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

…Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi & John O Goetzinger

Contacts: info@bookartville.com; toyin@bookartville.com

July 15-August 31, 2022


Dress Fela Fashion Competition

Towards Felabration 2022

Submission Opens July 15, 2022, Closes August 31, 2022

July 23, 2022


An Evening with RMD-Bookcraft will be hosting ‘An Evening with Richard Mofe Damijo’, at the Roving Heights Bookstore on the Oniru Waterfront, the holiday precinct of Lagos. Date is Saturday July 23, 2022.

The focus of the light conversation and banter is RMD: Portrait of a Warri Boy, a 200-page, coffee table book filled with 25 essays describing the life and essence of the actor, poet, short story writer and film producer. Details below.

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.

July 24, 2022



Date: July 24

Time: 5:00 pm 

Tickets: ₦10000 – ₦500000

July 30, 2022


OSHARE: Problem No Dey Finish

A comic stage play directed by Jude Orhorha

Date: July 30

Venue: Muson Centre

Time: 3:00pm, 6:00 pm 

Tickets: ₦2,000 – ₦50,000

JULY 31, 2022


Afrobeat acts: Kofo “The Wonderman” & His “The Daylight Stars” return to the big at the Freedom Park on Lagos Island on July 31. Show starts at 6pm. Ticket is ₦1,000.

JULY -31, 2022


ARTSPLIT Private Viewing

A Modern and Contemporary Nigerian Arts exhibition titled Ode to Mastery, featuring five prominent Nigerian artists t: Abiodun Olaku, Duke Asidere, Edosa Ogiguo, El-Dragg Okwoju and Oliver Enwonwu. 

JULY 31-AUGUST 7, 2022


IN BETWEEN-An Exhibition of Art & Craft

Presented at ART FACTORY, 32, Awofodu Street, Bariga

IN BETWEEN opens on July 31, 2022, prefacing and running through a weeklong festival of Drama, Masquerade Parade, Dance, and Seminar, christened EKO Theatre Carnival. 

Venue: Bariga Waterfront, Crown Art Factory, Bariga Precinct

Date: July 31- 7th August, 2022

Time12Noon Daily

AUGUST 1- 7, 2022


EKO Theatre Carnival: Crown Troupe at 26

A weeklong festival of Drama, Masquerade Parade, Dance, Art Exhibition and Seminar, will run at the Crown Art Factory on the Bariga waterfront an s well as the Bariga culture precinct. Its a this culture enclave erected on the dream and vision of Segun Adefila, the crown head of the Crown Troupe experiment, which has spawned a factory of talents and creative effort producing a variety of culture products in the vicinity of the University of Lagos in the north of Lagos.

The Festival is essentially a fusion of street culture and high art.

Venue: Bariga Waterfrontt, Crwon Art Factory, Bariga Precinct

Date: 1- 7th August, 2022

Time: 9am till sunset.

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 milstone. 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 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 premièred 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

PAGES/Book Party

The 13th CORA-NLNG Book party for the shortlisted authors for the Nigeria Prize for Literature (NPL) will hold at Eko Hotel from 3pm on August 7, 2022 at Eko Hotel in Lagos. It is in honour of the 11 poets shortlisted for the 2022 edition of the NPL. They include Augusta’s Poodle – Ogaga Ifowodo, 2. Coming Undone As Stitches, Tighten – Iquo DianaAbasi, 3. Dispossessed – James Eze, 4. Ife Testament – Olusegun Adekoya, 5. Memory and the Call of Waters – S. Su’eddie Agema, 6. Neglected – Lucy Chiamaka Okwuma, 7. Nomad – Romeo Oriogun, 8. The Lilt of the Rebel – Obari Gomba, 9. The Love Canticles – Chijioke Amu Nnadi, 10. Wanderer Cantos – Remi Raji, 11. Yawns and Belches– Joe Ushie

Details here https://bookartville.com/book-party-for-big-literature-prize/

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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