Almost 2 years ago in 2021, we had our very first FEMME FEST event at Amore Gardens, Lekki, and the girls came out and showed up to celebrate the hottest female talent in Nigeria. Back then, FEMME FEST was simply an answer to the question: Why isn’t there a space for more young, amazing women to support female-owned businesses, have fun and listen to female artists that have otherwise been sidelined in mainstream media?
It was a time where we were fed up with the low representation and visibility of women in the creative scene. We saw how female voices, needs, and wants are routinely pushed to the side and ranked low in importance. We were desperate for a change, so we created FEMME FEST.
For us, existing in the fringes simply won’t do and we’ve made it our mission to lead the charge in achieving a more equitable landscape that prioritizes female empowerment. At FEMME FEST in 2021, we saw the collective power of support and what happens when people show up for the causes they care about. We had lots of shopping in our female vendor village, the most stylish festival attendees in Lagos (listen, lewks were served) and some serious dance moves as we vibed to headlining acts like Ayra Starr, Teni Entertainer, and Lady Donli. A time was had and this year, we’re doing it even bigger.
What’s The Vibe at FEMME FEST 2023?
FEMME FEST 2023 is an all-day celebration of women that aims to empower, educate and entertain all who attend. We encourage everyone attending FEMME FEST 2023 to come ready for an activity-packed day of premium enjoyment. FEMME FEST 2023, is happening at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, and kicks off at 2 pm. We want all festival attendees to come with their friends and family to have fun, meet new people, support female-owned businesses and brands, and discover fresh and exciting new musical talent.
What To Expect
A fantastic time.
At FEMME FEST 2023, we’re expanding the vision of our first festival to bring you an even bigger event. Doors open at 2 pm and we’re starting off with a series of exciting educational workshops and immersive panel discussions presented by The Orchard.
If you’re looking for interactive hands-on activities to do, our Express Stations are just the place for you! At this year’s festival, we’re going to have: Permanent and non-permanent body art by Skink Ink, a chef’s guide to hosting a girls’ night by Anu Bello Culture, an interactive and personalized hair consultation, and regimen by Amari Hair Care, a design your own soy wax candle with Rekoja station and an introduction to crochet with 21 Wool Street.
It wouldn’t also be FEMME FEST, without a Vendor Village! Come shop 22+ female-owned brands and visit for the first time ever our experiential Beauty Market. Make sure you visit this area as we’ll be giving away some free beauty product samples!
We’re closing out FEMME FEST with a party with live musical performances and DJs to end the day.
Who’s Going To Be There?
We have an exciting and diverse lineup of some of the hottest female artists and talent performing at FEMME FEST.
FEMME FEST 2023 is powered by The Orchard, Amstel Malta, Star Radler, Kuda Bank, Absoult, and LIRS and supported by MTV
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