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Naturals in the City- NITC 15

Clear your calendar! Next Saturday, June 25th, 2016, is Naturals in the City 15 and you don’t want to miss it!

Naturals in the City is Lagos’ quarterly natural hair and natural lifestyle meet-up, and we look forward to hanging with you again!

Place: Café Neo, 6 Agoro Odiyan Str, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. (Opposite Svengali)

Time: 1:00 to 6:00pm.

It’s the 15th NITC meet-up, so really, if you’ve never been to one? You’re really sleeping on a bicycle o! Let’s fix this asap!

So. What do we do at NITC? What will we be doing this time?

LEARNING THROUGH TALKS AND WORKSHOPS!

At NITC, we make learning fun! Come, let’s talk about hair and health and wellness; how to be better! You’ll definitely learn a lot. Not going to spill all the beans just yet, but believe me when I say we have some very interesting topics lined up!

In addition to the talks, we will be having small workshops, very practical, very hands-on.

I SAID, WORKSHOPS!

It is the year of our Lord 2016, and I just learnt to do my eyebrows this year. Forreals. If you’re a late bloomer in this makeup thing, or you’re just not so into it, come, let a pro show you how to do your eyebrows. Beauty blogger, and makeup artist Oyime Jemitola (@makeupbyoyimej) will be there to show you how to draw nice brows- if you sign up for her class.

Also. Naija Girl Next Door will be there to teach you (if you are willing) another thing that seems really basic but is also, a potential life changer on your natural hair journey: HOW TO TWIST. Yes. Come with your hair, preferably loose, if you want to learn this skill for FREE, and of course,sign up here.

These workshops are very small, so they can be effective. Sign up to attend HERE, and you’ll receive a confirmation email on or before June 24, if you get in!

[tweetthis]OK Ladies! I am ready to get in formation at Naturals in the City! #NITC[/tweetthis]

SHOPPING

As usual, you can shop natural hair and skin products to your heart’s content at NITC! Also expect to see organic food vendors, as has been our recent tradition. At NITC, we are all about promoting a healthier, more natural lifestyle in and out, and our vendors are aligned with this vision. You’ll be in good company!

If you would like to be a vendor at this meet-up, you can still get a stand at NITC! Email  nn@naturalnigerian.com ; or call 09092132141 for vendor or sponsorship enquiries!

NEW FRIENDS, AND NEW CONNECTS!

I LOVE meeting new people at NITC! It’s this really safe, warm, fuzzy good vibes zone. And there’s always so much beauty all around, I love it! If you come and see any of this is a lie, please feel free to call me out after (hello@thekinkandi.com), or tell me about it there!

GIVING: PLEASE COME SUPPORT THE MONKEY VILLAGE SCHOOL!

At NITC, we love to partner with causes that we care about. Actually, if you have any causes to nominate, you can forward them to us for consideration. This time, we are supporting the Monkey Village School project.

It’s crazy that in a place as busy, and as business as Ikeja, there is a rural community in the middle of it all, called Monkey Village. There, the kids are not in school. They have very little, and many of them don’t even have underwear! Going without underwear can be a sexy ting for you, but for at-risk teenage girls in Monkey Village, this just means disgusting old (and young) men can ogle them, and who knows what else!

A group of people running this project have not been able to ignore this need, and neither should we!

They support the kids in the ways they can, with basic supplies, and by organising lessons for them on the weekends. They are really working to make a difference in these kids’ lives, and this is really not something too big for me and you to do.

So. What do they need? A LOT. But for starters? Money. Stationery. Books. Underwear. Clothes.

Nothing is too little. You can bring cash to the meet-up to donate to the project. You can also bring stationery, children’s books (text books and story books), gently used clothes in good condition, and NEW underwear.

You can also show your support by donating or buying hair products.  How, you ask?

SHOP FOR THE CAUSE!

If you have hair products you don’t want for whatever reason, please give them to us at the door. Our only condition is that, the product should not be more than halfway gone. New products are very welcome.

We will be selling these products at giveaway prices, and all the proceeds will go to the Monkey Village School.

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]I’m supporting @MVillageSchool at NITC! You should too! Here’s how > #ShopForTheCause[/tweetthis]

I’m super SUPER excited, because I know that we can again gather, to have a good time, and also, contribute as a community, to some positive change in our city!

As always, EVERYONE is welcome to Naturals in the City!

If you have any business questions, for vendor or sponsorship enquiries, please email:nn@naturalnigerian.com ; or call 09092132141. Any questions about the Monkey Village School? email: hello@thekinkandi.com or tweet at @thekinkandixx

The Kink and I, Carib Health, @Ms_Isioma and I look forward to meeting you at NITC 15! 🙂

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]See you at Naturals in the City on June 25! #NITC[/tweetthis]

Again, Naturals in the City is on Saturday June 25. Café Neo, 6 Agoro Odiyan Str, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. (Opposite Svengali) 1:00 to 6:00pm. Tickets are 1000 Naira only, at the door.

 

Words by The Kink and I

Lagos Natural Meet Uo

Your favourite quarterly natural meet-up is back in less than two weeks, yay! We are pretty excited over here!

Naturals in The City, 14 is next week Saturday, 12th March 2016!

Where?

Cafe Neo, 6 Agoro Odiyan Street, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.

When?

1pm to 6pm.

What is Naturals in The City about?

Established 2011, Naturals in the City is a quarterly meet-up in Lagos dedicated to encouraging you towards living better, embracing a (more) natural lifestyle.

What To Do At Naturals in The City?

Learn

When you know better, you do better. Our speakers are experienced, knowledgeable persons and they are always so open and generous with their wisdom at our meet-ups! A full statement of the agenda for NITC 14 will be published next week but for now, just know that the conversation will cover Hair, Fitness, Nutrition, and an extra something something! 😉 So keep your eyes on the blog, watch this space!

Connect

Everyone is invited! All genders, ages, natural and relaxed.

I love meeting people at Naturals in The City. Love it. Pretty sure you would too!

Come to make friends, and if you are an industry person (natural hair or beauty writer or blogger, a maker of your own products, or interested in retail), NITC is the perfect place to network, so be prepared!

Shop

Really, you should make a quarterly date with us to stock up on all your favourite hair products! At NITC, we always have an array of vendors selling hair products and accessories. Come get your product fix, and discover new brands. Our vendors include, but aren’t limited to natural, organic, proudly Nigerian brands making amazing stuff! Come support the movement! It’s not too late to sign up for a stall at NITC. If you’re interested, simply email nn@naturalnigerian.com, or thekinkandi@gmail.com. You can also call 0909.213.2141

We’ve also got natural and organic vendors at Naturals in the City! Fresh, natural and organic produce will be on sale, at pretty awesome prices, trust us! You don’t need to struggle with questionable veggies at Shoprite that weekend (or ever), no you don’t. 🙂

Eat

All that learning, shopping and connecting is sure to make you work up an appetite!

Food by Kitchen Butterfly will be available, and you can also get your coffee or pastry fix because we are at Cafe Neo. 🙂

Give

At our last two meet-ups, we have collaborated with two charities, and we are definitely continuing with this as a permanent feature of our meet-ups.

Please come prepared to support our charity of choice (details to be announced with the agenda).

Nothing is too small <3

> I look forward to meeting you at Naturals in the City! The gate fee is 1000 Naira only. See you there! 🙂 <

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Natural Nigerian Hair Meet Up

The 12th edition of NITC has come and gone. I have to say that it was a really good one. Really good. We had the most people attend this meet up than ever before.

While I was unable to bring you details of the meet up prior to it happening, I am here to share the pictures. Yay!

So, this meet up was slightly different because we had certain elements.

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NITC10 (3)

Hello beautifuls!

It’s a sure thing. Come and be merry with The Kink and I, Carib Health and I at the tenth Naturals in The City meet-up! This time, our theme is ‘Making the Most of What You Have’. We’ll be talking about how to get the best out of your hair journey, by focusing on your hair’s features, the resources you have, and your lifestyle. No matter where you are or what you are doing right now, you can have the good, healthy hair you want.

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Natural Hair Meet Up, Lagos, Nigeria NITC9

She was a natural at taking pictures.

The Lagos Hair Natural Meet Up – NITC9 was this past weekend and as usual we put on a good show!

We changed venues for this NITC – for the first time in years. The Social Place in Victoria Island hosted us this time and we loved it! Lush gardens, potted plants dotting the entire venue. That really is my thing – greenery!

We also took on a new co-host: Ekene of theKinkandi.wordpress.com. Besides looking totally fantastic on the day, she took over handling the talks. We are glad to have her on board! Also, Ebele (Ms_Isioma on twitter) was on hand to help and she, as always, did a fantastic job.

Quick highlights of what went on:

– We set up a hair clinic with a real doctor, taking on hair and scalp issues. This was a big success, yay for us!

– Vendors selling various hair and skin products. We even had OhSo Nutrition there with their amazing smoothies.

– Hair talks for those interested in maintaining their hair with adequate information for every one, even those that have locs.

– Lots of hair admiration, networking and knowledge swapping.

Unfortunately, we forgot all about the product swap but we won’t next time!

I love NITC because it is such a relaxed atmosphere! How many other places can you go where not wearing a scrap of makeup on your face does not make you stand out? The women are so nice to each other! Also, I have made friends at the meet ups that have transitioned to other aspects of my life.

Okay, enough words, here are the pictures!! I took 483 pictures (yes o!) so it took me a while to distill this down to the 50+ pictures you see here.

P.S: We had a few signs and asked people to pick out the ones that best described them. It was such fun!

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