Police Kicks off Felabration

The finale of a debate about the imperatives or otherwise of STATE POLICE will kickstart this year’s Felabration, the annual Festival honoring the memories of Fela. Africa’s biggest music legend. There will be musical performances, dance competition, and seminars in several venues around the city. Some of the events are included in the Lagos city culture calendar for October and November 2018 , listed below




Jungle story

A musical concert to be headlined by one of Nigeria’s celebrated and respected artists popularly known by his stage name Sound Sultan’ alongside some of Nigeria’s biggest and talented entertainers. Dates: Friday 12TH October, 2018, Red Carpet: 6PM, Show Time: 8PM, Saturday 13TH & Sunday 14TH October, 2018, Show Time: 3PM & 6PM respectively

Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Victoria Island, Lagos. Tickets: Early Bird 5k, Regular 10k, v.i.p 30k


African Pride

African Pride

An Art Exhibition by Sylvester Aguddah, in Commemoration of 2018 Felabration Festival

Opening October 15th 2018, at 10am. Venue Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park. Exhibtion ends 5pm, 21st October 2018. CURATORS: Ifeayichukwu Oraemeka, Kennii Ekundayo

……. Articles of Felabration

An Exhibition of drawings and paintings by Emmanuel Umoren, in Commemoration of 2018 Felabration Festival. Opening October 15th 2018, at 10am. Venue Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park. Exhibtion ends 5pm, 21st October 2018.


Shake it For Fela


Shake it for Fela

A dance competition where contestants will compete by showcasing Afrobeat dance moves with any song of their choice from the Fela’s extensive body of work. A Felabration event. Date October 17th 2018. Time:8:00 PM-10:00 pm). Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island.


The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives


October Rain 2018

The Society of Nigerian Artists (Lagos Chapter) presents its 20TH Annual Juried Exhibition

Venue: Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 96 Norman William Str, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Date: Saturday 20TH October, 2018, Opening Time: 3:00PM


October Fest


October Fest

A seaside live band feted event marking the October Fest celebrations at Bica Garden and Boat Club B20 Wole Olateju Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, on October 21st 2018

Gate Fee: Free Entry. For stand and sponsorship call: 08135051148, WhatsApp: 08179796228


The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives


The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Rotimi Babatunde’s stage adaptation of Lola Soneyin’s Novel of the same name

Directed By Femi Elufowoju. First Date Sunday: October 28th Time: 5PM, Venue: The Luxe, Adam &Eve, GRA Ikeja. Other dates: 1st – 4th November, 2018, Time: 3pm & 6pm, Venue: Terra Kulture. And: 8th, 9th & 11th, November [1]2018. Time: 3pm & 6pm, Venue: Muson


Lagos International Poetry Festival


Lagos International Poetry Festival


Date Wednesday: October 31st Sunday November 4, Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island www.lagospoetryfestival.com


Kininso International Festival of Theatre


Kininso Festival of Theatre

Theme: Sharpen the Mind, Create The Future

Date Monday: November 5th Friday November 9, Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island


Lagos Book and Art Festival


20th Lagos Book and Art Festival

Theme: Renewal: A World That Works For All

Dates Monday, November 5-Sunday, November 11, Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island www.lagosbookartfestival.org




Lagos Fringe

Date 11th-18th November, 2018



Arthouse Contemporary presents the twenty-first edition of its  Modern And Contemporary Art Auction
November 19, 2018, 6 PM
Kia Showroom, 308 Adeola Oduku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
The company celebrates its ten year anniversary with over 100 lots featuring renowned masters and contemporary artists. Arthouse Contemporary is sponsored by Kia Motors, Veuve Clicquot, 7UP, and Le Connaisseur, with our official media partner The Guardian. Arthouse is also supported by Channels and Studio 53.

Image: Ben Osaghae, Daily Life, 2016



The Arthouse Foundation has welcomed new artists for its fall 2018 residency session: Ngozi Schommers, Jumoke Adeyanju and Natalia Orendain del Castillo.

Its statement:

Ngozi Schommers addresses issues of migration, politics, religion and gender, focusing on experiences of women from Africa. Schommers’ project in Lagos examines contemporary female identity in Nigeria, exploring notions of womanhood, motherhood and stigmatism in modern spaces.

This session, the Arthouse Foundation has partnered with the Goethe Institut to provide a residency exchange programme between Berlin and Lagos. Two artists working in Germany will complete five-week residencies with the Arthouse Foundation in Lagos, and Nigerian artist Ojudun Taiwo Jacob will undertake a residency in Berlin.

Jumoke Adeyanju‘s project explores hybrid identities of the Diaspora, incorporating interviews, multimedia and panel discussions that document the artistic and creative community in Lagos. Natalia Orendain del Castillo will explore issues surrounding the port of Lagos, focusing on the subjects of space and perception through an immersive and participatory format. Ojudun Taiwo Jacob‘s project in Berlin will examine social and political dynamics in Germany through choreography and performance.



Drum Xtreme Evolution 5.

A big, urban drum show comes to town and features at Freedom Park, Onikan Lagos

on Saturday December 1, 2018 Time:4PM

Enquiries/Call: 07082954715, 08096843914

The City Arts Calendar, every weekend, is compiled by TA and Lucia Shimmers, who could be reached at shimmersservices@gmail.com.





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