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Sound Sultan, Femi Kuti, RMD Deliver Powerful Independence Message at Jungle Story 2

The star-studded and highly anticipated Broadway-style musical, Jungle Story 2 was indeed one to wrap up the independence day celebration. The sold-out event which took place in Lagos was opened with a powerful message of cultural rebirth and national reconciliation by one of Nigeria’s musical veterans, Lanre Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan.

The show which focuses on a land that became a jungle because a spell was cast on known corrupt individuals, opened at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island and was an ensemble of some of Nigeria’s biggest actors, comedians and musicians, including Femi Kuti, Richard Mofe-Damijo, 2 Face Idibia, AY, MI, Buchi, Basket Mouth, Kate Henshaw, Helen Paul, Johnny Drille and Seyi Shay.

Jungle Story 2, a sequel to the highly successful 2018 debut, was produced by his Naija Ninja productions and supported by the MTN Foundation as part of its arts and culture cause which has sponsored some of Nigeria’s most compelling art, poetry and theatre productions and the creatives behind them for almost a decade.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the production, Sound Sultan said the show was a creative expression of his opinion on current issues in the country.

“The story talks about some of the issues our country is dealing with creatively and imaginatively. Many Nigerians are going through so much on a daily basis that it is hard sometimes to take a step back and look at the bigger picture,” he said.

On the motivation behind supporting Jungle Story 2, Abasi-Ekong Udobang, Senior Manager, Program Implementation, MTN Foundation said, “Our creatives have always found the voice to speak about our country – through their art, acting and music. The message of Jungle Story 2 reminds us about how arts and culture empower us in a transformative way to make sense of the themes that have defined us as a people.”

RoundAboutTown With Henri Yire

So it’s the first weekend in about three months that we have nothing major to look forward to.
No Big Brother Naija Saturday Night Party.
No Big Brother Naija Eviction Show. ( am sure by now you know that I am a loyal BBNaija watcher.)

Anyway, we had a feeling that you might be stranded with no fun thing to do this weekend, so we put together a bipartisan list.
(Don’t worry millennials, this list covers you too!).

Here goes:


*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: to reserve your kayak.

Open Day for Gardeners

Garden furniture, exhibitions, seminars, shopping, plants, networking, decor, plant-based products, and photo competition.

Time: 9:00AM Daily

Fee: Open to All

Location: Royal Oakes Centre, KM 14, Lekki-Epe Expressway By Chisco Bus-Stop, After Oando Petrol Station Ikate – Elegushi, 101014, Lekki

Tip of the Day: The festival Ends Sunday, October 13, 2019

*Sip & Shop

A shopping event unlike any other in Lagos. We aim to showcase trending established and upcoming local and international brands. Customers will get to feel like they are in a ’special’ place, one that seamlessly merges a positive shopping experience with a vibrant social scene.

Time: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Shiro Lagos, Block XVI 3 & 4 Victoria Island Oniru Estate, 101241, Lagos

*In Conversation with Jelili Atiku

Please join us for a conversation with artist Jelili Atiku, who will speak about his current exhibition at ARTOJA. We hope to see you there!

Time: 2:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: ArtOja, The Boutique, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I, 1a Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, Victoria Island, Lagos

*Couples Game Night

Here’s something fun for “retired singles and new parents”. Join us this Saturday for awesome banter, rib-cracking games, and delightful food. To celebrate Nigeria and our wonderful African culture, we’ll be playing games developed by our people, produced by @kulturegames We’ll know Our True Nigerians, Whose Jollof is really the best, What our parents said to us that we probably might say to our kids. Come create awesome memories with us.

Time: 5:00PM

Fee: N10,000

Location: Ruxton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

Register: 07055555926

*African Mobilities Lagos 2019 Opening

You are invited to African Mobilities Lagos- this is not a refugee camp, an exhibition that explores how architecture responds to the complexities of migration and the circulation of people, ideas, resources, and aesthetics – both in physical space and in spaces of the imagination. The exhibition which takes place from Saturday 12th – Friday 25th October 2019 at Untitled.

Time: 6:30PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Untitled, 59 Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi

Tip of The Day: Catch a Public Screening of Mad Horse City under Falomo Bridge, Ikoyi 7:00PM, Sunday 13, October, 2019.


*Ofada Rice Day

It’s gonna be a party! The event also includes Food Tasting, Top Artiste Performances, Ofada Farmers Display, Cultural Display, Exhibitions, Kids Corner and much much more. SirShinaPeters will be performing LIVE at Nigeria’s very first @OfadaRiceDay!

Time: 11:00AM – 9:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos

*Red Bull BC One Championships

Enjoy Bboy break dancing battles, freestyle football, bmx, & a special guest appearance! The stage is set! 16 BBoys/BGirls from Port Harcourt and Lagos will battle like legends for a chance to be crowned the Red Bull BC One Nigeria National Champion at The Indoor Sports Complex at The University of Lagos. The winner will go on to represent Nigeria at the Red Bull BC One World Final in Mumbai, India on November 9. No FOMO here….we’ve got you covered. Venue access is free.

Time: 3:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: The Indoor Sports Complex, University of Lagos, Akoka Rd, Yaba, Lagos


Naturo Lagos is re-inventing #SundayBurgers with its BURGR NXT DOOR biweekly pop-up events on Sundays from 4-10pm. We’re kicking off on Sunday 13th October, 2019. Come through let’s grill, have a few drinks, listen to great music and chill.”

Time: 4:00PM – 10:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: We’re House, 7b Mike Adegbite Street, Lekki Phase 1


The Femme showcase is back! Women are largely underrepresented in Nigerian culture and society. It is for this reason, platforms like Femme exist. Femme was created by women, for women to support and uplift women in the creative industry. For its latest showcase, Femme has tapped Lady Donli, Ezi Emela, Princess Okoh and Tomi Owo to perform while DJ Vvadaa will be the Backing DJ.

Time: 6:30PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: 48, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

*The Cavemen play tribute to FELA

This Sunday! We’re doing a tribute show to the Legend Himself ‘Fela’ . Let’s have a Cavy Time!!!! Tell everybody!

Time: 8:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: The Patio, No 1 Fola Osibo, Lekki Phase 1

*Felabration 2019; This is Lagos

I am proud to inform you that Felabration makes its yearly appearance this week and the music line-up is crazy. From live music crooners to hip-hop addicts, the event has got everyone covered.
For now I offer you the amazing Abbey and the Abinibi Groovy band.
On Monday 14th at New Afrika Shrine and on Saturday 19th at freedom park.

If you know, you know.


If you have ever wanted to meet the actor, TV host, producer and columnist, Monalisa Chinda, this is your chance. She will feature in THE BOOK IN MY LIFE segment at the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF2019). She will be there to mentor students on importance of reading and education. Also called MY ENCOUNTER WITH BOOK, you don’t want to miss an encounter with this delectable and brilliant actor.

Mentor: Monalisa Chinda, actress, film-maker

Date: Friday, Nov 8, 2019

Time: 11am

Venue: Food Court, Freedom Park, Lagos

Don’t miss #Labaf2019

Jude Idada wins $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature

Jude Idada’s Boom Boom has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

Boom Boom beat Mysteries at Ebenezer’s Lodge by Dunni Olatunde and The Great Walls of Benin by O.T. Begho the other two in the shortlist to emerge winner.

The book had competed against 173 books submitted for the competition in March 2019.

The announcement was made at NLNG’s 20-30 Anniversary Ball and Award Night in Abuja by Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo, Chairman of the Advisory Board. The event commemorates NLNG’s 30 years anniversary of incorporation, 20 years of safe and reliable production and delivery of LNG from its six-train plant on Bonny Island and 15 years of sponsoring the Nigeria Prize for Literature.

Professor Meihong Wang and Dr. Matthew Aneke were also awarded $100,000 as joint-winners of Nigeria Prize for Science for the Year 2019. Wang and Aneke were announced as winners in September 2019 by the prize’s Advisory Board for their work on Carbon Capture, Carbon Utilization, and Biomass Gasification and Energy Storage for Power Generation.

Speaking during his welcome address, Tony Attah, NLNG’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said the management and staff of NLNG, inspired by the Company’s vision of being a global LNG company, maintained international best practices in operations and safely and reliably delivered LNG cargoes around the world without harm to humans or the environment to earn a prominent place in the global market.

He said that the company was also celebrating 15 years of successful administration of the Science and Literature prizes, saying “these past years has been an arduous journey but most definitely very fulfilling for us and I believe for the country as well. I say so unequivocally because thanks to the prizes, our nation now boasts of scientific breakthroughs and famous works on Poetry, Prose, Drama and Children’s Literature that have earned the prizes a reputation as the most prestigious prizes in sub-Saharan Africa.”

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