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Good Afternoon all, it’s Thursday!

Get your self ready for this week’s Events This Weekend – the slot where Africa’s pace setter for all things entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, music and more – constantly updates you with some of the hottest places and events to be spotted with your loved ones.

From Lagos to Abuja to the U.S of A, BN has got you covered. So sit back, relax and see for yourself places of interest you need to be. We LOVE you all, stay safe and have a fantastic weekend!

black|Up Paris to Launch 1st International Store
On Sunday, world renowned make-up brand black|Up Paris and exclusive retailers and partners with the brand Montaigne Place is set to bring the first black|Up stand alone shop outside from Paris to Lagos. The store will be formally launched at the Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.The anticipated launch which will take place at the new black|Up store will gather together special guests and celebrities. This unique event will feature live make-up demonstrations by a team of make-up artists headed by international celebrity make-up artist and creative ambassador of black|Up – David Coranson and presentations by professional models. To attend, be sure to visit their Facebook Page
Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012
Venue: Ikeja City Mall, Lagos

The MUD Academy Training
This July, renowned beauty academy Make-Up Designory (MUD) known for providing quality education in the craft of make-up artistry has officially announced its training set to take place in Lagos, Abuja and for the very first time in Calabar. The training in Lagos which will see participants taught by skilled professionals kicked off this Monday but be sure to contact them on how to join and payment information.
2 Week Course (Yaba Studio)
Weekday Classes
Date: Thursday 19th July 2012 – Monday 30th July 2012
Time: 11 AM – 3 PM Daily

Weekend Classes
Date: Saturday 21st July 2012 – Sunday 6th August 2012
Time: 2 PM – 5 PM Daily
Venue: MUD Studio, JBL House, 2nd Floor, 40B Commercial Avenue, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

1 Month Course (Lekki Studio)
Weekday Classes
Date: Thursday 19th July 2012 – Monday 13th August 2012
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM Daily

Weekend Classes
Date: Thursday 19th July 2012 – Sunday 12th August 2012
Time: 2 PM – 5 PM Daily
Venue: 12B Fatai Idowu Arobieke Lekki Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, Call 07082978030 | BB Pin 23AB14DF | E-mail [email protected] | Log on to their website

The Five Maids of Fadaka featuring Nobert Young, Rachael Oniga, Bimbo Manuel & More
Thespian Family Theatre in collaboration with [email protected] presents a thrilling stage play The Five Maids of Fadaka featuring top notch Nollywood actors and stage actors including Nobert Young and Gloria Young, Carol King, Rachael Oniga, Iyke Okechukwu & Bimbo Manuel. The play written by Ayo Jaiyesimi is a rich blend of folklore, traditional dance and theatre taht naturally transports the audience to a  typical African village setting.
Date: Thursday 19th July 2012 – Sunday 22nd July 2012
Time: Thursday 12 Noon & 3 PM (Children Only) | Friday 1:30 PM & 6 PM (Children & Family) | Saturday 3 PM & 6 PM (Family) | Sunday 6 PM (Family/Command Performance)
Venue: Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Center, Onikan, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Children N 1,500 | Couples N 3,000 | Family N 5,000 | VIP N 10,000 | VVIP N 25,000
Ticket Locations: Tasty Fried Chicken at Opebi, Surulere, Victoria Island, Lekki, Marina | Barcelos at Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja | MUSON Center, Onikan | Health Plus, Shoprite, Lekki | Cinimons opposite Ocean View, Victoria Island
Contact: For more information and general enquiries, call 08022220049 | 08073288574 | 08067440000

Experience Jaiye Live!
Prepare yourself today for an evening of entertaining ballads, funk and oldies with the Jaiye and his band. At exactly 9 PM, Jaiye will get on stage to perform and entertain you all night long with hit hi-life, juju, hip hop and Naija songs. Admission is free for all!
Date: Thursday 19th July 2012
Time: 7 PM – 11 PM
Venue: Bukka Hut Lounge, 69 A Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos

New World Nigeria Showcase
It is going down in London! Tiwa Savage, 2face Idibia, Naeto C, Asa and Keziah Jones are back performing in the UK for the 2nd event of the New World Nigeria Showcase. They’ll be joined by Choc Boiz (Ice Prince, MI, Brymo & Jesse Jagz), Waje, Wande Coal, the great King Sunny Ade and more, for the Nigerian cultural extravaganza at Nigeria House, Theatre Royal in Stratford from Friday 20th July to Sunday 12th August 2012. The event will also showcase other Nigerian creative arts such as Nollywood films, arts and crafts, and fashion exhibitions over 4 weeks and there will also be a storytelling workshop for kids and a Nigerian traditional dress workshop. Wole Soyinka’s play, The Lion and the Jewel will be staged from Monday 30th July 2012 – Tuesday 31st July 2012 while Fred Agbeyegbe’s drama The King Must Dance Naked, will be shown on Saturday 4th August 2012. To get tickets and see the full programme visit:
Date: Friday 20th July – Sunday 12th August 2012
Venue: Nigeria House, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, like their Facebook Page | log on to their website  

Miss Dee 4 Sickle Cell Foundation presents Fashion 4 Life
This Friday, Miss Dee 4 Sickle Cell Foundation will hold its annual sickle cell update event tagged Fashion 4 Life at the Chelsea Hotel, Abuja by 5 PM. The event which will be hosted by Joseph Benjamin and Tobe Da Viva, features a fashion show by these designers – Miss Dee, Crazy People, Hotadanice Couture, Diva Delicious and an update on what the NGO has successfully been able to achieve in the previous year as well as raise funds for future projects. The event will also see performances by Flowssickk, Nigerian Idols’ Eric Arubayi, Temisan, Michael Oga, Edges and Big Ben.
Date: Friday 20th July 2012
Time: 5 PM
Venue: Chelsea Hotel, Central Area, Abuja
Ticket Prices: Regular N 5,000 | VIP N 10,000 ( Comes with a meal and drinks as well as the chance to win an outfit, a meal for 2 and a spa session)
Ticket Locations: Exclusive Stores, Abuja | Silverbird Galleria, Plot 1161 Memorial Drive, By Musa Yar’Adua Center, Central Business District, Abuja | La Tienda | Drumstix | Jevnik, Wuse II, Abuja | Cafe 24
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, e-mail [email protected] | Log on to their website

The Deer and the Doe Fashion Show
This Saturday, The Deer and the Doe Fashion show set to showcase the best international designs and designers in Nigeria will take place in style at the WEAR-IT-ALL Beach Bar, Lagos. Some of designers already set to showcase at the event are Toorad Couture, Azam Couture, Passmark Couture, Wisdom Couture, Estito Couture, Haffshelline, Clothe Afrique, Wear-It-All, Twhy Clothings, Ebony T, Spy Lazuda by Kella, Expressionale, Dunsoyn Creations, Irish Collections, LyRay Clothier, VickyHeldan, Violet Couture, Oremi Craft,, Alonira Garbs, Plush Outfit, Marco Martinez, Mimi,Moofa, Ladee Couture, Tee Threads and Extremely Nedu Clothing. The event will be hosted by Adams of Spice TV and will see in attendance some special guests of honor including the Oba of Elegushi. To purchase a ticket, click here
Date: Saturday 21st July 2012
Time: Fair/Cocktail 12 PM | Red Carpet 5 PM | Show 6 PM
Venue: WEAR-IT-ALL Beach Bar, Elegushi Private Beach, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, call 08036841034 | Add Pin 253628FB

Ikeja Soukk
Get ready to shop like never before as the Ikeja Soukk – a fair where entrepreneurs will be showcasing their goods, businesses and passions for 2 days at O’ Place Beauty & Wellness Center, Ikeja, Lagos. Come with friends and family and shop for all your daily needs at a heavily discounted rate. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 21st July 2012 – Sunday 22nd July 2012
Time: 10 AM – 7 PM Daily
Venue: O’Place Beauty & Wellness Centre, 227B, Lola Holloway Street, Omole Phase I Estate, Ikeja, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, call 08191527994 | e-mail [email protected]

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s Office on African Affairs presents 3rd Annual DC Africa Festival
On Saturday, the D.C. Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) will hold the 3rd Annual D.C. Africa Festival themed Building One City – Showcasing Africa’s History, Heritage and Interconnectedness” at the Banneker Field. The 3rd Annual DC Africa Festival will feature a variety of exciting and enriching activities for all ages, an eclectic line up of modern and folkloric musical performances influenced by African musical traditions as well as an African-inspired Wellness Pavilion promoting healthy living and fitness, educational and fun activities in the Children’s Village and the African Culture Hut and a Fashion Presentation. Arts & Crafts and food vendors will also be present to bring to you some of Africa’s best cuisine. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 21st July 2012
Time: 12 PM – 6 PM
Venue: Banneker Field, 2500 Georgia Avenue NW, Upper Softball Field Washington, DC 20001
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, call (+1) 2027275634 | log on to their website:

Nmo Mangament presents LoudNProud Live Series: Divas with Voices Special
Nmo Management in conjunction with BellaNaija and Cool FM present another edition of its monthly show LoudNProud Live Series tagged Divas with Vices Special featuring some of the best Nigerian female acts like Kefee, Chidinma from MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 3, Trybe Records’ Aramide and Nigerian Idols’ Jemiriye. These artistes will surely not disappoint with their sonorous voices and tracks. Admission is free for all and attendees stand the chance of winning goody bags and yummy treats from Cookie Jar.
Date: Saturday 21st July 2012
Time: 8 PM
Venue: Villa Picasso, 62 B Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island,(Oppositr Eko Hotel & Suites, next to Aura), Lagos
Contact: Call 08050376828 | 07032119000 | E-mail [email protected] | Follow them on Twitter @LoudNProudLive

Sylvia’s Hair Extention corporate headquarters Launch
SYLVIA’S HAIR EXTENSION is a 100% human hair extension emerging from the fashion empire of the ingenious Sylvia Nduka Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2011 (MBGN). The brand was launched on 15th December 2011 and now their corporate headquarters is also lauching. At this starspangled event they also plan to announce their upcomming reality hair pageant tagged “FACE OF SYLVIA’S HAIR” 2012. So be there! .
Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012
Time: Starts at 1pm
Venue: No 39 Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos

My Style Factory
Get yourself ready this weekend for My Style Factory – a one day exhibition and training session brought to you by MORSI PR. The event which is a veritable platform for the exhibition of wares, outfits, accessories, hair pieces, make-up ranges, fabrics and more, is targeted towards getting you to be your best by closely interacting with these 3 professional facilitators – make-up artist Adenike Ogungbe of Ewar Makeovers, dematologist Dr. Vivian Oputa and gourmet cook Bolarinwa Aaron. Admission is free for all but call 08175870672 to book a seat.
Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012
Time: 12 PM – 7 PM
Venue: The Social Place, 33 Sinari Daranijio, Victoria Island, Lagos

The Naked Convos Series
The Naked Convos Series – an interactive event designed to create safe spaces where young individuals engage in open and honest conversations about love, sex and relationships with an infusion of music, poetry and spoken words, will take place this Sunday at the Lagos Oriental Hotel. The event will be hosted by on-air-personality Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi and Wale Adetula and promises to be exciting with lots of fun adult games. The panel at the Naked Convos Series are Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Toke Mainwa and Jimmie. The gate fee is N 1,000 and attendees will get loads of exciting gifts.
Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012
Time: 3 PM
Venue: The African Bar, Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, e-mail [email protected]

A Harvest with Soyinka
Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka will be live at TerraKulture every Sunday in this month of July as TerraKulture in conjunction with Paw Studios presents a Harvest with Soyinka – a celebration of drama sketches and plays written by the renowned Nigerian writer himself. Tickets cost N 3, 500, call  08037177106 | 08034448812 for details on how to get yours.
Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012
Time: 3 PM & 6 PM
Venue: TerraKulture, Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

De-Harmony Entertainment presents Cohesion 2
After the success of its first edition last month, De-Harmony Entertainment brings another edition of  Cohesion – an event for all music lovers targeted at creating a platform for up-coming stars to showcase themselves and meet some of their favorite celebrities.  Scheduled to attend are Anita Isedeh a.k.a Omalicha, YQ’s media manager Habdul, El-Phlex, Hemhex,  Boosta and Akan who will promises to deliver rib cracking jokes on the D-Day.
Date: Wednesday 25th July 2012
Time: 5 PM
Venue: Offside Lounge, Funturf Garden, besides Mainstreet Bank, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
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  1. omologe ese

    July 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    lets go there

  2. Princess of Zion

    July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    wow! There is certainly a lot to do! The five maids of Fadaka and divas with voices should be amazing! Wishing you all a great weekend!

  3. QueenofEverything

    July 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Omg so excited that The Lion and The Jewel – a play I read in JSS is being featured as part of the New World Nigeria showcase @ Stratford, London *dancing* 😀

  4. kingsley amaefule

    July 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    i will be at the youth event in lekki on sunday.

  5. grace

    July 20, 2012 at 6:17 am

    My style factory all the way. Heard we would learn how to tie a headgear perfectly and free consultation with the dr.

  6. pynk

    July 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

    i wanna see five maids of fadaka!

  7. feyi

    July 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    We are at ikeja soukk and its a huge Open Air market like u’ve never seen it in ikeja. wow….success.

  8. Olamide

    July 22, 2012 at 8:20 am

    It’s indeed a big one and it continues today. Wow

  9. Chinnie.

    July 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

    nothing ever happens any where else except in Lagos 🙁

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