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Hello BellaNaijarians!

Here are some of the events happening around you this weekend.

Go out and have fun with friends and family!


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Open Mic Music & Poetry
Don’t miss this relaxed and engaging open mic night with Torpedo Mascaw. This FREE event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, poets and others are all welcome.
Date: Thursday, October 2oth 2016
Time: Signup between 6:30 and 7, show starts at 7 pm
Venue: Freedom Park- 1 Hospital Road, Lagos Island.


Glenmorangie & Party Girl 21 presents New Mexico #355 Lounge
Party with the Ozumba-Mbadiwe Twins as Glenmorangie & Party Girl 21 presents New Mexico #355 Lounge
Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016.
Time: 7PM
Venue: New Mexico, 355 Lagos Lounge, 9A Oko Awo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Hosted by: Ozumba-Mbadiwe Twins


5ive Live: Hip Hop Sessions
Hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur IllBliss is set to drop his 4th studio album‘Illygaty: 7057’ and as part of the build up to its release, he will be showcasing songs from the album to an exclusive audience at the ‘5ive Live: Hip Hop Sessions’ event set for October 20 at The Bridge, Lekki. Rap stars Jesse Jagz, Pryse, Eva, Dice Ailes, Ola Dips, Terry Apala and more will also be performing, and Choc City rapper, Loose Kaynon will take charge of the proceedings as the host for the night.
Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016.
Time: 7PM
Venue: The Bridge, Lekki


Africa’s Growth Story: The Next Chapter
In recent years much of the media has documented the fall in commodity prices and the impact of global and regional downturns in African countries. How can African governments increase their resilience to external shocks and what are the pitfalls they should avoid? Join President Adesina as shares his insights on the next chapter of Africa’s growth story.
Speaker: Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Chair: Zeinab Badawi, Chair of the Royal African Society
Date: Friday, October 21st 2016
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

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Afropolitan Vibes
We are very excited to announce the wonderful guest artists who will perform at our 42nd edition. Joining the 13-piece Bantu collective on the main stage at Freedom Park will be: Soul singer/songwriter Bez, the king of Apala music Musiliu Haruna Ishola, Afro-Hiphop singer Jazzman Olofin and all female singing group Adunni & Nefertiti.
Date: Friday, October 21st 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island


Truppr Run #PinkOctober
The month of October is #PinkOctober – Breast cancer awareness month and we are showing love and support to all the strong ladies battling Breast cancer, who have survived it and to the families who have lost someone to it. Join us as we run with a splash of pink in your city to raise awareness on early detection and necessity of screening. Show up with a ribbon, headbands, pink running wears or sneakers with a touch of pink.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Time: 6:30AM

  • Lagos – Roadchef Drive thru, off Admiralty Way by Ascon Fuel Station, Lekki phase 1
  • Abuja – BMT Africa Gardens, 155 Ademola Adetokunbo Cresent, Wuse 2, beside the Swiss Embassy.
  • Uyo – Ultrafit complex, Ewet housing estate, Uyo.
  • PortHarcourt – Liberation stadium, Elekahia road, Port Harcourt.
  • Ibadan – Airtel Office, Secretariat road, Ibadan.
  • Calabar – Atekong Junction, Off Marian Rd Opposite Fiesta Fries


The Walk
Join hands with us and walk for a cause! We are working with the Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria to raise funds to renovate their new home & school. Starting at the Catholic Church of Divine Church Mercy on Admiralty Way, we will walk down the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge to St Saviours school and u-turn back to the church. Come out and support the kids – the more we are, the more we can achieve! Registration is at 7.30am and will get you a free t-shirt ; )
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Time: Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge
Venue: 8am


Afro Spective
“Afro-Spective”, the second Exhibition in Retro Africa’s Afro series, will be held in collaboration with Nordic Hotel as we seek to express Contemporary Art from an African perspective. This collection will serve as a Call and Response, between the past, present and future. “Afro-Spective” echoes past influences, bold Fashion statements and satire as social political commentary, revealing a journey between the artists’ inner reflections, life’s external stimuli and the audiences’ vivid imagination. In this regard our theme is “introspective” in nature, our influence “Retrospective” in effort and our outcome “perspective” in guidance.Featuring the following artists: Diseye Tantua, Frank Enebeli, Ibe Ananaba and Uche Joel Chima.
Date: Saturday October 22nd – Sunday, October 23rd  2016
Time: 9am- 9pm
Venue: Nordic Hotel, Mabushi At BluCabana, Plot 1322 Shehu Yaradua Blvd. Abuja, Nigeria.


Waterside Lagos Launch
The much anticipated Waterside Lagos finally launches this Saturday, 22nd October 2016. The all-white themed day party hosted by Moet Imperial Ice promises to provide the perfect treat for guests.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Time: 12pm
Venue: The Westwood Hotel, 22 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

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This weekend, A-List Thespians such as Jide Kosoko , Bikiya Graham Douglas, Tomi Odunsi, Goodness Emmanuel, Patrick Diabuah and Bola Haastrup will be taking a stand against rape in upcoming stage play, “Shattered”. Shattered, is a stage play that is based on Bode Asiyanbi’s entry for BBC story writing competition portrays the culture of silence and the society’s complacency on the issues of rape. It examines the series events that happen after a rape has occurred while encouraging the community and victims of sexual assault to break the silence.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd & Sunday, October 23rd, October 2016
Time: 3pm and 7pm
Venue: Presidential Suite Eko Hotel

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One Africa Music Fest Houston Invasion
This unforgettable night will be hosted by Africa’s R&B King, Banky W, and feature live performances from Africa’s finest such as Nigerian afrobeats stars2Baba, P-Square, Dbanj, Olamide, Flavour, Kcee, Harrysong, MTV award winner Fally Ipupa, South African duo Mafikizolo, East Africa’s Vanessa Mdee, and many more!
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Time: Gate opens 6PM, Show starts at 7PM
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston
Tickets: Get your tickets at or


Calabar Star Music The Trek
The music concert will feature performances from Phyno, Sound Sultan, Chidinma, Burna Boy, MI, and Cynthia Morgan. Star Music The Trek will take place at the Municipal Garden, Marian Road, Calabar by 7pm with live broadcast on HIPTV from midnight. Other entertainers performing in Calabar include comedian, Laffup, DJ Big N and DJ Neptune.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016.
Time: 7PM
Venue: Municipal Garden, Marian Road, Calabar.


Come see Diamond Platnumz, Emtee, Kwesta and Patoranking, Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade on the MAMA stage at the Ticketpro Dome.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa

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A Night at the Kazbah
‘A Night at the Kazbah’ is more than just music; it’s a cultural exploration designed to bring good Nigerian, African and World music to the forefront of our consciousness and promote indigenous artistry.Last year the event was a huge success at it reshaped live music on the Lagos scene with a pioneering blend of AfroSoul and AfroJazz where it featured Ruby Gyang, Bez, Kunle Ayo and Brymo. This year’s concert boasts a bigger line-up that will be headlined by Singer songwriter Jonathan Butler supported by soulful house trio Mi’Casa and The Voice Nigeria reality TV winner, A’rese.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd 2016
Time: Coctail Reception –  6pm, Showtime –  7pm
Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos

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All you Can Eat Brunch with Zina
Come Have Brunch with Zina Anumudu at Café Jade this Sunday as she Celebrates Calling all Fashion enthusiasts and everyone who loves great food! Come have brunch with fashion entrepreneur, Zina Anumudu at popular VI restaurant, Café Jade. Zina will be celebrating the launch of her website,, and also giving valuable advice on how to go about starting and running a successful fashion business. Come ready to eat some delicious food, spend time with Zina, and network with some really cool people.

Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Time: 1PM – 4PM
Venue: Café Jade, 1139 Bishop Oluwole Street, VI


Laugh and Praise Show with Comedian Ajibade Oyemade
Hosted by Comedian Ajibade Oyemade, Comedians performing are Calibird, Ovie, Kefas, He Don Do, Mc Mekus, Solidmalam, Godpasdem, Jesusparrot, Ayowale, MC When, Mc Daddy10,DPO and more. Music by Rayday, Emizon, Abimbola,Prince Da Psalmist,Abisola and DJ Cooper.
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Time: 3PM
Venue: The Light Arena, 3 Thorburn Avenue By E Centre Sabo, Yaba.

Invitation to Adorned Series At Rele Gallery

The Adorned Series Exhibition
The “Adorned” series was born out of his personal experiences and observations growing up as a child. Asiko places women at a point of strength and admiration, with elegant poses and intricately crafted jewelries; void of any societal barriers and discriminations. As expected, his characters in these series are beautiful, gracious and undeniably compelling. The dichotomy is apparent, on one hand, there’s the notion of a strive to perfection; on the other hand, there’s the societal discourse on the pressure to look a certain way. Either way, the works open up the conversation. Asiko is a self-taught photographer, his works have been featured in group exhibitions at Truman Brewery, Gallery of African Art and the Brunei Gallery in London. This is his first solo exhibition
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 – Sunday, November 20th 2016
Time: 4PM
Venue: 5 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos


Whiskey Business Evening
Meeting like-minded women can be a task in itself but The Play Woman, headed by Naomi Nwagboso, will be a space where women who are working towards being great in their own right, can come together to reap the benefits associated with gender specific networking. The theme is exploring research in entrepreneurship with the following guest speakers: Prof Al-Mustapha Ussiju Medane, Arese Ugwu, Charles Okpaleke & Xavier Carbonel.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Time: 6pm
Venue: Thomas and Ray – The Whiskey Bar, 3 Blantyre Crescent, off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Time: 6pm
Venue: Eko Convention Center

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Electrify the Night
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Time: 6pm
Venue: Spice route, Port Harcourt Mall, 11 Azikwe Road, Old GRA, Port Harcourt


The MoneyMaking Transition Virtual Summit
This online summit is hosted by Osayi Emokpae Lasisi, the Managing Director of Mindshare Communications and Founder of the MoneyMaking Mommies Academy.During the Summit the speakers will help women transition from employees to business owners and build successful businesses.
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 – Saturday, October 29th, 2016


University of Guelph, Canada free Seminar
Do you want to study at a top rated university in Canada? Do you want to transform into an exceptional thinker and engaged citizen? The University of Guelph is the institution of your dream! Morgan Global Access Consultants Limited brings you the opportunity to meet with a representative of the University of Guelph at a FREE seminar holding at their office.
Date: Monday, October 24th, 2016
Time: 4pm
Venue: Morgan Global Access Consultants Limited (formerly Morgan Consultancy Services). Plot 15B Omorinre Johnson Street, Off Otunba Adedoyin Ogungbe Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

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Amarelis Atelier SS17 Capsule Collection Preview
Amarelis Atelier invites you to an exclusive preview of our Spring/Summer 2017 capsule collection titled “Talia’s Tale” (Inspired by Talia Joy Castellano).
Date: Tuesday, October 25th 2016
Time: 6pm (Cocktails) | 7:30pm (Presentation)
Venue: AVE Fashion Cafe, Oriental Hotel, Lagos

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