Nigeria celebrates its Independence this weekend and if that isn’t reason enough to get out there and have some fun, there is just so much to do, there must be something you’ll enjoy! Check out our guide to what’s on from sales, shopping events, theatre and live music to exhibitions, festivals, foodie fun and lots more. We update it daily so do check back to see what’s new as you make your plans!
What: Bantu Experience. Abuja based premium fashion and fine photography studio, Bantu, will be launching with a beehive of activities to herald the launch of their state of the art studio.
The day begins with the opening of a co-creation space to creatives, free photoshoot sessions and a host of other activities
followed by a performance from Cef.
When: Friday 30th September 2016, 2PM – 6PM.
Where: 14, Fez Street, off Kumasi Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.
What: Browns #GoodFoodNight featuring Chef Benedict. Enjoy an introduction to Italian cuisine this Friday with a 4 course meal from Chef Benedict. For bookings call the number on the flyer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Friday 30th September 2016, 6.30PM – 10PM.
Where: 16B Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
What: Lights, Camera, Africa Film Festival 2016. Lights, Camera Africa!!! Film Festival Presents the 6th edition, Music Makes The People, three days dedicated to screening the best of emerging, fresh, independent African cinema and in particular celebrating the musical voice of film as an art form. A feast of vibrant sounds, rhythms, emotions and moving images, this year’s festival will feature films like TIFF 2016 selected Green White Green by Abba Makama (which premieres worldwide on the 30th September 2016) and Gidi Blues, among other top and other award winning independent films from various African directors. Featuring the famous Festival Souk, inter-disciplinary showcases of literature, visual art and live music, the festival promises to be a must attend event.
When: Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016. See schedule for individual events.
Where: The Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos.
What: The Hairven Experience X Beauty In Lagos. Enjoy the Hairven Experience this weekend at leading MUA studio Beauty By Queen with beauty blogger Beauty In Lagos. Enjoy free weave/wig washes and learn how to take care of your hair better with the Hairven team.
When: Saturday 1st October 2016, 10AM – 3PM
Where: Queen Beauty Lounge, 6 Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
What: Kene Rapu Independence Day Sale Party. Shop with 30% off all purchases (extra 20% off if you bring friend!) and enjoy drinks, cupcakes and music.
When: Saturday 1st October 2016, 12PM – 6PM.
Where: 1A Olajide George Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
What: Nylah’s Food Express and The Nook Bar & Grill Opening. Quick service Nigerian and Asian restaurant, Nylah’s Food Express; and cocktail lounge, The Nook Bar & Grill, officially Open on Saturday with free drinks & bites for the first 100 people.
When: Saturday 1st October 2016, 3PM.
Where: 61 Queen Street (Mama Tinubu), Alagomeji , Yaba, Lagos.
What: Chef Dish Food Festival: The Independence Edition. Formerly known as Lagos Uncorked, the food festival returns under a new name Chef Dish Food Festiva but the same winning formula of a day of food, drink and entertainment hosted by Illy rhyme with Music by Dj Klair. Sample signature dishes, drinks and desserts from the best chefs, caterers, restaurants and bars Lagos has to offer and live cooking demos by Chef Nylah, Chef Niyi and Chef Dish. With over 15 food and drink vendors including Oh So Nutrition, Indigo Restaurant, Earth Blend Africa, Ette BBQ by Chef Ette the festival promises to be “the perfect day out for foodies and families”.
When: Sunday 2nd October 2016, 11aM – 8PM.
Where: 2 Olawale Daodu (Webb Rd), Ikoyi, Lagos.
What: Nok Live! Join Nok by Alara this Sunday for brunch and live music NOK Style!
When: Sunday 2nd October 2016, 12PM – 3PM.
Where: 12A Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
What: Brunch, Sip & Dip. Join Paint The Night Afria’s paint party this weekend for Brunch at Intercontinental Lagos. Kids are welcome. Paint pass fee required – children N2,500, university students N3,500, adults N5,000. To purchase a Paint Pass simply write an email to PTNAfrica@gmail.com referencing PtnaIC.
When: Sunday 2nd October 2016, 1.30PM – 4PM.
Where: Intercontinental Lagos, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
What: The Fashion Cookout
When: Sunday 2nd October 2016
Where: Rooftop Mega Plaza Car Park, 12 Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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