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The Arts Calendar, This Week, Next Weekend, Upper Week

…Compiled by John O Goetzinger & Macson Obojemuinmoin

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JULY 10, 2022


Professors’ Duel: Adeleke Adeeko Tackles Femi Osofisan at Roving Heights Bookshop

BOOK: Kolera Kolej, by Femi Osofisan

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022.
Time: 4-6PM.
Venue: Roving Heights, Landmark Centre, Walter Corporation Drive, Oniru, Victoria Island.

Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́, professor of humanities at the Ohio State University, (United States), is in Lagos, Nigeria on a short holiday. And part of the vacation schedule is to engage Femi Osofisan, Nigeria’s most performed playwright and poet, on the latter’s widely acclaimed novela Kolera Kolej, a hilarious piece of satire set in a University campus at the dawn of  Nigeria’s independence.

JULY 10, 2022


Dinner/Concert for Olu Jacobs at 80

Theme: 80 Gbosas! For the Giant of Stage and Screen

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022.
Time: 4 PM.
Venue: Private Party. IV card says: Don’t share this
RSVP: By invitation only.                                                                 


Olu Jacobs (left), with Joke Silva

JULY 10 & 11, 2022


Cream Body, Kininso Productions

Cream Body is a stage play centred around skin lightening. It’s a face-me-i-face-you house comedy which highlights the stereotypes, prejudices and biases based on skin colour while pointing out demeaning utterances used especially against women, believing their skin colour or body feature equates to their brain capacity. “It is funny, captivating, dramatic and intense”-The Playhouse.

Venue: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos

Date: 10th & 11th July, 2022

Time: 1pm, 3pm and 6pm (3 shows daily)

Call 08130774985 or email chinenye.chukwudi@kininsokoncepts.com for bulk and enquiries.

Buy tickets here:

July 23, 2022


Afowoslide & Abinibi Groovy Band will be presenting a Live Concert & Album Listening Party at the Alliance Francaise de Lagos, Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi on July 23 . Time is 7pm.



Nonso’s Transcedental Signified continues at Rele Gallery

“Building on his earlier series ‘What Was Dead Was Never Dead’, Nonso presents work spanning still images, augmented reality, installation, sound and performance. In this exhibition, form is considered across time and worlds, drawing connections between the spectral and corporeal. Mining personal experiences and research across places and perspectives, he imagines and narrates intimate family histories, presenting the existing body as an embodiment of all that has come before. An ode to departure and continuance”-Gallery statement.

The event:

Art Exhibition Transcedental Signified

Ongoing till July 10, 2022. VenueRele Gallery, 32D, Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Time:  2pm.

July 10, 2022


SUGA’S Sunday Show @ Shades

Lagos City’s largest indoor Bar plays host to the widely acknowledged O’Suga Band this Sunday. The group christened: Sugarman &The Crossroad Band, is beloved in the barroom circuit for the extensive strumming antics of its acoustic guitarist. But the singers are also as comfortable with rendering afrobeats (Naija Hip Hop, Naija R&B) as the guitarists are adept at stretching the rock effect, so the band delivers a full bodied, diverse sound range, fit for the multiracial crowd at the Shades bar on Sunday evenings.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Shades, No 1, Anifowoshe Street, Off Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island: July 10, 2022. Time: 7pm.

Ongoing Show-Till July 10, 2022


Fragile by German Artist/Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, at Art Twenty-One, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Lagos.

“Following on stops in Kinshasa, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, Yaoundé, Accra and Abidjan, German artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ Fragile comes to Lagos. The work of Wolfgang Tillmans occupies a prominent position in the contemporary art world. His oeuvre encompasses pictures of club culture in the 1990s, abstract works based on extreme formal reduction, the beauty of the everyday and pictures of the sublime, a sensual gaze full of physical desire and an analytical perspective with great social and political awareness. His approach can be seen as an appeal for freedom and invitation to meet the other fearlessly and with open-minded curiosity. For Tillmans, acceptance of the fragility that determines us as individuals and that plays into our relations with each other is not a weakness – it is a great strength”-Art Twenty One Gallery.

AUGUST 6 & 7, 2022


EMIR SANUSI: Truth in Time is a stage play that dramatizes the life of Khalifan Muhammadu Sanusi, the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano. The play is written and directed by Ahmed Yerima and will be premierred in two cities across the country (Lagos and Abuja) on the same day: August 6, 2022.

Produced by Joseph Edgar’s Duke of Shomolu Productions, the details of the opening shows are:

LAGOS Venue: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos

Date: 6th & 7th August, 2022

Time: 4pm and 6pm (2 shows daily)

ABUJA Venue: Musa Yaradua Centre

Date: 6th August 2022

Time: 4pm

Enquiries: Joseph 09096325791.

AUGUST 4 -30, 2022

The Onobrakpeya Carnival: August Slice

 Bruce Onobrakpeya, patriarch of all of contemporary arts of Nigeria, is 90 in August 2022. The entire year has been dedicated by sundry organisations to commemorate the milestone. In August, the month of Onobrakpeya’s birth, the following events stand out in the year long calendar.


Keynote Speaker: dele Jegede, artist and Professor of art

Speaker: Perkins Foss, Professor at Penn State University. Penn State University. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Date: 4th – 6th August 2022

Venue: Onobrakpeya Art Centre, Agbarha -Otor, Delta State Sponsors: Urhobo Historical Society Urhobo Studies Association Contact: G. Darah, Professor, 0803 603 8913 3


Art Workshop: 24th Harmattan Workshop August Retreat

Date: 7th – 20th August, 2022

Theme: Bruce at 90, Probing Art on the flip side

Venue: Onobrakpeya Art Centre, Agbarha -Otor, Delta State

Supported by the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation Contact Person: Sam Ovraiti 0803 307 2334 4

Church Thanksgiving Service and Reception Special Thanksgiving Service

Date: 30th August 2022.

Venue: All Saints’ Anglican Church, Montgomery Road, Yaba

Reception: Nikoms Event center also in Yaba, Lagos.

 Contact: Oghara Adebusuyi: 0809 992 3448 5.

Bruce Onobrakpeya: a long time coming

August  12-14 2022


Film Festival at POP WKNDR

This Film Festival is part of a series of activities set to take place all weekends of August and September 2022 at Pop Beach in Ilashe, off the Lekki Expressway in the east of Lagos. It is part of a summer camp tagged: Pop WKNDR.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 12-14, 2022.

August  19 2022


Art & Craft Festival at POP WKNDR

This Art &Craft Festival is part of a series of activities set to take place all weekends of August and September 2022 at Pop Beach in Ilashe, off the Lekki Expressway in the east of Lagos. It is part of  a summer camp tagged: Pop WKNDR.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 19-21, 2022.


Irie Vibes Fest

Irie Vibes Fest is a reggae concert for cervical cancer awareness. As you enjoy the music in the picturesque seaside atmosphere, you have the opportunity to determine how healthy you are via free medical tests. The fee for attendance is 40,000Naira. For boat/Cabana/Room, call 08023131844.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 27, 2022. Time: 7pm.

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