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Events This Weekend: Easter Weekend Special

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FELA! in Lagos
FELA!, an original Broadway musical produced by Shawn ‘JayZ’ Carter and Will Smith and directed by Bill T. Jones is set to be performed at the New Expo Center of the Eko Hotels and suites, Lagos, Nigeria from the 20th to the 25th of April, 2011. The Broadway play which has won three (3) Tony Awards will be performed live by the original Broadway cast from New York.
Date: Wednesday 20 to Monday 25 April 2011
Time: 2PM & 7PM (Note that Additional Matinee Show – 2PM is only available on Sunday 24 & Monday 25 April 2011)
Venue: Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tickets: N5,000, N10,000 and N15,000 | VIP Tickets: N35,000
Corporate and Group ticketing is also available by emailing [email protected] or calling the ticket hotlines at 0808229540/07052985326 or visiting the sales outlet at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

To purchase your tickets online please visit www.felainlagos.com and check out the ticketing section.
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FELA IN THE LIFE HOUSE – a mini-festival inspired by FELA! in Lagos

Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, off Younis Bashorun, off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Thursday 21 April 2011 0 FILM SCREENING
Film club Reel Life will screen 2 great films about Afrobeat as part of the mini-festival – “Music is the Weapon” and “Ginger Baker in Africa”. Don’t miss this. Film starts at 7.30pm.
Reel Life Film Club screens world, classic and alternative films and documentaries every Thursday evening. To join Reel Life Film Club please send email to [email protected]

Friday 22 April 2011 – READINGS, POETRY ,OPEN-MIC SESSION, HAPPY HOUR
The Fire Dance Readings by Sola Olorunyomi .Starts at 5pm sharp
Sola Olorunyomi is the distinguished author of “Afrobeat! Fela and the Imagined Continent”.
This will be followed by an open-mic session of poetry, spoken word and acoustic music. Guests are encouraged to share their talents and inspirations to an afrobeat twist.
Open mic session starts at 7pm as does the cafe’s Happy Hour so come one come all!

Saturday 23 April 2011 – WURA SAMBA LIVE CONCERT
Tribute Afrobeat Jam Session featuring the wondrously mesmerizing percussionist Wura Samba with his band. Experience this special concert and the art of percussive afrobeats as interpreted by Wura Samba. We look forward to sharing this wonderful artist with you. Gate:N1000
Time: 7PM

Sunday 24th April 2011 – LIVE REHEARSAL AND KARAOKE
We will reenact an afrobeat session Rehearsal with The Life House house band and in true TOCATINA spontaneous style incorporate the audience culminating in a Karaoke Sing Along session. This will end our festival tribute to Fela and this is for everybody and absolutely free. If you love to sing, mime or just have fun then look no further.
Time: 6PM

For more information,
Email: [email protected]
Telephone No: 0703 403 0683
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LPM – The April 2011 Edition
This weekend, your favorite fashion and lifestyle market at the GET Arena is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the Easter celebrations! As usual, LPM has got the most fabulous vendors, awesome music, as well as food and drinks, all put together to give you the ultimate shopping experience!
Date: Sunday 24 April 2011
Time: 12PM to 7PM
Venue: The GET Arena, Oniru Gate, opposite Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
Event is FREE and open to the public. Bring a friend!
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Nnena & Friends Easter Show
Watch out for the Nnena and friends Easter show! Incredible dance moves from popular dance groups and an overdose of laughter provided by top comedians. Exciting performances from your favourite musicians plus lots of competitions, gifts and souvenirs for the whole family.
Date: Sunday 24 April 2011
Time: 12Noon & 3PM
Venue: Main Auditorium, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos
Tickets: N500 Each
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“Anatomy of a Woman” @ Terra
Jasonvision Ltd, Renegade Theatre and Terra Kulture present, Wole Oguntokun’s “Anatomy of a Woman”. What does an African woman really want? Money? Security? Children? Power? Love? A mix and match of all above? Renegade Theatre takes a humorous look at gender relations, the frictions and the fall-outs. Starring Eyimife Gold Ikponmwosa, Precious Anyanwu, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Kanayo Larry Okani and Austine Onuoha, the play will be performed every Sunday in April.
Date: Sunday 24 April 2011
Time: 3PM & 6PM
Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tickets: N2,500 Each

For more information, call: 0808 123 9477 and 0702 836 7228; or , visit www.nigerian-theatre.com
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One Mic Naija
The regular artiste showcase organised by We Plug Good Music in the UK now berths in Nigeria!
The first edition of One Mic Nigeria held in 2010 and featured Eva, Mobie, Willy Bang and more. Now, One Mic Naija returns for good. This edition features Clay, Akas, Lancky and 19th Street with a special performance by Pope. Hosted by Kel, Kunle “KD” Bello and a surprise guest! Brought to you by We Plug Good Music and Powered by s.h.a.r.e, M.Et.Al, Ground Zero.

Date: Sunday 24 April 2011
Time: 4PM to 7PM
Venue: Brown’s Cafe, 15B Sasegbon Street, Corner of Sasegbon & Oduduwa Crescent, Ikeja GRA, Lagos
Tickets: N1,000 Each
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Spectrum Beauty Academy Open Day
Are you considering a career in the beauty and wellness industry but don’t know where to start? Or you may be already working within the industry and wish to upgrade your skills in order to truly provide advanced treatments and the best level of customer service available to your clients. Don’t be confused about the different courses on offer and worried about getting the best training available? Come to Spectrum Beauty Academy Open Day and find out all about the Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Makeup Artistry and Spa Management courses available.
Date: Monday 25 April 2011
Time: 12Noon to 5PM
Venue: 11 Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos
This event is open to the public! Bring a friend/parent/partner/spouse along
Special offers for the first 10 students to enrol onto our new academic year in September 2011.
Telephone Number: +234 80 76 76 76 76
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.spectrumbeauty-ng.com
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Viv La Resistance Flagship Store Launch & Lucinda Lace RTW Collection Sale
Date: Monday 25 April 2011
Time: 2PM to 8PM
Venue: The Resistance Headquarters, 15 Furo Ezimora Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
RSVP: 0703 275 9658 | [email protected]
This event is open to the public! Bring a friend.
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Tweet4Charity Multi-City Orphanage Visit & Donation Event
Tweet4Charity is a Twitter Initiative where Tweeps give back to the society through visit of orphanages and donation of items for the kids. Last Year, Tweet4Charity had just Lagos and Abuja (on May 1st 2010) but this year, Tweet4Charity will be visiting 5 different orphanages in 4 States (Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Enugu) and the FCT (Abuja).
Date: Monday 25 April 2011
Meeting point and time will communicated by the Team Leaders. Twitter Peeps who are interested in the visit and donations should follow and contact the following people, depending on their location.

#Team Lagos should contact @Maynezee on Twitter.
#Team Ibadan@damouche01
#Team Enugu@stacymilla
#Team Abuja@blazeotokpa
#Team Benin@eneni

General Enquiries@Miss_Jayla
Visit www.tweet4charityng.com for further details and also get to see a list of items you can buy for the kids. Just pick one or two and touch a heart in a positive way.
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Live performance by world renowned musician – Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
On his new album Africa For Africa, Femi Kuti articulates a raw and forceful call to the long tradition of Afrobeat. Recorded at Decca/Afrodisia, the same studio where he produced his first recordings with his father Fela Kuti and No Cause For Alarm?, Africa for Africa is in several ways a return to Femi’s roots. Deliberately less produced than its predecessor Day by Day, it aims to present Afrobeat in its roughest, purest form. Femi continues to develop his activist voice on the new album, with the lyrics addressing government oppression and other modern problems in Africa, but the music retains a visceral power.
Date: Saturday 23 April 2011
Time: 10PM
Venue: Club 9:30, 815 V Street NW, Washington DC, USA
Tickets: $30
Tickets can be purchased via www.930.com
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Four Kornerz – Live in Concert
Four Kornerz featuring Guvna B and Dionne Reid. Hosted by Kamilah.
Date: Wednesday 27 April 2011
Time: 10PM
Venue: 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN
Tickets: $10 (Advance) | More at the Door
Tickets can be purchased via www.m-briotickets.co.uk
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8 Comments

  1. Someone

    April 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Wish i was in lagos to attend this Fela event.

  2. Helen

    April 21, 2011 at 9:49 am

    All the nice events in Lagos..Common People!!!! There are social ppl as well in P.H and Abuja make una come our end Abeg

  3. Nino

    April 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Ok everyone go and see FELA, as long as you are not critical and expecting Nigerian accents, you will like it…very energetic….the girls sef dance pass the original shrine girls….anyhow I’m going to see it again..just for people watching…..U know lagos girls will be out in full force!!!! hehehe

  4. Karimah

    April 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    was @ fela!. they started 2 hours behind schedule. was so pissed cuz i had 2 leave b4 it was over. great show tho. and that was some mahd singing.

  5. Crazy Nigerian

    April 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Every week I say this and I ll say it again. Is Nigeria only Lagos and even London. We in abuja like social life as well. There is more to life than clubbing as Lagos proves. Why not Abuja.
    Anyway, Nice Events Bella.

  6. mma

    April 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I went to see the first show (Wednesday 20th April) and while the show itself was really good; the organisation etc was reeedonculous!!!! It was so bad! They started 2 hours late, the VIP section turned out to be not so VIP (dont waste 35k guys!) and 10 mins to the actual start time everyone ran forward and stole everyone elses seats! So you could pay 35k and sit behind someone that paid 5k! The sound quality was poor, the ushers did nothing, the organisers did not know anything about anything…. I could just go on and on. Bottom line, if you can, this is best seen abroad. Otherwise just grit your teeth and go for the 5 or 10k (Max!) tickets!!!

    • miscious

      April 24, 2011 at 1:29 am

      well said mma. my thoughts exactly,i paid 5k and gladly upgraded when the time came. i think the organisers and ushers….hmm totally confused.

  7. i like i like

    April 25, 2011 at 2:38 am

    i went for the fela show and it was tooo mad!! i totally loved the dancing /singing…..it was totally worth the money

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