The sage says that all good things eventually come to an end. So will the 2019 edition of the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF2019), which begins on Monday, November 4. In the case of the highly revered gathering, it will close with an unforgettable SAKARA MUSIC CONCERT to celebrate the musical legacies of the maestros. There is no other place to be than at this event produced by Hakeem Adenekan for Commstrat Company.
Date: Sunday, Nov 10, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Food Court, Freedom Park, Lagos
Don’t miss #Labaf2019
Afrima unveils event line-up for 2019 edition
All roads lead to Lagos State, Nigeria, as music lovers, culture enthusiasts and African stars home and abroad gear up for the upcoming 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the continent’s biggest music event with the theme ‘Feel Africa’ is set to hold from November 20 to November 23, 2019.
The awards show will feature four days of thrilling and innovative programme of activities set to cater to a wide range of audiences from entertainment to music business to tourism and destination marketing.
Kicking off the 6th AFRIMA events is the AFRIMA Welcome Soiree on Wednesday, November 20 at the poolside of Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from 6:00pm; a reception in honour of arriving AFRIMA nominees and delegates, African Union officials, members of the International Committee of AFRIMA, international and local media as well as other invited guests
As part of its Social Responsibility Initiative, AFRIMA will visit a primary school situated in Lagos state on Thursday, November 21 to sustain the drive begun by the International Committee of AFRIMA in Gambia in 2015 to raise consciousness for the African child’s education and literacy on the continent. AFRIMA will be donating educational materials and musical instruments to a selected public school in Lagos. The visit also creates opportunities for motivational conversations between the pupils and the delegation consisting of various African music super stars, Nigerian government officials, African Union officials, AFRIMA executives, and many other invited guests.
Setting the stage for the entertainment value the awards brings with each edition, is the AFRIMA Music Village with a change in venue to the Agege stadium, Agege Lagos, slated for Thursday, November 21. The AFRIMA Music Village is a 12-hour concert-style music festival which starts at 6.00pm with live performances from A-list and upcoming artistes including AFRIMA nominees, as well as past AFRIMA winners. This is will be opened to devoted music lovers and promises to be an evening of high euphoria and invigorating energy. This year, the African Union, AU and International Committee of AFRIMA have decided to take the music village to the community where the people reside. For gate entry to the music concert, get a branded AFRIMA T-shirt at just N2,000 = (USD5.5) on the AFRIMA website www.afrima.org or at the concert venue. Event will be broadcast live on DSTV channel 198, GOTV channel 29, Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raypower FM Network, Kennis FM, Silverbird Television (STV), HIP TV, amongst over 84 stations across the world.
Following on Friday, November 22 at the Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, is the Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) an annual summit of networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, media and financial sectors of Africa. It sets an atmosphere for discussions on the potentials present in the African music industry and ways to harness its socio-economic gains. Attendance registration for AMBS is now open on the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org
Later in the evening of Friday, the 6th AFRIMA Nominees party will hold. Tagged ‘Fire and Ice’, the exclusive party for this year’s nominees has a few surprises in store for the guests and it promises to be a night of extreme fun and social interactions.
Saturday, November 23 ushers in the main awards event at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, which commences at 4.00 p.m. with the live Red Carpet where African music stars and other invited guests display their glamour and impeccable African fashion sense for the audience watching around the world while being interviewed by the 6th AFRIMA celebrity red carpet hosts. The live broadcast main awards ceremony following at 7.30 p.m. is conceptualised to celebrate African creativity and culture in all its splendour as well as reward African artistes who emerge winners in the 36 AFRIMA continental and regional categories ranging from the classic, contemporary to traditional genres of music. The awards ceremony programme will also specially recognise and honour African music veterans with the 2019 AFRIMA Legend Award.
2019 Carthage Film Festival; ‘The Delivery Boy’ to represent Nigeria.
‘The Delivery Boy’, a Nollywood thriller directed by Adekunle Adejuyigbe, has been chosen to represent Nigeria at the Carthage Film Festival (CFF) in Tunisia.
CFF, which was created in 1966, is acclaimed as the “oldest event of its kind still active in Africa, awards the Golden Tanit, its main prize named after Tanit, the Phoenician goddess”.
Adejuyigbe, took to his Instagram to disclose the movies’s selection as a part of the ongoing festival’s focus on “Nigerian Cinema” while expressing his gratitude for being selected as a representative of the movement.
He posted the following message about the new development:
“There is something powerful brewing in the Nigerian film industry. Everyone knows this. In recognition of this fact, the prestigious Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia has created a segment of the festival titled ‘Focus on Nigerian Cinema’,” he wrote.
“The intent is to spotlight the new processes, structures and people behind the new, bold, original and internationally relevant films emerging from this region.
“I have been selected as a representative of this new movement. So, I am looking forward to the conversations, the meetings and the endless possibilities this platform brings.
“Make sure you stop by at the festival to watch ‘The Delivery Boy’ and to say Hello. Thanks to The Carthage film festival for this honour.”
‘The Delivery Boy’ snagged the ‘Beat Achievement in Visual Effects’ award at the 2019 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
The film, which earned 12 AMAA nominations, follows the story of a runaway teenage suicide bomber (Jammal Ibrahim) and his newfound ally, a young prostitute (Jemima Osunde) who must rely on each other to survive the night.
They search for answers to situations that made them who they are. They are both running out of time and soon realize they need each other to achieve their goals.
The film has screened around the world in various festivals including the 25th New York African Film Festival, Lights, Camera, Action Film Festival and Nollywood Week Paris.
‘The Delivery Boy’ also screened at Jagran International Film Festival, Lake International Pan African Film Festival, and Real-Time International Film Festival — winning the ‘Best Nigerian Film’ category at the 2018 AFRIFF Globe Awards.
Source: The Cable Lifestyle
Lagos Poetry Festival Winds down with ‘Poetry After Dark’
What better way to end a poetry filled week than with music, drinks and more poetry.
The Lagos Poetry Festival will unwind in style tonight with a silent disco party that will feature decibel-defying music, finely mixed drinks and taboo- prone poetry from the lips of the best word connoisseurs in the land.