A Very Merry Christmas: Events To Attend

Hello people. It’s been a minute.

It’s Christmas time and a lot of events are coming up.

#TheDisConnect

#TheDisConnect

What: #TheDisConnect – A Collection of drawings, stories and photography by OlaToxic
Where: Osh Gallery, 381 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba
When: Saturday 13th December – Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Yesterday, Saturday, I was at the opening of  @0Toxic‘s exhibition #TheDisConnect at the Osh Gallery on Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The paintings and photographs are lovely. The exhibition is open till the 23rd and you should definitely go see it.
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What’s Happening

Hello goiz.

So yesterday, I went to participate in the Nike We Run Lagos. It was a 10k run.

I finished!!! in 1:35:19.

I was so surprised that I finished as I haven’t run in a while and the last day I worked out was on Monday.

The person who finished first in 30 minutes. I’m like: “who are you?”

Anyways, on Friday, I was supppsed to go for the Lagos Book and Art Fair but I couldn’t so I bought myself a couple of books. For N2000. ($12.50, £8)

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School will soon start (don’t know when but soon) so now, I’m apartment hunting. Plus I’m job hunting.

And that’s all the interesting things going on in my life right now.

If you haven’t entered my giveaway yet, go here

Also, to find out more about Christmas On The Streetz, go here

By the way, I’m thinking of a series to do on the blog. Details aren’t worked out yet.

Have a lovely day 🙂

Grace and Peace

Christmas on the StreetZ 2.0.

Christmas on the StreetZ

Sooooo its almost that time of the year.. You know the one where we bring out all the lights and the decorations. It’s also that time of the year where we exchange gifts or we give to those who don’t have enough.

So please join us this year as we give back in gratitude for all we have achieved in the course of the year. If you follow the hashtag #ChristmasOnTheStreetZ on twitter, you will recall that we went to Makoko last year and had fun with the locals. We would LOVE for you to join us again this year for a chance to have more fun than we did last year!

Great news: We have added BENIN and ABUJA to the #ChristmasOnTheStreetZ series this year and we are SO EXCITED!!!!

So start getting ready to have lunch with us again like we did last year depending on your location:
LAGOS on the 25th
BENIN on the 26th
ABUJA on the 28th

We will be accepting monetary donations no matter how little to make this happen.  So please feel free to give us as much as you can afford. Remember “Tis the Season!!

And as much as we need monetary assistance, we would also be accepting clothes, food stuff, shoes, books and whatever you can spare. We will also want more people to get involved, so please get at us. We want as many volunteers that will come out to the different communities with us on that day!

You can visit www.gettalkingnaija.org to see more pictures from our event last year!

For monetary donations, bank information is as follows:

LAGOS/ABUJA
Name: Munachi Aniemena
Bank: UBA Acct
No: 2059093752

BENIN
Name: Oyakhirome Okaimame
Bank: Zenith
Acct No: 2100085538

Got questions?
Contact Us:

Ada (for GTN)
Twitter: @ada_d_body
Tel: 08183006972
Email: gettalkingnaija@gmail.com

Maddy (@madphury)
                 OR
Okaima (@kimeclectic)
okaimaoyas@yahoo.com
Tel: 08122032933

Check out this post I wrote about last year’s event

Grace and Peace

For Charity

This post has just been sitting in my head for the last few days.

Last Sunday, Stay In School foundation -in conjunction with Nokia and couple of celebs – had a charity football match in Unilag.

Naeto C, Seyi Law, Omobaba, Akpororo, Nedu, Skales, Elenu and a lot of people came to play. Sirkastiq was goalkeeper. Doing some badass tinz.

Princess, Olisa, Yaw, Phyno, 2Shotz came to show support.

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Football players

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Green Team.

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Blue team

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Cheerleaders & more

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Some twitter people

This Saturday (19th) is @Sisi_Yemmie’s birthday. She’s going with people to The Real Woman Foundation

Everyone is invited to come. Bring stuff. If you want a specific list of things to bring, send me an email, leave a comment or talk to @Sisi_Yemmie.
Venue: The Real Woman Foundation, 7b Jubilee Road,
Magodo, Shangisha, Lagos. It’s on CMD Road.
Time: 12:30pm

Earth’s Haven is doing a drive to gather books to donate to the children at Makoko.
See pictures below for details

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In December, we’re having another #ChristmasOnTheStreetz.
To learn more talk to @Ada_D_Body or leave a comment or send me an email.

This is my post about last year’s Christmas on the streetz.

If you’re organizing any charity event, please leave a comment.
Thanks

Grace and Peace

Christmas On The Streetz

Hey guys,

I know this post is overdue and I’m sorry I haven’t posted this year. I’m trying to sort out a lot of things.

One of the main reasons that this post is late is because I’ve had issues with uploading the videos I recorded.

On christmas day, I went with a group of people to Makoko to spread Christmas cheer and food.

I first went to City Mall, Onikan. Where me and 4 other people were picked up by Maddy. Then we went to E Centre, Yaba. Where we met up with the rest of the crew. It was so much fun. I think Toni Payne was there. a guy came from NDLEA. He said his name is ‘Lamborghini’ but me I refuse to believe. He made the children really excited. He was singing songs with them.

The people at Makoko speak a little Egun and Yoruba. Most of them speak Creole(French pidgin basically) and very few speak pidgin.

Some guys went on ‘excursion’. They went on the water. They saw the school that was on the sea. The Makoko community is building another school. The children are so adorable. Seeing them so happy made it worthwile. That was by far my best Christmas ever. It was a wonderful experience.

This year, I want to give more. Even if it isn’t financially. Physically will do. Be part of the experience.

Apart from giving to the less privileged, I want to give to people. Friends, acquaintances, random people. People who need help. Who are depressed and suicidal. I want to help people feel better.

Videos are still not uploading. (Naija internet). I just have to post this without them. I’ll still keep trying to upload tho.