There are at least five new Nollywood movies opening at the Cinemas in Lagos in the course of August 2018.
The new month also hosts the launch of a Book Editors’ Association, as well as the grandest party in town: The CORA Book Party.
Crown Troupe’s EKO Theatre Carnival reaches its finale this weekend and the Freedom Park presents its Friday evening live band performance.
Below are some of the offerings this weekend and the rest of the montht:
Kininso Concept Presents:
Punctuation, by Joshua Alabi, at the Eko Theatre Carnival on Friday August 3, 2018 from 4pm. Venue is Ameckor’s Dream Orchard, in Bariga, near Yaba, Lagos. The Eko Theatre Carnival commemorates Crown Troupe’s 22nd anniversary with a full week of theatre performances, workshops, poetry, concerts, film screening, and conversations around challenges of culture production.
One Six Productions Presents:
I’m Not Wole For Heaven’s Sake, by Toyin Oshinaike, at the Eko Theatre Carnival on Saturday August 4, 2018 from 2pm. Venue is Ameckor’s Dream Orchard, in Bariga, near Yaba, Lagos. The Eko Theatre Carnival commemorates Crown Troupe’s 22nd anniversary with a full week of theatre performances, workshops, poetry, concerts, film screening, and conversations around challenges of culture production.
Crown Troupe Presents:
The Trials of Brother Jero, by Crown Troupe, at the Eko Theatre Carnival on Sunday August 5, 2018 from 6pm. Venue is Freedom Park, on cnr Broad Street/Campbell Streets. The Eko Theatre Carnival commemorates Crown Troupe’s 22nd anniversary with a full week of theatre performances, workshops, poetry, concerts, film screening, and conversations around challenges of culture production.
Seven and a Half Dates, written by Joy Isi Bewaji, directed by Biodun Stephen and produced by Toyin Abraham. Released to Cinemas: August 3, 2018. Venues and Showtimes: Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja at 11:00am, 2:55pm and 7:20pm; Ozone Cinemas, Yaba, at 4:25pm, 6:25pm and 8:30pm and Silverbird Cinemas, Festac, at 4.20pm and 6.25pm. The story: Mercy Johnson plays Biola, an independent, career-minded woman whose father Mr. Gomez (Akin Lewis) sets her up on numerous dates to find a man. Toyin Abraham, Bayray Mcnwizu, Frank Donga, Jim Iyke, Fathia Williams and Sola Sobowale all appear in this movie.
Live at the Freedom Park: Gospel guitarist and singer Adeh Gbolahan and his band are the main feature at this Friday evening’s Live at the Freedom Park, from 7pm August 3, 2018. Their performance, till around 11pm, is one of the several events around the city which preface the club nights.
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Klippers, Out in Theatres, August 10, 2018
In Klippers, directed by Ofu Obekpa, an assassin is sent by his psychotic employer to kill his ex-wife. In his quest to accomplish his task, he becomes familiar with his target (meaning he resists the temptations not to get sexualllll but falls). Now, he must face the consequences of his actions. The movie stars Obekpa himself, Conphidance, Libby Blanton, Robert Pralgo.
BOOK EDITING WORKSHOP-August 11-13
Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN), Presents:
A two-day editing masterclass: An Editor as a Creator: Understanding the Technical, Practical and Business Aspects of Editing. The event is scheduled to hold on 11 and 12 August 2018 in Ikeja.
Moms at War, out on August 17
Omoni Oboli’s written and directed Moms at War is about two mothers who live in the same neighborhood and hate each other, and subsequently realising that their children attend the same school, Oboli intends to change the narrative of women hating each other with this flick. Starring Yul Edochie, Abayomi Alvin and Adebukola Oladipupo.
The Committee for Relevant Art Presents:
A Sunday afternoon book party to read and discuss the books longlisted for the NLNG sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature. Date: August 18, 2018. Time: 2pm. Venue TerraKulture Arena
The Washerman, out on August 31
In this movie, Etinosa Idemudia plays the role of KC, a stupendously successful vlogger who is desperately in search of love and has that quest as a prayer point. One night, she says it loud; I need love. Afterwards, she finds herself propelled into a series of romantic twists and turns with a dirt-poor washerman, played by IK Ogbonna.