What’s Popping This Weekend! Nigeria’s Independence Celebration Edition

Hello “Style Revolutionists”, this weekend is sure going to be a long and fun one especially in Nigeria since the Federal Government has declared Monday October 3 as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary which is actually on Saturday October 1. So get ready to have all the fun it has to offer.

There are so many events to keep you busy so don’t be left doing nothing. Check out our compilation below.

Here’s wishing you all a happy Independence celebrations.


The 6th edition of Lights Camera Africa!!!


The 6th edition of Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival themed “Music makes the people…” is set. The festival will kick off with the worldwide premiere of Toronto International Film Festival selected Green White Green by Abba Makama followed by a line up of other exciting films. This year’s edition will feature 23 independent films from over 14 countries assuring everyone that there will be at least a film for them.

Guests can also look forward to sparkling refreshment from the Catuma bar on opening night and daily live music showcases, talks and networking. The festival has also planned a few surprise additions – an outdoor art and sound installation as well as an indoor play prop that should make musically inclined guests very very happy.
Date: Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2016.
Time: From 12PM daily
Venue: The Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
For more information and registration please visit: www.lightscameraafrica.com | Twitter/Instagram: @LCAFilmFest | Facebook: The Life House | Media: esther@bobbytaylorcompany.com

The Coldstone Secret Silent Disco Party


Coldstone creamery is 4!!! This is a very exclusive Silent Disco Party. Its gonna be an amazing night with a delicious menu of Coldstone signature cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeurves, loads of fun games and of course 2 DJs simultaneously sending very sick tunes straight from their mixers to your headphones – you get to pick what you want to listen to.  Date: Friday, September 30, 2016.
Time: 6Pm
Venue: A secret location somewhere is the energetic city of Lagos.
To RSVP, kindly send an email with your full name, address, number and email address to team@aw-ca.com, be sure to include same details for your plus one.

Superstar Deejay, DJ Xclusive at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos


Superstar Deejay, DJ Xclusive will be holding down the turn tables. Revel in an Xclusive night of excitement!
Date: Friday, September 30, 2016.
Time: 10PM
Venue: Plot No 3 & 4, Block XVI, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Near Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road, Lagos.
For more information, call: 09081988888

The Hairven Experience With Beauty in Lagos


At Queen Beauty Lounge, we promise to deliver an experience for  you and your extensions as we treat you with free wig/weave washes – with Ezinne of Beauty in Lagos as our special guest! They will be offering free wig washes and sharing insightful tips on how to take care of your hair.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: 10AM- 3PM
Venue: Queen Beauty Lounge, 6 Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Pur A Sock On It


Come shop prototype designer socks, ties and accessories at 70% discount. Don’t miss one of the greatest shopping and networking sales events in Lagos this independence weekend.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: 11:30AM – 8PM
Venue: Plot 20 Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lekki, Lagos.

Kene Rapu Independence Sale Party


Get 30% off all purchases. Bring a friend and get an extra 20% off. Drinks and cupcakes for all plus music and fun.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: 12PM-6PM
Venue: 1 Olajide George Street, off Admiralty Way
Lekki phase 1, Lagos.

La Mode Magazine Green October Event 2016 Edition!


“Green October Event‟ is a La Mode Magazine initiative. It is an annual event to appreciate and show love to people living with disabilities. The 2016 edition is focused on Autism. At the event funds are raised to support this cause (Autism). Green October event is an avenue where philanthropic and humanitarian gestures are given annual prestigious award. These are people that have contributed significantly to humanity in their various fields of endeavors without prejudice on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. Ten (10) recognition awards will be awarded to different Nigerians who have added significant value in their various fields of endeavors. The 2016 edition introduces the fashion award categories. At the event guests will be entertained with fashion show, arts, talks on autism, entertainment from artists, and dance performance from children living with autism.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: Green Carpet 1PM | Event starts 2PM
Venue: Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
For more information visit www.lamodespot.com | Instagram: @lamodemag @greenoctoberevent | Twitter: @lamodemag

Vicky Heldan Presents the Grandeur Collection


Fashion designer Vicky Heldan will be showcasing her latest “Grandeur” collection at the “Green October Event‟ organised by La Mode Magazine initiative.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: 2PM
Venue: The Green October event, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
For more information, visit: www.vickyheldan.com

Asa, 2face, KSA and Dbanj Perform on the Same Stage for the First Time at the Supremacy Concert
For the first time ever, Asa, 2face, KSA and Dbanj will be sharing same stage. The event will have DJ Jimmy Jatt and DJ Cuppy as official DJ. Supremacy concert is the last day of a seven days event, MAIN Festival which started on Monday.
The event has witnessed the presence of important dignitaries such as: Senate president, Saraki, Minister of power, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika, CEO of Emzor Pharmaceutical, Stella Okoli, and other important dignitaries.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: 6PM
Venue: Eko Atlantic (Old Bar Beach), Victoria Island, Lagos.
Get your tickets  at: www.supremacy.mainfestival.com or www.netshop.ng

Aquafina Elite Model Look 2016 Edition is Here!!!


Elite Model Look International continues to offer aspiring models a chance to start a career in international modelling at the highest level. Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria Grand Finale 2016 aims to showcase notable talents in the Modelling, Fashion and Music Industry. Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria is organised by Beth Model Management in conjunction with Upfront & Personal.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: 7PM
Venue: The Grand Ballroom Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ticket: General N15,000 | VIP N50,000 | Platinum: N150,000
For more information or general enquiries, call 08033278752 or send an email to Laura@bethmodelafrica.com | Website: www.elitemodellook.com/ng  | Facebook: EliteModelLookNG | Instagram: @elitemodellooknigeria

The Green Carpet Nigeria Independence Ball Lagos Party Edition


The Nigeria Independence Ball and Lagos Party DC has official merge with the Hello Nigeria. Two (2) Themes, One (1) Event. Join use for the 7th consecutive year of bringing you the #1 Nigerian Independence Day Celebration in the DMV. This year, we’re taking it to a higher level with live performance, special guest, and top tier Djs.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: 8PM & 11PM- 3AM
Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.
Dress Code: Classy | Formal |Tradition
RSVP for table: 443-763-1332 | 240-460-2545

Come Enjoy a Night of Luxury at the Bank Abuja with Belverdere


Join the celebrations this independence weekend as The Bank Abuja  hosts “Belvedere’s Electrify The Night” a glow in the dark party supported by Belvedere Vodka. Come experience the best music, a great atmosphere and good vibes at The Bank this Saturday. The host on the night is Hypeman Fish and the music policy will be by DJ Cypher.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Time: 10PM
Venue: 80 Aminu Kano Crescent, Abuja.

Annual Food Festival- Flavours Of Lagos (Tasteoff Lagos in partnership with the One Lagos Brand)


The 2-day event is a time for everyone and their families to roll up their sleeves and enjoy a whole host of live cooking, workshops, cooking classes and more by familiar faces and the new kids on the gastronomic block. Festival attendees will be able to taste the many gastronomic delights on offer cooked and supplied by local restaurateurs and chefs, they ‘ll be able to munch their way around the world such is the variety of foods stalls.
Date: Sunday October 2, and Monday October 3, 2016.
Time: 12PM
Venue: Eko Atlantic Waterfront, Victoria Island, Lagos.
For a full list of events keep checking the festival website at
For further information, contact Festival Director Abisola Dejonwo via TEL: +234 (0) 700TASTEOFF | Email:  info@tasteoffng.com | Website: www.tasteoffng.com

Nosa, Maka, Imanse, Maximum, Trex, Ruddy, Tee, Tari, Tony Emeperor & Torpedo Mascaw for Acoustic Night with Freedomhall Acoustic Night with Freedomhall


Enjoy a great night of acoustic musical artists Nosa, Maka, Imanse, Maximum, Trex, Ruddy, Tee, Tari and Tony Emeperor this independence weekend. Host is Torpedo Mascaw.
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 7-10PM
Venue: La Vida Bella @14 Providence Street (2nd Round About), Off Lekki/Epe Express Way, Lekki, Lagos.

ROAD TO MAMA – Lagos 2016” Hits Hard Rock Cafe


Lagos’s annual Road to MAMA party, taking place this year at the Hard Rock Cafe.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 are brought to you by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google, and in association with MTN and DStv. Headlining the gig is reggae – dance hall star Patoranking, Nasty C, Ycee, Skales, Runtown, Koker, Simi. There will be added excitement at this year’s gig, as MTV Base will be revealing nominees in 7 different MAMA categories, including Best Female, Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.Rounding out the evening with some hot deck action will be DJs Xclusive, Humility, Kaywise, Hazan and Ttb.
Date: October 2nd  2016
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Water Corporation Road, Landmark Village, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time: 9pm
Tickets: Standard ₦20,000
Tickets are sold online at www.naijaticketshop.com and will besold at Naija Ticket Shop Outlets located at: Ozone Cinemas, Eko Hotel, Silverbird Cinemas in Victoria Island and Party Perfect Stores.

Aimas Independence Sale Party!!

Did someone say Sale??!! Yes, you read right! Aimas is hosting her annual independence day BLOW OUT SALE PARTY. Items will be going for as low as N5,000 for adults and N2,000 for the kids and we are sure you don’t want to miss out on this that’s why we are giving you a heads up! Bring the kids, prepare you pockets and come ready to shop ’til you drop!! There will be plenty to drink and eat
Date: Monday October 3, 2016.
Time: 10PM
Venue: The Aimas House, 32 Alexander Avenue Ikoyi, Lagos.
For more information, call: 09095325763.

Please note that some of these events have free entries while others are strictly by invitation or may require you to purchase tickets so we strongly advice you make enquiries with the contact information provided here.

If you want your events to be featured in our “What’s Popping This Weekend!” feature published on Thursdays, then kindly send an email with details about your event- this should include a soft copy invite or flyer. Send all details to our editorial department: style.director@onobello.com

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