The year is coming to a quick end. At this point most of us are already planning for the impending excitement of December. To keep you stimulated, we’ve compiled a short list of events that might be worth your time this September.
Priceless – A Solo Art Exhibition
Yusuf Durodola is a painter and performance artist. He has more than 10 years of experience in the Nigerian art space, and he has been exhibited at a number of locations all over the country. Last September, he performed Ohun Etutu at the School of Art, Design and Printing, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Ohun Etutu is a symbolic reminder of society’s relative and collective responsibility to itself- the part that we all have to play, and the impact that each of us has on everyone else.
The conversation continues at his solo art show this month titled Priceless. The exhibition will hold at the Nike Art Gallery on the 14th of September. The theme is an exploration of ideas in individual responsibility, human value, and elements of social cohesion.
Coffee, Books and Art
Another promising experience is the Coffee, Books and Art event on the 20th of September, 2019. In a bid to develop coffee trade among African countries, the Lagos Coffee Festival Team promises a special kind of entertainment. It’s a mix of business insight, networking, and mental stimulation.
Coffee, Books and Art is one of two pre-events leading up to the maiden edition of a Coffee Festival in June. There will be coffee to drink, selected book readings and an exhibition of coffee art. It will hold at the Consulate General of Brazil in Lagos, and registration is free.
Burna Boy Live In Benin
Burna Boy will be live in concert in Benin this September. The Port Harcourt superstar has performed at several locations all over the world this year, and he’s taking the show to Benin. The Big Bash concert is on the 29th of September at the Civic Centre, GRA, Benin. Regular tickets will cost N5000, VIP tickets will cost N20,000, VVIP will cost N50,000 and a table for 10 will cost N500,000.
Finding Adaora – A Stage Play
Finding Adaora is a vibrant play that explores the misconceptions and struggles of self-discovery, emancipation and identity. A British-Nigerian woman goes back to Nigeria hoping to connect with something that will reveal more about who she is to her, but her experiences in Nigeria teach her that identity is about far more than what she thought it was. The play revolves around her peculiar adventures with Udoka, a Nigerian driver, and his bogus sidekick, Emem.
Finding Adaora is a stage play by Roli Ukwu and Segun Michaels. The play will be performed on Friday, the 6th of September in Asokoro, Abuja at the Mediterranean Club on 1141 Kwame Nkurumah Crescent. Tickets will cost N3000 for adults and N1500 for kids.
The Wives – A Stage Play
Another exciting theatre production coming to stage this month is The Wives, a dramatic comedy starring a Jide Kosoko, Kate Henshaw, Shaffy Bello, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Toyin Oshinnaike and Kemi Akindoju.
The Wives is a story of four women- three wives and a sister -who uncover an uncomfortable family secret in the midst of arguments and accusations, when the man of the house dies. In a comment on the play, the director Kemi Lala Akindoju explained that The Wives ‘explores the question of whether a man can keep his most cherished secrets forever…’
The play is supported by Africa Magic W and Access Bank. It was written by Professor Ahmed Yerima and produced by Make It Happen Productions in partnership with YNaija. Watch The Wives at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos from 5th – 8th September, 2019. Tickets will cost N6500 and can be purchased on afritickets.com
The Guardian Nigeria
Featured Image Source: Nike Art Gallery