Teffest2019 really outdid itself. It had everybody who was anybody in the Nollywood industry show up.
The veteran session was resplendent with wrinkled faces and wise words while the silent disco party, complete with wine and a trio of music-spewing DJs was the highlight of the day.
We are at the verge of closing the year and as is typical to Lagos, we will be awash with so much end-of-the-year events, that we will be spoilt for choice.
My job as a ‘certified event connoisseur’ (side eye) will be to seperate the wannabes from the must attend events, so you’ll know what’s popping and what’s not.
Yeah, I’m that generous.
So if your plan was to bask in your hermitage this weekend, you chose the wrong weekend.
Here are some of the events you should be checking out this weekend.
SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 30, 2019
STYLE BY ZENITH 2.0
The event continues today, having kicked off yesterday.
The 3 day initiative comprises daily lifestyle fairs where people can purchase items at discounted prices, daily Masterclasses focusing on the businesses of Movie Making, Music Production, Make up, Hair Styling and Fashion as well as Musical concerts featuring Nigeria’s top A list artists. There is also a super dope Aspire game arcade for gaming enthusiasts and the ZECA Play World for children.
Fee: Open to All
Location: Eko Energy Ground, beside Eko Atlantic City.
CONVERSATIONS @ INDIGO
Life is finite. Yet it seems we do not like to discuss death and sometimes it is seen as a taboo subject. Why is this so? In Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, the title alone is provocative and then the themes on death, culture, and suicide are presented. Dutch Vanitas Art by Harmen Steenwyk (Allegory of the Vanities of Life) looks at mortality as part of existence, a reminder that all is vanity, music, knowledge, wealth. This does not mean the elements are not worth pursuing, but rather a reminder of the mortal to guide how we live. In Mexico, the day of the dead is celebrated – 2 Nov 2019. What does death mean to you? How have you felt about your own mortality? What customs/rites do you like about death? What don’t you like? Join us on Sat 30th for an interesting session on this unique topic.
Fee: Open to All
Location: 135A, Brickfield Road, Costain
ART NIGHT LAGOS
This Saturday is the inaugural @artnightlagos !!!! A waterside live art experience at @bolivarbarlagos featuring 6 amazing artist painting live art on the night to selected sounds from bigfootinyourface and Dj Altims
We cannot wait till Saturday when The Forbidden duo of Tomi Thomas and Ladydonli will be blessing us with their gifts at Higher vibrations live. Knowing how talented they both are, we are sure this performance will make everyone come alive. No one deserves to miss out on this, it’s definitely going to be a vibe.
Location: The Patio, No 1 Fola Osibo, Lekki Phase 1.
GUITARS FROM NIGERIA TO THE WORLD
The Goethe-Institut Nigeria and Jazzhole invites you to a concert with German, Nigerian, Spanish and Mexican classic guitarists. The well-known German, Romanian-born guitarist Mircea Gogoncea will play together with his colleagues Eduardo Inestal (Spain), Arturo Castro Nogueras (Mexico) and the Nigerian guitar group African Classical Guitar Platoon led by Nigerian guitarist Taiwo Adegoke a fascinating selection of international music for classic guitar. This concert is part of Mircea Gogoncea’s voluntary project on supporting Nigerian classic guitarists. Two years ago, together with the support of the Robert Schumann University Duesseldorf and the renowned Spanish luthier family Ramirez, he managed to bring the probably first classic guitar to Nigeria. In spring 2018, he came for the first time to Lagos to give a master class for young guitarist at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria. This year, together with Eduardo Inestal and Arturo Castro Nogueras, he will again provide a master class and donate guitars to young Nigerian talents. The concert is free of charge, but it is asked for a donation at the end of the event in order to purchase more guitars.
Fee: Open to All
Location: The Jazzhole, 168 Awolowo Road,Ikoyi
Tip of the Day: Please register for the event (RSVP until November 29: Oludamilare.Kolawole@goethe.de)
THE CAVEMEN LIVE
The Cavemen Live this Saturday @thebackyard.lagos we start 8pm sharp. Come thru!!!
Fee: Open to All
Location: The Backyard, 4b Musa Yardua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
SoundActiv presents GLOW 2.0 @ KohinoorLagos on Saturday, November 30th by 9pm. Your Experience includes: – A pair of Soundactiv headphones (Rental for the Night) – Glow in the dark gear – 3 Live DJs battling for your attention – Great Ambience – Unlimited Fun. Early Bird tickets 2k while ticket sales at the door is 3k. Call to Book: 07035227684.
Location: Kohinoor Lagos, 72 Kusenla Rd, Lekki Penninsula II, Lagos
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 1, 2019
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your kayak.
THE FASHION SOUK
Hello Fashionistas! The Fashion Souk by Eventful is back! As the year draws to an end, the festive season is around the corner and creative minds in the Nigerian fashion industry will reveal and set the tone for what’s new, authentic, trendy and must-have as you get ready to slay during the festive season. The 4th edition of The Fashion Souk by Eventful is going to be all about the expression of original and creative Nigerian Fashion, the simple pleasure of collecting beautiful fashion pieces and gifting your loved ones. Discover and shop emerging trends and novelties in fashion, meet some of the most interesting Nigerian designers and craftsmen. Be blown away by creative masterpieces on and off the runway whilst enjoying an ambiance of great music and some of the best food in the city! Entry is absolutely free and there will also be exciting gifts to be won, powered by FirstBank.
Time: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Fee: Open to All
Location: Harbour Point, Wilmot Point Road off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island
ENDLESS SUMMER VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
A Co-Ed 5 v 5 Tournament! Come out this Sunday and play Beach Volleyball! Bring your team or join one! Come out & Play! Let’s Have Fun! It’s open to everyone and new players.
12:00PM – 2:00PM Open Practice
2:00PM – 6:00PM Tournament
Fee: N2,000 Gate Fee
Location: Landmark Beach, Landmark Village, 4 Water Corporation Dr, Victoria Island, Lagos
IT’S A WRAP
Rele is pleased to present for the last exhibition of the year “Its a wRAP” an end of year celebration and display of artwork from artists in the Rele Gallery family. Join us on Sunday the 1st of December to experience the work of 5 Nigerian contemporary artists; Marcellina Akpojotor, Sejiro Avoseh, Tonia Nneji, Osaze Amadasun and Dandelion Eghosa
Fee: Open to All
Location: Rele Gallery, 5 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos
Have A Hype-filled Weekend!
See you around.
QuramoWritersPrize Entry- Twenty Sixty-One’ by Ikem Cynthia Chinenyenwa
Twenty Sixty-One’ by Ikem Cynthia Chinenyenwa makes the shortlist of 15 for this year’s #QuramoWritersPrize
‘Twenty Sixty-One’ by Ikem Cynthia Chinenyenwa makes the shortlist of 15 for this year’s #QuramoWritersPrize
He shook his head again and wound the windscreens down. He heard footsteps and sat up in his seat. It was a police officer on patrol. He was speaking into his walkie-talkie. He walked past Tony to his patrol car and started a conversation with his partner who was seated in the car. Tony thought the officer’s presence would ruin his plans to confront Pedro upon his return. But he was relieved when they turned the siren on and sped off. He exhaled and put his head on the headrest. He looked out through his window towards the sky. The moon shone across trees and its lights reflected all over the parking lot. A rush of air caressed his face and he wiped it with his free palm. He watched another car drive out the parking lot.
Then he heard footsteps approach, and the car door opened. He stole a glance at Pedro as he dropped into his seat and turned to put the grocery bag on the backseat.
He turned the ignition and sped off.
Everything worked out as he had imagined and planned. He put his shotgun to Pedro’s temple and pulled the trigger thirty minutes from the parking lot, very close to the city’s suburb. He confessed to selling out the deal because he needed the extra five thousand dollars Omar’s girl’s gang leader offered him.
Announcement of the winner for this year’s #QuramoWritersPrize will be made on Sunday, December 15 , 2019 at Qfest 2019.