In 2021, FEMME FEST had their very first event at Amore Gardens, Lekki, and the girls came out and showed up to celebrate the hottest female talents 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 women were fed up with the low representation and visibility of women in the creative scene. They saw how female voices, needs and wants were routinely pushed to the side and ranked low in importance. There was a desperate need for a change, and so FEMME FEST was created.
For FEMME FEST, existing in the fringes simply won’t do and they’ve made it their mission to lead the charge in achieving a more equitable landscape that prioritises female empowerment. At FEMME FEST in 2021, the collective power of support and what happens when people show up for the causes they care about was apparent. There were lots of shopping in the female vendor village, the most stylish festival attendees in Lagos (listen, lewks were served) and some serious dance moves as attendees vibed to headlining acts like Ayra Starr, Teni Entertainer and Lady Donli. A good time was had and this year, FEMME FEST is 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. Everyone attending FEMME FEST 2023 is encouraged 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 2pm. Festival attendees should come through 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, they are expanding the vision of the first festival to bring you an even bigger event. Doors open at 2pm and the fest is 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, the Express Stations are just the place for you! At this year’s festival, attendees can look forward to: 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 personalised 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 the experiential Beauty Market. Make sure you visit this area as there will be a giveaway of some free beauty product samples!
This year, FEMME FEST is closing out with a party with live musical performances and Djs to end the day.
Who’s Going To Be There?
There is an exciting and diverse lineup of some of the hottest female artists and talent performing at FEMME FEST.
Candy Bleakz, Bloody Civilian, SGaWD, Qing Madi, Winny and Melissa will all be performing at this year’s festival.
FEMME FEST 2023 is powered by The Orchard, Amstel Malta, Star Radler, Absoult and LIRS and supported by MTV