Posts tagged ‘Nigeria’

26th Edition of The Koroga Festival ft. Femi Kuti – Nigeria, JuaCali & them Mushrooms – Kenya, Jul. 7 2019 @ Tatu City


Date: July 7, 2019
Venue: Tatu City
Time: 12 noon – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/- and last minute tickets KES 2,500/-

About
The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.

July 5, 2019 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: OneBeat 2019 – Applications Open, Until Dec. 21 2018


Application Deadlines: November 19 – December 21, 2018 (5PM EST)
Note: Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019

Age
Applicants must be between 19 and 35 year old during the program dates.

Eligible Countries & Territories
Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China,Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

Find more information on their website

December 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Blankets and Wine Nairobi Festival, Dec. 10 2017 @ Uhuru Gardens


Date: December 10, 2017
Venue: Uhuru Gardens
Time: 12 – 10 pm
Tickets: advanced tickets – KES 3000, and door tickets – KES 3500
Advance tickets available here

Performances by: Shekhinah – South Africa, Maia and the Big Sky – Kenya, Niniola – Nigeria, Beraccah – Kenya and Odinareh Bingwa – Kenya

December 6, 2017 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

Nigerian Festival in Nairobi, Oct. 1 – Nov 30 2017 @ National Museum, Nairobi Gallery & Alliance Française


Dates: October 1 (Nigeria National Day) – November 30, 2017
Venues: Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi National Museum and the French Cultural Centre

Organised by Alan Donovan – he of the African Heritage House – and other collaborators.

September 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The A.I.R. Brush Artist in Residence, Sept. 22 – Oct. 6 2017 @ Kobo Trust – Riara Road


Opening: September 22, 2017
Venue: Kobo Trust, Riara Road
Time: 6-9 pm
Until: October 6, 2017

The second cohort of artists in our residence programme, A.I.R.Brush, features Stacey Okparaverro (Nigeria), Timothy Wandulu (Rwanda) and Lionel Yamadjako (Benin).

About the Artists
LIONEL YAMADJAKO is a multi-faceted contemporary artist from Benin Republic who works primarily with Painting, collage, photography, drawing and mixed media art. He grew up in the capital, Cotonou in the 80s and 90s and honed his creative skills from a tender age. He has attended numerous workshops and artist residencies across different African countries which have helped to shape his visual vocabulary over time. His most recent works speak of relationships between human beings and their day- to- day social, economic, religious and political activities. Lionel has exhibited in quite a number of African, Asian and European countries and lives and works in Cotonou, Benin when he is not travelling.

STACEY OKPARAVERO is a Nigerian based multidisciplinary artist and curator whose work addresses social, political and emotional issues that resonate deeply with her. She has worked under the mentorship of established Nigerian artist, Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya for some time. This has in turn had some influence on her recent work as she explores the materials and expands the boundaries and possibilities of the techniques through rigorous research and experiments. Her recent participation in the 2016 Dakar Biennial established her presence on the international art scene. She has exhibited at the Suba Biennale, Dak’Art Off, in the prestigious Centre International de Conférences Abdou Diouf (CICAD) and Art X Lagos in November 2016, just to mention a few platforms that her works have graced.

TIMOTHY WANDULU is a 27-year-old contemporary artist of Rwandese nationality. He grew up in Kampala, an artful and super active city, whose environment saw him grow his innate gift of being creative in any medium that best delivers his message to the society around and beyond. He took up art in High School which equipped him with the skills and knowledge that have fueled his creative practice up to this day. His work addresses social-cultural themes revolving around taboos, belief systems, religion, education, gender issues and politics. He has exhibited Widely in Rwanda and abroad.

More info. here

Inquiries & RSVPs: brush.tu@gmail.com

September 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Cool Waters Roots & Jazz Festival w/ Keziah Jones (Nigeria) & Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 23 2016 @ the Treehouse

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Date: September 23, 2016
Venue: the Treehouse Club, Museum Hill
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: Gate – KES 3,500 and Advance KES 2,500

Performances by Keziah Jones (from Nigeria) & Maia Von Lekow (Kenya).

Listen to Maia’s recently released single, Lola, from the upcoming album – Maia & the Big Sky

September 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Cool Waters Jazz & Roots Festival ft. Kabo Leburu (Botswana), Keziah Jones (Nigeria), Franck Biyong (Cameroon) et al, Sept. 22-24 2016 @ Choices, Treehouse & the Elephant

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Dates: September 22-24, 2016
Venues: Choices, Treehouse & the Elephant
Time: Thursday – 8 pm, Friday – 8 pm and Saturday – 3 pm
Tickets: Thursday – free, Friday – 3,500 at the gate & 2,500 advance and Saturday – 3,000 at the gate & 2,000 advance

Performances by: Kabo Leburu (Botswana), Keziah Jones (Nigeria), Franck Biyong (Cameroon), Maia Von Lekow (Kenya), Eddie Grey (Kenya), Achieng Abura (Kenya) and Teto Tutuma (Kenya)

September 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Safaricom Jazz Festival Ft. Branford Marsalis, Feb. 21 2016 @ Training Grounds – Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani

Safaricom Jazz Festival 2016 Kasarani
Dates: February 21, 2016
Venue: Training Grounds – Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani
Time: Doors Open at 10 am – Show starts at 12 noon
Tickets: Regular: KES 1,000/-

Performing Artists: Branford Marsalis, Jef Neve Trio, Afrosync, Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat, Sons of Kemet, Edward Perseen & the Different Faces Band, Kunle Ayo and Siya Makuzeni

February 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival 2015, Sept. 16-20 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Storymoja Festival 2015
Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: from 9 am every day apart from Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets: KES 1000

Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]

Visit http://storymojafestival.com/ for more information.

September 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

World Cup Screening of France vs Nigeria Match, Jun. 30 2014 @ Alliance Française

France and Ghana
Date: June 30, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: Free

June 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Sunday Salon New York City – Nairobi – Chicago, Jun. 29 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

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Date: Sunday, June 29 2014
Venue: Kwani Trust Office – Chiromo
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

Join Kwani? Trust for a special edition of Sunday Salon featuring writers from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Is it prize season, you ask? Yes it is!

Winner of Kwani Trust’s Manuscript Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Jennifer Makumbi, reads from her just-launched novel, Kintu, published by Kwani?

The Shortlisted Writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature – Yewande Omotoso, author of Bom Boy, Karen Jennings, author of Finding Soutbek and the overall winner, NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names, read from their work.

Kwani? Trust sends off the two Kenyan writers shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014; Billy Kahora and Okwiri Oduor, with readings from their nominated stories ahead of the announcement of the overall winner in Oxford in July.

Live music by KIU

Find more info here

June 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm 2 comments

Stand Up Comedy: Nite of A Thousand Laughs, Jun 7 2014 @ Carnivore Restaurant

Nite of A Thousand Laughs
THE BIGGEST COMEDY NITE IN AFRICA returns to Nairobi this Saturday;
Date: June 7, 2014
Venue: Carnivore
Tickets for the event are going for: 2,000/- Regular and 5,000/- VIP.

NINE Comedians from SIX Countries will perform live on ONE stage at the Carnivore from 7 pm.

Basketmouth from Nigeria will headline the event that will feature live music performance by Dela and her band plus a thrilling performance by Scott (Violinist).

June 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Témoin/Witness, Dec. 13 2013 – Jan. 10 2014 @ Goethe Institut

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Opening Date: Friday, December 13 2013, 7 pm

Exhibition Dates: Monday to Friday, December 16-20 2013, January 2-10 2014,
Time: 1 to 6 pm
Entry: Free

Témoin/Witness is an exhibition initiated by the Goethe- Institut South Africa and curator Simon Njami; co-curated by Sammy Baloji and Monique Pelser. It showcases the works of photographers who were involved in a Photographers’ Portfolio Meeting over a span of three years. The aim was to present their work within the portfolio reviews to several curators to gain critical feedback. The photographers included Sammy Baloji (DRC), Calvin Dondo (Zimbabwe), Sabelo Mlangeni (South Africa), Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria), Monique Pelser (South Africa) and Michael Tsegaye (Ethiopia).

The exhibition speaks about the social issues, ever-changing past and present and inherited cultures across the African continent. It represents how this group of emerging photographers perform the role of onlookers, and actively survey their immedate environments. The works then become historical records and evidence reflecting the constantly shifting history, inherit cultures and social issues that span across the African continent.

About the Photographers

Sammy Baloji
Sammy Baloji, born 1978 in Lubumbashi, D.R.C, lives and works in Lubumbashi and Brussels, Belgium.

“My work questions the still existing traces of colonization in Congolese society. In this approach, it expresses a desire to inform and rewrite a story from the present. A present aware of his past and ready to assume the future. My photographic work is between documentary and fiction. In this sense I need a context (the environment) to create my own story. To do this, I did some research on topics or events of the past and even on the present. I’m using pictures archives or even sound archives to create a new statement.”

Calvin Dondo
Calvin Dondo, born 1963 in Harare, lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.

“I believe our work as an artist is to open doors, shed light and give new possibilities to, first, our immediate environment, and then, the world at large. Our visual statements provoke and shift societies understanding of the world. Whatever work I do I feel I am responsible to everyone around me.”

Sabelo Mlangeni
Sabelo Mlangeni, born 1980 in Driefontein, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“My work challenges a viewer, like in this body of work ‘Country Girls’. In our society we are taught that a man should present himself in a certain way, seeing a man in a dress shifts the way we think and are taught to think. It is political and confronts issues of homophobia.”

Abraham Oghobase
Abraham Oghobase, born 1979 in Lagos, lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.

“The social, political and economic situation of society plays a pivotal role in my work. I am interested in using photography to explore the way people live and how they are affected by the different systems that exist, and how conditions evolve to meet or take advantage of certain needs. For example, with this series ‘Jam I’ explore how rural-urban drift, among other things, has led to inflated rents in Lagos and congested living spaces. My exploration of identity through self-portraiture in Nigeria and abroad, for example, is often a function of how I am perceived as a photographer, an artist, a black male, a Nigerian, and so on, which in turn is based on social and cultural points of view that have their roots in history.”

Monique Pelser
Monique Pelser, born 1976 in Johannesburg, lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

“I try to use the camera and developing photographic technology as a way of re-looking at my country, the land, people and the objects or traces which were left behind and have become a historical burden. I feel that my generation and those that follow have inherited a lot to process. I try to use photography as dissonance, as a way to re-look and represent and process this history.”

Michael Tsegaye
Michael Tsegaye, born 1975 in Addis Ababa, lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“In the past ten years, the city in which I live, Addis Ababa, and the rest of Ethiopia has gone through tremendous changes – both demographically as well as physically – with the construction of new buildings and the demolition of the old ones. The changes that modernity has brought about in the rural areas are also quite significant, as old cultural practices adopt certain aspects of new ones.”

December 11, 2013 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Stand Up Comedy: Opa Williams’ Nite of a Thousand Laughs, Nov. 9 2013 @ Carnivore Grounds

Night of a Thousand Laughs
Date: November 9, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000

Acts: BasketMouth frm Nigeria, Nduliso from South Africa, Pablo from Uganda, Daliso from Malawi, Sleepy from, Chipukeezy and Ayeiya from Kenya with Music by Mercy Myra, Dela and DJ Frida

November 5, 2013 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Comedy Night: Africa’s Kings of Comedy, Oct. 26 2013 @ KICC

Africa's Kings of Comedy
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: KICC
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Kshs 1000 & VIP Kshs 2000

Acts from: Mandy from Nigeria, Kagiso Lediga from South Africa, Patric Salvador from Uganda, Carl Joshua from Zimbabwe and Eric Omondi from Kenya

October 23, 2013 at 10:57 am 1 comment

Party with the Stars! at Storymoja HayFestival Launch Party, Sept. 19 2013 @ National Museum

Party with the Stars
Date: September 19, 2013
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 5000 [includes season pass]
Call: 0724 913 364

June Gachui brings you the acclaimed Motown in Nairobi with Denise Gordon [USA] and Different Faces Band

All that Jazz at Storymoja…

September 16, 2013 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Writing Workshop by Kwani Trust, Granta & British Council, Jun. 19-21 2013 @ British Council Kenya

British Council Kenya
BC Nairobi will host a literary week and fiction writers workshop

Dates: June 19, 2013 to June 23, 2013
Venue: BC Nairobi
For more info visit: Kwani?

Kwani Trust and British Council Kenya will collaborate with Granta UK to host a week of literary events in Nairobi between 19th-23rd June 2013. The joint literary programming week will include a launch of the latest Granta issue, ‘Best of Young British Novelists 4’; a three-day fiction-writing workshop; a lecture by the visiting writers from Granta, UK-based Somali Writer, Nadifa Mohamed and British Writer Adam Foulds, at Daystar University; and a 2013 elections evening symposium based on related work by Kwani Trust.

15 selected emerging Kenyan writers will join visiting writers from Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Nigeria for the workshop and other literary events.

Regional British Council offices have partnered with literary organisations from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda to select a writer from each of the countries to attend the fiction workshop, along with a corresponding Literature Programmers’ workshop with participants from the countries above.

June 11, 2013 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Poetic Line, May 16 – Jun. 7 2013 @ Goethe Institut

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Opening: May 16, 2017
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 7.00 pm

Exhibition Dates: Until June 7, 2013

May 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

[Update] Kwani? LitFest 2012: Stories of the Horn of Africa, Dec. 9-16 2012 @ Various Venues

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Festival Dates: December 9 -16, 2012
Events Line Up: Public Lectures, Writers in conversation, Readings, Performances, Art Exhibitions, Film Screenings
Venues: various venues – Kifaru Gardens, Kwani? Garden, National Museum, University of Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Kuona Trust, Habesha, Kibera, KICC Helipad, Eastleigh, South B [map below]

Update: All the events scheduled to take place at University of Nairobi have been moved to the National Museum

Kwani Lit Fest Map
Entry to most of the events is Free

Download litfest_programme

Focus: Stories of the Horn of Africa with participating Countries – Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan & Kenya

Some of the writers confirmed for the festival are: Hadraawi – Somalia, Warsan Shire – Somalia, Sayadin Hersi – Somalia, Awes Osman – Somalia, Said Juma Hussein – Somalia, Chehem Watta – Djibouti, Meaza Worku – Ethiopia, Jamal Mahjoub – Sudan, Alemseged Tesfai – Eritrea, Nawal El Saadawi – Egypt, Kojo Laing – Ghana, Helon Habila – Nigeria, Deqa Abshir – Somalia/Kenya, Fawaz El Said – Sudan, Yassir Ali – Sudan, Altayeb Daw Elbeit – Sudan, Ermais Ekube – Ethiopia

A Snap Shot of the Programme
Date: December 9, 2012
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Time: 2-10 pm
Music by: Waayaha Cusub and Kato& Band
DJ Set by: DJ Zelalem
Entry: Free
Date: December 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Monrovia Street
Time: 2.30 – 8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 11, 2012
Venue: University of Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2– 7 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 12, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30-8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 13, 2012
Venues: Hotel Intercontinental, Taifa Hall (University of Nairobi) & Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30– 7.30 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 14, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & Kuona Trust
Free Entry
Date: December 15, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & KICC Helipad
Entry: Free (National Museum)
Entry: Ksh 1,000 (KICC Helipad)

About
The Kwani? Literary Festival is organised by Kwani Trust on a biennial basis where the literary leaders of Kenya, enriched with visiting writers from around the world, turn their attention to one salient subject and explore it through the lenses of the continent’s past, present and emerging literatures. In 2012, the Litfest will focus on several geopolitical trends and shifts in Kenya’s immediate north to host literary conversations with the Horn of Africa.
It thus aims to act as a platform where the story of the Horn of Africa can be told, to an extent, not taking the political crisis narrative as the only story that exists.
Additionally, the pan-African exchange programme of Goethe-Institut Moving Africa will bring a further eight African writers to Nairobi.

For the exact programme please visit the 2012 Kwani? Litfest website: http://litfest.kwani.org
More information on Moving Africa: http://www.blog.goethe.de/moving-africa/

December 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm 2 comments


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