Events This Weekend

Wow! As unbelievable as it seems it’s Thursday again and if you are an avid BN reader you know it’s that time of the week BellaNaija keeps you updated with a first class view of the hottest places, venues, hangouts to be spotted with your friends & family this weekend.

BN is so international this week, we have so many events lined up for you from Lagos to Yola to PH City all the way to the UK and the USA.

In Lagos, LPM is back & better and this Sunday as they will be celebrating their 30th Market Day. Be sure hurry down to the GET Arena on Sunday, the MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week kicked off yesterday and it’s going to be the talk of the town with celebrated designers including Grey and many others showing their best pieces plus do not miss out a chance to develop and improve your baking skills as the Kogsy Cake & Sugarcraft Exhibition.

Yola will play host to Nigeria’s first homecoming event as American University of Nigeria is set to take the city by storm, lots of celebrities are expected to attend and get ready to rock costumes with Denrele & Samklef at the Hot Halloween Party in Abuja.

Leaving the shores of Nigeria, London will experience one of the most fun & interesting bridal exhibition ever as Bride of Culture will have a fun-filled packed day for attendees.

BN wants you to write a wish list this week, everything you could possible want and believe that all your dreams would come true.

Sit back, relax as BN presents Events This Weekend.


Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2011

After months of auditions, the Lagos Fashion & Design Week has officially kicked off and it is divided into 2 major parts – Exhibitions & Runway Shows. The exhibitions are free for all and MTN LFDW BlackBerry shuttle buses are available at 9am and 11am and thereafter every 2hours from University of Lagos, SilverBird Galleria and Palms Shopping Mall to the venue.
The runway show comes with a fee, the show will feature the latest designs of Jewel By Lisa, Grey, Phunk Afrique, Maki-Oh to mention a few.
Date: Thursday 27th October 2011 – Saturday 29th October 2011
Time: 5 PM – 9:30 PM
Venue: Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites
Ticket Price: N5000 for all day access (50% off when you buy more than one ticket!)
Ticket Locations: Eko Hotel & Suites | Nail Room, Issac John Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos | Nail Room, Ikoyi Mall, Bank Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Contact: For more info & general enquiries Call 08136975453 | 08132285923

Kogsy Sugarcraft Centre – Cake & Sugarcraft Exhibition
Kogsy Sugarcraft Centre – Cake & Sugarcraft Exhibition is here again & it aims at providing a forum for the biggest & most talented cake makers to showcase their products & provide a niche marketing opportunity for participants with direct access to interact with their target audience.There would be lots of demonstrations some of which are free and hands on workshops which come with a fee.
Thursday 27th – Friday 28th October 2011
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Venue: The Golden Gate Restaurant, Alfred Rewane Road (Former Kingsway Road), Ikoyi, Lagos
Gate Fee:
N 1,000
Contact: For more info, general enquiries on time, how to book your stands & pay for the exhibition Call 08034724539 | 08052382351 | 08023936883

Newton & David Presents The Spectacular Event Expo
Get ready for one of the best  events exhibitions the city of Lagos has ever seen. Newton & David, a premier event decor company which has worked with brands such as Dunhill, MTN Foundation, Zenon, Diamond Bank to mention a few presents a 3-Day Exhibition – the Spectacular Event Expo.This exhibition is open to the general public, prospective couples and corporate clients. Newton & David will be offering free consultation, free theme ideas, free color scheme, free decor idea, free vendor list.
Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th October 2011
Time: 10 AM – 10 PM Daily
Venue: 27 Oduduwa Way, Off Isaac John Street, G.R.A, Ikeja, Lagos
Contact: E-mail | | | Call 07030059833 | 01-8169972

Burlesque Princess Introduces Bump & Grind Classes
Are you looking for a regular Burlesque class. Then come for Bump & Grind Burlesque. The new class combines elements from beginner classes with that of Burlesquercise workout to produce a mid-tempo sexy session that will have you bumping & grinding, posing and commanding attention from the first class.Burlesque classes appeal to women (over 18 years old) and no one is too old to join in the fun.
Date: From now Thursday 27th October 2011 – Thursday 8th December 2011
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Venue: Bacchus Night Club, 57 Awolowo Road Ikoyi, Lagos
Contact: For more info & general enquiries Call 08078764223 | 07055680104| E-mail:

Cuba: An African Odyssey

The Life House is re-screening one of the most demanded films featured at the Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! 2011 Film Festival.The film was directed by Egyptian filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri.The film describes the role of Cuba, under the leadership of Fidel Castro, in giving critical support to Africa’s liberation movements.Come &  watch to experience the rich culture of Cuba. Admission is free!
Thursday 27th October 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Younis Bashorun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more info & general enquiries Call 0703 403 0683

Pink Pearl Foundation & Burlesque Princess Presents Camp Diva
Burlesque Princess has teamed up with the Pink Pearl Foundation to host Camp Diva, a course which will be offered to female cancer
survivors & their friends and family. The class will incorporate dance and empowerment exercises as featured in their regular programming & also a tailored group routine specific to the participants.Camp Diva aims to empower women mentally & physically to reinforce positive self esteem.Interested participants are asked to pay a refundable fee of N 1, 000.
Date: Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th October 2011
Venue: Bacchus Bar Grill, 57 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos | Freedom Park, Old Prison Ground, Broad Street, Lagos.
Contact: For more info on how to register E-mail | Call Niqua on 08078764223

The 3 Wise Men
Come for one of the best comedy shows in Georgia with performances by Ima Cultural & Soukus Dance and musical performances by DJ Mighty Mike & Kequandu.
Date: Friday 28th October 2011
Venue: Moon Lite, 3302 laventure drive, chamblee, GA 30341, USA
Ticket Price: Regular $25 | VIP $50
Ticket Locations: Log on to for your tickets or get them at the venue 4 hours before the event

You Are Invited To Duchess Almost Free Sale!

Do not miss this bargain as Duchess brings you the almost free 3 days sale. Designer clothes, shoes, bags and accessories up to 80% off!

Friday 28th October – Saturday 29th October 2011
10 AM – 6 PM
Wisemen House, 93 A Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos
For more info & general enquries Call 012715147 | 07025619804

Bunmi Koko International Luxury Trunk Show & Sale

Have a fun day with Bunmi Koko at the international Luxury Trunk show and sale.Special guests of honor at the event include Mel B, Senator Ita Giwa & Abike Dabiri Erewa.There would be lots of music, fashion presentation & bottles of champagne.Attendees will get a 30% discount on all Bunmi Koko Bridal wears & 50% discount on all Bunmi Koko Ready to wear dresses.
Date: Friday 28th October 2011
Time: Red Carpet Starts 6:30 PM
Ticket Price: £ 100
Contact: To make payments & RSVP Email Rhania Reynolds on | Call +2347067777978

American University Homecoming 2011

American University is having its first ever home coming event.Celebrities are expected to attend this first ever homecoming event in Nigeria.Be sure to attend!
Date: Friday 28th October 2011
Time: Red Carpet Starts at 8 PM
Venue: Community Hall, American University,Yola

Official Launch Of Win360 Magazine
WIN360 Magazine will be having a glamorous launch of its publication.This event will also launch the 360 lifestyle shopping fair, a bi-monthly shopping experience that will add glam to the city of Port Harcourt.
Local fashion designers such as Akpos Okudu, Revamp, Jazz Effect, D’ Fab will be present to showcase their latest collections on that day .Vendor booths are available at very affordable price
Saturday 29th October 2011
Time: 10 AM | 7 PM
Venue: The Atrium, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt
Contact: For booths & all enquiries Call 07030214538

The Young CEO Network Presents The Saturday Breakfast Meeting

The Young CEO Network’s breakfast meeting is specially designed for young CEOs and aspiring business owners to network, share experiences, learn ways to grow business, stay in it and make it uniquely theirs. Speakers at the event include Steve Babaeko (Business/Creative Director, 141 Worldwide), Yemi Davids (Author & Senior Pastor of Global Impact Church, Donald Oloyede (MD/CEO, Gems Properties Limited). Admission is free but if you would like breakfast Call 08094496525 for details on how to pay the fees.
Saturday 29th October 2011
10 AM – 12 Noon
Brown’s Cafe, 15b Sasegbon Drive Off Oduduwa Crescent, GRA Ikeja, Lagos
Contact: For more info & general enquiries E-mail | Call 08191581132 | 08094496525

Stand Up To Cancer Naija Presents Free Cancer Screening
Stand Up To Cancer Naija
is a leading youth based cancer advocacy group and they have partnered with Silverbird Group to organize a free breast cancer screening .This event will be a step in the right direction in the area of reducing the burden of breast cancer in Nigeria. The Screening is absolutely free.
Saturday 29th October, 2011
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
Venue: Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Brides of Culture Bridal Exhibition
Brides of Culture (BoC) will hold their fourth bridal exhibition this Saturday.This is the ideal place for brides to be, bridesmaids, mothers of the day or simply wedding lovers, to come for a fun day out. Attendees can expect make overs, free goodie bags, prize draws, food tasting and much more!Admission is free.

Date: Saturday 29th October 2011
Time: 11 AM – 7 PM
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel Docklands,Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London, E16 1AL
Contact: For more info & general enquiries E-mail | Follow them on Twitter @BridesofCulture | Log on to their Facebook Page |

Book N Gauge V: Writing the Nation, Two Writers and Two Performers on their Craft
Book N Gauge V is here again & it will feature conversations with two writers, Sam Omatseye & Chuma Nwokolo and performers Efe Paul Azino & Jeffrey Jaiyeola.There will be an auction session where you can get the latest books that you can only find online, CDs that are yet to be on the streets & the purple Pulpfaction Club T-Shirt.Wana Udobang’s fund raising efforts with 1k for Cancer will be supported on this edition.There are prizes to be won for attendees who buy their book of the month Diaries of a Dead African before the event.
  Saturday 29th October 2011
2 PM – 5 PM
Debonair Bookstore, 294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

Owambe Aso Ebi & The Politics of Dress
Join Pioneer Wedding Photographer  Jide Alakija this Saturday for his first solo exhibition Owambe Aso Ebi & the politics of dress.

Saturday 29th October 2011
Time: 3 PM
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Art, 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos
Contact: For more info & general enquiries Call CCA Lagos on 07028367106 | E-mail

Laffs n Jamz Independence Edition
This October,  get ready for one of the month’s most anticipated comedy show Laffs n Jamz Independence Edition. There would be comedic performances by Basketmouth,I go dye, Bovi, Buchi, Julius Agwu, Gandoki, Accapella, Mr. Patrick, Senator, Aje Baba,Osam and musical performances by eLDee The Don, Overdose, Terry Da Rapman, Idris Abdul Kareem, Kas, Mode 9, Solid Star, 6ft Plus, DJ Jimmy Jatt & many more.

Saturday 29th October 2011
Time: 6 PM
Venue: Ember Creek, Awolowo Road (Between the Lagos Motor Boat Club & DHL), Ikoyi, Lagos
Ticket Price: Regular N 3, 000 | VIP N 10, 000
Ticket Locations: Jevini Restaurant, Ember Creek | Ice cream Factory | Diamond Bank branches at The Palms Shopping Mall & Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
For more info & general enquiries please call 08023276251 | 08055555121 | 07030001978

The Hot Halloween Party
The Hot Halloween (H2) Party
is happening this Saturday & its set to rock the city of Abuja.Celebrities such as Denrenle Edun and Samklef are set to attend, also in attendance would be Hot FM Crew.Admission is free for all but to gain entrance, all attendees are expected to dress up in a costumed manner. There would be prizes for the best and craziest dressed people that attend the party.
Saturday 29th October 2011
Time: 9 PM – Till Dawn
Venue: Aqua Night Club Located at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja
Contact: For more info & general enquiries, check out their Facebook page.

City Party Mix

Come join in the mix, fun And unlimited entertainment as CITY 105.1 FM celebrates with top celebrities, like SamKlef, Vector, MayD, M_thrill, MsChief, OverDose and others at the City Party Mix.
Date: Friday 28th October 2011
11 PM – Dawn
Koko Lounge, E-Center Commercial Avenue, Yaba, Lagos _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wow! Shopping Fair
This edition of the Wow! Shopping Fair is going to differ from the norm as it is going to run at the same time, in two different places for two days and Wow! Connect would be giving the first ten people that arrive at the gates of the venues on both days free home make over consultation at no cost.There would be lots of furniture, home appliances, gadgets, towels, bedding, male & female designer accessories, jewellery, perfumes, exotic home fresheners & diffusers, baby clothes, Ankara accessories to buy.

Saturday 29th – 30th October 2011
Time: Saturday 12 Noon – 7 PM | Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM
Venue 1: 60 Diya Street, Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos | Venue 2: 10 Victoria Arobieke Street (Opposite Tantalizers), Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Contact: For more info & general enquiries Call 08097291357 | 08034742593 | BB 21794C40 | E-mail

Bacchus & Six Degrees North Presents Fashion Meets Halloween

One of the most anticipated costume party of the year brought to you annually by Six Degrees North & Bacchus night club is here. Get your costumes dusted of or shop for a new one from Femme Fatale (07057402455). DJ Sparrow & DJ Dan Krayne will be in the house that day to keep the club interesting.Be sure to come early as there limited masks available at the gate.
There would be special prizes for the best and wackiest costumes! Admission is free but you must RSVP by dialing 07043243000
Saturday 29th October 2011
Time: 10 PM
Venue: Bacchus Night Club, 57 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Nigeria

LPM October
It’s time for another LPM. Last month’s Marché was oh-so-fabulous & after what seems like forever we are happy that it is finally here again.What makes this edition even more exciting, is that this Sunday will mark the 30th edition of Le Petit Marché! and LPM is giving 5 attendees shopping vouchers worth N 5000 each. So be there!
Sunday 30th October 2011
Time: 12 Noon – 7 PM
Venue: GET Arena, Opposite Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos

Leading Lady & Gbagyi Child Present Fashion Fantasia
The ongoing fight against breast and cervical cancer has received an added boost with Fashion Fantasia! The event which is a benefit fashion show and fundraiser aimed at increasing awareness and raising funds to help curb the deadly spread of both breast and cervical cancer.
Date: Sunday 30th October 2011
Time: 5 PM
Venue: Four Points, Sheraton, Victoria Island,Lagos
Contact: For more information & general enquiries Call 08033220133 |E-mail

The launch of U.Mi-1 Pop-Up Boutique
U.Mi-1 launches its Pop-up boutique this Monday.The store which will be open for a limited period until 12th November 2011 brings a new shopping experience to Lagos with an avant-garde installation where fashion meets art and architecture. Items from the successful Dandy collection, which include shirts and jackets with Gozi’s signature sharp lines and slimming cuts, will be available to buy as will be U.Mi-1’s jeans, which are famous for its distinct designs. Come experience the boutique and take home your piece of U.Mi-1.

Date: Monday 31st October 2011
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 1a Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos

Leap Africa 6th CEO Forum & Book Launch
Leap Africa
will be holding its 6th CEO Forum and Book Launch on Tuesday.The CEO’s forum is to equip entrepreneurs with the skills, tools and insights to building sustainable local businesses.The theme Of event is Key Principles for Building Sustaining Businesses: Insights from Global CEOs and speakers at the event are Doug Smollan (Chairman Smollan Group, South Africa) and Martin Woolnough (MD, Nestle Nigeria).Admission is free for all but you have to register by dialing 08032320111 & e-mailing Obo Henshaw on
Date: Tuesday 1st November 2011
10 AM – 12:30 PM
City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island, Lagos
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5 Comments on Events This Weekend
  • pynk October 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

    loads going on. Wanna go to the burlesque dance though. No price?

  • chi chi October 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    hmn will try and make it to the LPM. nice.

  • Duvy October 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Yep definitely doing LPM … Wow bella so much to do this weekend!

  • Ruby Ruby Ruby October 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    There’s always so much going on in Naija, someone offer me a job so I can come flying back!! Alas I shall be at the Brides of Culture bridal exhibition, the last one was brilliant 😉

  • Bisi BusyBee! October 28, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Yay! the LEAP AFRICA CEO’s forum, The BusyBee Events! team of hostesses will be there delivering our excellent services/ to see to the coordination of the day. Doing what we know best. cheers,

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