A WEEKEND of sipping, painting and everything in between

Lagos is a city synonymous with traffic, flood, mad house agents, and everything in between. How does one unplug from all of these and just rest or have a good time?

It turns out that having the right circle can help you maximize your Lagos experience. Last week, my friend Nala hosted a sip and paint event.

Sip and paint is fast becoming popular in this city. I love that it can be infused into almost anything. It could be birthdays, team bonding or just a hangout. 

She chose this cosy venue in a serene environment. We started with a lot of catching up since most of us were friends from secondary school. 


In the beginning, we were each given a pastel, two brushes, white & blue colours, and water. The paints are water-based so it’s totally safe for pregnant women or people who react to acrylics.

The setup

Our task was to paint a blue sky and an aeroplane. The sky to show the sky was our steppingstone and the plane she said, represents our japa plans.  Almost every young Nigerian is making a silent japa move. You will only find out when they post snow and jacket pictures.

The task

Initially when we began to paint, I was feeling like a low budget Da Vinci or Madam Nike. You needed to see the way I was moving my brushes. Oshe!

The process

It didn’t quite take long for us to finish. The gool is to finish and not perfection, right? We took turns laughing at each other’s painting. From my fat and shapeless plane to Chizo’s thunder protector plane. By the time we were done, we had each produced a masterpiece. Glory!

The girls and their masterpieces

All the while, there was an ample supply of drinks, small chops, and cake.

Sip, paint and chop 😆

The highlight wasn’t just painting but that we had an opportunity to relax, laugh, bond, and catch up with old friends some of whom I hadn’t seen since 2006. 

At the end of the day, I nicknamed myself Chizzy Da Vinci. 

Chizzy Da Vinci

If you want to reach out to Nala about helping you organize a sip and paint event, kindly send me a mail on hello@chizzynwokoye.com

Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to relax, breath and laugh. 

  • Nala
    Posted at 19:59h, 31 October Reply

    OMG! This is a beautiful piece!
    Thank you sooo much. I’m GLAD you had so much fun Chizzy Da Vinci

    Guys please contact Chizzy if you are interested. You will be glad you attended a session

    • admin
      Posted at 20:57h, 01 November Reply

      Thank you, Nala for the nice experience.

      Chizzy Da Vinci

  • Stella. O.
    Posted at 17:03h, 01 November Reply

    This is really an interesting and fun way to spend time together. Your paintings are beautiful, each unique in its way and showcasing each lady’s inner Da Vinci skills.

    Well done, Chizzy. Thank you for sharing your moment with us.

    • admin
      Posted at 17:22h, 01 November Reply

      Thank you, Stella.

      I love that you called it”Inner Da Vinci”

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