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InstitutFrançaisdu Nigeria and Goethe-Institut Nigeria are organizing a second Electronic Music workshop as a follow-up to the very successful first edition that took place in 2015. 
The workshop is aimed at expanding the scope of Nigerian music’s already booming scene and previously featured 6 participants from DJs to music producers. Nigeria boasts a very rich musical tradition. Alongside the traditional music forms and percussion based style found in its diverse cultural regions, the scene has,over time, been shaped by Western influences from the 50s and 60s (Highlife and Afrobeat) through the 80s and 90s (Hip hop and R & B). 


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Downtown Professional Happy Hour - DC

On September 23rd African Conglomerate Group will be hosting a professional happy hour in downtown Silver spring, MD. This will be one of many happy hour series that will fall on the 3rd Friday of each month.
Come and Join Think Africa at the connect happy hour this friday. This is your chance to network with various entrepreneurs in the DC Metro area while enjoying the latest Afrobeats tracks. There will be at least six (6) entrepreneurs demoing their businesses.
RSVP: at 

What you will experience! 
• The opportunity to network with professionals in various industries 
• There will be several startup entrepreneurs who will discuss their product and experience so far.
***Please we encourage that you bring your business cards***
$5 Dollar Happy Hour menu 
Music: Afrobeats - Top 40 - Caribbean 
Location: The rooftop of Kaldi's Social house
Time-frame: From 5 - 9pm(rooftop will be open till 12 midnight)

#dc #entrepreneurs


African Basketball League (ABL) star John Owhe who plays for the Lagos Warriors Basketball Club, sent two kids; Egbabor Prosper and Rosemary Odebunmi -on a sports scholarship- to Ribet Academy, located in Los Angeles, California.

Beforehand, the Forward who hailed from Delta State gives back to his community by occasionally visiting orphanages; and last year hosted a basketball camp through his foundation OWHE CARE AND SUPPORT FOUNDATION, OCASF.

Now on a STAY IN SCHOOL Project, OCASF with the help of Coach Alexander Ujoh (Project Director) propelled the first set of kids to broaden their minds on the game of basketball; and more importantly, Education.

“Big thanks to God almighty and thanks to Project Director Coach Ujoh for making things happen.” John Owhe said with delight.

Greater things to come as the founder prepares for the second edition of his basketball camp and next ABL season coming up later this year.

10 Free Entry Tickets Left - MBTN New York Networking Mixer - 23rd September

New York has long been home to smart and intelligent African professionals. We would like to continue to help foster the sharing of ideas and information amongst this community, so we may build stronger networks and help each other achieve our long term ambitions in career and business. Join us on 23rd September, for the MBTN New York Professionals mixer, where you will get an opportunity to build your network, learn about opportunities and have a bit of fun.

Homevida and NFVCB train over 1500 students on online safety

In this evolving digital age, how safe are you online? Most importantly, how safe are your kids online? What type of personal information do you share with the people you trust? How do you protect yourself against cyber bullies?

The Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (Homevida) in collaboration with the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) with support from Google, answered these questions and many more at the Safer Internet training of over 1,500 students in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan in the month of May and June, 2016.

Kokomaster would be live at The Caribbean Lounge re-opening party in Abuja this Friday

Caribbean Lounge Abuja is set to reopen to customers this Friday July 15, after shutting down for a brief renovation the past month. Known as one of the trendiest clubs in Abuja, the management states the renovation was to better accentuate the club for their premium and loyal customers. The club has been more optimized for even more posh partying that it has since been known for.
It will be a night of thrills as the KokoMaster - D’banj will be one of the many acts performing on the night with a surprise guest DJ taking over the music on the same night.

Red Carpet starts at 10PM with pre-networking & cocktails till midnight when the groove is on.
Date: Friday July 15, 2016
Venue: Caribbean Lounge, Ademola Adetokunbo Street, Wuse 2, Abuja
Time: 10PM
This event is supported by TraceTV, Remy Martin, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel and Laurent Perrrier.
18+ Only. Please drink responsibly

Rio Olympics Full List includes Blessing Okagbare, Ogunlewe, etc

Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe top the list of 35 athletes selected by the Athletic Federation of Nigeria to represent the country at next month's Olympics in Rio. Brazil.
Blessing Okagbare, reigning common wealth double champion and former African 100m record holder will compete in the 100m, 200m and long jump events according to a statement released by Olukayode Thomas, AFN head of Media and Communication. See the full list of athletes selected by the AFN 

A Nigerian included in an Indonesian Execution

Indonesia plans to put 16 death-row convicts to death this year, including a Nigerian and a Zimbabwean, Attorney-General H.M. Presetyo said on Wednesday. Asked if there were any foreigners among the convicts to be executed, Prasetyo told reporters: 
"We have foreigners, among them from Nigeria and Zimbabwe." he said.Mr. Prasetyo also disclosed that no convicts from the United States, Europe or Australia were on the list to be executed. A 59-year-old British woman, Lindsay Sandiford, was sentenced to death after being convicted in 2013 of trying to smuggle cocaine worth $2.5 million into the country.
A Philippine maid, Mary Jane Veloso, got a last-minute reprieve last year in response to a request from Manila after an employment recruiter, whom Ms. Veloso had accused of planting drugs in her luggage, gave herself up to police in the Philippines.

More Events for July 2016

PROJECT EMPOWER3600 Launches In ABUJA With Federal Ministry Of Communication, NITDA, GIANTFOOT, NYSC and Jenny Chisom

Project #Empower3600 which held yesterday at Sheraton Abuja hotel organised by GiantFoot Ltd owners of was sucessful. It was an all day training workshop for 100 young people especially drawn from the NYSC as sponsored by Ministry of Communication and Technology as well as NITDA.
This project aimed at training and raising 100 Social media entrepreneurs in the 36 states will also take place in 36 months. Watch out when it will be at your teaches Ruthless Execution, Website design, Blogging, Instagram money, Online Reputation management, Making money with website designing, Information marketing and also Importation business.

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Mumsworld sponsors mother and child expo Abuja..... Countdown!

In partnership with “Mums World Africa”, the highly anticipated Mother and Child Expo is here and it’s set to rock the capital city of Abuja.....Countdown!
This edition is scheduled to take place on 
Date: Sat 9th – Sun 10th, July, 2016
Venue: M & M Event Centre, 900 Herbert Macaulay Way, Area 11, Garki, beside Nicon Luxury Hotel. Time: 9am -6pm Daily
The exhibition is a FREE TO ATTEND EVENT and the entire family is encouraged to come as there will be various side attractions for every member of the family and GOODIE BAGS for all!!!
This event also embraces a wholesome approach to family and childcare, high lighting issues affecting not only children, but also parents and mums.
We are glad to partner with the Mother & Child Expo as we share a similar vision. For us at Mumsworld, our vision is to support mums across Africa with as much validated information as possible, regarding the topic of pregnancy, breast-feeding, practical insights for new mums, mums with toddlers, and expert nutrition advice" - Toyin Odulate, Mumsworld AfricaThe Abuja edition of the Expo will feature an impressive & array of brands, retailers and vendors that will attend to the needs of expectant mothers, mothers, fathers and children. Free educative seminars and workshops facilitated by advanced Medical Professionals and Nutritionists to give practical tips on everything from nutrition, infertility, and pregnancy to breastfeeding will also take place.

Second Edition of Abuja Entertainment Seminar records successful turn-out

The Abuja Entertainment Seminar held over the past weekend at Sandralia Hotel Abuja and was well attended by top personalities and celebrities in Abuja entertainment circle and beyond such as Tee Y Mix, Terry Tha Rapman, GospelOnDeBeatz, Bigmo (Wazobia FM), Tunde (Styl Plus), Modenine, Morell, Paul Play, Shortcut, Chuks D General, King Akan (CEO, Green Label Entertainment), Mr. Collins Adeyemi (Former PMAN Governor, Abuja Chapter), Dominic (Barcity TV), Candelbeats to name a few.
Officials from top government organizations such as the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) were also present. 
The annual event which is organized by 41 Naija Entertainment brought together entertainment practitioners and stakeholders. The theme of the seminar was “Investing in our local content and growing the economy through entertainment.” The event which was hosted by popular On-Air personality, Bigmo of Wazobia FM and moderated by Oge Kimono, saw thrilling performances from star artist Morell and popular Abuja based comedian, Shorcut. 

Abuja Events in July 2016

Missed a couple of SLA webinars? Catch them all on our YouTube page

Are you really sad that you've missed out on all of the great She Leads Africa webinars? Don't worry! We've saved them all for you on our YouTube page where you can watch them whenever you want.
Visit to see what you've been missing and don't forget to subscribe while you're at it. 

Stephen Keshi’s children hail Nigerians, NFF, Edo and Delta State governments

The children of late Nigerian coaching/football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has praised the efforts of the Nigerian populace, football world, Nigeria Football Federation, Delta and Edo state governments, friends and well wiser for the support and encouragement they have received since the death of their father on the 8th of June.
A letter signed by his daughter, Jennifer Keshi and addressed to the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, read: 
“The children of the late Stephen Keshi, Jennifer, Stephanie, Sophie, Stephen Olufemi Keshi and Stephen Keshi Jr, would like at this time to express our thanks and appreciation to the people of Nigeria, Africa, the Football community all over the world, most especially the Nigeria Football Federation, Edo and Delta State Governments, our relative, friends and well –wishers who have surrounded us with their love and care in this period of bereavement.

BIG WIN Alert! 500 Nigerians to WIN over 5 Million for using their Verve Card on

Beautiful surprises and enough to go around asVerve and Quickteller keeps putting smiles on faces with rewards to make you tingle.

This is the deal. Use your Verve Card and stand a chance to be among the 500 lucky winners.

Be part of 300 winners who will go home with N16,500 for making their cable TV subscriptions, 100 lucky winners of N5,000 who will emerge for making Data subscriptions and that’s not all; 100 winners will be rewarded with N5,000 for making Fund Transfers on Quickteller with their Verve Card.
Don’t be left behind! Move over to the combo that is like bread and butter; keep making those transactions with your Verve Card on and who knows, you just might be one of our lucky winners.

Your Kids Can Win Free Lenovo Tablets! “Diamond Cool-Teens” Learning is now Fun with Essay Contest

Isn’t it amazing how our kids grow up so fast into their teenage years?
I’m sure you wish your teen(s) had their own tablet so they can learn and study more amazing stuff and most importantly, stop worrying about them smashing your own tablet.
Well, we have exciting news for you and your teenagers! This is a one-of-a kind opportunity for your teenager to win a brand new Lenovo by simply writing a one-page essay on the topic, “How My Lenovo Tablet Will Help Me Achieve My Dreams”.
All essays should be uploaded at with the Cool-Teens account number boldly written at the top of the page. You can also, email your essays to 


Authorities in the field of ICT, Social Media and Entertainment gathered together at the Goethe Institute in Lagos to harness ways of moving the Country forward at the just concluded Social Media Jury.

In her opening speech, award winning Publicist and convener for the Social Media Jury, Tonia Odili, welcomed all participants and stated that the theme for the Jury ,’’Social Media; the New Global Currency’’ was carefully selected to reflect on ways to develop the economy. She added that Nigerians can make so much relevance out of the various online platforms.
Speaking at the event, Google’s Brand Activation Lead in Sub-Saharan Africa, Lanre Aina, revealed that more Nigerians visit Chelsea FC website than British.
He went further to state that going by Google's search, ‘’17% of visitors on Chelsea’s website are Nigerians’’.

Introducing the coolest way to learn about Nigeria - MBTN

Happy Friday!!! How has your week been? Well it doesn’t matter now… its Friday, and we hope you have a fabulous weekend. We certainly will at MBTN :)

So you've been thinking about a possible move back to Nigeria, read a few MBTN interviews, spoken to your friends, and done a bunch of research online? You’ve been looking for answers to questions like: ‘how do I find that top notch job as a lawyer in Lagos?’, ‘what is the process for registering a business in Port Harcourt?’, ‘how do I find customers for the tech start up I’m going to launch in Abuja when I move back next month?’

What better way is there to get answers to your questions than speaking to folks on the ground who have moved back and have physically experienced and ‘conquered’ whatever challenge or question you might be thinking about?

“We Almost Forgot” Première in Abuja After 10 years in Paris

“We Almost Forgot” Première in Abuja After 10 years in Paris, the choreographer Qudus Onikeku returns to Nigeria to present his latest contemporary dance production “We Almost Forgot”. The premiere will be held in Berlin on June 17th, then in Lagos on June 24th, in Abuja on June 26th , and in Paris on November 3rd . Born in Nigeria in 1984, Qudus Onikeku is the Artistic Director and founder of YK Projects. He is a graduate of The National Higher School of Circus Arts, France. For more than a decade, he has retained a presence in the Nigerian choreographic scene, and is part of the new generation of international creators from Africa. He is known globally, for his solo works, writings and research projects. He was awarded “Dancer of the year” by the future awards in Nigeria in 2009, while in October 2010, his solo piece titled “My Exile is in my head” won “the best solo performance” during the Africa-wide dance encounters “Dansel’Afriquedanse” in Bamako – Mali, and the 2012 “New choreographic talent” in France. Qudus is presently involved in various artistic projects and collaborations in Lagos, where he operates The QDanceCenter. “We Almost Forgot”, Qudus’ latest creation, features on stage 6 dancers and one actress of varied backgrounds and identities (Nigeria, Gabon, Morocco, Algeria, Madagascar & France). Through the use of high energy movements, story-telling, singing and music, the performance aims at questioning the past, present and body memory. The idea is to make a fiction of witness accounts of stories of individuals who have witnessed wars and crises, and to evoke the capacity of our bodies to also keep the memory of traumas.

Music release by Sarah Irone

Sarah Irone also known as Zino P is a Nigerian female gospel rap artist who is versatile musically. she's known for her popular hardcore raps, but she took a different turn with this one where she features talented singer Faith Beka in this banging hot afro hiphop song. this song is a promising and must listen track.
SOCIAL MEDIA : instagram: zino_p, twitter: @zinoprincessa, facebook: sarah zino-p irone

MBTN: “Don’t rely on your ‘connections’, leverage the people and resources around you” – Peter Akeredolu

Hello MBTN Family! My name is Abdul-Wahab Oyesiji Peter Akeredolu, also known to people as AOP. Currently, I work for the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos and I moved back to Nigeria in July 2013.

Awesome! Let’s start from the beginning, what are some of your fondest memories from childhood?

I am the first-born of my parents and was born on the 21st of January 1987; I grew up in London with my mother and two younger sisters. Growing up, I remember how I loved playing football and listening to music, my life as a teenager was about music and football. I desired to pursue a career as a professional footballer, however that didn’t happen. As a teenager, I was neither focused nor ambitious. Consequently, I failed all my GCSE’s but my mother gave me two options, which were to either attend University or move out of her house. Ha-ha!

Bill Gates launches chicken programme to help the poor in Africa

Microsoft founder, Bill Gates who is famous for his philanthropic ventures especially in Africa has launched a novel programme to help Africa's poor and it involves plenty of chicken.
The billionaire philanthropist says raising and selling the birds can be efficient to tackle extreme poverty and to this end, he has promised to donate 100,000 chickens.
Based on his theory, farmer breeding five hens could earn more than $1,000 a year about $300 more than the poverty line. He added that the goal was to help 30% of the rural families in sub-Saharan Africa raise improved breeds of vaccinated chickens, up from the current 5%.

At the launch of the campaign in New York, Mr Gates said:

"These chickens are multiplying on an ongoing basis so there's no investment that has a return percentage anything like being able to breed chickens."
Source: BBC