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Good afternoon BellaNaijarians! Happy Thursday.

We hope your day is going great. It’s time for Events This Weekend – the slot which keeps you updated on all the most fun events and places of interests to be spotted this weekend.

From Lagos to New York, we’ve got you covered. Check it out.
Have fun and keep dreaming BIG!

Bailamos Dance Company

Bailamos Dance Company presents Words In Motion
Bailamos Dance Company, a dance production company which was featured on CNN-Inside Africa in 2012, is staging its first independent dance production titled Words in Motion. The show is directed by Bunmi Olunloyo and Akinwale Sodade. The show will also feature performances by Gideon Okeke, Ariyike Akinbobola and Denrele. It promises to be an evening with pure dance entertainment.
Date: Sunday 5th May 2013
Time: 5 PM
Venue: The Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: N 5000 | N 10,000 | N 25,000
Contact: For more info and general inquiries on tickets,, call 08023005649 | 08099995648 | 08023546683 | 08100410654 |

Nigerian Photography Expo & Conference - BellaNaija - April 2013

NiPhEC – The Nigerian Photography Expo & Conference
NiPhEC is set to host its annual photography event for professionals students, educators and advanced amateurs interested in photography. The conference will include seminars, photography classes, lectures and workshops taught by professional instructors. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore various products & services on exhibition, attend conference seminars, keynote presentation, and special events.
Date:  Thursday 2nd May 2013
Venue: Our Place, No. 7 Olufunmi Okikiolu street, off Toyin Street, Opebi, Lagos

Designerz HUB

Designerz Hub (DH)
Designerz Hub (DH) is a platform designed for dress makers, footwear designers, urban clothiers, accessory makers and designers (painting, abstract & sketches). The hub is a marketplace powered by STUDIO 29, AFWL CONCESSION STORE, designed as a social fashion and designer’s community where young minds can network and interact with other stakeholders who can help their business grow and reach a profitable market base. For booking and information contact DH on 08023271147 | 08168898847 or on [email protected]
Date: Sunday 5th May 2013
Time: 12 Noon – 7 PM
Venue: Studio 29, AFWL Concession Store, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos


Shadow Boxing Theatre: Second Place is the First Loser
In his new series of metaphoric paintings, Nigerian painter and media artist Emmanuel Dudu sets the sport of boxing as a backdrop for daily life in Nigeria today, including its challenges, rules, and social order. Shadow Boxing Theatre: Second Place is the First Loser will be exhibited at the AAF Gallery from this Saturday. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 4th May 2013 – Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: 5 PM
Venue: AAF Gallery, 54 Raymond Njoku Street off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

IBOM LLC, Black Enterprise, Mayven PR

A Panel on Africans Creating Technology
IBOM LLC in partnership with Black Enterprise and Mayven PR presents a panel on Africans creating technology. Scheduled to hold today in New York, the event will feature new and innovative technology by Africans for the global community. Speakers include Mary Olushoga, Muoyo Okome, Ali Abdullah, Eric Hamilton and Tapua Tunduwani. Hosted by Janell Hazelwood, the event promises to be informational, engaging and interactive. To attend, RSVP by sending an e-mail to [email protected].
Date: Thursday 2nd May 2013
Time: 6 PM
Venue: 71W 23rd St Suite 515 New York, NY, USA

The V Monologues;

The V Monologues – Nigerian Women telling Stories
This weekend, Make It Happen Productions in collaboration with Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) presents V-Monologues: The Nigerian Story at the MUSON Centre. The show stars Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Iretiola Doyle, Bimbo Akintola, Biola Segun-Williams, Dakore Eguson-Akande, Omonor, Kemi “Lala” Akindoju and Rita Edwards. The show is directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa and produced by Kemi “Lala” Akindoju.
Date: Friday 3rd May – Saturday 4th May 2013
Time: Friday 6 PM | Saturday 3 PM & 6 PM
Venue: Agip Recital Hall, The MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N 3500 | VIP N 5000

Zumba Fitness

Zumba Fitness Dance Class
Are you looking to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight, improve your coordination or simply boost your mood, then Zumba Dance Fitness may be the right choice for you. Join the fun dance fitness class today for a more fitted and energized 2013.
Date: Saturday 4th May 2013
Time: 9 AM
Venue: The BMS Spa, 3 Magbon Close, off Macpherson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos
Fee: N 2,000

Watersworth Art Brokers

Watersworth Art Brokers
Encourage your child’s creativity by registering them now for Watersworth Art Brokers’ training in art. Drawing inspiration from the works in the gallery’s collection students will create hands on projects while the master artists help them in learning and creating their own works in different media and styles. Registration fee is N 10,000 while adults will pay the sum of N 20,000.
Date: Saturday 4th May 2013
Time: 9:30 AM
Venue: Watersworth Gallery, 3B Unity Close off Africa Lane, Lekki, Lagos.
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 0809999092 | 07030799683 | e-mail [email protected]

Watersworth Art Fun Flair

Watersworth presents Fit, Fun & Flair
Do you love to dance and are you looking for a fun and fab way to lose weight? Then Fit, Fun and Flair is for you. Watersworth Art Gallery in conjunction with Gbenga Yusuf of Maltina Dance All competition, presents you dance classes that will make all the difference. The offer package/fee is N 15,000.
Date: Saturday 4th May 2013
Time: 9:30 AM
Venue: Watersworth Gallery, 3B Unity Close off Africa Lane, Lekki, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 0809999092 | 07030799683 | e-mail[email protected]

Americanah Lagos Book Tour

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah Lagos Book Tour
Join Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s this Saturday at the Glendora, Ikeja City Mall, Lagos for the book signing of her new novel. You can also listen to her on Inspiration FM on Friday and Smooth FM on Saturday. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 4th May 2013
Time: 1 PM – 3 PM
Venue: Glendora, Ikeja City Mall, Shoprite, Ikeja, Lagos

5th + Quansah presents Tsemaye Binite Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection Trunk Show
Nigerian online retailer 5th + Quansah presents Tsemaye Binite‘s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection trunk show this Saturday at Didi Museum, Lagos. The collection Number 6 was previously shown in New York and London fashion weeks. Tsemaye Binite will also debut his first ever bridal collection. For tickets, click here to contact them.
Date: Saturday 4th May 2013
Time: 3 PM – 5:30 PM
Venue: Didi Museum, 175 Akin Adesola, Victoria Island, Lagos

Sophia - Akpos Okudu - Bellanaija

Akpos Okudu Shopping Party
Nigerian design label Akpos Okudu invites you to its shopping party this Sunday. There will be lots of Akpos Okudu luxe pieces for you to shop for. Admission is free for all.
Date: Sunday 5th May 2013
Time: 12 Noon – 8 PM
Venue: 68 Ogunabali Road, Port Harcourt, Opposite Johnson Store, Rivers


To Love a Ghost

To Love a Ghost
PAWS in association with Terra Kulture presents another electrifying stage play, To Love a Ghost. Directed by Kenneth Uphopho, the play revolves around Lois – a young girl who has had to go through life’s harsh lessons. Every Sunday in May.
Date: Sunday 5th May 2013
Time: 3 PM & 6 PM
Venue: Terra Kulture, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N 2, 500 | VIP N 5,000
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08037177106 | 08034448812

Isaac Geralds & Friends

Talents @ gidi: Isaac Geralds & Friends
Talents @ gidi ([email protected]) is an event organised by G.R.I.P.time. It is a platform to showcase live music, poetry, spoken word, comedy and majorly network with like minds. All artistes will be supported by a live band. There will be lots of side attractions including wine tasting, free cocktails, exhibition, free gifts and coupons.
This week’s edition features Isaac Geralds. The event is sponsored by La Mango and Kola Kuddus Couture. Admission is Free.
Date: Sunday 5th May 2013
Time: 6 PM
Venue: La Mango Restaurant & Bar, 2 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, GRA, Ikeja
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  1. ChiboyChuks

    May 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm


  2. Zero

    May 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Bailamos……let the rythm take you over Bailamos..Nikiyero, nomomiro..Bailamos….looool ..I bet dat was the inspiration for the first ad—Bailamos dancing competition…loooool…

  3. salsera

    May 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    are you trying to speak spanish? no spoil the language i beg. wetin be ‘nomomiro’

  4. Zero

    May 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Loool….no mind me o’ at least u get d gist..lool

  5. Bunmi

    May 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Words In Motion: The show is going to be hot hot hot. Incredible dances by incredible dancers. 😉 something fun and different to do this weekend. Do not miss it!

  6. Kay

    May 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

    WORDS IN MOTION!!!!! can’t wait! 🙂

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