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Events This Weekend – The Independence Day Edition



Hello BellaNaijarians!

We will be celebrating Nigeria’s Independence this Saturday and this Edition is Super Packed!

Go out and have fun with friends and family!


Startup Dialogues

The Startup Dialogues
The Startup Dialogues is aimed at encouraging insightful, engaging and empowering conversation amongst startup support stakeholders, policy makers, startups and successful entrepreneurs. It is designed to provide the relevant and adequate information, guidance and resources needed by startup entrepreneurs to be able to build innovative, sustainable and globally competitive businesses.
Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Time: 5PM
Venue: Workshed, Spintex


Music Unplugged
Musicplus Unplugged Thursdays is hosting the Projectfame Season 9 winner Okiemute & runner ups, Pere, Elizabeth, Dapo, Oluchi and Yusuph.
Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Time: 5PM
Venue: Fuze Sports Bar, 46 Saka Tinubu Victoria Island, Lagos


An Evening with Dr. Pascal Lorot
Ahead of this year’s meeting the Chairman of Institut Choiseul, Dr. Pascal Lorot, will be in Nigeria for three days from Wednesday, 28th September 2016 to meet with business leaders and high ranking government officials. Dr. Pascal, who is also the founding President of Institut Choiseul, had a research career (including the French Institute for International Relations), which led him to publish about twenty books on geopolitics and international relations before developing and deepen the concept of geo-economics.
Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Time: 6PM-9PM
Venue: 1415, Eko Signature, Eko Hotel, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
*Admission is strictly by invitation.

Wale Ojo and the Milagros

This weekend at Hard Rock Cafe
Electrify your night with the Wale Ojo and the Milagros musical band at Hard Rock Cafe
Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Time: 8:00PM
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Water Corporation Road, Landmark Village, Oniru


Headline act will be Joe El  and Minjin, Jumabee, Byno, Avwala, Maire, Attitude & Tuburna will be on hand. There will be also be support from GBT Winners DaSmart (August), Daborn & SQUI.
Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Time: 10PM
Venue: Pattaya Oriental, 30 Adeola Hopewell, Victoria Island, Lagos (Opposite UBA close to Law School)

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KAP in conjunction with Massimo are all set to make hanging out on the Lagos Mainland the new super cool thing in town with his culturally conscious initiative, KultureCentrik. It is is a free-spirited coming together of friends, distinguished artisans and highly placed individuals within society for nights filled with the enchantments of the various Nigerian cultures and the colours within. Spearheading the night will be award winning filmmaker, actor and producer, Kunle Afolayan. It will feature live music from some of your favourite artists, such as, Adekunle Gold, G.T, Kentoxygen aka Edunjobi; performance poetry from Ajobiewe, Jimi Solanke, Yoruba food, Palmwine, traditional dances and drums.
Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Time: 6PM
Venue: Massimo Airport Hotel, Awolowo Road, Ikeja, Lagos

IMG_3835Bantu Experience
Abuja’s premium fashion and fine photography studio – Bantu, will be launching to a beehive of activities that’ll herald the launch of the state of the art studio. The day begins at 2pm, with the coreation space open for creatives. We will be having and a host of other activities, which we have tagged the Bantu Experience. This is to show you all what Bantu is all about. The Opening starts with a performance from Cef, this and other activities will make the evening most memorable.
Date: Friday, September 30th, 2016
Time: Free photoshoot sessions from 2PM – 6PM, Launch begins at 6PM
Venue: 14, Fez street, off Kumasi Street, Wuse 2


Femi Osofisan’s Midnight hotel
Come experience the best of stage play this Friday at the University of Lagos. Midnight hotel is a musical that shows the ills of the society.
Date: Friday, September 30th, 2016
Time: 4PM
Venue: Creative Arts Theatre Hall, Beside FSS

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Pretty Woman
Join us at Mason Fahrenheit for an unusual romance story and cocktails. It wouldn’t be a hotel movie showing if we didn’t start with pretty woman right?! #classichundred #summerwetseries #masonfahrenheit #moviesandcocktails #longweekend.
Date: Friday, September 30th, 2016
Time: 6PM
Venue: Maison Fahrenheit, Ademola Adetokunbo opposite Eko Hotel, Victoria Island

DJ Xclusive

This Weekend at Hard Rock Cafe
Come party with DJ Xclusive this weekend at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos
Date: Friday, September 30th, 2016
Time: 1oPM
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Water Corporation Road, Landmark Village, Oniru

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Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival
The 6th edition of Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival themed “Music makes the people…” is set to take place with the worldwide premiere of Toronto International Film Festival selected ‘Green White Green’ by Abba Makama followed by a line up of other exciting films. Guests can also look forward to sparkling refreshment from the Catuma bar on opening night
and daily live music showcases, talks and networking. The festival has also planned a few surprise additions – an outdoor art and sound installation as well as an indoor play prop that should make musically inclined guests very very happy.
Date: Friday, September 30th,- Sunday, October 2nd 2016
Venue: The Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.


Safari Workout Party
We are excited to inform you that IWOW in partnership with FUZION Fitness Center is organizing a “Safari Workout Party” (Zumbathon) in support of ABCD (Autism, Breast Cancer and Depression). We have chosen to include depression this year because we realize many people do not understand what depression really is and don’t know how to deal with it. Depression is a red flag that requires professional attention and needs to be addressed. The Safari Workout Party depicts life, fun and energy, it focuses on giving hope and saving lives. Join us as we get our Zumba work out and dance for a worthy cause – to raise awareness for Autism, Breast Cancer and Depression and to spread knowledge and possibilities to as many families as possible!
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Time: 7AM – 11AM
Venue: Grange School, Harold Shodipo Crescent, GRA, Ikeja


Conception Boot Camp Meeting
This is a day event that focuses on helping intending parents maximize their ability to conceive naturally or with Art, whilst successfully managing other major areas of their lives which infertility does take a toll on. The major thrust of this event is to get people focused on other complementary areas, and how improving them will ultimately help them achieve their results, and to help them manage their lives better with or without children.
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Time: 8AM
Venue: Marigold Hall, Access Training School 92 Allen Avenue, Ikeja

Hairven BIL

Hairven Experience with Beauty in Lagos
 Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Time: 10AM -3PM
Venue: Queen Beauty lounge, Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1


Independence Day Show
Everyone is sure to go home with unforgettable memories as well as attractive prizes and gifts courtesy MTN, Indomie Noodles, Big Cola, Infinity Foods, Nnenna & Friends Cartoon Magazine.
Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.
Time: 12PM
Venue: Main Exhibition Hall, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos


#BBNWonderland2016 is here! Baileys Nigeria & BellaNaija Weddings are eager to welcome 30 lucky brides-to-be to WONDERLAND – an enchanting experience for brides on the path to forever. Last year, over 30 brides from all over Nigeria met for an unforgettable weekend of fab games, treats and a fun time, forging lifelong friendships. Brides became besties, supporting each other through bridal showers and their dream days.
Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.
Time: 4PM
Venue: This event is strictly by invitation

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Discipline Models Bootcamp
Parallel Magazine Discipline Models boot camp will give you practical training to look, walk, and photograph like a professional model. Aspiring models will have the remarkable opportunity to gain a perception into the modeling industry and learn the tricks and techniques to succeed in the competitive modeling world. Models will get a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of Parallel Magazine.
Date: Saturday, October 1st 2016 and Sunday, October 2nd 2016
Time: 2:30PM – 8:00PM
Venue: 3415 8th St NE Washington, DC 20017


Nylah’s Food Express Opening Party
Nylah’s Food Express is a quick service restaurant with a Nigerian and Asian menu. It was born out of passion for excellent and quality food while The Nook Bar & Grill  is a unique cocktail lounge located in the heart of Yaba, Lagos, with a cozy outdoor roof top sitting area, where you can enjoy the marina breeze.There will be free drinks & bites for the first 100 people.
Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.
Time: 3PM
Venue: 61 queen Street (mama Tinubu), Alagomeji , Yaba, Lagos.


Ignite Fellowship presents ‘The Word, The World and The Conflict’
Join us this Saturday, Independence day, for another time of fellowship and conversation in the presence of, and with the power of the Holy Spirit, as we tackle this matter.
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Theme: The Word, The World and the Conflict
Time: 4PM prompt
Venue: Guiding Light Assembly, Layi Ajayi Bembe street, Parkview Ikoyi.

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There will be Comedy by MC Shakara, Mc Abbey, Senator, Elenu, Kennyblaq, Still Ringing, Mc Shaggi, Mc Ukwa, Igos, Bash and Mc Shaggi. Music By Tupengo, Slim Gao, Manjerk Fizzle, Razzykapor, Ola Sax, Makzy, Da-Dio, Daniel Elizkid, Supa Boi, Frankolee G, Paparazzi, Samtos, Suskid,Kanyi, Young Skipper, Lapix and Astonished. Dance By: Young Starz of Afrika Arts Academy (Host dance troupe), Footprints of David, Art Afrika Dance Troupe, Success Performing Art Company and Chosen Steppers Dance Crew.
Host: Ogbolor 95.1 Wazobia FM.
Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.
Time: 5PM
Venue: Ace Olivia Hall, City mall, Oppostie Shell MUSON Centre, Onikan


The Supremacy Concert
The Supremacy Concert scheduled for will feature stellar live performances from award winning Singer Asa, music legend 2Baba, Koko Master D’banj, Star Boy Records Boss- Wizkid and the King of World Beats, King Sunny Ade (KSA). The concert which is being put together by the MAIN Group will take place at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island. It will be the first time these super stars will be performing on the same stage in the history of music concerts in Nigeria. On the wheel of steel? African legend DJ Jimmy Jatt and the delectable DJ Cuppy.

Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.
Time: 5PM
Venue: Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos


Silent Disco at MINT
The next Silent Disco, wireless headphone Party will be hosted at the rooftop of MINT restaurant. They have a very good selection specialty cocktails and delectible eats. The popular DJ Kenny and Aye! will be on the decks.
Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.
Time: 5PM
Venue: MINT by Eat green Company, Plot 5A – 33 Grace Anjous St. Lekki Phase 1.


Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria Grand Finale 2016
Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria Grand Finale 2016 aims to showcase notable talents in the modeling, fashion and music industry. Two winners will be chosen and will go on to represent Nigeria in the Elite Model Look International competition scheduled to hold in Milan in November 2016.
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016.
Venue: The Grand Ballroom Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ticket Price: General N15,000 | VIP N50,000 | Platinum Tickets: 150,000

Electrify The Night
Join the celebrations this independence weekend as The Bank Abuja hosts “Belvedere’s Electrify The Night” a glow in the dark party supported by Belvedere Vodka. Come experience the best music, a great atmosphere and good vibes at The Bank this Saturday. The host on the night is Hypeman Fish and the music policy will be by DJ Cypher.
Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.
Time: 10PM
Venue: 80 Aminu Kano Crescent, Abuja.


Party with Olisa Adibua
Olisa Adibua is a year older and the media personality will be celebrating in style this weekend. With music by DJ Obi, you can party with Olisa at Escape Nightclub in Lagos on Saturday, October 1st. It’s going to be a super fun night with celebrities and entertainers.
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Venue: Escape Nightclub, 234B Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: 08180233333


Maryland Mall Oktober Fest
The Maryland Mall holds some of the leading brands in Retail, Entertainment and Leisure such as Shoprite, Genesis Cinemas, eu-pho-ri-a, Skate City, Bakers Street, Barcelos, Tecno Mobile, Little Weavers, The Place, Chicken Republic, Funtasticaland, Ivy Virtual Reality, Otres Express and many more.
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016.
Venue: Maryland Mall, Maryland, Lagos.


One Nation, No Shaking Independence Carnival
This Present House and other expressions of the House of Freedom are organizing The Freedom Rally, an Independence carnival in celebration of Nigeria’s 56th anniversary at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. Prof Yemi Osinbajo and hosted by Dr Tony Rapu with appearances by Omawumi, Joke Silva, Tim Godfrey, Gaise Baba, Waje, Timi Dakolo, Tosin Martins and Nosa.
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Time: 7.30AM
Venue: Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos

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Heritage Bank Business Fair Series
Be a part of the most exciting shopping event of the year – The 2nd edition of the Heritage Bank Business Fair is here! This is a platform for budding businesses across Lagos state to showcase their goods and services while enjoying fantastic networking opportunities. The fair serves as perfect hangout for families and friends and promises loads of shopping and fun activities.
Date: Sunday, October 2nd & October 3rd 2016
Time: 10AM – 5PM
Venue: Plot 12 Ligali Ayorinde (Beside Pan Ocean Building), Victoria Island Lagos

Flavours of Lagos

Flavours of Lagos
Let’s get tasting and also look out for what’s new in the food industry.

Date: Sunday, October 2nd & October 3rd 2016
Venue: Bar Beach, Victoria Island Lagos.

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Lagos Uncorked Food Festival
Discover a tantalising array of cuisines from the best restaurants and chefs in Lagos. Music by DJ Klair.
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Time: 11AM -8PM
Venue: 2 Olawale Daodu off Alfred Rewane, Kingsway Road, Ikoyi

image1 (3)Orange Culture X Dennis Osadebe Pop up Shop
An array of ready to wear diffused made in Nigeria pieces will be available to purchase this weekend and we would love for you to be there. Pieces are inspired by the youth fully exuberant work of artist Dennis Osadebe and the quirky but easy cuts of orange by orange culture.
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Time: 10AM -3PM
Venue: Nakenohs BLVD, 4 Bank Road Ikoyi, Lagos

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Gold Water Party
The famous Abuja ‘Gold Water Party’ is back with the fifth edition featuring one of Africa’s finest Phyno and the
incredible Mr Eazi.
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Time: 2PM
Venue: Sandralia Hotels, 1 Solomon Lar way, Jabi FCT Abuja.


Yudala Zero Gravity
Join Olamide, Naeto-C, Cynthia Morgan, Alibaba, Sound Sultan, Humblesmith, Zoro, David Grey and many more
 Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Time: 3PM
Venue: Landmark Center, Oniru, Lagos

Lekki African Expo
La Vida Bella comes alive with acoustic music from some local talented artists! Come join the fun!
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Time: 7-10PM
Venue: La Vida Bella, 14 Providence Street (2nd Round About), Off Lekki/Epe Express Way, Lekki, Lagos
Host: Torpedo Mascaw.

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Road to #MTVMAMA2016
The Lagos invasion! #HRCLagos hosts the grand stop over on the road to #MTVMAMA2016.
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Time: 9PM
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Water Corporation Road, Landmark Village, Oniru


Start your Culinary Journey and Become a Certified Chef at Culinary Academy
Food lovers and Enthusiasts looking to commence a career and take a short course in basic culinary arts can also sign up for our 3 month program commencing on the 1st of November. Courses such as introduction to culinary arts, basic cooking techniques, knife techniques, food presentation  techniques and pastry, are just very few of the varied selection of classes which will be made available to nurture the artistry of our students.
Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Time: 12noon-3pm
Venue: Culinary Academy, 50 Raymond Njoku Street, Off Awolowo Rd. Ikoyi.

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  1. Ewurafua

    September 29, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Even though I’m Ghanaian, I wouldn’t mind partying/ hanging out with some Nigerians this weekend, to celebrate your Independence. Does anyone have recommendations for an event or events happening in London this weekend? Thanks

  2. stefini

    September 29, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    all i can see ur pretty woman and the supremacy concert..and to think i wanna have a weekend indoors with no movement or disturbance………………..unbelievable

  3. Nedoux

    September 29, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Pretty Woman, Yayyy! 🙂

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