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Good morning BellaNaijarians, it’s Thursday!

Yippee! Just one more day to the weekend. As you know yours truly brings exclusively to you all the most buzzed events and places of interests to be spotted this weekend with your loved ones.

From fashion to the arts to music events, this weekend’s listing has got something for everyone.
Have a fun filled weekend.
See you all next week

Montage Africa Fashion and Beauty Expo - BellaNaija - May2013

Montage Africa Fashion and Beauty Expo (MAFBE)
Montage Africa Fashion and Beauty Expo (MAFBE) presents a week long expo for all things beauty and skin, fashion, fitness and nutrition, health and wellness as well as general lifestyle. The exhibition will feature exhibitors/vendors from home and abroad that will entertain and educate consumers, giving them guides on unique vendors, beauty makeovers, free health screening, skin therapy sessions, shopping, fashion accessories, fashion shows and model competition. The event is aimed at introducing the Made in Nigeria products to participants as well as open the Nigerian market to its African counterparts.
Date: Thursday 9th May 2013 – Sunday 12th May 2013
Venue: Thursday 9th – Friday 10th May 2013 (Beauty & Fashion Expo) Sheraton Abuja | Saturday 11th May 2013 (Fashion Runway) International Conference Centre, Abuja | Sunday 12th May 2013 (Women of Excellence Awards) International Conference Centre, Abuja
Ticket Prices: Thursday 9th – Friday 10th May 2013 FREE | Saturday N 7,500 | Sunday N 7, 500
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08106359330

Nigeria Breweries Plc & AAF - BellaNaija

The National Art Competition 2013 Press Conference
Nigerian Breweries and African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) announce the call for proposals for the National Art Competition 2013. It is an annual arts competition for Nigerian artists, with each edition driven by pertinent themes in line with current social issues. NAC 2013’s theme is Identity: Who Do You Think You Are?, where artists are asked to interpret the topic through a conceptual embrace of artistic practices. A press conference will be held this morning. Admission is free for all.
Date: Thursday 9th May 2013
Time: 11 AM
Venue: African Artists’ Foundation, 54 Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi, 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.The Shadow Boxing Theatre: Second Place is the First Loser exhibition kicked off last week Saturday at the AAF Gallery. Admission is free for all.
Date: Thursday 9th May 2013 – Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: 5 PM
Venue: AAF Gallery, 54 Raymond Njoku Street off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos __________________________________________________________________________________________________

U.Mi-1 Fashion Exhibition by Gozi

U.Mi-1 Fashion Exhibition by Gozi
You are invited to the U.Mi-1 Fashion Exhibition by Gozi taking place from today till Saturday at the Freedom Park, Lagos. To attend, send an e-mail to [email protected].
Date: Thursday 9th May 2013 – Saturday 11th May 2013
Time: 6 PM – 11 PM
Venue: Freedom Park, 1 Hospital Road (Adjacent to St Nicholas Hospital) Broad Street, Lagos Island

Absolut Unique Night - Events This Weekend - BellaNaija

Absolut Unique Night
Join in the Absolut Unique Night party this Friday at Reeds, Ikoyi, Lagos. For media accreditation, e-mail [email protected]
Date: Friday 10th May 2013
Time: Pre-booked Dinner 7 PM | Event 9 PM
Venue: Reeds, 190 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

An Evening at Swe Bar & Lounge - Events This Weekend - BellaNaija

An Evening With……
Enjoy an evening with Ketchup, Joel, Young 6ix, NPZ, Ubinz, Ghetto P, Retta Rich, Kay, Glenn, DMI and Cocoise at the Swe Bar & Lounge, Onikan, Lagos taking place this Friday 10th May 2013. The event is strictly by invitation.
Date: Friday 10th May 2013
Time: 8 PM
Venue: Swe Bar & Lounge, 2nd Floor, City Mall, Onikan, Lagos

Indaba - Africa's Top Travel Show - BellaNaija

Indaba – Africa’s Top Travel Show
The South African Tourism INDABA 2013, is Africa’s top travel show. It is set to offer  opportunities, new innovations and networking platforms for the tourism trade and international buyers. This year, the “Heritage and Culture Pavilion” located at the Durban Exhibition Centre will be showcased.  All delegates – exhibitors, buyers, media and visitors – are encouraged to visit the “Heritage and Culture” pavilion, to experience South African stories woven in folklore, myth and history and the country’s globally celebrated sense of style in design, arts and crafts. The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) will also be  at INDABA 2013 to host a master class with TripAdvisor, the world’s biggest and most influential travel website with 60 million unique monthly users. The workshop will be open to all star-graded accommodation establishments and will be an invaluable session, providing tips first-hand from TripAdvisor experts on how best to use the platform to market your establishment to a worldwide and increasingly socially-engaged audience.
Date: Saturday 11th May 2013 – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Venue: Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, log on to their website

Haven of Imagination – Event Decor & Management Training
If you will like to be a member of the league of event decorators in the Nigerian events industry, then the Haven of Imagination Event Decor and Management Training is for you. At the training program, there will be instructors for five days of learning and training. They will be your mentors and you will have a chance to attend their events for 6 months at your own convenience. Facilitators include Funke Bucknor-Obruthe (Zapphaire Events),  Olabisi Padonu (Busybee Events) and Kehinde Onabanjo (Finesse Events). Event decor handouts, Event planning and management handouts as well as lunch will be provided. Training kicked off on Saturday 4th May 2013 and the course fee is N 50,000 – be sure to contact them to register.
Date: Saturday 11th May 2013 – Saturday 18th May 2013 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Venue: Tom & Asso, Opposite Anthony Police Station, Anthony Village, Lagos.
Contact: For more info and general Inquiries, Call 08023593624 | 08171876271 | e-mail [email protected] | log on to their website

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 11th 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 11th 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 11th 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]

The Mobile Market May Fair - BellaNaija - May2013

The Mobile Market presents May Fair
Are you a designer? Do you retail fashion, beauty or lifestyle products? Then the Mobile Market‘s May Fair is the place to network with clients. The fair is organised to link consumers directly with retailers and vice versa. There will be discounts for vendors who refer new vendors and a giveaway of shopping vouchers to some lucky shoppers at the fair. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 11th May 2013
Time: 12 Noon – 6 PM
Venue: 9B Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, log on to their website | call 08132342373 | 08132887549 | e-mail [email protected] | follow them on Twitter | Add BB Pin 256B4285

Paressia Foundation - Events This Weekend - BellaNaija

Paressia Foundation presents The Launch & Formal Presentation of the Parresia Arts & Literature Foundation
Join Hafiz “Saka” Oyetoro, IK Osakioduwa, Toolz, Anita “Omalicha” Isedeh, Toni Payne, Victor Olaotan and OC Ukeje at the Paressia Foundation for Arts and Literature this Saturday at Freedom Park, Lagos. The event is aimed at fostering the reading culture among Nigerian youths by promoting access to books by Nigerian authors. Chairman of the day is Otunba Ayodeji Fredrick Osibigun. To attend RSVP by calling 080080666941 | 08062392245.
Date: Saturday 11th May 2013
Time: 2 PM
Venue: Freedom Park, Onikan, Lagos Island, Lagos

Chill & Relax May Rave - Events This Weekend - BellaNaija

Chill & Relax: May Rave
The May edition of Chill and Relax, a performance poetry and spoken word open mic event tagged May Rave, will take place this Sunday in Gbagada, Lagos. The event will feature some of Lagos’ finest poets. Admission is free for all.
Date: Sunday 12th May 2013
Time: 3 PM
Venue: 16 Abeni close, ASA Estate, off Ayodele Okeowo Street, After Deeper Life Shurch, Soluyi Gbagada, Lagos

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 12th 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 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Naked Convos - Events This Weekend - BellaNaija

The Naked Convos presents The Mixer: Dating in the Digital Age
You are invited to the Naked Convos this Sunday at Bogobiri, Ikoyi, Lagos. The event is expected to see 60 guests in attendance, from 25 years and above. There will be 4 sessions with Toke Makinwa, Tosin Oyelese, Noble Igwe and Aderonke. DJ Skillz will provide music. To RSVP, send an short profile containing your full name, gender, age, current occupation, relationship status, one unique thing about you to [email protected].
Date: Sunday 12th May 2013
Time: 4 PM – 7 PM
Venue: Bogobiri, 9 Maitama Sule Street off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Gate Fee: N 2,000
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    May 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm


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