It’s that time of the year. The only time when there’s an event you want to go to every day for two weeks. The only time you wish you didn’t have a job because it prevents you from being able to hit an event. Christmas 2017, we’re back again with the Lagos Christmas Event Guide.
December 2 (4PM) | Five Star Music Fiesta | Ikeja City Mall
A line-up that seems almost unreal but then again, you can never underestimate the power artists have to draw in their counterparts into their events.
December 2 | Hennessy Artistry Concert | Eko Atlantic
Hennessy Nigeria host their artistry concert with performances from the likes of Falz, Olamide, YCee and Timaya.
— HennessyNIGERIA (@HennessyNIGERIA) November 17, 2017
December 3 | 47 x Bearded Genius Pop Up Shop | 16/16
Bearded Genius have teamed up with 47 for a new collection you’ve probably seen some DMW members donning. As we kick off Christmas season, they shall host a pop up shop.
Budget: Bearded Genius pieces go for between N12K and N20K on average.
December 3 – January 7 | Transparent Solo Exhibition by Isaac Emokpae | Rele Art Gallery
If you’re a stickler for art, you should check out Isaac Emokpae’s Transparent Exhibition at Rele
Budget: Most likely free entry*
December 6 (6PM) | Catch A Vibe With Funbi | Freedom Park
Funbi shall host his first show in Lagos with supporting performances from the likes of SDC, Remy Baggins, Poe and Joyce Olong.
Budget: N1000 Tickets
December 7 (7PM) | Last Daze of Summer Concert | Hard Rock Cafe
Consistency all year round, an American tour and now Maleek Berry, producer turned afropop star will hold his own with Christmas season’s opener.
Budget: N5K Standard, N15K VIP. Tickets available here.
December 8 – December 10 | Copa Lagos | Eko Atlantic
The best of beach soccer hits Lagos as Nigeria, Spain, Lebanon, Morocco and some other beach soccer teams go head to head. The Celebrity Match and Fashion Show are definitely something else to look out for.
December 9 (3PM) | Revs & Runway | Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan
You definitely saw Bollylomo’s snaps or the videos of him screaming like a mad person while spinning in a car. You will probably not die and in the absence of amusement parks, you can get that thrill and more at Revs and Runway.
Budget: N2K Flat Tickets, N3K Regular Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 9 (5PM) | Merrybet Celebrity Fans Challenge | Bar Beach by Eko Atlantic
Runtown and Davido go head to head in a football party. Let’s see how it turns out.
Budget: N1,500 Basic Tickets, N10K VIP Tickets, N30K VVIP Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 9 (5PM) | Brymo at The Terra Kulture Arena | Terra Kulture
If you live for live shows, this one is for you as Brymo tags with his band, The Lagos Tout deliver a performance to remember. Ibeji (not Ibeyi the twins) will also be in performance.
Budget: N5K VIP Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 10 (TIME TBC) | Mente De Moda | BICS Garden
A montly marketplace but this time, Mente De Moda do it quite big for Christmas. All your favorite retailers.
Budget: Depends on what you buy
December 10 (3:30PM) | On the Beach Festival | Hard Rock Beach
A little alte things with Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi on the beach as Hard Rock continue their onslaught of securing some of the best events this Christmas.
Budget: N8K Early Bird Tickets, N30K Gold Tickets, N45K Platinum Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 10 (4PM) | Lagos Urban Fashion Show | Federal Palace Hotel
With the intention of showcasing young designers, the Lagos Urban Fashion Show shall put 20 Nigerian designers as well as budding models under your gaze. Definitely one of your go-to events if you’re fashion inclined.
Budget: 2K Regular Tickets, 5K VIP Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 14 (NIGHT) | The Basement Gig | The Tilt Terrace
Over the past months, The Basement Gig has put upcoming musicians in the limelight and shall continue to do so this Christmas with their December show. The lineup this month includes the likes of AT, Fasina, Oma Mahmud and Bella.
Budget: N2K Standard Tickets. Available here.
December 14 (7PM) | The Mayor of Lagos Concert | Hard Rock Cafe
The biggest come-out act in the past 18 months comes with the finale after touring universities throughout the year, Mayorkun will headline his concert and thrill with records like Mama and Che Che Che.
Budget: N5K Standard Tickets, N10K VIP Tickets Tickets available here.
December 15 (5PM) | Thirsty Nalia | Freedom Park
Simple vibes with performances from some budding acts like Straffiti, Kash, Minz and Remy Baggins as well as games in what is being billed to be a thrilling experience.
Budget: N1800 General Admission Tickets. Available here.
December 15 (8PM) | Afropolitan Vibes | Muri Okunola Park
Afropolitan Vibes return for their final edition of 2017 with Ajebutter, Sir Shina Peters and Teni Entertainer.
Budget: N1K Gate Fee.
December 16 (12 NOON – 3PM) | Daily Kobo’s Take Control Summit | Workstation VI
In a season full of fun experiences, it’s easy to forget things that matter and Daily Kobo is trying to make sure we don’t make that mistake. With their first ever event, the Take Control Summit, they give everyone a chance to better understand their finances and the decisions we need to be making.
December 16 (DAY) | Young Kulture 6 | Sao Cafe
December 16 & 17 (DAY) Fiesta of Flavors / Ajebutter Music & Food Festival | Harbor Point
Ajebutter just released his sophomore album and shall be teaming up with Fiesta of Flavors on the 16th for a concert and food festival. The festival shall continue on the 17th.
Budget (16th): N5K Regular Tickets, N20K VIP Tickets, N50K All Access Tickets. Available here.
December 17 & 29 (TIME TBC) | Ball Off | Venue TBC*
5 Years of soccer tournaments and Ball Off is back to put another year in the bag. On the 17th they shall host their senior tournament and switch to the kids on the 29th.
December 17 (12 Noon) | Olamide Live in Concert 4 | Teslim Balogun Stadium
Shut down Lagos, three years in a row, took it to Birmingham, London, Malaysia and now Baddo is back to put the numbers on the board as OLIC makes the jump to Teslim Balogun Stadium this year.
Budget: N1K Regular Tickets, N5K VIP Tickets. Available here.
December 17 (12 PM- 12 AM) | Feel The Music Experience Festival | Muri Okunola Park
Recently launched New Age media house, More Branches look to create an experience for millennials with their inaugural Feel the Music Festival with art on exhibition from photographer, TSE and DJs as headliners, an interesting twist.
Budget: N2500 General Admission Tickets, N15K All Access Tickets. Available here.
December 17 (6PM) | Burna Boy | Federal Palace Hotel
Unrestricted, Unleashed and Untamed! The rockstar is hosting a show he’s billing as electrifying and unlike anything we’ve ever seen from him. Big Shaq is also a supporting act.
Budget: N7,500 for the first 200 regular tickets, N10K Regular Tickets, N20K VIP Tickets, N1M Silver Tables, N2M Gold Tables. Tickets available here.
December 18 (7PM) | Nonso Amadi Homecoming | Hard Rock Cafe
His star has continued to rise on the internet without one show in Nigeria till date. That comes to an end as Nonso Amadi hosts his Homecoming Show at the Hard Rock Cafe. While the lineup is yet to be released you can probably anticipate appearances from the likes of Odunsi, Santi and Maleek Berry.
Budget: N5K Regular Tickets, N15K VIP Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 19 | Everything Pretty EP Launch | African Artist Foundation
Pretty Boy D-O’s first body of work has been in the works for an extended period of time. This December, we gather he shall finally present it to the world.
Budget: N2K Regular Tickets, N2500 at the door, N5K All Access Tickets.
December 20 (TIME TBC) Kida Kudz and Friends Outdoor Show | Leisure Sports Park, Ikate
Kida Kudz is part of the long list of acts who will be headlining their first shows in Lagos this Christmas.
Budget: N500 Standard Tickets
December 20 (Time TBC) | Beat FM Concert | Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel
Migos last year, we hear they’re bringing one of the hottest MCs to break this year into town. As well as Nigeria’s biggest stars too. Without a doubt one of the shows to beat.
December 20th (TIME TBC) | Falz in Concert | Eko Hotel
Another year, another album and also, a headline concert. Falz is bringing his three different personas, Brother Taju, Folarin The Lawyer and Falz the Bahd Guy to the show
Budget: N5K Regular Tickets, N25K VIP Tickets. Available here.
December 21st (DAY) | Copacabana | Tickle Bay
For The Culture launched last Christmas with their inaugural event, a day party tagged Copacabana. Daytime vibes with performances from budding acts and this year it’s another event you should look towards.
Budget: It’ll most probably be free entry with RSVPs.
December 22nd (Time TBC) | The Taste With Chef Kaye | V Ginis Centre
Chef Kaye sends your taste buds on a journey as she puts together a 4-course buffet with the proceeds from each ticket going towards feeding 4 children across Lagos’ less wealthy neighbourhoods.
Budget: N6K Standard Tickets, N11K Couple Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 22nd (Time TBC) | Nativeland | Muri Okunola Park
NATIVE is back for the second year. What we’ve heard so far is they’re curating an experience with a mix of budding Nigerian acts and acts from both the UK and North side of the Americas.
December 22nd (8pm) | Rhythm Unplugged | Eko Hotel
Many years under their belt, back again, as expected and they’re bringing the man behind the ting, Big Shaq to Lagos. As shown on Davido’s 30 Billion Africa Tour poster, he shall be live alongside Wizkid. The Lagos leg of what they started in Dubai maybe? Olamide, Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage, Nonso Amadi, Maleek Berry and Mayorkun are some of the other confirmed acts.
Budget: N7500 Regular Tickets, N25K VIP Tickets. Available here.
December 23 (TIME TBC) | Sillet D-Day | VENUE TBC
Ashley Okoli’s Sillet By Ash hosts its launch event with cocktails from Martini and some of your faves.
Budget: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
& get an address to the venue. See you guys! ✨ pic.twitter.com/ivSpmVIt0N
— Ash (@AshleyOkoli) December 11, 2017
December 23 (TIME TBC) | Kai Collective Pop-Up | VENUE TBC
Fisayo Longe’s Kai Collective host their debut Lagos pop-up store. It’ll feature their new collection and also serve as a celebration for the blog’s 6th birthday. Watch out for more details.
Kai pop-up shop (first time you get to see and shop my new collection before it hits the website!) + day party + my blog’s 6th bday + come get waved with me = December 23rd. Save the date or whatevaaaa. Offish deets coming soon
— Fisayo Longe (@FisayoLonge) November 29, 2017
December 23 (TIME TBC) | Detty December | Tickle Bay
Poolside vibes hosted by Mr Eazi! Banku way! Let’s see who he’s got in store.
Budget: 5K Earlybird Tickets available here.
December 23 (TIME TBC) | Legends Never Die Concert | VENUE TBC
Heyden Entertainment host their debut concert, a tribute to DJ Olu ahead of his tribute album tagged Legends Never Die and featuring the likes of Davido, Mayorkun, Boj and D-O.
— Tobias (@Tobi_Abiodun) December 2, 2017
December 24 (6pm) | Bez Live | Muri Okunola Park
Alternative music and pure vibes in the evening time is Bez’s style and he’s back with his second Bez Live concert.
Budget: N5K Regular Tickets, N20K VIP Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 24 (6pm) | Wizkid Concert | Eko Hotel
The streets have missed Wiz and after his 2016 let-down and the suggestion he charges less than $1 for his shows, there’s pressure on him to do it big and keep his word however, that will not be the case. Instead of the stadium he has suggested in the past, he shall sell out Eko Hotel and tickets are far more than what he’s suggested in the past.
Budget: N7500 Regular Tickets, N25K VIP Tickets. Available here.
December 25 (Time TBC) | All Black Everything | Venue TBC
Christmas day rocks draped up in as much all black sauce as possible. More details to come.
December 26 (5PM) | Cryptic Lagos | Bogomiri House
If you’re about drinking games and conversations about intellectually stimulating topics, Cryptic Lagos is for you.
December 26 (Time TBC) | Eat Drink Festival | VI
Lagos’ premier food festival and probably the one place you’re sure to see everyone you went to primary school with because it’s free entry for everyone.
Budget: N8000 should get you a fair amount of food from 3/4 vendors.
December 26 (Time TBC) | One Night Stand w/ Adekunle Gold | Federal Palace Hotel
Adekunle Gold is all for the live experience and armed with his band, the 79th Element, he’ll deliver his first headline show in Lagos.
Budget: N5K Regular Tickets, N20K VIP Tickets, N1M & N1.5M Tables. Tickets available here.
December 27th (DAY) | Boom4Good | Campus Mini Stadium
Launched in 2015 in honor of Temi Braithwaite, Boom 4 Good intends on creating awareness about meningitis through activities & projects organized. Back for its third year, they shall put together fun games, good vibes and music. Be there or be square.
Budget: N3K for Participants, N3500 for Spectators
December 27th (Time TBC) | Davido 30 Billion World Tour | Eko Hotel
After a long year on the road, there’d be no better place to end it but at home. Davido, DMW and a couple of other guests as Christmas 2017 hosts Davido’s first show of his own in 5 years.
Budget: N5K Economy Tickets, N10K Regular Tickets, N30K VIP Tickets, N50K VVIP Tickets. Tickets available here.
December 28th (TIME TBC) | Boy Better Know | Venue TBC
Skepta has made his return to Lagos a number of times over the past few years with Beat FM concerts and last year’s Nativeland. This year, he and the Boy Better Know family are bringing it to Lagos for their own show.
December 28th (12PM-6PM) | Shakkar Shades Launch | Venue TBC
Shakkar Shades look to put themselves out there as they show off their first collection with free cocktails, music, a barbecue and pure vibes.
December 29th (7pm-12am)| Dejabooze| Venue TBC
The recently launched Eko Cocktail Club will host their first event seeking to appeal to all those who live for the fusion of alcoholic blends.
December 29th (TIME TBC) | Palmwine Music Festival | Muri Okunola Park
SDC has had their most successful year commercially in 2017 and they shall crown it off with a music festival at the end of the December season.
Budget: N2K Student Tickets, N5K Tickets. Available here.
December 30 | Westway Presents The Rooftop Party | Hardrock Cafe
Westway Entertainment debut with their first event, a rooftop party to end the year at Hardrock Cafe.
December 30 | 90’s Baby Kickback | AAF
90’s Baby have put many acts on this year and they shall round it up with their final kickback.
December 13/ 20/ 27 | Custodian Nights | Club 57
We’re back again. Wednesday nights, we hold it down at Club 57!
Budget: Free entry
December 9/ 16/ 23/ 30 | Ultra Waves | Venue TBC
Ultra Waves returns to deliver the premium holiday club experience every Saturday.
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