Today in #TheLagosReview


Afriff2019 film festival closed yesterday but not without making two big announcements, the launch of Nvivo TV and an international collaboration with game-engine development giants, Unity, to train animators and game developers in Nigeria.

Unity, the universal cross-platform game engine developers has partnered with African digital streaming platform Nvivo as authorized training partners for Africans in animation, gaming and VR experiences.

The announcement was made yesterday at the Afriff2019 masterclass by representatives of unity Tomas Karlsson and Tamim Alsaleh.

The opportunities in training and certification

Unity, one of the most widely used development platform in the world with over 3 billion devices reached worldwide and currently positioned as number 7 in the top ten emerging positions on linkedin.

The training which was verified by a visual of the official training partnership certificate from Unity to Nvivo, has been designed with authorised training partners and certified instructors.

Successfully trained stakeholders will receive Unity certifications after a number of exams as verified end-users of the platform to benchmark their user skills and the credential received can be used in the labour market.

Unity is working closely with network partners from Educational institutions and game industry developers to help create an overall training experience that will be relevant and applicable in specific industries.

The levels of certification includes Certified Associate, Certified 3D artist and Certified Professionals, all received after participating in their various training programs.

“We will kickstart the awareness by designing training workshops in Nigeria that cover a diverse range of experiences and different industries,” said Tom Karlsson, head of programmes at Unity.

When asked what the cost of obtaining a license would be, the Unity representative said that in the African region it will be a little less than 500 dollars.


Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies.
The engine can be used to create three-dimensional, two-dimensional, virtual reality, and augmented reality games, as well as simulations and other experiences. The engine has been adopted by industries outside video gaming, such as film, automotive, architecture, engineering and construction.

#RoundAboutTown With Henri Yire

Afriff2019 was a vibe!
The movie screening options showed the amazing complexity of today’s movie minds.
I can go on and on but this isn’t the place.
My job today is to give you the scoop on what’s going down this weekend in Lagos.

Everything worth investigating that is.

Here’s what you should be doing in Lagos this weekend


Afrinternational Concert

Freedom Parks Famous Friday Faji is with Adeh Guitar Live at the Afrinternational Concert. @adehgbolahan is bringing the legends of the music industry @gloria.ibru And Dede Mabiaku.

Time: 7:00PM

Fee: N1,000

Location: Freedom Park, 1 Broad Street, Lagos Island

South Social Fridays

Happy Hour is 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Time: 6:00PM – LATE

Fee: Open to All

Location: SOUTH Eatery & Social House, 92b Younis Bashorun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


Music. Performances & Love.

Time: 6:00PM – 12:00AM

Fee: N2,000 Includes Complimentary Meal

Location: Bogobiri, 9 Maitama Sule Street, Ikoyi.



“HER” is an educative film of thirty (30) minutes inspired by the true story of a young teenage girl met at a local eatery. The young girl was on her period, but unfortunately, could not afford to purchase a sanitary towel, hence her exposure to unhygienic conditions. Upon further enquiries, we found that this was not an isolated incident as girls in a lot of communities cannot afford proper hygienic materials whenever they were on their period. The film explored different themes including period poverty (the inability to afford sanitary materials), rape, child labour, child marriage, child molestation, and institutionalized corruption in Nigeria’s armed forces. HER was made to create awareness and to highlight the current issues relating to the girl child. Our aim at the conversation cafe is to engender community development by showing the resulting effect of these ills, and more importantly, encourage an inclusive attitude that proffers working solutions that can be implemented to solving them. The impact of HER is a far-reaching as we have screened in several corporate organizations, schools and notable gathering in Nigeria and also globally. We will be hosting an intimate screening of HER in November. The screening is so intimate and our screening van admits only admits 10 people per time, so, we would be showing in the following batches:


Fee: N2,500

Location: Freedom Park, 1 Broad Street, Lagos Island

LA CAVE: The Art of Wine

Join us to celebrate our first year!
Raffle, Wine Tasting, Art Exhibition, Live Band, Fashion Show, and other Surprises!

Time: 1:00PM – 10:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: La Cave, 282 Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


Join us for an epic AfroHouse experience at #JungleJuice this Saturday, November 16th at Shiro Lagos! Headlining DJs: Aye, Oluwabruce, Icey, Krosfade, Del Noi, Bedshed… and all the way from Berlin, DJ San Gabriel!
SHOTS O’CLOCK: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm & Midnight.

Time: 3:00PM – LATE

Fee: Guestlist and Table booking only (Call 08037558288)

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


Time: 6:00PM – LATE

Fee: N3,000

Location: Landmark Beachfront, Landmark Village, 4 Water Corporation Dr, Victoria Islan é


This Saturday, Get ready for the LP Listening of “It’s not you; it’s me” by Maka @theofficialmaka at Don’t Drop The Mic!! Come through to @bogobirihouse for some epic world class entertainment. The DDTM Crew will also be on deck for some improvisation and unique performances. P.S. Free Cocktails from 8pm – 9pm and you can win free bottles during the show.

Time: 8:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: 9 Maitama Sule Street, Off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi



Lagos is set to host the first-ever Green Fest – a festival to celebrate green and sustainable living. There will be: The Green Market place to showcase and shop green products and services; Recycling collection and raffle points; Morning fitness yoga session; ‘Silent’ Green talks hosted by seasoned experts on topics such as “how to green your home today”, “The Art in nature”; Kids upcycling art corner; celebrity DJ; blood donation drive; DIY vertical gardening showcase, and a live showcase of biogas for cooking.

Time: 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Dr Abayomi Finnih Recreational Park, 3 Opebi Link Rd, Allen, Ikeja


Memories of Ethiopia is a pop up Ethiopian Restaurant. They hold events at various locations in Lagos, where you enjoy a full Ethiopian Cultural experience, from cuisine to music. The event comprises of a full Ethiopian Lunch or Dinner. They serve Ethiopian Injera with a variety of stews and sauces, both vegan and meat dishes. And they also provide an Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

Time: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Fee: N10,000

Location: The View Hotel, Chief Collins Uchidiuno Street, Fola Osibo Road, 1 Godwin Omene St, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos


Super excited to be bringing Beer, Ribs, Burgers, back with Chef Imoteda !!! #MOREFOOD #MORESPACE #MOREWAITERS. It’s gonna be even more epic than the last one and better organized! Looking forward to serving you all!

Time: 3:00PM – LATE

Fee: Open to All

Location: Atmosphere Rooftop, Lennox Mall, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1


We hope you’re doing great! Cinema Mon Amour will be meeting on Sunday, November 17th at Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi. This month, we’ll be screening Patria Obscura directed by Marguerite Stephane Ragot. A photographer goes in search of the memory of his grandfathers, Pierre the legionnaire and Paul the paratrooper, who both died some time ago. With them, he explores the history of his family, a history hemmed in by wars and undermined by silence and unspoken resentments. In this brazen film, he reveals the novel of a country, France, at war with itself.

Time: 4:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: Alliance Française of Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi


Lagos Photo, Tony’s Chocolonely, and Siza Consulting LTD, invite you to join us for the opening of “Cocoa & Color”. A photography exhibition featuring the images of Joshua Kissi and his colorful exploration of the unique personalities and stories of the people in an open and fair trade cocoa chain.

Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Fee: Open to All

Location: SIZA Consulting LTD, Ibukun House, 14 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Have A Great Weekend!

Source: NTDIL

Abantu Book Festival Announces 2019 Line-up of Speakers

Zakes Mda, Basetsana Kumalo, Mona Eltahawy, Chris Abani and more will feature at the country’s biggest book festival for Black readers and writers.

Abantu Book Festival, South Africa’s biggest book festival for Black readers and writers, is back for this year’s installment of the cultural event. They’ve recently announced their exciting line-up of guest speakers and South Africans are here for it. Frankly, so are we.

Despite backlash in the past, the Abantu Book Festival has remained committed to providing a space where Black people (and Black people alone) can engage with both readers and writers about important literary works.

Veteran South African author Bra Zakes Mda, media mogul and recent author of a memoir entitled Bassie: My Journey of Hope Basetsana Kumalo as well as Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy and Nigerian-American author Chris Abani are part of the official line-up for the three-day event.

Joining them, will be Professor Pumla Gqola or “Feminist Rogue” as she’s known on social media. Professor Gqola has written several books including Rape: A South African Nightmare and Reflecting Rogue: Inside the Mind of a Feminist. Let’s not forget Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng or “Dr T” as she’s affectionately referred to, the fierce reproductive health rights activist and author of A Guide to Sexual Health & Pleasure which has taken South Africa by storm. Travel enthusiast Lerato Mogoatlhe and Keletso Mopai, who just released her debut collection of short stories entitled If You Keep Digging, will also be hitting the stage.

The Abantu Book Festival will take place from the 5th to the 8th of December at the Eyethu Lifestyle Center in Soweto and entry is R20.


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