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On this edition of Events This Weekend, Lagos is the place to be, as BN brings to you places to hang out with your family and friends in the music, fashion scenes and much more so if you have plans this weekend cancel them because these are the places to be!

The Universal Promotional Wrestling Foundation Presents Fight At Eko Hotel

The UPWF (Universal Promotional Wrestling Foundation) will be making its way to EKO HOTEL EXPO Center along with the former UPWF Heavyweight Champion “The Gold Standard” Shelton Benjamin and other great athletes including Bobby Lashley, The Merengue Warrior, Slam Shady, “The Feature Presentation” Jeff Lewis Neal, The Masked Superstar, “The Detonator” Rick Fuller“, The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord), Johnny Boone, The Re-Enforcer and the Current UPWF Heavyweight Champion, Nigeria’s own, De Ultimate Commander as well as other wrestlers representing different nations in Africa.
The tour will kick-off in Lagos at the EKO HOTEL EXPO CENTER where the reigning UPWF Heavyweight Champion De Ultimate Commander will make his debut title defence. On August 20, 2011 the UPWF will be at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos and they will conclude the tour in Abuja. The UPWF superstars will also be making a few appearances at selected locations to show that through sports one can achieve anything.
There will be nonstop action and high flying excitement that will be in Nigeria so make sure to get your tickets and be ready for the superstars of the UPWF to present “The Gathering Of Champions 2011”.
Date: Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th August 2011
Time: 4 PM
Venue: The Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites (For Saturday) & Teslim Balogun Stadium (For Sunday)
Contact: Log on to & for more information regarding this event or table bookings Call Kelechi 07087068998 | Kennedy 08035389499
Ticket Price:
N 5,000 (General), N 15,000 (Good Seats), N 25,000(VIP), N 350,000 (Table of 10), tickets on sale now at Eko Hotel

Coterie: Celeb & Singles Beach Rave
Coterie is a social event that creates the avenue for single upward mobile young adults to mingle, network and engage in no holds barred conversation while having fun with their favourite celebrities.
Prominent on the list of Celebs lined up for this event are Bouqui, Olisa Adibua (Beat FM), Timi Dakolo, Freeze (Cool FM), Yaw (Wazobia FM ), Princess, Koffi, MC Abbey, Segun Obe, GT D’ Guitarman, LivingSax (Britain’s Got Talent), Eric Arubayi (of the West African Idol), Chidinma (Winner, Project Fame 2011) and many more. It is a bi-monthly event and for this first edition, there will be buses to convey people to and from the beach.
Date: Saturday 20th August 2011
Time: 11 AM
Venue: Nubian Private Beach, Ilege, Ibeju-Lekki
Ticket Price: N 2,500 and are available at Crystal Moments (Siverbird Galleria, V/I)
Contact: For group bookings and enquiries Call 08099432894 | 08165938757

Animal Games Summer Funfair

Animal Games Summer Funfair is happening this Saturday and it promises to be fun for both the old and the young, so come to Fantasy land if you want some family fun, lots of games available!
Date: Saturday 20th August 2011
Time: 11 AM – 5PM
Venue: The Fantasy Land, Kingsroad, Ikoyi
Contact: For Bookings and general enquiries Call 07082727308

Recycling Awareness Day

Kids Clean Club in conjunction with LAWMA present the first ever recycling awareness day.The Kids Clean Club is an initiative of The Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children (THE MEDIC), a non governmental and pro-human organization that aims at a total positive transformation and development of the child.
The Host of the event is HON. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and would there would be appearances by Choc Boys, Roof  Top Mc’s, Show Dem Camp (S.D.C), Yemi Alade, Slim T, Davido, Zara, GT The Guitarman, Plus One, Beazy, Contradiction, Mc Abbey and many more. There would be a raffle draw with a chance to win 3 free nights in a five star hotel in Dubai and a weekend in La Campagne Tropicana and remember to bring along plastic materials, cans, bottles and paper for recycling.So what are you waiting for, be there!
Date: Saturday 20th of August 2011
Time: 12 Noon- 5PM
Venue: Lekki Community Garden Lekki Phase 1 Lagos
Contact: For more information Log on to | e-mail: [email protected] | [email protected] | Call: +234 803 378 8641 | +234 703 012 2457

90 Minutes Speaker Series Presents Funmi Iyanda
This month of August the 90 Minutes Speaker Series will feature Funmi Iyanda  a multi award-winning producer and broadcast journalist. She is the CEO of Ignite Media, a content driven media organisation. She is the producer and host of television show Talk With Funmi, a show that has traveled across Nigeria, capturing the conversations of its people. Funmi also produced and hosted Nigeria’s most popular and authoritative television show, New Dawn with Funmi, which aired on the national network for over eight years. So come interact with Funmi Iyanda as she shares her business and life experiences.

Date: Saturday 20th August 2011
: 1 PM
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, off Younis Bashorun Street, off Ajose Adeogun, VI
(Younis Bashorun Street is the next right after Zenith Heights – the Zenith Bank HQ)
Contact: For enquiries and more info e-mail [email protected]

Street Project Presents Project Raw Talent Hunt Competition

This concept is one of Street Projects’ initiatives aimed at providing youths between ages 13-25years of age with a creative platform to develop their talents through positive engagement in Music, Dance and Comedy.Three most outstanding talents will be discovered, rewarded with cash prizes and groomed in their areas of strength.
Performing at the event will be Nikky Laoye along side her mentee and 1st place winner of the first edition of the Competition-Bidemi Akinade, Onos along side her mentee and 2nd place winner-Phillipa Uwachei, Ochuko ( Finalists at MTN project Fame 2010), Eric Arubayi (Finalist in Idols West Africa), Dieko (an upcoming Gospel sensation) and REO.
Judging the contestants will be YAW (Wazobia FM), Tolu Ajayi of Lucid Audio-Visual, Onos and Nikki Laoye. Mentors for this year’s winners are Dayo Liadi (Dance), Ige (Vocal coach on Project Fame West Africa) (Music) and Koffi (Comedy).
Have you got what it takes? Then see you there! Admission is free
Date: Saturday 20th August 2011
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Unilag Main Auditorium, University Of Lagos
Contact: For More Info log on to  | e-mail [email protected]

Counter Kulture Presents Seasons

In a new twist of fashion meets drama, Counter Kulture will be unveiling its fashion event, headlined by internationally renowned designer Jewel By Lisa, supported by Republic of Foreigner, Nack, Phunk Afrique, Grey, Mi-le Collection and NonyMoor.
There will also be performances by Expressions, Bez, Rooftop Mc’s, Cobhams, Clay, Sage and many more. Admission is free
Date: Saturday 20th August 2011
Time: 2 PM
Venue: The Dome End of Admiralty, Lekki , Lagos

Tea Party @ Kradle academy

Tea Party @ Kradle Academy is a charity event targeted at young married and unmarried women. Marital issues will be addressed at this gathering and how to create a balanced in one’s life with guest speaker Sesan Awonoiki, celebrity guest Dede Mabiaku and the MC Helen Paul also including Ono Bello, Lanre Da Silva, Tayo Shonekan. Admission is free and strictly for ladies

Date: Sunday 21st August 2011
Time: 1PM – 5PM
Venue: 11 Olubumi Rotimi Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

House 38 Lagos Opening Week Sale

House 38 is a collaboration between two sisters, D & S, that focuses on fashion as both a creative and utilitarian outlet.They create clothes that are stylish enough to awe the client and comfortable enough to fit into day-to-day life and they are having an opening week sale.
Date: Monday 15th – Sunday 21 August 2011
Time: 10 AM-7PM Daily
Venue: Ground Floor, 289B Akin Olugbade, Off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria
Contact: Call +234 (0) 8136617794, +234 (0) 7084053388 | follow House 38 on twitter: @House_38
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Inclusion in “Events This Weekend” is Free.
Contact – [email protected] if you will like your event to be included. Note that BN reserves the right to choose which events are featured. “Pay to attend” parties attract a fee.


  1. Lola X

    August 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Oooh, the games stuff looks like good fun!

    Lola x, London

  2. love-me-jeje

    August 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    lol @ ‘if you have plans this weekend cancel them’

  3. sharpguiz

    August 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    hurts that am not in town for the games…sobs. wont mind some pix though

  4. sharpguiz

    August 18, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    pls bella give us pix frm the games oohhh

  5. FAITH

    August 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

    lagos! lagos! lagos!…..notin for port harcourt..

  6. Gbolahan

    August 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Only yesterday, Funmi was named by a Forbes magazine contributor in The 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa. Come interact with her at 90 Minutes Speaker Series at 1pm tomorrow (Sat 20th Aug) at The Life House.

  7. -----

    August 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Not fair, what about events in Abj the capital city.


    August 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Abuja is so dead. So nothing is happening in Abuja dis weekend?

  9. Doyinsola

    August 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you Bella Naija for the Kids Clean Club Recycling Awareness Day post! We really appreciate it! We will send you pics soon! God bless!

  10. pretty

    August 22, 2011 at 8:38 am

    The Tea Party was really niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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