Let me start by wishing our FAB readers a happy new month. Now isn’t it just the most exciting feeling knowing the month is starting on a weekend, what a FAB way to kick off the last month of the year, right? A lot of awesome events have been lined up for the month, as expected, but we had better take it one weekend at a time lest we pass out from all the excitement. Here are the events that are guaranteed to educate, entertain, inspire and Wow you this weekend. Enjoy.

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FILM: African and The Diaspora Series curated by Mudi Yahaya- LAGOS.

On Thursday, December 01, 2011 The Life House presents ends their 3-part African and The Diaspora Series with an even bigger blast. Africa and The Diaspora Series is directed by acclaimed artist, Mudi Yahaya. Reel Life over the past few weeks has screened a selection of films dealing with African stories (Anglophone,Francophone, Lusaphone and Arabic) of existing and hybridized issues, topics and identities within Africa and the African diaspora.

They end the series with 2000 Moroccan Crime Drama “Ali Zauoa: Prince Of The Streets” followed by Senegalese adaptation of the classic opera, Carmen “KARMEN GEI”

Admission is free. The film starts by 7:00pm. The Life House is located at 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Younis Bashorun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Al Jazeera’s BURMA BOY- LAGOS


The Life House also presents a screening of Al Jazeera film,‘Burma Boy’ (50 mins) followed by a discussion and Q+A session on Saturday, 3rd December at 4:00pm. They have as guests, both the film maker, Al Jazeera correspondent Barnaby Phillips and 85year old war veteran, Isaac Fadayebo whose memoirs the film is based on.

In honor of this extra special film screening, Kachifo Limited will also have representatives on hand with extra copies of Biyi Bandele’s acclaimed novel, Burma Boy, for sale.

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In Conversation with…Doyin Teriba: The Lives of Popo Aguda Builders – LAGOS

In the 1800s Lagos hosted large numbers of Afro Brazilians who returned to Africa to create a thriving community of builders and masons. Their impact on Lagos architecture remains visible in several parts of Lagos as well as in other parts of West Africa. Another edition of The Life House In Conversation series explores Afro-Brazilian architecture with architect and researcher Adedoyin Teriba. His presentation will show evidence he has collected from Brazil, the United States, Nigeria and Benin Republic so far. This event will take place at The Life House on Friday, 2nd December, it starts at 4:00pm.  Admission is FREE.

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In Conversation with…Victor Ehikhamenor: EXCUSE ME! – LAGOS

This Sunday, 4TH December, The Life House welcomes a favorite, Victor Ehikhamenor as part of their new speaker series, In Conversation With, in which we engage the keenest minds at the intersection of issues that feed their creativity and impact our world. During a discussion moderated by writer and blogger, Wana Udobang, Victor Ehikhamenor will share insights on his inspiration for his non-fiction writing and the creative process. Event starts at 6:00pm.

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THEATRE….at its spontaneous best – LAGOS

After two very successful editions of Open-Mic Theatre, it’s exciting to know that the third edition is just a few days away.  For this edition (The Christmas edition), the theme is ‘Nigerian Theatre Classics’ and performers would be required to do excerpts from any Nigerian classics of their choice.

The Life House is glad to present the performers for the evening: Kate Henshaw, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Wale Ojo, OC Ukeje, Najite Dede, Omonor Somolu, Paul Alumona, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Uzo Osimkpa, Omoye Uzamere, Kenneth Uphopho and last but not least the host and Open-Mic whiz, Lala Akindoju. The show starts at 6:00pm on Saturday, 3rd December. Entry is free but Reservations are highly recommended. Open-Mic Theatre is powered by The Life House and YNaija.

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Olmeca Tequila presents “Olmeca on the Beach with Ice Prince” & the Choc City Crew- LAGOS

On the 4th December, the Premium Blue Agave drink Olmeca Tequila will present Olmeca on the Beach with Ice Prince.  This exclusive beach party will take place at Kamp Ikare, Ojo, Lagos. It would feature fun boat rides, beach sports, massages, music and lots more. While being treated to great music from Ice Prince and a few other talented artistes, guests will discover and enjoy various cocktails that Olmeca Tequila has to offer. To win tickets, log on to their Facebook Page , like it and Follow @Iceprincezamani and @bold_ent on Twitter for more information.  You will also enjoy the best of Mexico fused with the swag of Lagos parties. With lots of sun, sand and fun-loving people, this is guaranteed to be the most talked-about VIP-packed beach party of the year. This show starts at 11:00am and ends at 6:00pm.

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Giving Back in Style! House of Silk unveils Charity Campaign in support of the Hope for Survival Orphanage- ABUJA

House of Silk will be giving back in style this Christmas.The fashion house will be hosting a charity event – “Dress 4 Less” and also retailing its HOS Charity Campaign featuring its Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The “Dress 4 Less” event will take place on the 3rd of December 2011 at the Amber Lounge in the Silverbird Galleria Abuja. There will be a fashion show featuring the new collection, musical performance by Tiwa Savage and a live auction of designer accessories. The new HOS collection will also be available for sale.

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Fusion Lifestyle celebrates its 2nd Year Anniversary with the “Give Back” Edition- ABUJA

On Sunday, 4th December, Fusion Lifestyle is celebrating its 2nd anniversary! To commemorate their anniversary, the Fusion Lifestyle team is planning their BIGGEST, most fun-filled event! This “Give Back” edition will see over 70 participants with the latest fashion and accessories, health and beauty products, home decor, kids’ stuff, food and drinks and lots more gather under one roof. This fun and fabulous event which takes place at BMO Events Arena, River Plate park, Ahmadu Bello Way, Wuse II, Abuja, would give attendees opportunity to  get loads of prizes like clothes, shoes, bags, lingerie, jewelry and food items while two lucky attendees will win N 50,000 to spend at the event.  The event will go on between 12:00pm and 7:00pm. For more info, call 07043109988-9 or 08098389882, E-mail info@fusionlifestyleltd.com . You can also Log on to their Website.

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MEET THE EXPERTS- LAGOS

Meet The Experts is a show designed for experts in the fashion and music industry. The event will showcase 5 designers exhibiting on the runway, H&M Models supporting the runway as well as 20 Top Nigerian music artistes performing your favorite radio songs. The show takes place on Friday, 2nd December between 6:00pm and 9:00pm (red carpet starts 5:00pm) at 007 Lounge, 32, Ologun Agbaje street, off Adeola Odeku street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Entry is free and dress code, Classy. For more info, call 08020404716. Event will be covered by: dynamix on tv, city people, campus emporium, na wa o entertainment and loads of media houses.

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The Maju Pop Up Shop-  LAGOS

MAJU is holding its first ever pop up shop on the 4th of December 2011, from 10:00am – 7:30pm at A White Space, number 58 Raymond Njoku street off Awolowo road Ikoyi Lagos featuring other Nigerian designers, entrepreneurs and brands namely: Virtue Clothiers, The Ladi Collection, Nekta B & F limited, Accessories 4 U By Diri, La laura Beautymax and Flow Bar. This pop up shop will be exhibiting all new pieces from Maju’s new collection: The Ember II collection. It’s an opportunity for people who love fashion, beauty and shopping to view Maju’s new pieces as well as pieces/ items from other brands. It will also serve as a venue for people to shop and network in a relaxed environment.

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SSMA : THE SOUTH-SOUTH MUSIC AWARDS 2011- EDO

The need for an award event like this was borne out of a total absence of a music awards platform in the Niger-Delta region; Bearing in mind that this region has produced some of the biggest musical acts in the history of the Nigerian Music Industry; the likes of Timaya, Kefee, Faze, Djinee, Waje, Omawumi, StereoMan, Sammy Okposo, Majek Fashek, Ras Kimono, Felix Liberty, Sir Victor Uwaifo and many more. The 2011 edition of the South-South Music awards would take place at Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, Airport Rd, Benin City on the 4th December by 5:00pm.

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Recognizing African Excellence and Achievement- LAGOS

Leymah Gbowee

The Winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee will have a public lecture for young Nigerians with the theme, “Making a difference in crisis: An inspiration for young Africans”. The lecture takes place at The Incubator, Victoria Island Lagos, on Friday, 2nd December between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

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Ituen Basi Abuja Trunk Show- ABUJA

This Friday (2nd December) and Saturday (3rd December), fashion pioneer Ituen Basi will be having a trunk show in the city of Abuja. There will be lots of iconic Ituen Basi pieces & lace collection available for sale. This fashion show will take place between 10:00am and 6:00pm each day at Banana Republic, 37 Julius Nyerere Crescent off Yakubu Gowon Way, Asokoro, Abuja. For more info, call 08122597952 .

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Lagos Mega Shoe Sale- LAGOS

Mega Shoe Sale Inc is storming Lagos again with stylish, classy, comfortable, beautiful, trendy yet affordable shoes on Saturday, 3rd December at 10:00am. Prices of all women shoes are from  N 8,000 to as low as N 1,500. Venue is at City Mall, Onikan, Lagos. For more info and general enquiries BB Pin 26E0AD85 , Call 08023965129 or Check out their Facebook Page

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Lost in Lagos Live- LAGOS

Lost in Lagos Live is back for another Christmas Edition. This edition will bring the best of Lagos shopping, food and music. You will find something for everyone on your Christmas list while listening to one of Nigerian’s fastest rising stars – Bez. The entrance is fee is N1,000 but it’s free for children under 14 years of age, part of this proceeds will go to the Sail Harbour Foundation.Guests will win fantastic raffle prizes every hour and there’ll be juicy gift bags for the first 50 people on each day. It will take place on Saturday (3rd December) and Sunday (4th December) between 12:00pm at 7:00opm daily at Harbour Point, 4 Wilmont Point Road, off Ahmadu Bello Way (Near Bar Beach), Lagos. E-mail tbahnam@lostinlagos.com or Log on to their Website for more inquiries.

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Jameson Smooth Revolution Party- LAGOS

On Saturday, 3rd December, Premium Irish whiskyJameson will be throwing a lavish, fabulous and exquisite party – Jameson Smooth Revolution Party. This event tagged “Celebrity Fan Appreciation Party”  will see some our most loved celebrities grace this event in grand style.There will be lots of Jameson branded items giveaways to attendees and a special performance by a surprise act. The party takes place at Chrome Night Club, 8A Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos by 10:00pm.

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The Purple Feet Shoe Fair- LAGOS

This Sunday, 4th December, at GET Arena, Oniru, Victoria Island,Lagos, Mizzy B will holding its purple feet shoe fair this Sunday.You’ll get good quality designer shoes like Jessica Simpson, Steve Madden,Guess, Vivienne Westwood and many more selling from N5,000.Come and let your shoes do the talking this holiday season. Show will go on between 12:00pm and 6:00pm.

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BUAF presents “Man Talk Woman Talk” by Ola Rotimi- LAGOS

BUAF is back with yet another thrilling stage performance titled “Man Talk Woman Talk” by Ola Rotimi. This play, which takes place at Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage,Off Ahmadu Bello Way,Victoria Island, Lagos,  is set in a courtroom and focuses on two young adults debating the stereotypes created by the society before the Judge and the Jury, bringing to light issues they have with each other from dressing, dating, eating and all other intricacies of living in today’s Nigeria. Guests are guaranteed to have a really great experience. VIP guests will also be treated to non-stop refreshing Laurent Perrier champagne. The play takes place on Sunday, 4th December by 3:00pm ( Matinee) and 6:00pm (evening). Tickets are sold for N2, 500 ( regular) and N5, 000 (VIP). Tickets are sold at Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage,Off Ahmadu Bello Way,Victoria Island, Lagos, The Hub Media Store, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Silverbird Galleria,Plot 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. For more info, general enquiries on tickets booking Call 08087731712 | 07052098315 , E-mail adegbolatomiwa@gmail.com , Check out their Facebook Page or Log on to their Website .

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Deuces Bar & Lounge presents The Good, The Bad, The Boss, W4- LAGOS

Come and experience Lynxx, Rilwan, Beazy and W4 live at the Deuces Bar & Lounge on Saturday, 3rd December 2011, at Deuces Lounge, Chase Mall, 19 Ademola Adetokunbo Victoria Island, Lagos by 9:00pm.

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Sauvie’s Soiree- Port Harcourt

Savvie Hair Boutique and Savvie Jewelry and Accessories– retailers of couture human hair extensions, jewelery and accessories will be hosting a Soiree on Saturday, 3rd December and Sunday, 4th December. to introduce their new collection of natural human hair extensions, unique and decadent jewelry and accessories and range of Glytone Skincare Systems. Venue is at Henkol Suites, 2, Oroma Close, Off Olu-Obasanjo Way, (Across from PH lounge) GRA 2, Port Harcourt between 3:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday and 12:00pm and 8:oopm on Sunday.

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