September 26, 2019

‘Unspoken’ Show at Rele; LCA Screens at Muson; Oyinsan Reads at The Park; Jammin’ With Westsydelife in Bariga; Visafied on Stage in UNILAG..

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

…Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo


2019 Film Essay Competition

Topic: “Every view, everywhere; when content is Key”

Submission ends on September 30th, 2019

Mode of Submission: email to


Entry closes September 30, 2019

Beeta Universal is calling for entries for the 3RD BEETA PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION.

The contest is open to Nigerian playwrights aged between 18 and 40. On offer are

  • A Publishing Deal
  • Guaranteed Stage Production
  • One Million Naira Prize

Contact +2348023130116, +2349085694313


10th Zuma Film Festival

Theme: Content Connectivity

Submission from now till Oct 30th, 2019


Lights, Camera, Africa

Lights Camera Africa Film Festival is now in its 9th year and has emerged, in the words of its organisers, “ one of the most acclaimed film festivals in the country”, likened to the New York Film Festival by Jahman Anikulapo, former arts editor  of The Guardian, former editor of The Guardian on Sunday.

Dates: September 27th – 29th, 2019 Venue: Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. September 27 is by invitation only. Festival is free to attend, but registration is compulsory. REGISTRATION –


Afrocan Jam Session

An evening of music headlined by Westsydelifestyle

Date: September 27th, 2019 Venue White House No 104, St Finbars Road Akoka, Opposite Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos


Bare in Gidi

A nude photo exhibition by Jimy Boro

Date: Exhibition Ends on September 27th, 2019 Venue: Mbari Uno, 10C, Ladoke Akintola Street, Ikeja G.R.A., Lagos, Nigeria


Date: 27th September, 2019 Venue: Michelle’s Café Fourteen36 Mall, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


Art Love Expo

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


Facets and Phases

An exhibition by Timipre Willis Amah

Date: Running till September 28th, 2019 Venue: Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 96 Norman William Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria Time: 4pm.



Date: September 28th, 2019 Venue: Indigene Faith of Africa Front, 90, Freeman by Kano Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos Time: 4pm


Tongues of The Forecourt

A book presentation by Olawale Obadeyi also known as Wally Jay

Date: September 28th, 2019 Venue: Arts Gallery, Kongi’s Harvest, Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Time: 4.30pm


Felabration 2019 Art Work Competition

An art competition to be judged by Prince Yemisi Shyllon, Sarah Boulos and Mufu Onifade

Date: September 28th, 2019 Venue: Kalakuta Musueum Time: 5pm



A night of rhythms with Abbey and Abinibi Groovy and Friends

Date: September 28th, 2019 Venue: Bogobiri House, 7-8 Maitama Sule, Ikoyi, Lagos. Time: 6pm till fade



A stage play written by Adenugba Oluwanishola and Chris Anyanya, directed by Fasola Ajibola, produced by Adenugba Oluwanishola and stage managed by Leke Solanke

Date: September 28th &  29th, 2019 Venue: Creative Arts Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka (12pm, 3pm & 6pm) and RadissonBlu Anchorage, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos (3pm & 6pm) Respectively. Entry: Free; Reserve your seat at


Art Party 6.0

An event for lovers of painting who are willing to explore their mind

Date: September 28th -29th, 2019 Venue: No, 30 Agadez Street, off Aminu Kano Crescent Opposite Globacom, Wuse 2, Abuja Hub Donation: 5,000


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


The Osun-Osogbo Grove

Theme: 60 years of the New Sacred Art

An art exhibition to be hosted by Adunni Olorisha Trust (AOT)

Date: September 28th -29th, 2019 Venue: Paradise Boat Club, Walter Carrington Crescent, Suite 1, Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 3pm-6pm and 1pm-6pm Respectively


Banana Island Cultural Festival 2019

A cultural festival that celebrates diversity in the community

Date: September 28th-29th, 2019


Nigeria of Our Dreams

Date: Opening-September 28th Venue: The Lennox Mall, Plot 2/3, Block A10, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Runs till October 1st, 2019



Date: Opening: September 28th Venue: 282 Akin Olugbade Street, Off Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island. Runs till 4th October, 2019


Unspoken Rudiments

An art exhibition by Dandelion Eghosa

Opening: September 29th Venue: Rele Gallery, 5 Military Street, Lagos Time: 3pm. Exhibition runs till November 10, 2019


Budding Lagos: A Photobook from the Lagos Budding 50 Project

A book launch with panellists such as Olajide Bello, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Toni Kan and Bolaji Alonge. To be moderated by Kenni Ekundayo

Date: September 29th, 2019 Venue: Kongi’s Harvest Gallery, Freedom Park, 1 Hospital Road, off Broad Street, Lagos Island Time: 3pm-6pm


Jazz in the Present Tense

Jazz performance by Biodun Batik

Date: September 29, 2019 (and every Sunday) Venue: Prestcruise Waterfront Hotel, 1c Admiralty Road, Off Admiralty Way, Beside Admiralty House, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos



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.


Cora Book Trek

A book reading and discussion on Dr Bunmi Oyinsan’s book titled ‘Three Women’

Date: September 29th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, 1 Hospital Road, off Broad Street, Lagos Island Time: 4pm


Jimmy’s Jump Off

Date: September 30th, 2019 Venue: Balmoral Convention Center Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 7pm


Maka: It’s Not You; It’s Me

A listening Session of song renditions by Maka

Date: October 1st, 2019 Venue: Bar-Bar, Lekki 1 Time: 7pm Entry: No Fee


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


Seeing Sounds

Date: 1st – 7th October, 2019 Venue: Copeland Gallery 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN LondonSPOKEN WORD

Poets at the beach 2

Opening Ceremony: 1st October, 2019 Venue: Baracuda Beach Time: 9am Bus leaves 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


One More Night Season 17

A night of music hosted by Adeh Gbolahan featuring other guest artistes

Date: October 6th, 2019 Venue: Bogobiri House, 7-9 Maitama Sule, Ikoyi


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


Man Enough

A play directed by Bolanle Austen Peters

Date: October 11th, 12th & 13th, 2019 Venue: Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Export House, Plot 424, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja Time: 7pm (11th), 3pm & 7pm (12th) and 3pm & 7pm (13th)


Folly of Men

An adaptation of Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan and Bode Sowande’s plays

Date: October 13th & 17th, 2019 Venue: Unilag Main Auditorium and Lalekan Are Hall, Ibadan Respectively Time: 3pm & 5pm Respectively


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


Na Waka We dey

An art exhibition by Sylvester Aguddah to be curated by Ifeanyichukwu Oraemeka

Date: October 14th– 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos


An art exhibition by Ekene Ngige

Date: October 14th– 20th, 2019 Venue: Freedom Park, broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos


Muson Festival 2019

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


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:


NUTAF 2019

A theatre art festival by Nigerian Universities

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


Live & Wavy

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

Time: 2pm


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. Powerline Bus Stop Isheri-Igando, Lagos

Time: 10am & 4pm Respectively


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

For inclusion of your arts event on the calendar, please contact, +2348140324319, +2348023181844

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