October 15, 2019

‘Muson Festival Opens; Folly on Stage at UNILAG; Felabration Continues; ‘New Frames’ Shows in Garden City

The Arts Calendar, This Midweek, This Weekend, This Month, and Beyond..

…Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo


10th Zuma Film Festival       

Theme: Content Connectivity

Submission from now till Oct 30th, 2019


Muson Festival 2019

Date: October 16th – 27th, 2019 Venue: Muson Centre 8/9, Marina Road, Onikan, Lagos.


Folly of Men

An adaptation of Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan and Bode Sowande’s plays directed by Joshua Alabi and presented by Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association and Kininso Koncepts in celebration of Government College Ibadan’s 90th Anniversary and recognition of some literary icons such as Timothy Aluko, Cyprian Ekwensi, Christopher Kolade, Oluwole Soyinka, Babafemi Osofisan and Bode Sowande.

Date: October 17th, 2019 Venue: Unilag Main Auditorium and Lalekan Are Hall, Ibadan Respectively Time: 5pm Respectively


Bald is Beautiful

A group exhibition featuring the works of Joseph Bidemi, Oluwole Omofemi, Olasunkanmi Oyelusi, Dada Akeem Ayinla, Darlington Chukwumezie, David Olatunde, Kesa Babatunde, Samuel Olayombo and Akinbanji Osanyemi

Runs till: October 23rd, 2019 (10am-6pm daily) Venue: 282, Akin Olugbade Street, off Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Runs till: October 23rd, 2019 (10am-6pm daily)


Naijazz Afrobeat

A tribute concert in honour of Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring musical performances from Rofo Rofo Jazz, Seun Olota, Temmie Ovwasa, Muma Gee and so on.

Date: October 17th, 2019 Venue: The Lekki Coliseum Plot 14, Providence Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos Tickets: Tickets: 3,000 (Regular) 5,000(Couples) 5,000(VIP) ₦250,000(VIP Corporate Table of 10)500,000 (VVIP Corporate Table of 10)


Arts Tech Festival

An art technology festival at which speeches will be given by Dr Ida-Marie Carell and Oscar Ekponimo

Date: October 17th – 19th, 2019 Venue: Gallery of Code 1st Floor Ocean Centre, Plot 1018 Cadastral Zone B18 Off Oladipo Diya Rd. Gudu, Abuja


Live music with Gbadun Squad and Friends.

Date: October 18th, 2019 Venue: Bogobiri House 9, Maitama Sule Street, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos Time: 7pm doors open: 6pm


Mavericks Experimental Night

A musical concert organised by Glenfiddich featuring artists such as Femi Kuti, Bez, Flavour, Lady Donli and so on.

Date: October 18th, 2019 Venue: Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel Time: 8pm till late


Felabration 2019

A jazz musical concert in celebration of Nigeria’s music icon Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Date: October 18th, 2019 Venue: The New Africa Shrine 1, Nerdc Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos


Music Meets Art

A free master class session with Yinka Davies (Afrobeat and Jazz Singer) and Edosa Ogiugo (figurative Artist)

Date: October 18th & 19th, 2019 Venue: Function Room, Muson Centre Onikan, Lagos


No Condition Is Permanent

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: RAI Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.


Blind Ears

A stage play featuring prison inmates directed by Iyke Osoka and Choreographed by Ahmed Adekunle.

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: IKOYI PRISON Time: 10:30am


For The Coloured Child

A solo photography exhibition by Aremu Oluwatobi

Date: Ongoing till October 19th, 2019 Venue: 22, Olasande Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos.


Felabration 2019: This is Lagos

An event in honour of the late music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Date: Ongoing till October 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos


Na Waka We dey

An art exhibition by Sylvester Aguddah, curated by Ifeanyichukwu Oraemeka

Date: Ongoing till October 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos


An art exhibition by Ekene Ngige

Date: Ongoing till October 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos


Solar Speaks will be serenading the crowd with his performance

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: TLC Maryland 374, Ikorodu Road, Jadesola House, Along Maryland-Ojota Road, behind Maryland BRT Bus Stop, Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria Time: 3pm Admission: Free


The Nigerian Highlife: Rat Pack

A tribute to the Big Band Highlife

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: The Studio Main Entrance, Parkview Estate off Gerard Road, Ikoyi Time: 7pm Gate fee: N4,000


Felabration 2019: Vancouver

A musical concert in celebration of Nigeria’s music icon Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring performances from The Boom Booms, Kara-Kata Afrobeat, Queer as Funk, Tonye Aganaba and so on

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: Afrika Shrine, Imperial Vancouver, 319 Main Street, Canada


Forest of Polaroids

An exhibition for smart phone photographers

Date: October 19th, 2019 Venue: Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos Entry: Free but registration is compulsory. Registration: www.phoneography.co


Muson Festival Play 2019

Theme: Wat’s Dis All About

Date: October 19th & 20th, 2019 Venue: Muson Centre 8/9, Marina Road, Onikan, Lagos.


SNA@NAFEST EDO                                                                                       

Society of Nigerian Artists will be organising a conference and cultural carnival which will feature Art Exhibition, Paper Presentation, Work & Talk-Shop and Cultural Carnival.

Date: October 19th – 26th, 2019 Venue: Department of Fine/Applied Arts, University of Benin Ekenwan Campus, Benin City & Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre Airport Road, Benin City


New Frames                                                                                                  

Society of Nigerian Artists (Rivers Chapter) will be organising an annual juried exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture and so on.

Date: October 19th – 26th, 2019 Venue: Hotel Presidential, Port Harourt Time: 8am-9pm


Fireflies & Bumble Bees

A poetry event featuring performances from Philo Baba, Rezthapoet, Osagie Aigbogun, I.D Cabasa, Byno and so on.

Date: October 20th, 2019 Venue: Nest Café, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos Time: 3pm Tickets: 2k (Regular) 5k (V.I.P) 100k (Table for 10)


AfroRhythmic: A Felabration

An event in celebration of Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring performance by Ayodele Drum and Dance

Date: October 20th, 2019 Venue: Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 Stony Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA


NUTAF 2019

A theatre arts festival by Nigerian Universities

Date: October 20th-26th, 2019 Venue: National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos



Date: October 21st, 2019 Venue: Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos

Tickets: Student (N2,000) for 11am show only Regular (N5,000) VIP (N10,000)


16th Abuja International Film Festival

Date: October 22nd -25th, 2019 Venue: Silverbird Cinemas, Abuja.


Black Bodies Grey Matter

Date: October 24th -27th, 2019 Venue: Alliance Francaise/Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos



1st Berlin to Lagos Archival Film Festival and Workshop

Date: October 24th -27th, 2019 Venue: Nigerian Film Corporation, Ikoyi, Lagos


Live & Wavy       

Etuk Ubong will be performing live

Date: October 25th, 2019 Venue: Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 2pm Tickets: 2,500 (1 Complimentary drink) 4,000 (Complimentary drinks)


Felabration 2019

A celebration of Nigeria’s late music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring performances from Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80 Band.

Date: October 26th, 2019 Venue: Central Park, Central Area, Abuja Time: 7pm Tickets: 3,000 (Early Bird) 5,000 (At the Venue) 500,000 (Table of 8)


A one day free intensive training followed by an evening of drama titled The Twist; written by Bolutife Aderounmu and directed by Jasper Sunday Ezekiel.

Date: 26th – 27th October, 2019 Venue: Oaks Garden & Cultural Centre 1 Jemi Alade Str. Power line Bus stop Isheri-Igando, Lagos

Time: 10am & 4pm Respectively



A group exhibition that includes paintings, sculptures and drawings

Date: October 26th – November 9th, 2019 Venue: Vivid Exclusive Art Gallery, Lekki Gardens Phase 2, opposite Abraham Adesanya lekki, Lagos R20 road 10 Unit3 Lekki, Lagos



A solo art exhibition by Abinoro Akporede Collins

Date: October 26th – November 25th, 2019 Venue: Om’s Flats, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


War of Words Season 8

A poetry competition

Dates: Every Sunday from Oct 27th till Dec1st, 2019 Venue: The Kona Recreation Hub 1, Ebunolu Adegboruwa Lane, off Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos Time: 2pm-6pm


21st Lagos Book &Art Festival

Dates: November 4th – November 10th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island,


New Culture

2 day symposium on applied design and technology in practice and in education with a keynote address by Demas Nwoko at the 21st Lagis Book & Art Festival

Date: November 5th & 6th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, 1, Hospital Road, Broad Street, Lagos Island



An exhibition of painting by Nwoke Austin

Date: November 6th – 29th, 2019Venue: Lagoon Gallery, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria Time: 12pm


Current Rhythm

An art exhibition by Adeola Balogun to be curated by Prof. O.I. Pogosan

Date: November 5th – January 31st, 2020 Venue: Cornelius Adepegba Museum of African Art, University of Ibadan


Committee for Relevant Art will be organising an art seminar dedicated to Jerry Buhari and Kunle Adeyemi @60

Date: November 5th, 2019 Venue: Esther’s Revenge, Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Time: 3pm


The Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria invites you to The GFA Gallery Opening.

Date: November 10th, 2019 Venue: No. 19, Hakeem Dickson Link Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos Time: 2pm-7pm Entry: Strictly by Invitation RSVP: INFO@GFANIGERIA.ORG


African Art

A group exhibition to be curated by Christine Latrou

Date: November 22nd – 28th, 2019 Venue: The Old Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road Block F SE16 4DG London, UK Time: 11am-6pm


Experience Felabration

An event in honour of the late music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Date: November 22nd, 2019 Venue: Ibadan


Rock On

Performances by Ore Badmus, Patrick Diabuah, Tosin Adeyemi and Izzu

Date: November 24th, 2019 Venue: Muson 8/9, Marina Road, Onikan, Lagos


Miniature Art Fair Lagos

Date: November 30th – December 6th, 2019 Venue: 3rd Floor Mega Plaza Car Park, 19, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


10th Zuma Film Festival

Theme: Content Connectivity

Date: 1st – 7th December 2019 Venue: Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja

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