fee: N1,500

Location: Untitled. (59 Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi)


‘6 years imprisonment’ gang gang gang, hope to see you this weekend 29-2-2020 at the African Shrine! For those of us that are quiet because we can afford our own personal comforts within oppression, I wish u healing – Seun Kuti

Time: 10:00PM – LATE

Fee: N500

Location: New Afrika Shrine, NERDC Rd, Agidingbi, Ikeja

MARCH 1, 2020


Next up on our Young Contemporaries program activities for the year is Revealing the Collaborators with Jonathan. For the creation of his Cinemagraphs (moving images) for the Young Contemporaries 2020 Exhibition, Jonathan collaborated with over 15 individuals from sound artists, to graphic designers to writers to create his most recent body of work. Learn all about Jonathan’s creative process when he ‘Reveals the Collaborators’ this Sunday from 3-6pm at the gallery.

Time: 3:00PM-6:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Rele Gallery, 5 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos


Explore the technique of Contemporary Nigerian Artists, Create with Budding Nigerian Photographers, Enjoy the Fire Side Chats, Taste the Grills and Cocktails by Lagos Based Mixologist, And Party with Tripp! Qamp is an Exciting Place to Meet, Network and Party with Pioneers in Arts, Music, and Lifestyle.

Time: 3:00PM- 8:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Were House, 7 Mike Adegbite Ave, Lekki Phase I, Lagos


The Gingo experience, an evening promised to be filled with good people live music and Gingo vibes. We plan to take you through an immersive experience, from the sounds of the live band, DJ to the ambiance, arts, curated foods and drinks with the energy on a high level. Where else would you rather spend the first Sunday of March than listening to the best of sounds, connecting with friends and spreading positive vibes?

Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: CCX Lagos, 273 Kofo Abayomi Street Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria


Let’s Get Outside for the last MovieNic of our series! 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


Live Earth Music!

Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Fee: N500

Location: TRUTH, 112 Akerele Street, Surulere

Have A Hype-Filled Weekend!

See you around,

Henri Yire

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