What’s Popping This Weekend!

Hello Style Revolutionists, after a long relaxing Independence holiday we hope you are gearing up for what looks like another eventful weekend! Are you in Lagos, Abuja and even all the way to Johannesburg, we have something here to tickle your fancy.

You have no reason to be alone except you really just want to have a chilled weekend.

In our Thursday tradition, we have rounded up ‘What’s Popping This Weekend!’ around you. Make sure to check them out below!

 Accra Fashion Week 2016

1-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloGhana will see over 60 models walk the runway in some of the latest and hottest trends to ever hit the runway. There will be fashion goodies, offers, sales, and networking opportunities for all those within the industry. The event is set to host designers from Mozambique, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, South Africa, Nigeria, Netherlands, UK, USA and more. ‘From Batik 2 Boutique’ is the theme behind our 2016 event and might be that of ’17 & ’18.

Date: Wednesday, October 6th to Sunday October 9th 2016.

Venue: The Trade Fair, Accra, Ghana.

For timings and further information visit: www.accrafashionweek.org

Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2016

2-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloGlitz Africa Fashion Week (GAFW) is tailored to provide the platform for Africa’s Fashion Industry to showcase its talents, network, celebrate each other and expose them. Glitz Africa Fashion Week will be an international three days event.

Date: Thursday, October 6th to Sunday October 9th 2016.

Venue: Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana.

For timings and further information visit: www.glitzafricafashionweek.com | Email: info@glitzafricafashionweek.com  and press@glitzafricafashionweek.com for press registration | Facebook & Instagram pages: glitzfashionweek


I A M I S I G O  P o p u p  S h o w  R o o m  JHB S o u t h  Af r i c a

3-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloNow you too can see I.AM.ISIGO at Work Shop New Town, this week only and experience the pop up version of their showroom in Lagos here in Johannesburg. Meet the brand’s Artistic Director Bubu Ogisi as she presents this exciting I.AM.ISIGO pop up in Johannesburg.

Date: Thursday, October 6th to Saturday October 8th 2016.

Time: 10AM to 6PM Daily.

Venue: Work Shop New Town, Newtown Junction, Corner of Miriam Makeba and Gwigwi Mrwebi Road. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lounge Thursdays At Zenbah

4-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloJoin us Tonight at your favourite spot to kick start your weekend. 90’s Music! Cocktails! Great Conversations!

What Could be better?

Date: Thursday, October 6th 2016.

Time: 7PM

Venue: 11B Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Book your table by calling 07035555252


Experience Electrifying Live Music By Boogy

5-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloJoin us for Live Music, Great Drinks and Food at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos this weekend.

Date: Thursday, October 6th 2016.

Time: 8PM

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Lagos, Plot No 3 & 4, Block XVI, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Near Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road.

For more information, call: 08152676122

A Woman’s World Pop-Up Panel

6-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloIn re-imagining our cities, what mechanisms, policies, and processes are needed to realise a more gender-aware urban practice? Be a part of the conversation where Heinrich Boll Foundation and Nsibidi Institute will be hosting A Woman’s World Pop-up Panel.  This is part of the line-up of activities under the Open City Lagos 2016 project exploring issues that emerge at the intersections of gender and urbanism. Urban practitioners, architects, artists, researchers, students, photographers, sociologists, and journalists are welcome!

Date: Friday, October 7th 2016.

Time: 10AM to 1PM

Venue: Cre8, Cafe Neo, 6 Agoro Odiyan Street, VI, Lagos
To RSVP or get more information, please send an email to tamilore.oni@nsibidiinstitute.org.

H.O.Z Model Club

7-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloThe October Edition of the House Of ZETA Academy and Talent Management Agency initiative is a two-day intensive workshop which will be offering upcoming and recognised models the opportunity to learn and develop their skills as models. The workshop is in partnership with A.E.C Photography, who will be hosting the photography seminar; Eyesome Beauty, who will be hosting the beauty seminar; and Nkem Okorafor, who will be hosting the modeling workshop.

Date: Friday, October 7th – Saturday October 8th 2016.

Time: 10AM – 5PM Daily.

Venue: V.Gini’s Center, 3 Hussey Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

Registration for the HOZ Model club costs N5000 | RSVP here to reserve a space  or send mail to newcreative@houseofzeta.org for payment information or pay at venue.


 African Fashion and Design Week (AFDW) 2016 themed “Be Inspired”

25-afdw-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloAfrican Fashion and Design Week (AFDW) is an annual fashion event that showcases the best of designers and talents across Africa. Designers billed to show at AFDW 2016 include Zizi Cardow (Nigeria), Sunny Rose (Nigeria/Thailand), Modela (Nigeria), Chocolate (Ghana), Grace Wallace (Togo), Weiz Dhurm Franklyn (Nigeria), Afriken (Ghana), Raaah (Zimbabwe/UK), Phuzion (Gambia), Gavin Rajah (South Africa) and many more.

Date: Friday, October 7th – Saturday October 8th 2016.

Time: 6PM Daily.

Venue: Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki – Epe Express Way, Lagos.

For tickets and more information, visit www.afdwng.com  or call 08055479343 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/afdwng | Twitter: @afdwng | Instagram: @afdwng


Business Of Fashion Seminar By African Fashion And Design Week 2016

8-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloAre you an aspiring fashion entrepreneur? Do you want to learn what it takes to run a fashion business? Then, register for the ‘Business of Fashion Seminar’ hosted by African Fashion and Design Week 2016. The aim of the seminar is to provide budding fashion entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of building and maintaining a fashion brand.

Date: Friday, October 7th 2016.

Time: 2PM to 5PM

Venue: Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Visit www.afdwng.com to register.


Conversations on “We Survived Boko Haram” stories by The Ford Foundation and The Future Project in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com

This is a gathering of engaged citizens with interest in solving the challenges faced by people living in the peace-challenged North-East area of Nigeria. It affords you an opportunity to listen to stories of hope, courage, empathy, triumph, and ultimately, survival from victims in the aftermath of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Date: Friday, October 7th 2016.

Time: 3PM

Venue: Ford Foundation Office for West Africa, Ten, 105 Close, Banana Island Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.


Canon Official Launch & Gala Dinner Invitation

10-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloIt is with great pleasure that we wish to invite you for Canon’s Gala Dinner to celebrate their official launch in Nigeria.

Date: Friday, October 7th 2016.

Time: 6PM

Venue: Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

For more information, contact: Chidiadi Madumere on 09099991035 or Email: blackpurist@gmail.com.


 DJ Jimmy Jatt at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos

11-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloCome enjoy some of the best music in town with Veteran deejay. Fire up the dance floor and unwind this weekend.

Date: Friday, October 7th 2016.

Time: 10PM

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Lagos, Plot No 3 & 4, Block XVI, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Near Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road.

For more information, call: 08152676122


 Leadership and Mentorship Seminar for the Youths


The HOW Foundation is partnering with UK based company Genero to sponsor motivational speaker; Mr Joshua Ajitena on a Youth Leadership and Mentorship seminar in Lagos, Joshua speaks at numerous secondary schools all around the UK, this would be his first time speaking in Nigeria. The theme of the program is “Be the Best”. The purpose of this seminar is to encourage young Nigerians to embrace innovation and creativity within themselves. In today’s workforce, passion and handwork are the recipes for great financial success, university is the best opportunity to explore a vast option of career paths and opportunities.

Date: Saturday, October 8th 2016.

Time: 11AM to 3PM

Venue: Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.


Get Wigged By Alex & Ella in Collaboration with Naija Naturals

13-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloComplete wig making kit including a mannequin head, a wig stand/holder, adjustable wig cap, elastic bands, 1 weaving thread, 2 needles, 2 wig clips, 2 wig combs, 2 butterfly clamps, 4 38-mm T-pins. Learn how to make a crochet wig. Learn how to seamlessly construct a sew-in wig with closure. Learn a valuable skill that could be a major/alternative source of income. Practice hair for both crochet and and sew-in methods would be made available. Refreshment (what is an event without small chops?)

Date: Saturday, October 8th 2016.

Time: 12PM to 6PM

Venue: Venue details are sent upon registration.

To register, send an email to: naturalgirlonabudget@gmail.com or call/whatsapp 08064227177, 08132881000.


The Wild West Burger Tasting


RoadChef is having an exclusive burger tasting event for our new Wild West Burgers.

Date: Saturday, October 8th 2016.

Time: 5PM

Venue: RoadChef Drive-Thru, Ascon filling Station, off, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.


The Biggest Drinks Party Of The Year By Myshayo.com


For the first time ever, Lagos is set to experience its favorite drink brands in one party as MyShayo.com is set to officially launch it’s online liquor store

Date: Saturday, October 8th 2016.

Time: 6PM

Venue: Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki – Epe Express Way, Lagos.

Please RSVP by emailing Esther at esther@bobbytaylorcompany.com 

Falz, Davido, Ice Prince, Darey, M.I To Perform At Star Music Trek Abuja This Weekend
Fresh from thrilling the city of Makurdi, the 2016 Star Music The Trek is bringing the country’s most popular annual music concert to the center of Unity, Abuja with blockbuster performances by some leading acts in the Nigerian music industry such as Darey, Davido, Falz, MI, Ice prince, DJ Neptune and DJ Big N. Comedian, Laffup, will host the fun-filled concert.

Date: Saturday, October 8th 2016.

Time: 7PM

Venue: Old parade ground, Abuja.


Lagos Fashion Awards 2016 All White Nominees Party


Yes its party time… come party with celebrities & who is who in the fashion/entertainment industry as Royhills Fashion House Present Lagos Fashion Awards 2016 All White Nominees Party.

Date: Saturday, October 8th 2016.

Time: 10PM

Venue: Club 57,  57 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.


 The Ultimate Shopping Experience with Maju

18-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloWe’re going to be at The Ultimate Shopping Experience on Sunday and we want to see you!

You’ll be able to shop the new collection, some never-before-seen pieces and we’re having a VERY special sales section that you do not want to miss!

Date: Sunday, October 9th 2016.

Time: 1PM – 7PM

Venue: Pétit Paris Cafe, 7A Taiye Olowu Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.


The 2nd edition of Yardsale Nigeria is Here!!!


Everything is in place for the much-anticipated 2nd edition of the biggest shopping experience in Nigeria the YardSale NG. This edition is tagged “The Designer Edit” and promises to have everyone prepared and ready in time for this years Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) by providing pieces from renowned designers such as Shakara Couture, Nuraniya Studio, Aimas, Ada by Alter Ego, Trish O. Couture, Kareema Mak,  Rabesque, Xtamaily, and so on. Prices for pieces on sale will range from as low as N2000. You don’t want to miss this! Again, a percentage of proceeds raised will go towards a Soup Kitchen to feed the elderly and homeless in Lagos.

Date: Sunday, October 9th 2016.

Time: 12PM -6PM

Venue: Retail Fashion Store Zazaii, 36 Balarabe Musa Crescent, off Samuel Manuwa, Victoria Island.


Yomi Casual Fashion Party/Shirt Collection Unveiling


Fashion brand Yomi Casual will be launching his first contemporary shirt collection fused in a fashion, cocktail/shopping party. The shirt collection will feature shirt pieces for the ever stylish men and women.

Date: Sunday, October 9th 2016.

Time: 3PM – 9PM

Venue: 7A Taiye Olowu Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

For more information, please call 08074345828, 08037770128


JReason x Overalls Shoe Line Launch

To the discerning connoisseur ” Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of “the premium place” by Overalls premium brands.

Date: Sunday, October 9th 2016.

Time: 3PM – 8PM

Venue: Plot 2 Niyi Okunbi Street, Off Bisola Duronsinmi Etti Off (by Phase 1 Gate) Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.


Reminisce, Simi, Timaya, Ay, Bovi, Wande Coal, Akpororo, Ruggedman, Praiz & Others Set For Naija FM Comedy Jam

22-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloTop shots in the Nigerian entertainment scene including AY, Praiz, Timaya, Okey Bakassi, Lola Rae, Solid star, Funnybone, Ruggedman, Simi and many others have been announced as performers at the annual comedy concert, Naija FM Comedy Jam. This year’s Naija FM Comedy Jam is the 5th Edition; The show will be hosted by Naija FM  OAP Ushbebe and Comedy actor Victor Osuagwu. It will also feature an awards segment with various categories like; Upcoming Comedian of the year, Online Sensation of the year, Sitcom of the year, Comedy Actor of the year, Comedy Event of the year, Comedian of the year and Hall of Fame.

Date: Sunday, October 9th 2016.

Time: 5PM

Venue: Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos.

Tickets are available at: Naija FM offices | ariiyatickets.com | All Slot outlets |All Prince Ebeano supermarkets | US polo stores.

For information visit www.naija102.com | Facebook: @1027naijafm | Twitter @Naija102 | Instagram @naija1027fm.


Lagos Cocktail and The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos Presents Lagos Cocktail Week 2016

23-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloFollowing two successful editions, Lagos Cocktail Week (LCW) returns this October!

Date: Monday, October 10th to Saturday, October 15th 2016.

Main Venue: The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos.

Participating Bars include: Wheatbaker Hotel, Casper and Gambini’s, Crossroads Eko Hotel, Samantha’s Bistro, Sao Cafe, Liquid Hub, 355 Lagos, Tarragon Lagos, Barbar Lekki, Business Class Surulere, Scratch and Social Nail bar, Cafe Jade, Grills In and Out and Lotus at Pattaya.

Follow Lagos Cocktail Week on Instagram: @lagoscocktail | Twitter: @lagoscocktailwk | Facebook: www.facebook.com/lagoscocktailweek


Heineken LFDW Press Cocktail

24-whats-popping-this-weekend-events-onobelloYou are cordially invited to the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week Press Cocktail.

Date: Tuesday, October 11th 2016.

Time: 5PM

Venue: Heineken House, 6 Olu Holloway Road (Former Temple Road), Ikoyi, Lagos.

To RSVP, Email:  press@lagosfashionanddesignweek.com


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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