Friday, January 22, 2010

Mark your Calendar...Asa, G.A.P & Cancer Screening...

Don't mind this post looking like this...blogger is on something I think! This is a rather long post but would be great if you yank out your diary and start marking the dates! There's indeed fire on the Mountain. And we aint running yet. Yeah, you only need to look around. We think it would be great to calm  your nerves with great music from Asa 'the hawk'...

The Concert
No doubt Asa is one of the most talented singers to come out of Nigeria. She sings with sincerity yet with a sense of hope. Here comes a night of soulful music with a diverse and vibrant audience. The night will begin with a cocktail reception from 7-8, after which singers Bez and Dipo will open the show. These two singers are the future of Nigerian soul and r&b, showcasing two divergent but exciting possibilities for our music.

Tickets cost N10,000; and the event is TODAY at the Coral Reef, 10A Ikoya Avenue, Off Macpherson Street, off Queens Drive, Ikoyi. You can also call Tola on 0813.661.1633, Seun on 08022220065 or Tomiwa on 0805.8800.285 for information and tickets. RSVP the event here.

GAP (Guild of Artistes and Poets) Writers Retreat
For those interested in Nigerian Indigenous literature and discussing literature in general in the natural environs of Bwari Village, this is a must-read. A Writers' Retreat holds on 6th of February, 2010. And there are 25 slots available. Venue: Bwari Village

To participate send a one paragraph application and a one-page writing sample of either poetry or prose to elliteratemail@ Include a short bio and contact details. Use "Writers Retreat Application" as subject. No attachments please. Paste everything in the body of the mail. Deadline for submission is February 1st 2010. Selected applicants should be resident in Abuja and will be transported to and from the venue.

Get Tested for Cervical Cancer
This is not any  book news. Sorry! But on Bookaholic Blog, we also believe that health is wealth, not just books. This is information about a cervical cancer screening taking place in Lagos. Yes, that's it! Our Mothers, Daughters, Wives and Sisters, not to mention scores of friends and colleagues are diagnosed with and dying from cervical cancer everyday! It doesn't have to be this way. Cervical cancer is 100% preventable. And the good news is this test is almost free!

We are joining Wish for Africa (by blogging about this) to give women a fighting chance against this disease at this Mass Cervical Screening Programme! There's going to be screening of about 10,000 women at centres in Mafoluku and Ketu and across selected Local Government Areas in Lagos State of Nigeria over 3 days...28, 29 and 30th of January 2010 using the Visual Inspection method. RSVP the event here. The screening centres are:

Optimal Medical Centres
Mafoluku Centre:
5A, Adeyemo Street,
By 7 &8 B/Stop, off MM Airport Rd,
Mafoluku, Oshodi.

Ketu Centre:
9 Samuel Anibaba Street, by Iyana School Bus Stop
By Texaco Petrol Station, Ketu.

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