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August 24 -28, 2018

The Lagos City’s Arts calendar, this weekend spills over..

BOOK PARTY

The Committee for Relevant Art Presents:

A Saturday afternoon book party to read and discuss the books longlisted for the NLNG sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature.. Date: August 25, 2018Time: 2pm. Venue TerraKulture Arena. Featured authors and their books include Chidubem Iweka, author of August Inmates Death  Denja Abdullahi The King’s Grey Hair; Soji Cole, Embers; Obari Gomba Guerrilla Post; Peter E. Omoko Majestic Revolt; Dul Johnson Melancholia, Diran Ademiju-Bepo No More the Taming Hawks; Bosede Ademilua-Afolayan Once Upon an Elephant; Jude Idada Sankara; Akanji Nasiru The Rally and Dickson Ekhaguere Unstable.

 

THEATRE

Brother Jero comes to Country Club August 26

Crown Troupe of Africa presents Wole Soyinka’s The Trials of Brother Jero.

Date: August 26, 2018. Time: 3pm&6pm. Venue: Ikeja Country Club, Joel Ogunnaike St, Ikeja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC CONCERT

Olu Jazz, the once itinerant saxophonist playing at different lounges all over Lagos, returns to Nigeria after a two year stint in the United States, to host a concert. The event holds from 6pm on Sunday August 26, 2018 at the Muson Centre. Musicians expected to feature at the event include Wole Oni, Tim Godfrey, Ranti, Lawrence and the Covenant, Onos Ariki, and IBK.

 

 

OPEN MIC

Taruwa Celebrates 11 Years of Delivering. The Open Mic platform started in 2007 as a biweekly offering of performances, is celebrating its 11 years of being. The anniversary feast holds from 6pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at  Bogobiri,  In Southwest. Taruwa  has been a key part of unleashing acts that have become the main voices in Spoken Word Poetry, Art/Conscious Music  and one man theatre in Lagos. Passing through its gates have been Bez, MI, Jesse Jagz, Wana Udobang, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Femi Leye, Efe Paul Azino, Aramide, Isaac Geralds among others.  Convened by the matronly Lydia Idakula Sobogun of Gbagyichild Entertainment, Taruwa started as a bi-weekly gathering and has evolved into a monthly performing arts event with a magazine, a yearly performing arts festival and over a hundred and thirty shows to its name.

 

 

UPPER WEEK…

 

MOVIES

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.

 

DEEJAYS JAM AFROBEAT

Corporate Music Connects With DJ Jamalot is the title of the Dee Jays Jam at the Freedom Park, from 7pm on Friday August 31, 2018. The high octane event features DJ Toye, DJ Fresh Beat and DJ Mykell J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING…….

BRYMO IN CONCERT

Brymo returns with the Organised Chaos Concert series, at the FREEDOM PARK on National Day, October 1, 2018. The concert will feature the incredibly talented performer and his band The Lagos Touts. Tickets for ‘Organised Chaos : Oṣó Live In Concert’ is now selling for ₦5,000 at www.theosoproject.com

 

 

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Indieview started in 2015 and has grown with great support from filmmakers and film enthusiasts. Our platform does a monthly outdoor screening of short films to an audience of film lovers, followed by great conversation.

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