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African InnovatorsQuartz Africa Series
Quartz has released its fourth annual Africa Innovators List – a series which identifies some of the most ambitious and imaginative minds on the continent. This year’s list is made up of 30 pioneers from the Arts, STEM and Entrepreneurship fields, among others. Of course we’re always happy to see ArtXLagos Founder, Tokini Peterside being given her dues!
LagosLagos Fashion Week | 24th-27th Oct
Lagos Fashion Week returns this month with its Fashion Week Tent, welcoming buyers and enthusiasts to view the collections of both emerging and leading designers across Africa.
This year Fashion Week cements its dedication to providing incubator support for emerging talent, with the launch of ‘Fashion Focus Africa’, previously open to Nigerian talent only, the programme now accepts applications from all over the continent. 
Keep an eye on lagosfashionweek.ng for the release of the full week's schedule.
LagosLagos International Poetry Fest | 31st Oct-4th Nov
This year's LIPFest returns with the theme Wide Awake and includes 35 guests from 12 countries, 4 workshops and masterclasses (including one from Yomi Sode), 10 panel discussions, 5 evenings of readings and performances, 1 concert, 2 parties (Lagos style of course), as well as the launch of its 'poet in residence' program *breathes* Register here for the masterclass and workshops
London| 'Art Moment' with Michaela Yearwood-Dan | 24th Nov

Caroline Hussey-Bain’s 'Art Moment' returns next month for a moment with Michaela Yearwood-Dan. In celebration of the final Art Moment of the year, you will be welcomed with Bloody Marys made by the artist herself; followed by an in-conversation with, and concluded with a tour of the Sarabande Artist studios. As always spaces are limited so Get In!

#POTW Pic of the Week
Feast your eyes on all this Naija excellence from the UK, Nigeria and the US, Taken at the GEANCO Foundation's Hollywood Gala, these are the faces of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde , Adesua Etomi-Wellington, David Oyelowo, Jimmy Akingbola, Jidenna, Chiké Dayo Okeniyi and more. We had to do a double-take More of THIS!
Learn more about GEANCO here
Spotlight on K E I  M A Y E | Illustrator & Content Creator
If you're a creative who doesn't know much to charge your clients or customers - Fret Not! Meet Kei Maye, an Art Teacher, Illustrator & Content Creator who's been involved in the design industry for about 13 years.
She's been busy making creative products and building platforms including this extremely handy Artist Price Calculator, to help new & emerging artists get started with their creative careers. - 
It's useful for ALL types of creatives and it's a FIVER!
Nigeria's Creative Boom! W Mag
W Mag published a sweet piece on Nigerian Creatives. We just wish it would've touched more heavily on what it REALLY takes to live, work & thrive in Nigeria as a creative (because e no be small ting). Nevertheless, Nigeria to the World!
Humans of NY| 'In Nigeria'
Have you been keeping up with ‘Humans of New York’ lately? If not, please do. HoNY has been in Africa recently and we’re especially touched by some of the stories shared from Nigeria. This particular story shows the harsh realities for many Nigerian youths in the country.
London Orange Orchestra | 22nd Oct
After a series of sold out shows 'Re:imagine' present another performance of Frank Ocean's seminal album 'Channel Orange'. More info
Mma Nma (Beauty of a Mother) | Trailer
The trailer for ‘Mma Nma’, a documentary by Laila Cadne, focuses on the feminine strength of 5 female market traders Nigeria, showing the beauty, strength and resourcefulness of these women while in their daily quest for sustenance in a metropolitan city
Stories are told, tears are shed, hopes are revealed.
Click the image to watch the trailer
London Pop-Up Barbershop | 15th-18th Nov

'We Are Parable’ is an events company headed up by husband & wife co-founders, Anthony & Teanne Andrews, who together, will pay homage to Desmond’s iconic Peckham barbershop by installing their own pop-up barbershop as part of BFI’s “Comedy Genius” season and they're going on a 5 city UK Tour More info

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~ James 1:22

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