The Bagus NG Turns 4!

Saturday, March 7, 2020
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Blackbell Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Bagus NG At 4 Brunch celebrating our 4th anniversary as Africa’s foremost literary hub took place on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in the cool ambience of Blackbell Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.

We are happy to have seen it come to fruition since November 2019 when official planning began in earnest with the theme – Author Branding: What’s Your Story to our crop of excellent panelists, masterclass facilitator, performers and our fantastic moderator.

There were so many times we considered postponing the event due to the recent health advisory received in light of the COVID 19 virus but we trudged on regardless with the event and we are glad we powered through.

In no particular order, we want to thank our awesome MC – Funmilola Ogunseye a.k.a. Dasience,

Our masterclass facilitator – Opeyemi Oluwagbemiro, Communications Lead, Fourth Canvas.

Our moderator – Cynthia Osuchukwu, Creative Director at Syn City NG and Founder at Lit Art PR.

Our panelists – Anthony Onwordi a.k.a. Toni Kan (The Mayor of Lagos), Harold Benson, Ugochi Obidiegwu a.k.a. The Safety Chic and our co-opted guest/panelist Lara Kareem a.k.a. Naija Book Bae for sharing their stories and presence with us.

Our performers

Emmanuel Jolayemi a.k.a. Kormbat

Odianose Godfrey-Elvis a.k.a. Ravhin Elf

IB a.k.a. The Real IB

Also, our hats go off to Uade Ahimie, Othuke Ominiabohs, author and founder of Masobe Books, Ogechi Nwobia, Achalugo Ezekobe, Ayomidotun Fadeyi, Ernest Ademola Ehigie, Babatope Adebiyi, Rachel Azuka and others too numerous to mention here.

But more importantly to the team working behind the scenes – Harold Benson, Tayo of First Angle Designs, Chimdinma Onwukwe of The Afro Reader, Benjamin Okoh, Babatope Adebiyi and Harold Benson.

And we can’t thank Mfonobong Inyang enough for gracing us with his presence and beautiful photography for the event.

In all, The Bagus NG Brunch 2.0 was a success and we look forward to a different celebration of our 5th anniversary come 2021.

A recap of the brunch and official pictures would be up on the blog shortly. You don’t want to miss the highlights.

Our hearts are full. We are grateful. Road to #TheBagusNG3.0 has begun!

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