10 places to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner

The locations are all in Lagos and Abuja.

The Valentine fever appears to have caught up with Lagosians, long before moving to other parts of the country. With events and shows competing for attention, PREMIUM TMES has shortlisted some –must-be-at and must-see events on Valentine’s Day and beyond in Lagos and Abuja.

Dinner with Cossy Orjiakor at an Italian restaurant

If you are adventurous and have a huge crush on Nollywood’s bad girl, Cossy Orjiakor, then you stand a chance to dine with her on Valentine’s Day at an Italian restaurant. Listen up. All you need do, according to the voluptuous actress, is ensure that you are one of the first ten people to take a picture of yourself with her album CD. Rush over to her Twitter handle for more details.

Ribbons & Roses presents “Conversations In G- Strings”

A kiss is no longer enough; get the real gift of love from your loved one at this year’s edition of Ribbons n Roses: Conversations in G-Strings. Artists performing at the event include Onyeka Onwenu, 2Face Idibia, Omawumi and Timi Dakolo. The event would be hosted by Ali Baba.

Date: Thursday February 14, 2013

Venue: Banquet Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Lovers’ Nest

It promises to be a great atmosphere to reconnect and re-affirm your love for each other. With great cozy music and fantastic cocktails and games for entertainment. You get a chance to share love stories and get your salsa moves. Love birds in Lagos don’t have to cross the 3rd Mainland bridge on that special day as Lovers Nest has a venue on both sides of the bridge!

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Time: 6 p.m.

Venue: 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, off Younis Bashorun, off Ajose Adeogun, VI Lagos | The Resource Place, 1 Badagry Street, Akora Estate off Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja

Escape With Your Partner

Whether you want to rekindle the flame or make a new spark, you can have a good time at the Hotel Bon Voyage Night Out! There is something for everyone. It’s a great way to show your sweetheart, office staff, friends, and family just how much you love them. Now that you’ve got the gift it is time to find the place to relax and set the mood. Hotel Bon Voyage great Valentine-Day Ideas!

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Date: Thursday February 14, 2013

Time: 6 p.m.

Venue: 57a A.J Marinho Drive Off Tony Anegbode Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Tickets: N25, 000

Contact: For further enquiries and reservations, call Shola Dada on 08130304844

R&BW The Grand Love Project

Banky W is throwing another Lagos party. And this time, it’s for the release of his hugely anticipated album R&BW. EME homeboys Wizkid, Skales, DJ Xclusive, and Shaydee are also on the bill, as well as first lady Niyola with special guests appearance by Don Jazzy and Yvonne Nelson as well as other special surprises.

Date: Friday 15th February 2013

Time: 7 p.m.

Venue: Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos

Love and Art: A Valentine Enchanted Evening

Virgonova in collaboration with PhatVibes Entertainment brings you a night of Love and Art! The evening is sectioned into two parts to cater to couples and singles: A 3-course dinner in a garden by the sea while being serenaded with music by talented artists, comedy to ease the stress of the day, couple games and poetry that speaks to your soul! And our “Red Light Special” after-party! A traffic light theme like no other! Perfect for couples and singles! So silence your inner cynic and think romantic thoughts in preps for a night of “Love and Art”.

Date: Friday February 15, 2013

Time: 6 – 11 p.m.

Venue: BC Garden Cafe 24, Ikoyi Crescent, off Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tickets: N 30, 000 per couple

Motbensonz & Top Tea Presents: Valentine Tea Fiesta Season 3

Come and Enjoy your Top Tea in even more amazing and different recipes and variants like: Apple Honey Ice Tea, Lime Mint Ice Tea, Chocolate Ice Tea, Chapman with Tea, Ginger Ice Tea, Apple Ice tea with Vodka. Also, a lucky couple gets to win an all-expense paid weekend @ Four Points Hotel, Lekki and loads of other prizes. You don’t want to miss performances by 2Face Idibia, Solidstar, Chidinma, Niyola, GT D Guitarman, Jay Aims, ClassiQ, Femi Knight, Yeka Onka, Mr Byno, Korede Bello and so many more. And your hosts for the evening are: Gbemi (Beat fm) & Dotun (Cool fm). Note that this event is Strictly By Invitation. Free invites are available @ Chicken Republic outlets, Ozone cinema and Silverbird cinema, Ikeja.

Date: Friday February 15, 2013

Time: Red Carpet starts at 6 p.m.

Venue: Club Octopus Reloaded, Adebisi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba.

Dress code: A touch of Red.

Festival of Love

Abuja, brace yourself for another fun edition of Festival of Love brought to you by Nigerian comedian, Julius Agwu. Festival of Love is an evening of romantic serenade for couples and lovers, couples’ games and great comedy for lovers. The organizers revealed that Karaoke has been added to this year’s edition. Performing at the event (comedy) include Julius Agwu, Bovi, Dan ‘D’ Humorous, Akpororo and Chigul while music stars Wizkid, Burna Boy and Chidinma will perform some of their hit tracks.

Date: Saturday February 16, 2013

Time: 5 p.m.

Venue: Transcorp Hilton, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Abuja

Ticket Prices: Regular N 5,000 | VIP N 10,000 | Table of 8 N 400,000

Ticket Locations: Silverbird Cinemas Abuja | Drumstix, Maitama II,, Abuja | Exclusive Stores, Wuse II, Abuja | Jevinik Restaurant, Wuse II, Abuja | Ceddi Plaza, Central Business Area, Abuja | Crystal Lounge | Cubana Lounge, Wuse II, Abuja | Shoprite Apo, Abuja

Valentines with Maxwell

Classic fm 97.3 have announced plans for Valentines with Maxwell, the coolest and most exciting evening to remember this quarter of 2013; headlined by Grammy award winning American R&B, funk and neo soul singer – Maxwell! Also performing are Black Magic, Omawunmi, Bez and Yinka Davies.

Date: Saturday February 16, 2013

Time: 7 p.m.

Venue: Ocean View grounds, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Ticket Price: N25, 000

Ticket Locations: Silverbird Cinemas in VI and Ikeja | Ozone Cinema in Yaba | Domino’s Pizza / Coldstone Creamery in VI and Lekki | Eko Hotel

Darey Presents “Love: Like A Movie”

“Love: Like A Movie” is a theatrical concert for valentine, produced with style as an exhibition of performance varieties. At its core, the project uses the interpretation of powerful emotions, music, traditionally inspired dance/acrobatic performances, lights, moving images and customized sets interwoven into a single production to express the values of love and humanity in modern Nigeria, with the sole purpose of creating a magical experience that stays with the audience for a lifetime. The event will be co-hosted by Kim Kardashian. Artistes to perform include 2Face Idibia, P-Square, Naeto C, 9ice, Ice Prince, Jozi, Flavour, Moeazy, Zaina, Iyanya, Waje, Seyi Shay, Praiz and Timi Dakolo.

Date: Sunday February 17, 2013.

Time: 5 p.m.

Venue: Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Celebrate a Happy Valentine with Siobhan Fashion Stalls at the Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Abuja.

The stalls will feature top brands and designers like House of Nwocha, Odeva, Diella, Yutees, Phyl & Steph, Ms Makor, House of Empress, Casa de Moda, Adorn, El-Jefe, Vodi, Style Bar, Mak Nisy, Fabulous and Tassels & Laces. All vendors will be offering 15- 30 per cent discount on selected items at the shopping fair that will run from 10th to 15th February 2013.

Date: Sunday 10 – Friday February 15, 2013

Venue: First Floor, Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Abuja.

Valentine’s Blast of Love Dinner”.

The dinner at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be accompanied by delicious desserts, wine, chocolates, live music band and stand-up comedy. With a red and black themed Victorian décor night and savour Italian wines, the dress code is “Sassy”. Your enchanted evening starts the moment you enter the gate with a specially chosen glass of sparkling wine and romantic cocktails on arrival.

Regular: N6, 000 per person with cocktails, dinner, wine and dessert

VIP: N12, 000 per person with Champagne, “three course meal”, chocolates, wines, dessert and surprise gift bags.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.capstrov.com.

This event is organised by Gendslaw Media.


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