How are yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? I feel like it's been ages! Has it been ages, or is it the long holiday that has me feeling this way? How's your Easter weekend been, and how's it going? It's still not over for me, but I couldn't wait to start sharing photos from the weekend. This Easter, Cakes and I have stayed in Nigeria, unlike our trip to Benin Republic last year. Lagos is full of activity, and I had to choose only a few things so that I wouldn't get overwhelmed. Our first activity of the Easter weekend - GIDI CULTURE FESTIVAL.
Gidi Culture Festival started last year at Elegushi Beach in Lekki. I can't stand Elegushi Beach, so there was no way I was going there. This year, the event moved to Eko Atlantic, which honestly speaking is simply just Bar Beach in Victoria Island :p They billed the event to be the biggest beach party in Africa and boasted a large number of performing artists for the day. The flyers and website said the event would run from 12pm to dawn. I figured that by late afternoon, some artists would have started performing, but NOPE! Apparently, there were no artists before 9pm!!! Very disappointing to say the least. To truly get your money's worth, I think that some performances should have started early. Ah well, maybe next year they'll do better. People that went late had a lot of fun though.
One thing I liked about the event was that cash wasn't allowed to purchase food and drinks. You had to buy vouchers or pay with your debit/credit card. That makes for less theft, right? Although, it would have been nice to know beforehand. I must have read through the GCF website like 20 times and I didn't see it.
Anyways, I wanted to get my thoughts about the event as a whole, out of the way before moving on to photos. I recently ordered a couple of items from the Eve and Tribe sale, which I think is still going on. I wasn't actually sure when I'd wear any of them, but this beach party seemed to be a great one to rock my mini skirt! I love the colors, and paired with a simple black tank top, sandals, and a DIY colorful mani :) I also carried my Mak Nisy bag which Cakes got for my birthday last year from Grey Velvet Store in Lekki. See? I'm buying Nigerian - one of my personal goals for the year.
Okay, I'm done talking. Enjoy the photos!
|MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SHOT!!!|
|Dude, wotchu looking at? Actually, I think he was one of the guys offering to be my photo partner :p|
Since nothing had started, Cakes and I headed off to have a little fun by the water.
I thought the shells on the seashore looked pretty. Almost like a natural carpet.
Uh oh, it's time to twiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl! Except that it's not that fun in a mini skirt >:(
Oh yeah, I lent my sailboat to some people...
Y'all already know I like to play in the water, innit?
There was a Smirnoff Ice tent with these two biker chicks. But we weren't allowed inside the tent because they were apparently not done setting up. Boooooooooooooooooo!!!
The stage setup looked really nice and it's a shame we weren't able/willing to stay late for the performances.
Oooh, I ran into a couple of readers there, but managed to take only one photo of this beauty with her flower crown. I think I want one too.
I caught the last part of the celebrity volleyball match. I don't know everyone's names, but I recognized OC Ukeje, Oreka Godis, Kemi Adetiba, Osas Ighodaro, Fade Ogunro, Gbenro forgothislastname.
Lol, the Red Team won the final match, but the Green Team complained about something to the referee and there was a rematch...
Which worked in favor of the Green Team. LOL!
The Red Team was not happy! I have a shot of Fade shouting that it's not fair, but Imma keep it to myself.
At this point, I was hungry. Cakes had already abandoned me to find food, so I went looking too.
I had a pretty good cocktail from Nylah's Catering. And yes, I got tipsy. What else is new?
Look who I ran into... Tuke Morgan. She was taking photos for Fayrouz. Yo, where's my picture?!
I settled on Wings and Fries, also from Nylah's Catering.
After eating, it was already past 7 and we'd been there for 3+ hours. We decided to leave and go watch Fast & Furious 7 - which unfortunately was sold out. And so we went home.
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