It's the fourth instalment of BLOKE LOUNGE, a bi-monthly music and mingling event hosted by BLOKE Magazine. This time the organizers have made a slight switch from the predominant music fest of former editions, to spotlight the growing menace of domestic violence and the plight of women living under this scourge.
MINDBENDING according to Omena Daniels "seeks to throw up discussions on physical and psychological abuse in relationships and its effects on women". With the strong support of Complete Fashion, BellaNaija and Project Alert for Violence Against Women, and media support from Rhythm 93.7FM and City 105.1FM, this fun evening will feature a high panel of discussants which include Mrs Bukky George (CEO HealthPlus & Casabella), Mrs Josephine Chukwuma (ED, Project Alert for Violence Against Women), Mr Fela Durotoye (Author of Mr Fantastic), Chris Ihidero (Writer and producer of 'Big Daddy') and Uche Jombo (Actor and Executive producer 'Damage').
"The 'Girls Night-Out' themed event will have a large attendance of beautiful and powerful women throwing their weight behind the cause" Omena adds. MindBending kicks off at 5pm on Sunday 20th May at the brand-new Shaunz Bar and lounge, Murphis Plaza, Sanusi Fafunwa, Victoria Island. It would feature a private screening of 'Big Daddy', a short film on rape by Chris Ihidero, a short skit by Lala Akindoju, Joseph Benjamin on the mic, and Kome's performance of Uche Jumbo's movie soundtrack, "Damage''
There will be a raffle draw with a variety of gifts from an array of designers such as TTDALK, EJIRO AMOS TAFIRI, AKPOS OKUDU, TOSHO WOODS, 1407STYLE, STYLE TEMPLE, NACK SHIRTS, RENEES AND CLARKES, SEKU, OVERALL BESPOKE APPAREL, and the icing on the cake is an all star karaoke session.
From its first edition of Bloke Lounge, the organisers have emphasised the casual atmosphere that would encourage people to mingle and expand their network, laying greater emphasis on creating a hub, a 'mixer' of some sort against the backdrop of music. Bloke Lounge has succeeded in the last 3 editions to pull the musical talents of OC Ukeje, Timi Dakolo, Ibiyemi, Praiz, Eric Arubayi, Jodie, Pita and a host of others. A few musical surprises including TV superstar Yvonne Vixen Ekwere and Fashion entrepreneur Uche Nnaji have also graced the stage.