September 6, 2019

‘Stasis’ Shows at Temple Muse, Omawumi Sings at The Park, ‘The Wives’ on Stage at Muson, Ayobami Reads at Cockerel, Night Food at Terra…

The Arts Calendar, This Weekend, this month, and Beyond..

…Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo



SMO Contemporary Art curates STASIS, an exhibition of recent works by Djakou Kassi Nathalie, Olawunmi Banjo, and Kelechi Nwaneri, “who touch an existential raw nerve as they explore our yearning for balance and belonging in an ever changing physical and emotional landscape”, the gallery says.  Dates: Opened August 31, Continues from Now to October 18th, 2019 Venue: Temple Muse, 21, Aminu Tijani, off Sanusi Fafunwa, Victoria Island, Lagos


Felabration 2019 Artwork Competition

Submission ends on September 15th, 2019

For more information visit starts on May 1st, 2019


Jazz in the Present Tense

Jazz performance by Biodun Batik

Date: Every Sunday Venue: Prestcruise Waterfront Hotel, 1c Admiralty Road, Off Admiralty Way, Beside Admiralty House, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos


The Wives

A Stage play featuring some of Nigeria’s highly rated artists such as Jide Kosoko, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Kate Henshaw and so on written by Professor Ahmed Yerima, directed & produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju.

Date: 5th – 8th September, 2019 Venue: The Agip Hall, Muson Centre

Time: 7pm (5th & 6th) 3pm & 7pm (7th & 8th) Ticket: 7,500 (Regular) 10,000 (VIP)


Emmax Band in Concert

Date: September 6th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos Time: 7pm


Tobi Live

Date: September 6th, 2019 Venue: Bogobiri House , 9 Maitama Sule, Ikoyi

Time: 8pm



Tosin Music will be performing live on stage

Date: September 7th, 2019 Venue: Bogobiri House , 9 Maitama Sule, Ikoyi

Time: 8pm


Stay With Me

A reading and conversation around Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Date: September 7th, 2019 Venue: Cockerel, Abuja Zoological Park, Opposite Area 1 Shopping Complex, Garki-Abuja Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm


Illumination 3

An art exhibition featuring the works of Edwards Samuel, Jonathan Ikpoza, Agemo Francis, Banwo Adeleke, Soile Olayimika, Raymond Wright, Omami Wela Sule and Olatunde Taiwo D

Date: September 7th-16th, 2019 Venue: Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 3pm and 6pm


Music, Paint, Sip

Date: September 7th, 2019 Venue WareHouse Kitchen Beside Fidelity Bank, Admiralty Way, Lekki 1


Art Connect 2019

A performance art and creative writing workshop

Date: September 7th, 2019 Venue: NEST by KUTA Time: 10am


Night Food

A play directed by Kelvin Mary Ndukwe

Date: September 8th, 22nd, and 29th, 2019 Venue: Terra Kulture, Victoria Island Time: 3pm and 6pm


An every month art class

Date: Starting September, 2019 Enquiries: +234 905 920 0337


Date: Every last Friday of the month Venue Fourteen36 MAll Sanusi Fafunwa, Victoria Island, Lagos


Theme: In Pursuit of Everything Beautiful

A solo Exhibition by Abe Ogunlende

Date: September 7th, 2019 Venue Untitled 59, Raymond Njoku, Ikoyi, Lagos


Theme: Untold Stories

A talk hosted by Ogunbowale Olugbenga

Date: September 8th, 2019 Venue Board Room, UI Conference Centre, Inside UI hotels, University of Ibadan Time: 4pm Red carpet: 3pm


De Exhibit

An event with a lot of side attraction such as, live art, Games, Graffiti, Doodling and so on

Date: September 11th, 2019 Venue: Lagoon Front, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos.


Kelvin Okafor: Retrospective

An award winning artist Kelvin Okafor will be showcasing his latest works

Date: September 11th– 15th, 2019 Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW Time: 10am-5pm (11th – 14th) 10am-1pm (15th)


Under The Rainbow

The Equality hub presents to us a documentary by Pamela Adie

Date: September 12th, 2019 Venue: Abuja (complete information not stated)



An art exhibition by Faustin Adeniran

Date: September 12th– 11th October, 2019 Venue: 1402 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002 USA Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12th, 2019 (8pm-10pm)



A solo art exhibition by Badru Taofeek

Date: September 12th, 2019 Venue: Alliance Francaise de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre 9, Osborne Road Ikoyi, Lagos. Time: 7pm


A solo art exhibition by Badru Taofeek

Date: 12th – 29th September, 2019 Venue: Alliance Francaise de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre 9, Osborne Road Ikoyi, Lagos. Opening: 7pm on 12th September.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-7pm Sun.2pm-7pm


Theme: Seed Yams of Our Land

An exhibition to be curated by Iheanyi Onwuegbucha

Opening Reception: September 14th, 2019 (4pm)  Venue: Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos 9, Mc Ewen Street, Yaba, Lagos.  Exhibition: September 14th, 2019- October 25th, 2019



A film screening organised by the Women’s Film Club

Date: September 14th, 2019 Venue: African Artist Foundation 3b Isiola Oyekan Close, off Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Tickets: 1,000


Black is Gold

A solo exhibition by Gabriel Jideonwor

Date: September 14th, 2019 Venue: Vivid Exclsuive Art Gallery Lekki Gardens Phase 2, opp, Abraham Adesanya lekki, Lagos R20 road 10 Unit3 Lekki, Lagos


Date: September 14th – 21st, 2019 Venue: Discova Art Centre Luli Shopping Mall, 20 Rumuola Road, Port Harcourt Rivers State, Nigeria Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm


The Art of Positive Thinking

Date: September 15, 2019 Venue: The Banquet Hall Sheraton Hotels 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Maryland, Lagos Time: 5pm (Exhibition) 6pm (Event)


A Case for the Artists’ Resale Right In Nigeria

A talk that where we will be having two presenters and four panelists.

Date: September 17, 2019 Venue: Alliance Francaise de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre, 9, Osborne Road Ikoyi, Lagos


Law Meets Art

An exhibition organised by Tokunbo Orimobi Foundation

Date: September 19th, 2019 Venue: Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Opposite 1004, Victoria Island, Lagos. Time: 5pm-9pm


The Foundation Concert

A musical concert for celebrating the pioneers of the music industry that paved the way for the new generation of Nigerian music

Date: September 21st, 2019 Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 6pm


The Business of writing: Translating Writing into money

Date: September 21st, 2019 Venue: Not stated in the flier



A solo exhibition by Durodola Yusuf

Date: September 21st, 2019 Venue: Nike Art Gallery, No. 2, Elegushi Road, 3rd Roundabout, Epe Expressway, Ikate Cross Road, Lekki Phase 1 Peninsula, Lekki Lagos.


Omawumi Live

A musical concert headlined by one Nigeria’s top female RnB singers Omawumi.

Date: September 21st, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.


Re: Entaglements

A contemporary art and colonial archives exhibition by Northcote Thomas and Kelani Abass

Opening: September 21st, 2019 Venue: National Museum, Onikan Road, Ikoyi, Lagos Time: 4pm. Exhibition runs till October 21st, 2019


Art Love Expo

Date: September 27th – 28th, 2019 Venue: Lifemate Showroom, Lekki, Lagos.


Art for Social Well-Being

An art exhibition by Lara Boglo.

Date: September 28th -29th, 2019 Venue: The Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki-Epe Express way, Lagos


Banana Island Cultural Festival 2019

A cultural festival that celebrates diversity in the community

Date: September 28th -29th, 2019 Venue: Iwalewa Gallery


The call of The Niger Delta

Opening Ceremony: 1st October, 2019 Venue: Orogbum Crescent G.R.A Phase II, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Time: 10am Exhibition runs till 5th October, 2019


Poets at the beach 2

Opening Ceremony: 1st October, 2019 Venue: Baracude Beach Time: 9am  Busleaves at 8am from Orange Academy 3b Adesoye Str, Mende, Maryland


Diversiform 2

An art exhibition featuring Ogunlesi Paul, Akinlade Afeez, Alade Ifeoluwa, Ogochukwu Ejiofor, Alawode Azeez, Ajibo Ikechukwu, Etuk Ubong, Orowole Oluwole, Bello Adedoyin Adelani and Popoola Nurudeen.

Opening: October 5th, 2019 Venue: Arthub, 18, Carter Street, Before Adekunle Bus-stop, Ebute Metta, Lagos, Nigeria Opening: 10am every day. Exhibition runs till October 19th, 2019


Topic: “TOO OLD TO RUN? @ Persons above the age of 70 should not be allowed to run for political office”

In celebration of Nigeria’s Music Icon, Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, there will be secondary debate at which students will go head to head in support For or Against.

Date: October 9th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos


Abuja International Photo Festival

Date: October 14th– 18th, 2019 Venue: Not Stated. Contact:


Felabration 2019: This is Lagos

An event in honour of the late music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti Date: October 14th– 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos


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


10th Zum Film Festival

Theme: Content Connectivity

Submission ends on Oct 30th, 2019

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

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