Events This Weekend

Hello BellaNaijarians, Happy Thursday!

How are you all doing? Hope great! BN is back with this week’s edition of Events This Weekend, where Africa’s pace setter for all things entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, music and loads more, brings you all the most buzzed about events and places of interests to be spotted this weekend.

We have searched high and low, wide and far to bring you all the best of events from Lagos, Abuja, Enugu and Rivers. So sit back, relax, grab a soda and see for yourself where you need to be spotted with your loved ones.

Keep dreaming BIG, stay safe and always show love. See you next week.
Ciao!

Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko Unveils the Mystery of “Itan”
Acclaimed photographer and artist, Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko will unveil a collection of black and white photographs engaging African mythology. The exhibition, Itan is translated from Yoruba to mean, story or the process of telling stories. The event according to the artist is not only to entertain, but to encourage her audience to read about the gods and poke into our traditions. Works will be presented as photography prints mounted on Di-Bond. Admission is free for all!
Date: Thursday 15th November 2012 – Friday 23rd November 2012
Time: 4 PM
Venue: Porsche Center, Akin Adesola, Victoria Island, Lagos
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Swe Bar, Twisted & 360 Nobs present P.R.E – Pretty, Rude, Entertaining
Just after releasing his single “Take It Up” featuring 2Face Idibia, rising Nigerian music act, P.R.E will be performing live at Swe Bar today. According to P.R.E’s rep, the singer is offering his fans a unique opportunity of partying with him in this star studded tour. Supporting him on stage is Body Magic crooner,  Anaikah
Date: Thursday 15th November 2012
Time: 8 PM
Venue: Swe Bar, 2nd Floor City Mall, Onikan, Lagos
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Trendy Culture Fashion Show
On Friday 16th November 2012, the 2nd Annual Trendy Culture Fashion Show – an event that seeks to profile young designers and showcase their works, hosted by Uti Nwachukwu and Miss Curves, will take place in Abuja. This event promises to be a memorable night with designers like Mai AtafoAde BakareHouse of Farrah, James BrendanJameelah IbrahimBerry’s Couture and Zulai Couture  in attendance. To keep all attendees dancing with their hit tracks include Chuddy KMay D and Burna Boy.
Date: Friday 16th November 2012
Venue: B.M.O Events Arena, Wuse II, Abuja
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 07034460939 | 08036728308 | e-mail midasmedia.ng@gmail.com | log on to their website
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The Official Launch of Abuja Multi-Brand Store, Siobhan Fashion Stalls
This Friday, the Nation’s capital city, Abuja will witness the official opening of an upscale one stop multi-brand store, Siobhan Fashion Stalls at the Silverbird Entertainment and Shopping Galleria. Kicking off with a red carpet session at 5 PM, the anticipated fashion exhibition promises to be a fun and exciting soiree with some of Abuja’s social and fashion elite in attendance. At the fashion soiree, there would be a presentation of the store’s unique platform put in place to showcase the various top and emerging fashion brands, attendees will get 20-50% off items all day, free pampering make over sessions and a chance to win fab prizes through their raffle draw. To attend, RSVP by calling 08039167585.
Date: Friday 16th November 2012
Time: Red Carpet 5 PM
Venue: Silverbird Entertainment Center, Plot 1161, Memorial Drive, By Musa Yar’adua Center, Cetral Business District, F.C.T, Abuja
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Ladies Night Out at Zen Lounge
Tomorrow, Friday 16th November 2012, will be another fabulous edition of Ladies Night Out at Zen Lounge, Surulere. The event is the perfect place for all ladies to relax and unwind with their colleagues after work, celebrate birthdays and bridal showers. Admission is free for all.
Date: Friday 16th November 2012
Time: 6 PM
Venue: Zenith Water Margin Chinese Restaurant, 28 Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos
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You are Cordially Invited to ReeFine
REEfine – an intensive finishing class aimed at refining an individual’s image and mannerisms for success – will be held this Saturday. Attendees will be taught on the Overall Image Analysis, Impression Management, Grooming and Dress Sense, Communication Skills (Verbal and Non-Verbal), Life and Time Management, Social Grace (Etiquette), Toxic Traits and more. 
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Venue: Reeneiz Office, 26 Harold Shodipo Crescent, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos
Fees: N20, 000
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08028737875 | 07065280008
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e-ROBICS
e-ROBICS is a wellness club that focuses on life style, nutrition, fitness and skin care. It will create an experience that renews and rejuvenates the spirit, mind and body and you are invited. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Time: 7 AM
Venue: Meros Plaza by Skye Bank, Omole Phase 2, Isheri, Lagos
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Zumba Fitness Training
Are you looking to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight, improve your coordination or simply boost your mood? Then join Zumba Fitness training taking place this Saturday and Monday.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012 & Monday 19th November 2012
Time: Saturday 9 AM | Monday 6: 30 PM
Venue: The Life Quest Gym, 37 Glover Court, off Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Fee: N 1500
Contact: For more information and general inquiries, call 07036572883 | Log on to their website
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The Market Place Exhibition 2012
Come join the fun with a great mix of vendors offering fabulous products and services at affordable rates this weekend at the Market Place Exhibition.
Date: Saturday 17th November – Sunday 18th November 2012
Time: 10 AM – 6 PM
Venue: MRA Grounds, Dipo  Awolesi Street Magodo 2, Shangisha, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08050311740 | 08020676063 | e-mail magodo.market@yahoo.com
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Objects of Beauty Fair
Experience fashion, lifestyle, wellness and beauty this weekend at the Objects of Beauty Fair at the Protea Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos. Over 25 vendors with the latest products and services will be present. There would be lots of giveaways and a fashion show during the event. Early attendees will get a discount on products bought between 10 AM and 1 PM. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th November 2012
Time: 10 AM – 7 PM
Venue: Protea Hotel Westwood, 22 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08060217784 | 08072905971 | e-mail objectofbeautyfair@yahoo.com
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The Dribble Female Football Tournament
This Saturday, G.O.A.L Initiative presents the Dribble Female Football Tournament, a soccer tournament aimed at celebrating women in soccer. It comprises of 8 female teams coached by Nigerian male celebrities – Team Shank, Team Flowssick, Team Burna Boy, Team Dpzle, Team Morachi, Team Tunde Ednut, Team Sabi and Team ClazssiQ, all competing for the first place, which comes with a N200,000 cash prize.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Time: 11 AM
Venue: Campos  Stadium, Lagos Island, Lagos
Gate Fee: N 2,000
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, 08174625901 | 08174625901 | 08174625902
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The Lagos Home Show
The Stage Expo in association with SIAO present The Lagos Home Show, a flagship exhibition which explores the world of home, garden and interiors in a fresh and exciting.“Everything for the Home and Garden in one Place”. Showcasing the best in lightning, furnishing, ornaments, kitchen utensils and utility, multimedia, bathrooms, bedrooms and more. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 17th November – Sunday 18th November 2012
Time: 12 Noon – 7 PM Daily
Venue:  Whitespace 58 Raymond Njoku off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08186322106 | 08137425869 | e-mail contact@stagexpo.com
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Donation Drive for December
Braite Lites has introduced an initiative, Donation Drive for December aimed at helping the less privileged by giving them food items, clothes, shoes, and lots more. They have set up 4 collection centers and this Saturday and Sunday, they will be present at the Silverbird Galleria Images and Prints store to collect donations.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012 – Sunday 18th November 2012
Time: Saturday 12 Noon – 2 PM | Sunday 2 PM – 4 PM
Venue: Images and Prints, Silverbird Galleria, 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more information and general inquiries, call 07058051910 | 08028386151 | e-mail thebraitelites@gmail.com
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90 Minutes Speaker Series with Otonye Efenbo
This Saturday, Otonye Efebo, CEO of AA Rescue, Nigeria’s leading diversified motor services company, will speak at this month’s 90 Minutes Speaker Series. Join Otonye, who is also the founder of Mati and May Ltd, a construction company, as he shares his business and life experiences. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 17th November
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Bogobiri House, 9 Maitama Sule Street, off Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi
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Naturals in the City 4
Naturals in the City is back again. This edition will focus on providing guidance on living a healthier and generally more natural lifestyle. There would also be a discussion on how to nourish, fortify and moisturize hair to achieve healthy hair growth, eating from the earth and lots more. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Time: 1:30 PM – 6 PM
Venue: Omenka Gallery, 24 Ikoyi Crescent off Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
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i2X Media presents Word Up Volume 2
The second edition of Word Up Volume, a spoken word poetry and soul music event, will take place this Saturday. It promises to be an experience to relish for a long time to come. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Time: 3 PM
Venue: UNILAG Guest House Lecture, Theatre, Akoka, Lagos
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Nite of Rock with Zainab Sule
Experience music at its best this Saturday in Abuja. Rising Nigerian rock music act, Zainab Sule will be performing live alongside other soft rock acts including Frank Edwards, Age Beeka and Bemsar.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Time: 5 PM
Venue: Immaculate Suites and Apartments, Wuse II, Near Diamond Bank, Abuja
Gate Fee: N 1,500
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Open Mic Theatre
The 8th edition of the Open Mic Theatre will hold this Saturday and the Celebration Series, the theme for the last edition still continues. This edition works of Kate Winslet, Kate Henshaw, Brad Pitt and Jim Iyke, will be performed. Performing live for your entertainment include Najite Dede, Okey Uzoeshi, Kehinde Bankole, Ifeanyi Dike Jnr, Kemi “Lala” Akindoju, Paul Alumona, Ijeoma Agu, Ivie Okujaye, Seun Ajayi, Abiodun Kassim, Toju Ejoh, Omoye Uzamereo, Lily Byoma and Ayo Ajike. Nigerian music act, Ruby will be opening the show and Udoka Oyeka’s short film, Down and Out will be premiere. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Time: 6 PM
Venue: 10A Events, Ikoyi, Lagos
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Own the Night with Knight Whisky
Top Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth‘s club, emBARssy Lounge will hold another fun edition of its soiree tagged “Own the Night with Knights Whisky”. Be sure to come and join Basketmouth and other celebrities at the party. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Time: 7 PM
Venue: emBARssy Lounge, 12 University Road, Akoka, Lagos
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The Album Launch Concert of Ariwo Oja By Crown Troupe of Africa
Head to the Freedom Park, Lagos for the album launch concert of Crown Troupe’s 13 track album, Ariwo Oja. It is the festival celebration concert where great art patrons/artists who have clocked landmark birthdays in 2012, led by Bruce Onabrakpeya and Segun Adefila will be celebrated by the chief hosts and sponsors of the concert, CORA Art & Cultural Foundation.
Date: Saturday 17th November 2012
Time: 7 PM – 10 PM
Venue: Freedom Park, 1 Hospital Road, Opp. General Hospital, Lagos Island, Lagos
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Just Weddings presents Open House
Are you a 2013 bride or planning a fabulous event soon? Then Just Weddings Open House is the place to be this Sunday. This is an opportunity to meet your vendors offering lots of innovative ideas and sample of their works. Admission is free for all.
Date: Sunday 18th November 2012
Time: 11 AM – 7 PM
Venue: 33 Sinari Daranijio Street, off Younis Bashorun, off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, 08027303579 | 08061519798
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Shop & Screen Abuja
This Sunday, Stand Up To Cancer Naija, a leading youth based cancer advocacy group will host both men and women of all ages this Sunday at a shopping fair, Shop and Screen. This event is an opportunity for businesses, companies and organizations to sell and showcase their brands, products and services while women get free clinical breast examinations. Admission is free for all.
Date: Sunday 18th of November 2012
Time: 11 AM – 7 PM
Venue: BMO Events Arena(Marquee) Riverplate Park Wuse 2 Abuja
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08092179343
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Fusion Lifestyle Quarterly Shopping Event
The Fusion Lifestyle Quarterly Shopping event is back, this time bigger and better. There would be over 50 vendors offering special deals on the latest products and services. Attendees will shop for clothes shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry, hair extensions, furniture, fabrics, health products and so much more. Admission is free for all.
Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 12 Noon – 7  PM
Venue: Grand Ball Room, Eko Hotel, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 07043109988 | e-mail info@fusionlifestyleltd.com
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2013 Noble Hair Spring/Summer Collection Hair Show
Rebecca Fashion Limited, makers of Noble, Black Pearl & Freedom hair is set to host this year’s edition of the 2013 Noble Spring/Summer Collection Hair Show. The event scheduled to take place in Lagos this Sunday promises to be an evening of fun, glamour, high fashion & entertainment. 30 models will be rocking the runway with breathtaking hairstyles created using Noble, Black Pearl & Freedom hairpieces. An array of Avant-garde and wonderful hair designs displaying techniques such as crimping, knotting, plaiting and twists to create the finished looks will be showcased. The brand ambassador, Nollywood actress Ini Edo will be rocking the runway with her beautiful hairstyle. To attend, send your full name, telephone number and contact details to bebeakinboade@yahoo.com. The color code of the event is pink.
Date: Sunday 18th November 2012
Time: Red Carpet  3PM – 4PM | Main Show 4PM
Venue: Banquet Hall, Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more information and general inquiries, call 08056219840 | 08035218296
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The Wives
The Performing Arts Workshop and Studio is back at Terra Kulture this November with another thrilling stage play, The Wives, written by Ahmed Yerima and directed by Kenneth Uphopho. The producers are giving all prospective attendees an offer; for every 2 tickets you buy, you get 1 free.
Date: Sunday 18th November 2012
Time: 3 PM & 6 PM
Venue: Terra Kulture, Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Students with ID N 1,500 | Regular N 3,000
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Global Entrepreneurship Week & EDC Pan-African University present Agro Ignite
This Wednesday, EDC Pan-African University will focus on the agricultural sector with an event themed “Agro Ignite”, this event is aimed to create a platform for passing on essential knowledge, skills and resources in this untapped sector of the economy. Admission is free for all.
Date: Wednesday 21st November 2012
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM
Venue: Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, One Memorial Drive, opp Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Central Business District, Abuja
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, e-mail wanifowose@pau.edu.ng | log on to website
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2 Comments on Events This Weekend
  • Tiyan November 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Lagos Jazz Series…….this whole weekend.

  • HRS November 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    …. Lemme scroll up again…..

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