Starting tomorrow Friday 20th November, Quintessence invites you to the celebration of its 40th anniversary festival at the Quintessence compound at Parkview Estate-Ikoyi, Lagos. The events are free except where stated otherwise.

See scheduled activities of the festival below.

Friday 20 November 2015

Opening Ceremony and Festival Symposium :  12 noon

Cultural renaissance in the Quintessence years (1975-2015).

Keynote speaker: Professor Sophie Oluwole (Emeritus Professor of African Philosophy).

Music Concert : 7 pm

Artistes: Survivors of the Rex Lawson Mayors Band, Edaoto Agbeniyi, Aduke, Duro Ikujenyo, The Band, Ikenga and many more.

Venue: BOGOBIRI House, 9 Maitama Sule Street, Ikoyi South West, Lagos.

Saturday 21 November 2015

Victorian Lagos: A tale of one city and three books :  12 noon

Moderator : Ms Aduke Gomez

Discussants : Professor Ade Elebute, Mr Supo Shashore and Dr Patrick Dele Cole.

An intellectual and historical discussion on Lagos using books written by the above discussants.

“The Life of James Pinson Labulo Davies: A Colossus of Victorian Lagos”, Prof. Ade Elebute (CON).

“Possessed – A History of Law & Justice in the Crown Colony of Lagos”,  Mr Supo Shashore (SAN).

“Modern and Traditional Elites in the Politics of Lagos”, Dr Patrick Dele Cole (OFR).


Charity Fundraising dinner : 7 pm

Venue: Quintessence, Parkview Estate – Ikoyi, Lagos

Tickets: N50,000 (couple) and N30,000 (single).Tickets available at Quintessence- Parkview, Ikoyi and Lekki.

Last day, Sunday 22 November 2015 

Drama :  2 – 4 pm

Film Screenings : 5 – 8 pm

Onunaekwuluora : The legacy of Thurstan Shaw’ by Ed Keazor starts screening at 500 pm

Truth and Art : The music of Tunde Jegede’ by Sunara Begum starts screening at 540 pm

Faaji Agba by Remi Vaughan-Richards starts screening 700 pm.

See you there!