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Cheers to the independence people! Coming this weekend is a long line up of activities that you would love to sink your teeth in. So lets get right into it.



The Nook Bar and Grill X Nylah’s Food Express Opening: Saddled in the heart of Yaba, this urban style restaurant with a rooftop bar and grill brings elegance to the city scape. If you find yourself in Yaba this holiday, take a picture and #LetsAccelerate

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

Time: 3PM

Venue: 61 queen Street (mama Tinubu), Alagomeji , Yaba, Lagos.



The MAIN Festival’s SUPREMACY: One thing we know for sure is that as the festive season rolls in the concerts start to get bigger. Put together by the MAIN Group, this concert will take place at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island.

For the first time live on stage will be, Asa, King Sunny Ade, TuFace, D-Banj and Wizkid. Keeping the music plugged will DJ Jimmy Jatt. I don’t know about you but I’m ready to rock!

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

Time: 5PM

Venue: Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos.



Elite Model Look 2016 Nigeria: So every year, we get new faces to lead the models in the fashion industry. Making this possible year-in year-out is the Elite Model Look. The 2016 edition of the prestigious event will hold on Independence Day. Two winners will be chosen and will go on to represent Nigeria in the Elite Model Look International competition scheduled to hold in Milan in November 2016

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

Venue: The Grand Ballroom Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ticket Price: General N15,000 | VIP N50,000 | Platinum Tickets: 150,000



Weekend Culinary Academy: Food lovers and enthusiasts looking to commence a career and take a short course in basic culinary arts can also sign up for our 3-month program commencing on the 1st of November. Courses such as introduction to culinary arts, basic cooking techniques, knife techniques, food presentation techniques and pastry, are just very few of the varied selection of classes which will be made available to nurture the artistry of our students.

Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Time: 12noon-3pm

Venue: Culinary Academy, 50 Raymond Njoku Street, Off Awolowo Rd. Ikoyi



One Nation No-Shaking: What’s the Independence celebration without a carnival? Well, the Famed Church “This Present House” and other expressions of the House of Freedom have got it covered. Set to take place at the TBS, the line-up of faces to be seen there will be Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Omawumi, Joke Silva, Tim Godfrey, Gaise Baba, Waje, Timi Dakolo, Tosin Martins and Nosa. The event will be hosted by Dr. Tony Rapu

Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Time: 7.30AM

Venue: Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.



Lagos UnCorked Food Festival: What you get at events like this is a culinary experience to remember. So the top chefs in Lagos are set to deliver an onslaught of taste at the Lagos Uncorked food festival. Be sure that you’ll find the top ranking chefs at this event, make sure that to post photos and #AccelerateTV

There promises to be good music too.

Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Time: 11AM -8PM

Venue: 2 Olawale Daodu off Alfred Rewane, Kingsway Road, Ikoyi.



Road To MAMA’S 2016: The MTV African Music Video Awards is happening soon. As always, a tour stop will be made in Lagos as a build-up to the event. Hosted by the Hard Rock Café, The Road to the Mamas concert is themed to be an invasion. If you’re going to be there, tell us what you think about the event#MTVMAMA2016.

Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Time: 9PM

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Water Corporation Road, Landmark Village, Oniru



Abuja’s Gold Water Party: Abuja Turn-up! The fifth edition of the Abuja Gold Party is here. Looking back at previous editions it has been quite the spectacle. This edition is held down by Phyno and latest music sensation in Nigeria “Mr Eazi”.

Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Time: 2PM

Venue: Sandralia Hotels, 1 Solomon Lar way, Jabi FCT Abuja.



Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival: The 6th edition of Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival themed “Music makes the people…” is set to take place with the worldwide premiere of Toronto International Film Festival selected ‘Green White Green’ by Abba Makama followed by a lineup of other exciting films. Guests can also look forward to sparkling refreshment from the Catuma bar on opening night and daily live music showcases, talks and networking. The festival has also planned a few surprise additions – an outdoor art and sound installation as well as an indoor play prop that should make musically inclined guests very very happy.

Date: Friday, September 30th,- Sunday, October 2nd 2016

Venue: The Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.



Dennis Osadebe X Orange Culture: Think Orange Culture, think the contemporary man. Think Dennis Osadebe, Think Artsy.

Ready to Wear pieces from these two brands will be available to purchase this weekend and we would love for you to be there. Pieces are inspired by the youth fully exuberant work of artist Dennis Osadebe and the quirky but easy cuts of orange by orange culture.

Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Time: 10AM -3PM

Venue: Nakenohs BLVD, 4 Bank Road Ikoyi, Lagos



Electrify The Night: Join the celebrations this independence weekend as The Bank Abuja hosts “Belvedere’s Electrify The Night” a glow in the dark party supported by Belvedere Vodka. Come experience the best music, a great atmosphere and good vibes at The Bank this Saturday. The host on the night is Hypeman Fish and the music policy will be by DJ Cypher.

Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.

Time: 10PM

Venue: 80 Aminu Kano Crescent, Abuja.



Bantu Experience: Abuja’s premium fashion and fine photography studio – Bantu, will be launching to a beehive of activities that’ll herald the launch of the state of the art studio. The day begins at 2pm, with the co-creation space open for creatives. We will be having and a host of other activities, which we have tagged the Bantu Experience. This is to show you all what Bantu is all about. The Opening starts with a performance from Cef, this and other activities will make the evening most memorable.

Date: Friday, September 30th, 2016

Time: Free photoshoot sessions from 2PM – 6PM, Launch begins at 6PM

Venue: 14, Fez street, off Kumasi Street, Wuse 2



Silent Disco Headphone Party: We have to admit; Silent parties have become a trend in Lagos. Word on the street is that these parties are enjoyed and they give a different feel to party goers.

This weekend, Lekki gets lit. The next Silent Disco, wireless headphone Party will be hosted at the rooftop of MINT restaurant. Be sure to you’ll find a good selection specialty cocktails and delectible eats. The popular DJ Kenny and Aye! will be on the decks.

Date: Saturday, October 1st , 2016.

Time: 5PM

Venue: MINT by Eat green Company, Plot 5A – 33 Grace Anjous St. Lekki Phase 1.



Hard Rock Cafe: Electrify your night with the Wale Ojo and the Milagros musical band at Hard Rock Cafe

Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Time: 8:00PM

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Water Corporation Road, Landmark Village, Oniru



Safari Workout| Zumbathon

We are excited to inform you that IWOW in partnership with FUZION Fitness Center is organizing a “Safari Workout Party” (Zumbathon) in support of ABCD (Autism, Breast Cancer and Depression). We have chosen to include depression this year because we realize many people do not understand what depression really is and don’t know how to deal with it. Depression is a red flag that requires professional attention and needs to be addressed. The Safari Workout Party depicts life, fun and energy, it focuses on giving hope and saving lives. Join us as we get our Zumba work out and dance for a worthy cause – to raise awareness for Autism, Breast Cancer and Depression and to spread knowledge and possibilities to as many families as possible!

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Time: 7AM – 11AM

Venue: Grange School, Harold Shodipo Crescent, GRA, Ikeja



This we love! Our Nigerian acts shutting down international locations. If you in London, be sure to kick it with Burna Boy at the Eventim Apollo Centre. Burna Boy is calling this one his #HomeComingConcert.

Date: Sat 1st October, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: 45 Caroline Street, London, England.



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