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

…Compiled by John O Goetzinger & Macson Obojemuinmoin

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

 

June 16, 2022

MUSIC

KARAOKE Night, Live Band Performance

Prudence Band @ Shades Lounge

After three-hours of one of the best Karaoke sessions in Lagos, Prudence Band takes the stage for its weekly Thursday performance at the busiest indoor bar & restaurant on Victoria Island.

Date: June 162022 Time: 7pm

Venue: Shades Lounge, No 1, Anifowoshe Street, VI

Contact: +2349085694327

June 16, 2022

MUSIC

OPEN MIC at Bogobiri

The Open Mic Night at Bogobiri House in SW Ikoyi is one of the oldest, consistent “parties” in Lagos.  The next iteration of this event is:

Bogobiri Open Mic Night

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022.
Time: 7 PM.
VenueBogobiri House, 9 Maitama Sule Street, Off Raymond Njoku street, Ikoyi.
RSVP: 07068176454

JUNE 18, 19, 2022

THE STAGE

The Two Both of Us, this month at Terra

Paul Ugbede’s The Two Both Of Us is on stage at Terra Kulture’s open air lawn, called the Garden. The current production opened on Saturday June 4, at 5.30pm, running every Saturday and Sunday in June 2022 (, 18th , 19th, 25th, 26th ) at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

The Two Both Of Us stars Awesome Duru, May Okanigbe, Adetutu Adelanke Mogaji and  Chioma Okechukwu. It is directed by Ifeanyi Eziukwu and Bunmi Awolowo.

June 17, 2022

MOVING PICTURES/ STILL IMAGES

Tam Fiofori @ 80

The arthouse crowd congregates to celebrate Tam Fiofori, iconic photographer, filmmaker and culture vulture, who turns 80.

A late afternoon of conversations, tributes, and concert, will hold June 17 at te Freedom Park, on Lagos Island

Confirmed Speakers include: Adewale Maja -Pearce (onsite), Juliet Maja Pearce (Virtual), Maxim Uzoatu (virtual), Don Barber (on-site), Femi Odugbemi and Toyin Akinosho.

June 19, 2022

MUSIC

SUGA’S Sunday Show @ Shades

Lagos City’s largest indoor Bar plays host to the widely acknowledged O’Suga Band this Sunday. The group christened: Sugarman &The Crossroad Band, is beloved in the barroom circuit for the extensive strumming antics of its acoustic guitarist. But the singers are also as comfortable with rendering afrobeats (Naija Hip Hop, Naija R&B) as the guitarists are adept at stretching the rock effect, so the band delivers a full bodied, diverse sound range, fit for the multiracial crowd at the Shades bar on Sunday evenings.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Shades, No 1, Anifowoshe Street, Off Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island: June 19, 2022. Time: 7pm.

June 22 -25, 2022

PAGES

WAHALA in Lagos

The Anglo-Nigerian writer Nikki May will be in Lagos from mid to late next week, reading from her novel, WAHALA. She will also do radio appearances and TV interviews. Born in Bristol, England and raised in Lagos, May ran an advertising agency before turning to writing. WAHALA, her debut novel (published in Nigeria in 2022 by Narrative Landscape Press), “was inspired by a long (and loud) lunch with friends” according to goodreads. It is being turned into a BBC TV drama.

Ongoing Show

IN THE GALLERY

Features ‘Austere Imaginary’

Art Gallery opens Austere Imaginary featuring works by Maryam Moma, Taiye Idahor and Mobolaji Ogunrosoye.
Austere Imaginary explores the delicate craftsmanship of paper assemblage through profiling the works of three Nigerian women collage artists.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: 36 Cameron Road, Ikoyi, Lagos Opening June 4- 4pm-8pm; Exhibition runs from June 4-18, 2022.

June 23 -25, 2022

PAGES

African writers pour into Ibadan

It’s been 60 years since that landmark African Literature Conference in Kampala, during which, among many incidents, Achebe discovered Ngugi. The Pan African Writers Association is facilitating the diamond jubilee anniversary of that epoch making literary gabfest at which, some say, the foundation floor of African literature-in -English was properly cemented.

Audience expected: Over 100 writers and literature enthusiasts from 40 countries.

Date: June 23-25

Theme: Literature Since Makerere 1962: The African Writers’ Pan-African Agenda For Peace, Security and Cultural Development.“

Hosts: Pan African Writers Association, PAWA/ Nigerian Academy of Letters, NA/ Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA,

Keynoters:

  • Bernth Lindfors (Professor), renowned expert on African Literature,
  • Ashraf Aboul-Yazid. award-winning Egyptian Journalist and Poet.

Lead Papers:

  • Femi Osofisan (Professor of Drama and Nigeria’s most performed playwright)
  • Virginia Phiri (Zimbabwean activist and writer, author of Destiny (Corals Services, 2006), Highway Queen (Corals Services, 2010), Desperate (Xavier F Carelse, 2002 & 2013))
  • Sarah Anyang Agbor, (Cameroonian), Professor of African and Commonwealth Literatures

June 22 -25, 2022

PAGES

WAHALA in Lagos

The Anglo-Nigerian writer Nikki May will be in Lagos from mid to late next week, reading from her novel, WAHALA. She will also do radio appearances and TV interviews. Born in Bristol, England and raised in Lagos, May ran an advertising agency before turning to writing. WAHALA, her debut novel (published in Nigeria in 2022 by Narrative Landscape Press), “was inspired by a long (and loud) lunch with friends” according to goodreads. It is being turned into a BBC TV drama.

June 25, 2022

PAGES

Unveiling: The Strange Moon of Yenagoa’

 

Poet and culture producer Samuel Osaze, will unveil his new collection of poems ‘Der Falsche Mond von Yenagoa /The Strange Moon of Yenagoa’ to the public.

Date: June 25, 2022 

Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria at 7b, Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 Time is 12:00 prompt.

It is the author’s second collection.

Osaze’s book launch is also the inaugural edition of a new programme of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, The Goethe-Institut Readers’ Corner.”

June 25, 2022

GABFEST

More than Hustle and Hustlers

Aduke Gomez has convened and will moderate a panel session, focused on the creative activities in Lagos, at the Lagos Studies Association (LSA) Conference. 

Date 5:30PM – 7:00PM

More than Hustle and Hustlers:

Intellectual and Creative Activities in Lagos

Session 10H (June 25)

Please click the link below to join the session:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89746075452

Chair and Organizer

Aduke Gomez (Independent Scholar) adukegomez@yahoo.com

Discussants

Lawon Adams (Founder, Loving Lagos) lawonsdams@yahoo.com

Joke Silva (CEO, Glover Hall and Chair of Contemporary Center for Art) ajoke.mfv@gmail.com

Toyin Akinosho (Publisher of BookArtVille, and Co-founder of the Lagos Book and Art Festival) toyin@bookartville.com

Ongoing Show

IN THE GALLERY

Fragile by German Artist/Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, at Art Twenty-One, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Lagos.

“Following on stops in Kinshasa, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, Yaoundé, Accra and Abidjan, German artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ Fragile comes to Lagos. The work of Wolfgang Tillmans occupies a prominent position in the contemporary art world. His oeuvre encompasses pictures of club culture in the 1990s, abstract works based on extreme formal reduction, the beauty of the everyday and pictures of the sublime, a sensual gaze full of physical desire and an analytical perspective with great social and political awareness. His approach can be seen as an appeal for freedom and invitation to meet the other fearlessly and with open-minded curiosity. For Tillmans, acceptance of the fragility that determines us as individuals and that plays into our relations with each other is not a weakness – it is a great strength”-Art Twenty One Gallery.

July 10 & 11, 2022

THE STAGE

Cream Body, Kininso Productions

 

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