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Ginger Baker In Africa
Reel Life at The Life House presents another treat: Ginger Banker in Africa, a musical and cultural odyssey you are bound to enjoy! Lanre Shasore has donated this film for our viewing pleasure. Be punctual! Reel Life at The Life House screens films every Thursday.

Date: Thursday 16 December 2010
Time: 7:45PM prompt
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Younis Bashorun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Attendance is FREE. Also enjoy 10% discounts at the Abule Cafe for all Reel Life attendees.
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MILK Bar & Lounge
You’re cordially invited to the Milk Bar and Lounge today with the Honey Bee Theme.
Date: Thursday 16 December 2010
Time: 9PM
Venue: Milk Bar, 9 Akarigbere Close, Off Idejo, Off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos
Guestlist and Bookings: 0806 663 6847
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Design Options present A World of Difference
It’s Christmas again and the holiday season calls for a new look in your home and at the office! As the new year attempts to sneak up on us, Design Options promises to help you make A World of Difference in your social and business circles by staging an up-scale interior furniture exhibition right here in Lagos, Nigeria.
Date: Friday 17 December 2010
Time: 10AM to 10PM
Venue: 4 Wilmot Point Road, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
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End of the Year Sale Party
Save up to 70% on your purchase at the End of the Year Sale Party!
Date: Friday 17 December 2010 to Sunday 19 December 2010
Time: 12PM – 7PM Daily
Venue: 54 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
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Uyo City Awards
This weekend in Akwa Ibom, the Uyo City Awards will celebrate people and indigenous brands in a glamorous event to spotlight the city of Uyo, as well as encourage, motivate, recognize, applaud and toast to excellence the offerings and enterprise of people, corporations, and creative enterprises that have achieved various remarkable feats in the last one year.
Date: Friday 17 December 2010
Time: 3PM
Venue: Multipurpose Hall – Governors Office Annex, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo
Tickets: Standard (N2,000), Regular Table for 4 Guests (N20,000), VIP Table for 4 Guests (N50,000)
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Cassava Republic Book Party
Cassava Republic presents a book party: “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives”” by poet Lola Shoneyin. The event presented in collaboration with the French Cultural Centre will feature an evening of art, music, entertainment, plus reading and book signing by the author. Attendance is open to the general public.
Date: Friday 17 December 2010
Time: 6PM
Venue: French Cultural Centre, 52 Libreville Street, Off Aminu Kano, Wuse II, Abuja
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The Official Premiere of Ajai – The Boy Slave
A stage play with an International Cast from Nigeria, England, Turkey, Ireland and Spain, based on the life and times of Bishop Samuel Ajai Crowther. Starring Bimbo Manuel, John Edon, Carol King,Chloe Hooton, Kate Henshaw Nuttall, Sam Quinn, Ayo Adunni Orobiyi, Juancho Gonzalez, Gbenga Adekanmbi, Christopher Cem Pakiry-Turkurt, Rotimi Fakunle, Chloe Hooton and many others. Written and Directed by Wole Oguntokun. Produced by Mainevents and Campaigns.
Date: Friday 17 December 2010 and Sunday 19 December 2010
Time: Friday Performance – 7PM | Sunday Performance – 3PM & 6PM
Venue: Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos
Tickets: N5,000
Tickets will be sold at the following locations: Muson Center Onikan Lagos ,Terra Kulture ,Beat FM , and Swe Bar.
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The Mobile Market
Join other cool people for the first mobile market sale and purchase your shoes, jewelry, handbags, perfume, beauty essentials and much more!
Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Time: 11AM to 6PM
Venue: The Social Justice Centre Building, 25 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos
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Fun Turf Soccer Fiesta – Season 2
12 Teams of 10 Players each will compete for Prizes worth over half a million naira (N500,000), The Fun Turf Soccer Fiesta Trophy, Medals for the top 3 teams and Female Category Participants A Fair Play Award and of course the priceless bragging rights till the next edition.
This time Fun Turf Soccer Fiesta engages the ladies in their very own game to decide who will be crowned the “Queens of the Turf”
Fun Turf Soccer Fiesta has also introduced an MLS Style shoot-out to decide the 3rd placed team for this edition!

Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Time: 11AM to 8PM
Venue: Fun Turf Facility, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Gate Fee: N2000
For more info contact Timi on 08033219681, Seyi on 07033560161 or send us an email on [email protected] or [email protected]
Follow @tweettimi @seyimanu on twitter
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Celebrity Read Africa
Join the largest gathering for a book reading and future discovery event in Africa this weekend as over 10 Celebrities from different industries converge to reignite the passion for books in Nigeria. Clelbrities include Mallam Nasir El Rufai (Former FCT Minister), Chief Dele Momodu (Media guru/Presidential aspirant) and Chief Segun Odegbami (Nigerian Ex-football International).
Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Time: 12PM
Venue: Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
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Accessory Fair By Tiffini
Christmas’s here again and here’s for all lovers of fashion accessories: an accessory fair where you could shop for your brooches, bangles, slippers, bags, hair bands, bib necklaces and ear rings made with ankara and t-shirt materials. Slippers will be available for as low as N2,500 and a pair of earrings for N250.
Date: Saturday 18 December 2010 & Sunday 19 December 2010
Time: 12PM to 7PM
Venue: Naanet Suites Abuja Plot 1042 Kur Mohammed Street, Central Business District, Abuja ( Near Federal Secretariat, Central Business District)
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Extreme Sports NG
You are invited to participate in the Grand Opening and Xtreme Sports Paintball Tournament this weekend! The Xtreme Sports Paintball Tournament is made up of 8 teams with 10 armed players per team. Grand Prize for the winning team in N200,000. Contact us to register your team.
Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Time: 3PM
Venue: Xtreme Sports Arena, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island Tickets: N1,000 each
For more info, please contact us on 0700 555 5555 or check out the website www.xtremesportsng.com
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The Origin Lifestyle Christmas Evening
Here’s a beautiful evening event to launch new products with food tasting and flowers at Sandiland Arcade this weekend.
Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Time: 4PM to 10PM
Venue: Sandiland Arcade, Plot 230 Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
For more information visit: www.theorigincompany.com
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A Husband’s Wife: A Stage Play
Starring actress Joke Silva, alongside actor and musician, Dede Mabiaku, ‘A Husband’s Wife’ is about a marriage gone sour – a tragedy about the mistakes of a husband and his wife, which rocks their hitherto blissful union. Full of wits and incisive language, the play has toured other countries including Ghana, US and the UK.
Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Time: 5Pm and 7PM
Venue: Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos
Tickets: N5,000 (Regular) and N10,000 (VIP)
Ticket Hotlines: 08032378060, 07031891009
Tickets are also available at the following outlets: Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Occasions & Events and Charles Tyrwhitt
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Ikeja AllStars Concert
411 Entertainment presents the Ikeja Allstarz Concert 2010 an annual musical event put together celebrate excelling musical icons in Ikeja. Some of the guest artistes to perform at this 4th Edition include Mo Cheddah,
Jaywon, Skuki, Samklef, D’prince, Kas, Terry the Rapman, Kefee, Fatai rolling Dollars, Yung6ix, and Goldie.

Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Time: 8PM
Venue: Motherlan’, Opebi, Lagos
Tickets: N2,000 (Regular), N5,000 (VIP)
Tickets are available at all MaMa Cass and Cake and Cream outlets all over Lagos.
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Twiterave 2: The Naija Twitter Party
Bold Entertainment presents Twiterave2: The Naija Twitter Party this weekend. Here’s a cool event for you Tweeps!
Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Time: 9PM to 11PM
Venue: Club 10, Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Follow @Twiterave on twitter for more info
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2Face, Tetuila Storm Excellence Queen Of Lagos Pageant
All is now set for the maiden edition of the Excellence Queen of Lagos (Okin Oge) Cultural Beauty Pageant as various activities ave been lined up for the Grand Finale. Billed to perform at the event which has been touted to change the face of beauty pageant in the country are MTV Awards winning Artist, 2face Idibia and Tony Tetuila, alongside other A-list comedians and celebrities. The Runway event, will be anchored by the duo of Okey Bakassi and Isi Atagame, an International Super Model based in New York , USA while other lined up performances will feature Ibiwari, Kore and Skuki. The pageants boasts of astute judges including fashionistas, entertainment icons and cultural inclined personalities like Joan Okorodudu, Remi Diagbare, Mon-Ami, Maryam Elisa and Sheila (of BBA) from Kenya.
Date: Saturday 18 December 2010
Venue: Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Victoria Island, Lagos
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Wana Sambo Cruise Collection ’10
The Wana Sambo Clothing Collection presents “Sidewalks are Runways’, a fashion exhibition and sample sale event showcasing the Cruise Collection ’10. Plan to be there!
Date: Sunday 19 December 2010
Time: 1PM to 7PM
Venue: Lifehouse, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, off Younis Bashoru, off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
RSVP Required: 08153131533
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Sasha Boyo launches Jewelry line in Nigeria
Award winning jewelry designer and entrepreneur Sasha Boyo, invites you to Nigerian Launch of her Jewelry Line – “Shalewa Jewellery” which was founded in 2006. Also Featuring: Avi-Tai Lingerie, caxtonalileCARDS, Ours by Juliada, Anna Bella & many more.
Date: Sunday 19 December 2010
Time: 2PM to 7PM
Venue: 15A Amodu Tijani Street, Off Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria
Island, Lagos
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TGF Presents Life, Love & Laughter
Merry Christmas! As you make plans for yourself and your family, here’s a call to include people who are facing situations that may render them hopeless. Partner with “The GirlFriends” to put a smile on the faces of sexually abused teens and victims of domestic violence sheltered at Sophia Place.
Date: Sunday 19 December 2010
Time: 2PM
Venue: 21 Akinsanya Street, Off Isheri Road, Taiwo Bus-Stop (Behind FRSC) Ojodu Berger, Lagos
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Just Before Christmas
360nobs.com and Deola Sagoe are pulling off something unique this weekend and you gotta be there! Celebrating excellence in music and Fashion in an autograph signing session with Deola Sagoe (Jeans and Polo) and MI (over 500 copies of MI2). There’ll also be special appearances by Nneka and Waje.
Date: Sunday 19 December 2010
Time: 2PM
Venue: Deola Sagoe Flagship Store, 292F Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
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Crack Ya Ribs (10th Anniversary Edition)
ReelLaif Entertainment and Julius D’Genius Agwu have teamed up to ‘Crack Ya Ribs’ in a special 10th Anniversary Edition which promises to linger in your memory for a long time to come! There’ll be so much to laugh uncontrollably about and so much music you’d rock to. You don’t wanna miss this!!!
Date: Sunday 19 December 2010
Time: 5PM to 8PM
Venue: The New Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tickets: N5,000 (Regular), N20,000(VIP), N300,000 (Table)
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The African Conglomerate Shoot
Funfere Koroye, a Nigerian blogger is organizing a photo shoot to show the street style in nigeria which will be featured on blogs and magazines. This event will attract Nigerian bloggers, models, photographers, stylists and fashionistas.
Date: Monday 20 December 2010
Time: 1PM to 6PM
Venue: Lekki Phase 1 Entrance, Lekki, Victoria Island, Lagos
To view an example of what to expect, click here.
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Tiwaworks Nigeria Christmas Events
It promises to be a long, exciting week as Tiwaworks unveils a series of special events to make your Christmas week a memorable one indeed. It’s Nigeria Christmas Events folks!

Champagne Campaign
Date: Monday 20 December 2010
Time: 10PM
Venue: 46 Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Dinner, Cocktails & Conversations
Date: Tuesday 21 December 2010
Time: 8PM
Venue: Piccolo Mondo, Idejo Street, Off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos

Ladies Night Out
Date: Thursday 23 December 2010
Time: 10PM
Venue: Tribeca, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Koko Concert
Date: Friday 24 December 2010
Time:
Venue: Eko Hall, Lagos

Day Party
Date: Sunday 26 December 2010
Time: 11AM
Venue: Get Arena, Oniru Estate, Lekki, Lagos

Follow @TIWAWORKS for Live Updates!
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Winter Wonderland Party
Give your Kids (3-12 years old) a special treat this season at the Winter Wonderland Party!
Date: Tuesday 21 December 2010
Time: 12PM
Venue: Ten Degrees Event Centre, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos
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Aglaia Presents ‘Gaga 4 Fashion’
Aglaia, a fashion outfit established and managed by budding talents Mariam Afolabi (17) and Funke Afolabi (22), presents to you a Fashion Exhibition inspired by charity efforts to improve the lives of motherless children. In conjuction with The Celebrity Int’l Magazine, funds will be raised to support the Ajoke Aishat Afolabi Foundation. Mcs are Oreka Godis and Misi Molu of The Beat FM.
Date: Tuesday 21 December 2010
Time: 5PM
Venue: Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos
Tickets: N5,000
Tickets are available for sale at TM Lewin – 160 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi | TM Lewin – Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island and TM Lewin – ECenter, Yaba
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#MAD 2010 – Making a Difference
Fashion Show/Concert tagged #MAD. #MAD is an acronym for Making a Difference and is being put together by a group of young Nigerians who want to make a difference. The proceeds from the event are going to be used to refurbish the Local Authority Primary School, Ibeshe Sea Beach.
The following designers will be showcasing their wears that evening, Iamisigo, Fablane by Derin, Rof, Onyx and Pearl, Akpos Okudu, Uyai, Wana Sambo, Temmini Couture, Souza, Drunkymunky, Olatosweett. On the music front, Wizkid, Beazy, Rilwan, MrWalz, Funmbi, Dammy Krane and Steaze are all billed to perform. The event will be hosted by Izienthefreak.

Date: Wednesday 22 December 2010
Time: 6PM
Venue: GET Arena, Oniru Estate, Lekki, Lagos
Tickets: N4,000
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12 Comments

  1. Yuds

    December 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I miss Naija o jare! 🙁

  2. [email protected]

    December 16, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    would be nice to see events happening in Abuja as well? Are people not looking expanding their brands to Abj?

    • tt

      December 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm

      Luv dere is an event in Abuja,’The Accessory fair by Tifini’. I need me one of those cyute ankara sandals, a bib necklaces nd earrings. And for as cheap as N250 yaey……im dere!

    • [email protected]

      December 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

      That’s nice, thanks tt. I am after comedy shows, theater acts/events and the likes. I hear Abj is usually ‘dry’ @ christmas and hope that some comedian/event manager would take advantage of the gap to expand thier acts to Abuja..especially for the festive season.

  3. Nancy

    December 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Nice Events

  4. sexy fashionista

    December 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    1st to comment

  5. LL

    December 17, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Hi..am in Lagos and i need the contact details for Accessories by Tiffini. Those Ankara slippers must not pass me by!!!!

    • Dee

      December 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm

      Hi, there’s an event in Lagos on the 26th of December, you may have heard of it, its called Le petite Marche (LPM)……there will be lovely ankara slippers there as well called Eden by Cool steps

  6. eeemaaan

    December 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    …so many plaizes 2 crash..so little time…#sighs

  7. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    December 17, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Please don’t tell me Dede is my darling Joke Silva’s husband in that play!!! I don’t like him very much ever since I saw his behaviour on West African Idols. All the same, anything Joke Silva sets her hands on is always done excellently so Im sure it ll be nice.

    http://temiville.wordpress.com/

  8. gbekun

    December 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    please get correspondents to Abuja so they can report events going on there as well. thanks.

  9. iyabo

    December 20, 2010 at 10:55 am

    bella, please can you get the promoters of these events to always indicate if an event is by invite only.

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