LABAF2019 – CREATIVE WORKSHOPS AND EXPRESSIONS continue
Creativity is life and every year, LABAF offers the young and the gifted opportunities to express their individual talents in amazingly new ways while being mentored and having their skills honed.
There will be workshops on Craft making, Performance art and competition with Mentoring provided by notable creative artists
Date: Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019
Time: 9 am
Venue: Freedom Park Lawn
Don’t miss #Labaf2019
Felabration 2019 kicks off October 14 with Chimamanda and Bobi Wine
Felabration, the annual celebration and memorial in honour of Afrobeat maestro and music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti returns this October with an exciting lineup of music and thought leadership events.
Felabration which is in its 21st year is an annual festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of Nigeria’s foremost musical icon, Fela Kuti. In celebrating Fela, the organisers of Felabration seek to empower the people through art, dance, music and intellectual discourse with the belief that together we shall succeed.
This year’s celebration will proceed under the theme: ‘“FROM LAGOS WITH LOVE’ and will run from October 14 – 20th 2019.
Orange prize winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will set the ball rolling on Monday October 14 2019 at 11am with in an afternoon of intellectual discussions with the theme ‘Teacher don’t teach me nonsense’ at NECA Hall, Hakeem Balogun street, Ikeja. She will be exchanging ideas with Ugandan opposition politician, Bobi Wine, UK based conscious artist, Akala, psychiatrist and ideas man Prof. Akin Oyebode. NOMA award winning author and Caine prize judge, Sefi Atta will moderate.
In the last seven years, Freedom Park Lagos has become a leading partner venue for Felabration, catering to the needs of an elite audience not at home with the populist ambience of the New Afrika Shrine which is home to Felabration.
Activities at Freedom Park will include premium entertainment and reception over one week with live music performances, exhibitions and fanfare from both Nigerian and Foreign artistes at the Festival. Each event is expected to host more than 2,000 attendees and is targeted at guests from home and abroad. Musical performances will kick off at 7pm daily.
The theme for Felabration at Freedom Park is “Thisislagos”
Guests at Felabration@Freedom Park will enjoy 7 days of Live Music concerts featuring several Nigerian and Foreign Artistes like Omawumi, Ego, Maka, Wole Oni, Phebean Sax, Dede Mabiaku, Q-dot and Gloria Ibru amongst others.
There will be a Special VIP lounge for attendees with VIP tickets.
Four Exhibitions will be showcased around the Park with focus on FEMI KUTI by Bolaji Alonge, Photographer, Eyes Of A Lagos Boy; COFFEE ART by Ekene Ngige; BEAUTIFUL, featuring works by Chidynma Ochu & Ronke Komolafe and curated by Kennii Ekundayo as well as COLLAGE ART by Sylvester Aguddah of Sylverscreen Arts.
iamAFRICA Announces Short Film competition
The iamAFRICA Short Film, One of the most prestigious competitions in Africa, has recently been announced.
A collaboration between The Africa Narrative at Norman Lear Center USC, YouTube, and the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is inviting African filmmakers working on the continent to submit their story-driven video of any format, style, and genre of less than 30 minutes in length to PAFF’s first-ever YouTube category. Alumni of Del-York Creative Academy are encouraged to submit their short projects.
All submissions must be uploaded to the submissions portal at www.paff.org/iamAFRICA by October 31, 2019.
Winning filmmakers will be given an extraordinary opportunity to embark on an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to attend the 28th Annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles in February 2020.
While in California, winners will be the VIP guests of both the Pan African Film Festival and YouTube and will attend a variety of public and private events.
Lights Camera Africa film festival opens big.
The opening night of Lights Camera Africa Film Festival yesterday left an unforgettable impression on the minds of the creative cimmunity of Lagos.
The night kicked off with a live band music session at the VIP lounge, complete with the mandatory Lagos quick-fix ‘cuisine’ of wine and small chops.
Guests at the event were kunle Afolayan, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Toni Kan, Tobi Abiodun and the convener of the event Ugonma Adegoke.
We were treated to an unexpected spectacle at the lounge as we embodied an almost surreal experience; a Masquerade dance.
‘Agaba’, the masquerade, described as the warrior spirit with blood-shot eyes fired up a formless, ageless dance ritual that simply transformed the room.
Soon after, the audience moved to the room for the movie proper; ‘The Lost Okoroshi’,
‘The Lost Okoroshi’ is different; employing disillusionment, dispair and displacement as major themes to tell it’s story.
Shot in a classic 4 by 3 framing, a homage to the 90s Nollywood era of making movies.
The night ended with an interview with the movie producer, Abba Makama, by writer and literary critic, Toni Kan
When asked why his works followed an ecclectic theme, Abba replied, “The Nollywood industry is not supposed to be monolithic, there should be room for an array of alternate film makers.”
The night ended in a much deserved applause; the crowning of the start of a beautiful film festival experience.