This is a sophisticated month (ask anyone born in November, they’ll tell you.) It’s only fitting that some of the most prestigious events of the year have been set apart for November.
Impossibility Is A Myth: A Solo Art Exhibition
Kanye Tagbo-Okeke is an abstract artist, a 9-year-old native of Anambra State. The narrative of his life in the past 3 years has inspired thought-provoking conversations about the potential of children with special needs in Nigeria and across the world. In 2017, the Nigerian ambassador to Austria, an avid art collector, discovered Kanye’s art and began to point other prominent art collectors and aficionados to the young prodigy. Kanye has been dubbed the ‘Young Picasso’, and his work is currently in the collection of distinguished personalities and institutions like the Pakistan Embassy, the Finland Embassy, the Moya Museum, the Archduke and Archduchess of Austria, and Suleiman J Al Herbish (DG of the OPEC Fund). He is the youngest artist to have ever received the Flame of Peace Award in Austria.
His work will be on display in a special solo exhibition titled ‘Impossibility is a Myth’.
Date: 2nd to the 9th of November 2019
Time: Opening day 4pm, 10am to 8pm daily
Venue: Terrakulture Gallery, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Living in Bondage: Breaking Free Movie Premiere
Living in Bondage was an iconic 2-part film released in 1992 that told the story of Andy Okeke, a man who gave in to the pressures of poverty and joined a secret cult, sacrificing his wife in the process. Before her death, his wife lay a curse on his life and things began to deteriorate quickly. Andy found freedom eventually, in a church. With Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, Ramsey Nouah’s objective is to present a sequel to the younger generation that missed the impact of the original film. He announced the project in 2015, and we finally have a release date to look forward to: November 8. In flashy Lagos fashion, a themed movie premiere will come first.
The movie premiere of Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, is set for Saturday, November 2. The theme for the premiere is ‘Demons in Diamonds’, and the cast of the film includes Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Ramsey Nouah, Alexx Ekubo, Nancy Isime, and Bob Manuel-Udokwu, to name a few. Davido and Flavour are said to have contributed to the soundtrack of this film. The LIB: Breaking Free premiere is one of the most anticipated events of the year, so we can expect to see some unforgettable costumes from some of Nollywood’s biggest stars. Dress to impress.
Date: 2nd November 2019
Venue: Filmhouse IMAX Cinemas, Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
ART X Lagos
Another fair! October was full of them. ART X Lagos is an international art fair that holds in Lagos every year. It launched in 2016, as a platform for the exhibition of some of the most creative contemporary and modern art curated from Africa and diaspora. Over 22,000 visitors have attended the ART X fair since it began to cater to art lovers. Expect to see stimulating and provocative art from leading and emerging artists in Africa. The fair will also host talks, live events, and interactive art projects. It’s honestly a lot of fun.
The ART X also features a special installation called ART X Live! This year ART X Live is themed Making the Maverick, a celebration of ‘some of Lagos’ most exciting emerging and underground mavericks. Artists who do what they like, with influences from all over, who don’t care to fit into boxes or classifications.’ There will be exhibitions of work from visual artists Dafe Oboro and Joy Matashi, as well as live performances from WurlD, Lady Donli and Buju, with all music produced by TMXO.
A ticket is required for each day you plan to attend the fair. Visit the ART X Lagos website for tickets and more information. Tickets can also be purchased at the fair on open days.
Date: 1st to the 3rd of November 2019
Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
GTBank Fashion Weekend
For your viewing and buying pleasure, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has selected and presented the best of Africa’s fashion since 2016. The fair is consumer-focused, and its aim is to promote the business of fashion as well as the growing fashion industry in Africa. We’re honoured that this event holds in Lagos.
The fair will feature learning opportunities: an exciting series of Masterclasses from some of the world’s most successful and influential personalities in the fashion and beauty industry. A few of the professionals attending this year are Sir John Barnett (Beyonce’s makeup artist), Roksanda Ilinčić (fashion designer to Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle) and Kim Kimble (hairstylist to Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Zendaya). The fair will also feature pop up shops and runway shows. You should be excited about all the trends and contemporary designs that will be on display.
Don’t forget to register to attend the masterclasses! Find information as it is updated on the GTBank Fashion Weekend website.
Date: 9th to 10th November 2019
Venue: Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Lagos Photo Festival
We highlighted the Lagos Photo Festival last month. It began on the 27th of October and will continue to run until the 16th of November. The festival has held in Lagos every year since 2010. This year the theme is Passports – an attempt to present and inspire narratives on the subjects of equality, unity, and cooperation. A special feature from the organizers this year is a photographic project called Portraits of Humanity. The Lagos Photo Festival is an occasion to view stunning photography art and meet other creatives and art lovers.
Visit the Lagos Photo Festival website to find more details and to get a compulsory ‘passport’ to the various installations of this event.
Date: 1st to 15th November 2019
Venue: Several locations
Davido Live in Enugu
This will be one of Davido’s first appearances on stage in Nigeria in the ember months of this year. The concert will feature Davido and his 30 Billion Gang In Concert, as well as an after party.
Date: 23rd November 2019
Venue: Cynosure (ballroom), 1 Ebeano Estate, Independence Layout, Enugu.
Sounds of Neptune Rave Concert
Date: Saturday, November 2,
Time: 5 PM.
Venue: Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos.
RSVP: 09090850668 or 08143157337.
Lagos Photo Festival
Kanye Tagbo Okeke
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