TGIF Mums! Check out these great places to hangout with your family and make the first weekend of the month worthwhile for you all.
Wakaa the Musical
Wakaa! The Musical is a play about the trials, successes and experiences of young graduates with varied backgrounds, a wager between them after graduation has a twist when the realities of life and the folly of their choices hit them. Eventually they reunite, coming full circle.
The story reveals the struggles and challenges young people face in present day Nigeria and abroad. WAKAA! The Musical takes you on an emotional roller coaster and is a strong satire of the Nigeria’s politics.
Gate Fee: Children 5,000 Regular 8,000 VIP 10,000
Love & Recession
Starring Keppy Ekpenyong, Omonor and Ikponmwosa Gold.
Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa of the acclaimed stage play HEAR WORD!
An adaptation of Femi Osofisan’s popular stage play titled ‘The Engagement’ inspired Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Marriage Proposal’.
Young farmer Elemude, a long-time neighbor of Chief Sowande, has come to gain permission to propose marriage to Chief’s daughter, Ronke. Chief is overjoyed at this news as Ronke is already an old maid by Nigerian standards. As such, he immediately fetches his daughter so Elemude can propose on the spot. However, Elemude is an anxious hypochondriac, and while drumming up the courage to propose, he inadvertently gets into an argument over a nearby piece of land. The fight escalates and Elemude leaves in anger. In mutual anger, Chief tells his daughter “and the idiot came her to propose marriage to you”. Desperate to be married, Ronke goes into hysterics and begs her father to bring Elemude back; yet once again, the two get into a second argument. To Ronke’s dismay, Elemude collapses from his exhaustion over arguing, and apparently dies. However, after a few minutes he regains consciousness, and the relieved Chief all but forces the two to get married on the spot.
Date: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of June 2017
Time: 2pm & 7pm
Venue: Agip Hall Muson Center
Note: Special matinee shows for young children 2pm ONLY. Half price for children if accompanied by a full paying adult.
Lagos Leather Fair
The LAGOS LEATHER FAIR is a private initiative born out of a need to redress the current situation, specifically within the leather industry. It is fundamentally a business project designed to unlock the huge potential of the leather industry and to empower the players along the leather value chain. Its ultimate goal is to deliberate on the challenges facing the industry, start a discourse, tell our stories and offer innovative solutions.
Themed ‘Changing the Narrative’, the Fair is the first of its kind in the country to cater to this niche sector on such a scale; the event will incorporate exhibitions, masterclasses, a panel discussion, workshops, brief catwalk presentations and a unique retail experience. This segment-based approach will provide exposure and a platform for some of Nigeria’s best leather designers of footwear, handbags, apparel, jewellery and much more, to showcase their work. It will also facilitate contacts between raw materials suppliers (tanners), producers of finished leather goods, and retailers. Beyond this, it will provide a learning opportunity for SMEs, and enable necessary business linkages.
Date: 3rd & 4th June, 2017
Venue: Federal Palace, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Africa Fashion Week Nigeria
This year again,top Africa print fabric designers will be partnering with the organisers of the Africa fashion week to Unveil their new range of Da Viva collection. This unique collection will be done via a Solo show exclusively for the fabric company .
Also on the runway this year, one of Nigeria’s old time favourite prints -ABC Wax , will be relaunched via a rich collection designed by some of Nigeria’s top and seasoned designers , some of which are Modela , House of Regalia , Zizi Cardow and Maufechi .
There will be livestreaming on Da Viva social media channels all through the shows that will be taking place on Saturday , 5.30pm – 8pm at the Iconic National Arts Theatre, Lagos.
Their unveiling promises to be Epic .
Da Viva have been partners of Africa Fashion Week London & Nigeria for seven years running and the founder Ms Ronke Ademiluyi is delighted to have them as a major part of the fashion week this year.
Date: 3rd & 4th June, 2017