Today in #TheLagosReview

Get ready for the unique Christmas craft market, which lands in Lagos in three days.

If you are looking to shop unique Christmas Gifts this season for less look no further. Artmiabo will be holding a Fabulous Christmas Craft Market with the most unique and well-handcrafted Products and Gifts by International Artist Miabo Enyadike, Art by Timi Willis-Amah and Ogunlesi Oyetunde Paul, Unique Pastries and Natural Vegetable Oils/Fruit Soaps by Jokwho Moruku and much more…

On display will be art, crafts, soaps, delicious pastries, scenic photograph prints and much more all at affordable prices for 2 Days only.

Date is December 6 – 7, 2019, at Angels and Muse Art Gallery, 5 Jibowu Street, off Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi Lagos. 10am-7.00pm daily…Come and shop authenticity at affordable prices and experience Christmas Shopping like no other…See you Soon

#QuramoWritersPrize Entry- “Red Grasses and Forbidden Quests” by Cynthia Nnadi Nnenna

“Red Grasses and Forbidden Quests” by Cynthia Nnadi Nnenna makes the shortlist of 15 for this year’s #QuramoWritersPrize

It was no surprise to her that he would be baffled about how the baby looked. She tightened her grip on his palm and closed her eyes. She had hidden a lot from him for so long. He was thirteen, yet he was wise and of age to understand things that she never expected of him. She resigned herself to the thoughts. It was time to bring Bunke to the light of the deep rooted secrets and darkness of the Clan. It was only a matter of time before he learnt them for himself and maybe, learnt the wrong things. That would be a disaster.

Oyinkan Braithwaite Wins the 2019 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Nigerian author Oyinkan Braithwaite won the 2019 Anthony Award for her debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer. Braithwaite was announced winner in the category of Best First Novel at a gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bouchercon, the world’s premier crime fiction event, in Dallas, Texas, on November 2, 2019. The shortlist included many other notable titles.

Nnedi Okorafor’s Announces ‘Ikenga’ her middle-grade book debut

Best-selling fantasy and sci-fi author Nnedi Okorafor will publish her middle-grade debut in 2020, EW can exclusively announce. The book is titled Ikenga, an Africanjujuist novel set in contemporary Nigeria about a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.

Okorafor ranks among the most acclaimed speculative-fiction authors currently writing. Recipient of the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award, she’s received praise from such stalwarts in the genre as Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan, and the late Ursula K. Le Guin. The Nigerian-American author has toggled between YA, children’s, and adult fiction to great acclaim, but will reach the MG audience for the first time with Ikenga.

Making An Entertainment Statement With #TEFFEST2019

Entertainment is pivotal in how culture is expressed and plays an influential role in how we engage audiences today.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde understands this concept completely and as the convener of the inaugural edition of Teffest 2019 entertainment festival was focused on exploring the concept of monetising all forms of it.

The opening session was a keynote/training hybrid by Craig Fenton, Strategy lead for Google’s business in UK and Ireland that fired up the audience with a statistics-based lecture on the most influential YouTubers from Nigeria.

Next, was the Young Entertainment Conference that featured a panel session with Ex-BB Naija housemate Bisola Aiyeola, music producer Captain E, Maleek Afegbua CEO of sleek media and Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo. The session unpacked the road to finding the big break and what creatives should be doing to get them there faster.

Teffest2019 also had a veteran session that addressed the issues affecting the established creatives in the industry and how to manage finances, position for grants and leave a lasting legacy.

The conference session rounded up with a pitch session from emerging startups that saw an interesting cross section of business ideas presented before a group of potential investors.

Teffest 2019 ended in style with a silent disco party that featured three DJs in a jam session that got everyone dancing.

STAR Launches All-New Campaign with Burna Boy

As part of the launch of an all-new Star, which spots a new label and an improved taste, STAR Lager has launched an exciting campaign with Burna Boy starring in its key visual.

For the last 70 years, Star Lager Beer has established itself as a major brand name in Nigeria, not just for the premium taste of the beer, but also for the regular creation of exciting experiences for the brand’s consumers, especially around music. From Star Mega Jam to Star Trek and quite recently, Access The Stars, the brand remains a force to be reckoned with regards to discovering new music talents and giving them a platform to tour the country, meet their fans and continue to grow.

Burna Boy’s presence in the campaign has added more verve to this exciting announcement by STAR Lager. Considering his numerous wins and his international acclaim, he has become a national phenomenon and his association with STAR seems to fit both parties perfectly.

Speaking at the unveil, Brand Manager, Star Lager Beer, Onyebuchi Nwangwu pointed out the importance of the all-new Star label and taste, stating that it was an exciting way to mark its relaunch and give people a chance to experience more of the brand’s exciting benefits. “We are always focused on giving our consumers great experiences, and we are happy everyone is excited with this move,” she said.

The new STAR label was unveiled during the Access The Stars concert in Abeokuta and has also been unveiled in the concert in Lagos. Along with other music stars, Burna Boy is billed to travel around the country for “The Trek”, which is a component of the Access The Stars Music Reality TV Show recently launched in partnership with Access Bank. Other stars that will tour the country include Darey Art Alade, Fireboy, Olamide, Skiibii, Reekado Banks, among others.

Meet The Top Young Entrepreneurs Of The Forbes Under 30 2020 List

A wake-up call to cynics who think they have seen it all. The young, creative and bold minds on this year’s 30 Under 30 list are proof positive that the future will be new, exciting and profoundly different. These entrepreneurs are teaching viruses to fight cancer, developing technology to help astronauts breathe on Mars and creating strings of hit songs that fuel our daily playlists. And that’s just a few. Harnessing our expert community, robust reporting, vigorous vetting and the wisdom of the world’s top investors and entrepreneurs, we evaluated more than 15,000 nominees. The final product: 600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.

Burna Boy to debut on Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Grammy award nominee and African giant, Burna Boy is still on a roll.
He announced yesterday on social media about his debut on the Jimmy Fallon Tonight show.

The post which was subtle simply said, ‘Tune in Tomorrow’ and also hinted that his band, The Outsiders will be making an appearance too.

The superstar act is slowly widening his listening audience and gaining global appeal in the process.

Have a great outing Burna.

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