The holidays are finally here and after working hard all year what better time to wind down and relax with family and loved ones? If you’re looking to go out and have fun this Christmas, the only problem you might have will be choosing from the numerous events happening all around. Here are a just few:
LPM Grand Marché
Haven’t gotten round to Christmas shopping yet? Then Lé Pétit Marché’s Grand Marché is the place to be. Get the very best items at LPM this Christmas. The date is Friday 23rd December, and the place is GET Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Modele is BACK and she’ll be up close and unplugged, in a live acoustic session at The Life House this Friday 23 December at 6pm. Join this strong, beautiful, graceful singer and daughter of rhythmic soul as she serenades with her personal music yet and shares conversation and readings from her blog.
Radio personality and poet, Wana Udobang, presents Poetic License, an evening of spoken word and performance poetry at The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, and it will take place at 7 pm on Saturday, 24 December.
The Heartbeat Musical
If you’re a fan of theatre then you’d want to see The Heartbeat Musical, which “tells the compelling tale about a young girl, in her homeland, Nigeria, as she strives to achieve her dreams while dealing with the loss of her mother and the constraints of the society she lives in.” The musical will be showing at the Coral Reef Hall, Ikoya Avenue (off Macpherson Road), Ikoyi, Lagos at 6 pm on December 23rd and 24th.
Christmas Fantasy at Fantasyland
Enjoy the best of family fun this season at the Christmas Fantasy at Fantasyland, 11 Bayo Kuku Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, on the 23rd, 24th and 26th of December. There will be Santa’s grotto, winter wonderland lights display, carnival games and prizes, delicious food and drinks, and the world-famous water bumper cars, so be sure to bring the whole family.
Also take some time to catch up on your reading this holiday. Curl up with our recommended Christmas reading:
Voice of America by E.C. Osondu
E.C. Osondu won the 2009 Caine Prize for African Writing and Voice of America is his first book. Set in Nigeria and America, Voice of America moves from boys and girls in villages and refugee camps to the disillusionment and confusion of young married couples living in America, and back to bustling Lagos. It is the story of two countries and the frayed bonds between them.
Power, Politics and Death by Olusegun Adeniyi
In this gripping exposé on the Yar’Adua years, Olusegun Adeniyi tells the story of the late Nigerian president as never told before. Adeniyi, spokesman for late President Yar’Adua, gives an account that is both honest and heartfelt, going beyond the rumours and speculation to deliver the truth.
Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen
In his second novel, Eghosa Imasuen presents everyday Nigerian life against the backdrop of the pro-democracy riots of the 1980s and 90s, the lost hopes of June 12, and the terror of the Abacha years. Fine boys is the coming of age story of Ewaen and his friends as they discover that university life is not quite as they had thought it would be. Fine Boys is available on Amazon Kindle here.
From us at Kachifo Limited, here’s wishing you a merry Christmas and the very best of 2012. We appreciate your support and goodwill throughout 2011.
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