Today in #TheLagosReview

#RoundAboutTown With Henri Yire

There are hundreds of permutations to living in Gidi.

But none of them could have adequately predicted the Okada and Keke crisis.
It has crippled social interventions and the usual exuberance of the Lagos night life scene.

So events that would on a good day drag into the unholy hours of the night, are closing out earlier.
But we are not deterred. Not in the least.
Book readings, music events, social hangouts and a few other wierd events.

This week features an interesting constellation of events that would definitely interest you.

Here they are:

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Slum2school 2020 Global Campaign for Education
Be one of #3000 volunteers around Lagos and 30 cities around the world, participating in 30+ Activities to raise funds and awareness for the education of 3000 underserved children. Find your Lagos challenges.



Fee: Open to All



We write to inform and invite you to the second edition of Colour Purge 0.2 themed ‘Penkelemes | Peculiar mess’, which promises to be a lot more in depth and thorough, exposing amateurs and experienced people to the world of painting. It is slated to hold on the 22nd February 2020 at the Nest Hub; 1a, Hughes Avenue, Yaba with sessions ranging from 12pm, 3pm and 6pm.

Time: 12:00PM, 3:00PM, 6:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Nest Hub; 1a, Hughes Avenue, Yaba


Zarnellia design Group will be showcasing a collection of affordable young contemporary artworks

Time: 6:00PM – DAWN

Fee: Open to All

Location: Plot B20 Wole Olateju Cres, Eti-Osa, Lekki


Get ready for a night of Reggae with Covenant Child!

Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

Fee: N500

Location: Freedom Park, 1 Broad Street, Lagos Island

FEBRUARY 23, 2020


The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal who disclosed this in Lagos over the weekend noted that the Eko City Farmers’ Markets is a platform where the best of Lagos producers will meet with consumers and end users by using the traditional and innovative development methods to showcase a well organised high quality market to meet the consumers’ ever increasing demand for farm produce. Lawal who explained that the hold every last Sunday of every month

TIme: 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: TBS, 45/57 Massey Bamgboshe Street, Lagos Island, Lagos


Next up on our Young Contemporaries program activities for the year is Art Therapy with Judith! Experiment with clay while doing activities tried and tested by Judith from her experience working at rehabilitation centres. We hope you can join us, this Sunday the 23rd of February from 2 pm – 6 pm at the gallery to learn about Judith’s creative process and engage with her and other art lovers!

Time: 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Rele Gallery, 5 Military Street, Onikan


Its a live event in the heart of the Garden creating awareness toward the effect of #climatechange and encouraging people of the positive effects of spending time in the Forest environment every time to time. Its every last Sunday of the Month @lufasipark . its always fun. It features
live music, games, dance, open mic, and space to picnic.

Time: 3:00PM – 7:00PM

Fee: N1000 Adults N500 Kids

Location: Lufasi Park, Majek 1st Gate, KM 41, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria


Let’s Get Outside! 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


Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Fee: N500

Location: 1 NERDC ROAD , OFF HAKEEM BALOGUN STREET, ALAUSA Agidingbi, Nigeria 23401

NTDIL? Come to Ibadan!

Come spend the day or the weekend and discover what this genius of an artist DEMAS NWOKO created on top of Oremeji hill in the 60s and 70s: NEW CULTURE STUDIOS. A weekend of interactive architecture tours, poetry, arts, music, food, drinks and the play THE BIG TREE written by Ese Brume and directed by Rufus Nwoko. Ibadan rocks! You won’t regret the trip.

February 22nd & 23rd

Time: 6:00PM

Fee: N500

Location: New Culture Studio, 34 Adeola Crescent

Have A Hype-Filled Weekend!

Henri Yire

Small Chops & Book Exchanges At This Month’s Book Club Meet & Greet.

To all Book Lovers aka Nerds,

Here’s another perfect excuse to talk books.
It’s a Meet and Greet that promises amazing literary banter and some really great small chops.

We recommend.

Wizkid Wins NAACP Award With ‘Brown Skin.’

Wizkid has won the prestigious National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) award alongside Beyoncé, for their collaboration “Brown Skin Girl” off “The Lion King: The Gift” album.

The NAACP Image Award is an award to honor outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature, and “Brown Skin Girl” won in the “Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration” category at the 2020 edition.

Wizkid was nominated alongside other prominent American artistes like Drake, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, J Cole, and Miguel and his win makes him the first Nigerian artiste to win the prestigious award.

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