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I'll be back soon xx
Blak J*sus Live in London - click here (Nov. 24th; live in Nottingham - 23rd)
Imperial College ACS Careers Conference (hosted by Funlola Abe) - click to see panelists (Nov. 24th)
Free Book Reading: "Celebrated: Nigerian Women in Development" by Ayona Aguele-Trimnell @ Terra Kulture (Nov. 24th)
Anyway, happy holidays - I bet everyone is looking forward to Christmas? There are a few things going on everywhere between now and January 2008 and what would I be if I didn't share this info with you?
In no particular order:
Amplifyd Entertainment presents Banky W in London - Red November (Nov. 28th)
Naij..........A Documentary (Exclusive Screening at Warwick University, courtesy - Nigerian Society) (Nov. 28th). See trailer here
Jobs Wife - A Play (Lagos on Nov. 30th & Dec. 1st)
A lovely play by acclaimed playwright Philip Begho that imagines the plight of Job's wife during the time of her husband's affliction. It is packed with humour, emotion, and a compelling message.
Directed by the accomplished actress and director, Tosan Ugbeye, the play features the talents of highly notable actors such as Joke Silva, Ayo Lijadu and Sola Onayiga.
This is the first production in Nigeria of the Garden Theatre Company, my nascent theatre/production company, and will also be my introduction to the Nigerian stage as a producer and actress.
The play is also being held at the Coral Reef Hall in 10A, a superbly located multi-purpose hall and venue that caters to the various event needs of businesses and individuals.
I hope you can come not just to support the production, but to have what I hope will be a truly enjoyable evening with friends, colleagues, family and theatre enthusiasts.
Details are in the attached flyer. Please make a note of the date and venue! Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st at 7.30pm @ No 10 Ikoya Ave, Off Macpherson, which is off Bourdillon/Queens Drive, Ikoyi.
Joe Guy - Movie showing in London - see website for details.
And finally - The Experience Lagos (presented by House on the Rock)
Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Lionel Petersen and a host of indigenous artistes who performed to an audience of over 60,000 people throughout the night. In the course of the event, prayers were offered up to God for our Nation Nigeria, led by eminent Christian leaders like Bishop David Oyedepo of The Winners Chapel, Bishop Mike Okonkwo of TREM and leaders of other frontline Christian organizations and churches. The Experience is a sacrifice of Praise and faith. God’s visitation was evidenced by the healings and restorations that took place in the lives of people who attended. The testimonies still abound and resound!
In 2007 things only get better! This year’s concert is scheduled to hold on Friday, the 30th of November 2007 through to Saturday 1st of December, from 8pm till dawn. The line up includes, Tye Tribbett, Kurt Carr, Israel Houghton, Don Moen, Lionel Peterson, Cece Winans, Pastor Marvin Winans and the Hon. Bishop T. D Jakes. Also performing will be indigenous talents such as the award winning, Asu Ekiye, the phenomenal Mike Aremu and UK based Singer and radio presenter Muyiwa Olarewaju.
The Experience Lagos website - www.theexperiencelagos.com
House on the Rock website - www.houseontherock.org.ng/hotr/
To view TV advert, visit The Experience site and click on the right hand side.
Special thanks to Baby M. for contributing! I hope we have made you more aware this week...
REALITY TV SHOWS
i) The Salt-N-Pepa Reality TV Show / VH1
I just had to start off with this. Did you guys know these two ladies didn't get on? Since they split up it'd been more like hatred. I'm not a fan of reality TV shows at all (as per easiest way to make money) but this one is worth watching - most of it seems real oh. 5 out of 5 from me - okay I'm partial. I love S N' P - WHO DOESN'T?!
You can watch the show online at the official site here and below is a video of them in action LOL!
P.S. if it doesn't play, watch it here - QUITE INTERESTING.
ii) Run's House / MTV / MTV BASE
"Rev. Run, (Joseph Simmons of Run-DMC and brother of Russell Simmons), and his wife Justine continue to manage a very bustling household and keep the lives of their 5 children as normal as possible amid the extravagance of their surroundings." The show is back for the 4th season and is quite amusing to watch these rich black kids on TV. Other than that, their lifestyle doesn't seem phony and is a 4 out of 5 from me.
Here is a link to the Run's House TV show site for episode guides, cast info and trailers.
iii) Man and Wife / MTV
Last and probably the LEAST as I'm not sure I'm feeling this yet. A show about and featuring Fatman Scoop and his wife, Shanda. An article says:
"Funny, colorful and raw, Man And Wife, was born completely out of Fatman Scoop (Grammy Winner/Legend) and his wife Shanda’s marriage. The show gives viewers an interactive and voyeuristic role in the steamy, wild, naughty banter between a sexy couple in love, keeping it real, and keeping it hot!"
Right now I'll give it a 2.5 out of 5 - not really my thing, but come back later. Check out their website - http://www.manandwife.tv/
That's all folks! Come back tomorrow for a lot of Naija (and International) news and later on this week for a Proudly Nigerian collabo.Laters xx
Second VideoByte - "Now what we're gonna do is take you waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay BACK'.
Onyeka Onwenu & King Sunny Ade - Wait For Me (this was a tuuune).
Question for you guys - what percentage of men in this generation will genuinely wait?
Lagos 17th Nov: NuMetro Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, 5pm
Nassawara 21st: Nassawara State University, Keffi, 12 noon
Abuja 21st Nov: NuMetro, Ceddi Plaza, Central Business District 6pm
Jos 22nd Nov: University of Jos 10.30am
Gombe 23rd Nov: Gombe State University 3pm
Gombe 24th Nov: Gombe State University Public Lecture 10am
ii) Olu Maintain Yahooze live in UK and MR Nigeria UK - Nov 15th to Nov 20th : Different Locations
Contact Info - Phone: 07960391321
Check out Naeto C's myspace
Please visit this space everyday for the rest of the week as I have a lot of Events in the November Events Series - from Gospel Concerts, Book Readings to After parties etc.
Teju Babyface - Healing Laughter
This is a December event but it falls under the NaijaComedy Series. The press release states:
"It is titled healing laughter because it is a concert designed for "special people". By special people we mean the physically and mentally disabled people in our society.
Healing Laughter is scheduled for the 2nd of December 2007 right after Worlds AIDS Day and before The International Day for people with Disabilities which is on the 3rd. Healing Laughter is right there in between :o)."
FUNMBI (1 man Show) - 'Coming To London'
This young lad is also extremely funny. I have actually seen him live and he's good - also quite humble and is in our younger generation so something to look forward to. Check out his myspace.
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2007
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: The Broadway Theartre
Street: Catford Broadway
Funmbi - African Pastor Sketch
J-LO Finally Announces
Videobyte - The Way I Are (Remix)
Men I'm feeling the beat on this remix of Timbaland and Keri Hilson's single. Watch video - happy viewing :o)
Videobyte (2) - Kpo Kpo Di Kpo