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Good Afternoon BellaNaijarians, it’s Thursday!

The weekend is here again. On this week’s Events This Weekend slot, the BN team has compiled an amazing list of fun events and places of interests  to be spotted with your loved ones.

From Lagos to Accra, Ghana and Durban, South Africa, we have got you covered.
Have a FABulous day
See you all next week

First Ladies - BellaNaija

First Ladies Party
First Ladies, a weekly event to celebrate models and fashion designers will take place this Saturday at The Place, Lagos. There will be musical performances, guest interviews, mini runway show and lots of music. An after party will kick off at 11 PM. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: Main Show 8 PM – 11 PM | After Party 11 PM
Venue: The Place by Papas Ent., Lekki, Lagos

Tosan Jemide - Cakes by Tosan - BellaNaija

Tosan Jemide of Cakes by Tosan presents The Tallest Cake in Africa
Today, Nigerian sugar-craft cake maestro Tosan Jemide of Cakes by Tosan will unveil “The Tallest Cake in Africa” at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. The groundbreaking event will also serve as a promotional platform for the sugar craft industry as a bonafide art form with incredible untapped potentials. Government functionaries, captains of industry, cake enthusiasts, school pupils, friends and fans of Tosan as well as members of the media, are expected to attend.
Date: Thursday 16th May 2013 – Sunday 19th May 2013
Venue: Silverbird Galleria, 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

Yari Yari Ntoaso
The organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA) and New York University in collaboration with the Ghanaian Mbaasem Foundation and the Fundación Mujeres por África (Women for Africa Foundation), present an international conference on literature by women of African ancestry. Tagged Continuing the Dialogue – An International Conference on Literature by Women of African Ancestry, the conference will cover issues ranging from identity of the writer to the craft of writing and even literary activism. These authors will be joined by other well-known writers including Angela Davis (USA), Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Natalia Molebatsi (South Africa), Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Puerto Rico),Sapphire (US),Veronique Tadjo (Côte d’Ivoire) and Evelyne Trouillot (Haiti). To attend register HERE
Date: Thursday 16th May 2013 – Sunday 19th May 2013
Venue: Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, 54 Independence Avenue, Near the Ridge Roundabout, Accra, Ghana


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 will hold at the AAF Gallery. Admission is free for all.
Date: Thursday 16th May 2013 – Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: 5 PM
Venue: AAF Gallery, 54 Raymond Njoku Street off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Kakadu the Musical - BellaNaija - May2013

Kakadu – The Musical
This weekend, Kakadu: The Musical is bringing to you 3 nights of wonderful music and entertaining on stage performances. Set against the inspirational background of newly independent Nigeria “brimming with hope, dreams and expectations” characters like the Manager of Kakadu, Lugard da Rocha, fondly called “Lord Lugard” will take you on a journey that exposes the unique connection between the human stories that connect Kakadu, the club (from where it was birthed) and the dream it represents.
Date: Friday 17th May 2013 – Sunday 19th May 2013
Time: 12 Noon (Matinee/Afternoon Shows) | 7 PM (Command Performance)
Venue: Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, 8/9 Marina, Onikan, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N 5,000 | VIP N 10,000 | Matinee/Afternoon Shows Children N 2,000 | Adults N 5,000
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, log on to their website | call 070607742234 | 08176024225

Word Up - Bellanaija

Word-Up presents The Business of Spoken Word Poetry by Shihab Van Clief
Join award winning and internationally renowned spoken word poet Shihan Van Clief this Friday at the Business of Spoken Word Poetry workshop. It will be an interactive session. To attend, call 08025070892 | 08038315055.
Date: Friday 17th May 2013
Time: 4 PM

Cafe Vanessa

TGIF Party at Cafe Vanessa
Come to the TGIF after-work party at Café Vanessa and network with fellow executives and professionals. The new restaurant/lounge is Lagos’ finest where you will mix and mingle with the beautiful people. There’s a cash bar where the hottest mixologists brew up the best cocktails and there is a full menu with a world-class chef in the kitchen. Call 08066891935 | 08033356240.
Date: Friday 17th March 2013
Time: 5 PM
Venue: Cafe Vanessa, (Formerly Auto Lounge) 1089B Adeola Odeku Street, Cnr Agoro Odiyan Street, Lagos

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Butterscotch Evenings
For a night of music, comedy and amazing food, Michelangelo Productions presents the maiden edition of Butterscotch Evenings. Guests will be treated to an evening of soulful lyrics from Johnny Gill, comedy from famous American comedian Bill Bellamy, soulful music from Nigerian music artists Waje and Praiz, burlesque group Immodesty Blaiz and a delectable five-course meal from award winning world famous chef Aldo Zilli. The evening will be hosted by Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere. The event is strictly by invitation. For table bookings, call Sophia on 08068805213.
Date: Friday 17th May 2013
Time: 6 PM
Venue: Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Snoop Lion - May 2013 - BellaNaija

MTV Base All Stars Concert
On Saturday 18th May 2013, music lovers and ardent fans will be at the anticipated MTV Base All Stars Concert taking place at the Moses Mabhida, People’s Park, Durban, South Africa. Billed to perform at the event is international rap star Snoop Lion as well as African music sensations 2Face Idibia, D’banj, Flavour, Fally Ipupa, Camp Mulla, Zakes Bantwini, Zahara and Big Nuz.
Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
Venue: Moses Mabhida, People’s Park, Durban, South Africa

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 17th 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 17th 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 17th 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]

Gemstone Nation Builders Network

Gemstone Nation Builders Network
Founded by Fela Durotoye in 2012, Gemstone Nation Builders Foundation was set up with the vision to make Nigeria into a most desirable nation to live in by Wednesday 31st December 2025. The foundation will flag-off its platform this Saturday at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. To attend, register HERE
Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: 10 AM
Venue: Old Senate Building, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 07069595443 | e-mail [email protected]

Food & Cultural Fair

Food & Cultural Fair
The International Women’s Society and Federal Ministry of Tourism & Culture present Food & Cultural Fair this Saturday. Chairman of the event is Edem Duke (Hon. Minister of Tourism & Culture). Proceeds from the event will be donated to charity.
Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: 12 Noon – 5 PM
Venue: Incubator, Dideolu Street, Oniru, By City of David Church, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Adults N 500 | Children N 200

90 Minutes Speaker Series

90 Minutes Speaker Series with Tayo Oviosu
Come interact with Tayo Oviosu as he shares his business and life experiences this Saturday at Bogobiri House, Lagos. Tayo Oviosu is the Founder and CEO of Paga – Nigeria’s largest mobile payments company. Since receiving its full licence in November 2011, Paga has processed over 1.6 million transactions worth N 18 billion, a significant majority of which have been performed at one of its 2,100 agents located in 150 towns and cities across Nigeria. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Bogobiri House, 9 Maitama Sule Street, off Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, e-mail [email protected]

Word-Up Volume 4

i2X Media presents WORD UP Volume 4
This Saturday, the 4th edition of Word Up will take place at Terra Kulture, Lagos by 2 PM. The event will feature some of Lagos’ spoken word poets including Plumbline, Efe Paul Azino, Atilola, Bob Ekat Olulu, Elisheva, Dolapo, Donna K, Obii and Arch Angel and Enigmatic Olumide. Hosted by Duvy and Don Fabrino, there will be a special performance by Shihan Van Clief and musical performances by Lumynos and Kentoxygen.
Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: 2 PM
Venue: Terra Kulture, Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N 1,000 | VIP N 5,000
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08025070892 | e-mail [email protected]

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 19th 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 __________________________________________________________________________________________________


Talents @ gidi: T@g with Lafftherapy

Talents @ gidi (t@g) 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 high class comedy from the talented trio Deeone, Emma Oh My god and SLK of Lafftherapy . The event is sponsored by La Mango and Kola Kuddus Couture. Admission is Free.
Date: Sunday 19th May 2013
Time: 6 PM
Venue: La Mango Restaurant & Bar, 2 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, GRA, Ikeja
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