Thursday, December 22, 2011



Wole Soyinka Award holds today

The sixth edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reeporting holds today at NECA Hall, opposite Afrika Shrine, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. Time is 5pm.

Terra Kulture art and craft fair opens today

The third Terra Kulture Art and Craft Fair opens today at the multi-purpose hall of the cultural centre. Sculptural pieces, textile materials, jewelry, leather work, print and fashion accessory would be displayed at the fair.

Media Leaders Forum kick start 2011 NMMA

THE 2011 Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA) ceremonies starts today with a Media Leaders Forum to discuss and proffer solutions to the myriad of problems confronting the industry. The forum is part of event lined-up for this year’s programme, which is holding on December 11 in Akure, Ondo State.

AMMA 2012: call for entries still open

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has called for feature, short and documentary entries for its 2012 edition to be held in April in Nigeria. The deadline for submission is December 30.

TS3 presents black music

TS3, in conjunction with Locomotive events presents Black Music carnival media/stakeholders party today at Bogobiri, Maitama Sule, Ikoyi, Lagos by 6pm. Brands supporting the media party include Indomie Noodles, Climax Energy drink, Mode Men magazine. The members of the Board of advisors are Yeni Kuti, Dr. Chris Nwaokobia, Benson Idonije, Bikiya Graham Douglas, Mallam Okwechime Abdul, Jahman Anikulapo and Kole Payne.
Ayanbinrin, Adunni & Nefertiti, Goke Bajowa, Crown Troupe of Africa and lots of upcoming arts are billed to perform at the event.

PINA, award winning film in 3D, for screening tomorrow

Goethe-Institut Nigeria in conjuction with iRep Documentary Film Forum (iREP) and the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) holds its December edition of the Monthly Film Screening tomorrow at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. Time is 3pm.

The choice flick is PINA, a feature-length dance film in 3D, based on the life and works of Pina Bausch, directed by German director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club). It features the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer who died in

summer of 2009.

Cassava Republic hosts Christmas Fair

The Abuja-based independent book publisher, Cassava Republic Press, will hold a Christmas Fair at its new bookshop/gallery in the Arts and Craft Village, opposite Abuja Sheraton Hotel, tomorrow from 4 to 7pm. Kids will be treated to an afternoon of storytelling and art tutorials at the event.

DAME Media Excellence award on Sunday

THE 20th edition of the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence will hold on Sunday at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja. 22 prizes will be awarded to deserving individuals and organisations in the fields of print journalism, broadcasting and advertising.

Christmas Magic Concert at MUSON Centre

ArtColony International (ACI), a creative arts and entrepreneurial organisation, is giving hope and addressing basic needs of the society this season through it yearly end-of-year community-centred concert tagged Christmas Magic!

Billed to hold on December 16 at Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan Lagos, this edition will feature young and highly skilled musicians (instrumentalists and singers) performing for the purpose of winning a community development project in the various communities they represent.

Headlining this year’s concert is actress, Kate Henshaw; Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Choir, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc Choral group, added to the growing list of supporting organizations.

Souk Feast at Abule Café, as Zebra Living unveils Ngozi Dress

Zebra Living, an arm of The Life House, on Sinari Daranijo Street Victoria Island, Lagos, will host its second Food and Lifestyle Souk.

Other events lined up for the month at The Life House include, In Conversation with Prof. Niyi Osundare, December 14, 6pm to 8pm; book reading with Lola Shoneyin. Mayowa and the Masquerades and The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, 5pm to 8pm, December 17 and Poetic License hosted by Wana Udobang, December 24, 6pm to 9pm

Stars for FAB Night out

The second edition of FAB night out holds on Sunday at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The yearly event brings together the best hand in the entertainment, fashion and musical industry across the country. The nominees list unveiled recently includes Kate Henshaw Nuttal, Monalisa Chinda, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Ramsey Nouah, Nse Ikpe Etim, Mike Ezuruonye and Majid Michael and others.

An afternoon with George Osodi

George Osodi in a well researched work has tried to address the derelict conditions of human existence in the Niger Delta in his book - Niger Delta – The Rape of Paradise. The book presentation comes up on Saturday, December 17 by 3pm, at the Folomo Shopping Centre, Ikoyi.

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