It’s the 8th month of the year! We’re all thinking it, and everyone is saying it: this year went by fast. Feels like it was just January yesterday. The first weekend in August is packed with a variety of relaxing and exciting events, from paint sessions to bus rides and meet and greets; the fun is spread throughout the rest of the month.
You have almost no reason to stay home this August, unless you’re one of those people panicking because it feels like you haven’t done enough work this year. Don’t worry, I’m a panicking workaholic too. But before we dive too far into our worries, let’s take a look at a few of the entertainment events in August.
End the first Saturday in August with a 2-hour paint session and an after party, with time for food, drinks, and networking in between. Meet really cool people, listen to some good music, and just have fun!
The Acoustic Vibes Sip and Paint Party is happening on August 3 at Plot B20 Wole Olateju Crescent, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Entry will cost you 5,500 naira, and the party starts at 4:00 PM.
Jollof & Palmie 3
Every year since 2016, the Jollof and Palmie Party has been held in Muri Okunola Park. The event is a bikers hangout, retail shopping, brand exhibition and food and drink festival all in one. This year, the event is called the ‘Carniversary’, and it will hold on August 4 at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos from 12 PM to 9 PM.
Mente De Moda: August Rush
Mente De Moda is an outdoor shopping market that brings together all the food, drink, accessory, and clothing brands that matter. Find anything from slippers, bags, donuts and smoothies to T-shirts, bracelets and dresses. It all comes with the added benefit of mingling with the other cool kids in Lagos.
The Mente De Moda shopping market is happening at BICS Garden, B29 Wole Olateju Crescent, Lekki Phase 1.
Stigma, The Movie Premiere
Stigma is the rape story of a Nigerian girl. A lot of effort has been put into raising awareness on sexual violation through the Twitter account of this movie.
It will be showing for the first time at the Creative Arts Building, Commercial Road, Lagos on August 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Brunch with Ayo Van Elmar: So You Wanna Do Fashion?
Ayo Van Elmar, nutritionist, creative director and fashion designer, will be hosting a panel discussion and brunch session alongside Tosin Ogundadegbe (fashion stylist), Latasha Ngwube (founder of About That Curvy Life) and Adebayo Oke-Lawal (C.E.O of Orange Culture). The event promises to be an intimate and intense session on the frustrations, challenges, and possibilities of fashion in Nigeria. The brunch and seminar session will hold at the Ayo Van Elmar Fashion Cafe in the New Wing of the Oriental Hotel, Lekki by 12 noon on August 16.
Green White Green Film Screening
Green White Green, an independent comedy film by Abba T. Makama, has been referred to as ‘one of the best Nollywood movies of 2016.’ While three teenagers are stuck at home waiting for admission into university, they begin to try their hands at various projects and hobbies as they attempt to fill the time and express their identities. Green White Green will be screening on August 17, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the newly opened Arthouse cinema located at Nigerian Film Corporation, Beside Voice of Nigeria, Ikoyi Road, Obalende, Lagos. Tickets cost 500 naira.
NexPad Gaming Party
The NexPad Summer Gaming Party is a game fest at the NexPad Gaming Lounge in Ikeja, Lagos. If you like video games and are looking for an exciting place to meet and chill with other gamers, save the date. There’ll be food, music, and drinks.
The NexPad Summer Gaming Party will be at TecHub Spaces, Lateef Jakande Road, Ikeja, Lagos on August 23 from noon till 10:00 PM.
There are only 30 slots available, so get registered on Eventbrite. Tickets cost 2000 naira.
A summer retail and shopping experience on the beach! Kulturefest is a summer trade show and brand exhibition this month that will feature food, gadgets, accessories, clothing, and apparently, an appearance by Waje.
Kulturefest is happening August 17 and 18 at Landmark Beach, 4 Water Corporation Drive, Lagos from 12:00PM to 10:00PM.
Seyi Law: Blacker Than Ever
At Eko Hotel this month, Seyi Law is fast, funny, and blacker than ever. His comedy show will feature performances by Duncan Mighty, Perruzzi, Simi, Adekunle Gold and a few other big entertainers. You can find booking and reservation details on ticketing websites like Ariiyatickets.com.
The Seyi Law comedy concert will be at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on August 11 and it starts at 6 PM.
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