You know it’s Christmas in Lagos when you see that Ajose Adeogun Road in VI (otherwise known as Zenith Road) is lit with what else but lights? If you looked at our image at the top of this post then you know it’s lit and so Christmas is here and that means its time for you to start planning your moves. That’s where we come in with a Christmas 2016 Lagos Event Guide.
It is often an overwhelming experience because there will always be 1 million and 1 events and it feels like they want to kill you with all of the rocks. We acknowledge 2016 has been trash for most people and hope we can all close it in some kind of fun way so we decided to create a Christmas 2016 Lagos Event Guide that should help you plan your holiday better and take in all the madness!
You can thank us later or maybe not cos you’re ungrateful!
YCee and Chill: December 10th @ Escape Nightclub
YCee’s been one of the hottest on the block in the past 18 months and now he plans to host his first ever solo”concert.” He shall be performing tracks off his yet to be released debut EP, The First Wave.
Budget: There’s no sign that you should be paying for tickets or anything but one or two drinks never hurt anyone and I mean you know those bouncers are like leeches so having some money on you isn’t a bad idea.
Sunny on Sunday: December 11th @ Federal Palace Hotel
King Sunny Ade is showing us that 70 is just a number on December 11th. I personally wish I was in Lagos for that ‘cos 1) I’m a Yoruba warrior and 2) KSA seems cool. Onyeka Onyenwu, Iyanya, Terry Apala, Tyson and DJ Jimmy Jatt are also billed to perform.
Budget: Regular tickets are going for 5k and 1k while VIP tickets are going for 20k and can be bought through Nairabox.
Fiesta of Flavors: December 11th & 12th @ Harbor Point
On December 11th and 12th, Fiesta of Flavors will return and you can try out some really amazing food and drinks at Harbor Point, Victoria Island.
Budget: Free for kids, 1k entry fee for adults excluding money for food. Anything between 7k-10k should leave you full from so much amazing food.
Afropolitan Vibes Music Festival: December 16th & 17th @ Freedom Park
Afropolitan Vibes are serving a 2 day music festival at Freedom Park. Some of those confirmed to perform include Tomi Thomas, Seyi Shay, BOJ, Falana, Jinmi Abduls, Kollington Ayinla and Keziah Jones. Definitely looks like it’ll be a fun affair if you’re into alternative music.
Budget: All tickets are going for 5k and you can buy them here.
Modus Vivendii Exhibit V: December 19th @ [Yet to be confirmed]
Modus Vivendii is hosting their first ever Lagos show to display their work over the past 5 years this Christmas. This is definitely going to be the premier fashion show this Christmas so you should definitely watch out for that.
Budget: Let’s just say we don’t know before we mislead you.
Beat 99.9 FM Christmas Concert : December 20th @ Federal Palace Hotel
The Beat is bringing Migos, Krept & Konan & Wstrn to Lagos! They shall be accompanied by Davido, Phyno, Ice Prince, Patoranking, Burna Boy and many more acts. Arguably the biggest concert this Christmas.
Budget: Regular tickets are 5k while VIP tickets are going for 20k. You can get your tickets at Ariiya Tickets and Naija Ticket Shop.
Copa Cabana: December 21st @ Tickle Bay
Hub for creatives, by creatives, For The Culture are also coming up with their first event and look to tap into a new space.
Budget: You can RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is Eazi Lagos: The Concert Party With Mr Eazi and Friends: December 21st @ Landmark Center
Mr Eazi is finally bringing the wave to Lagos with a concert at Landmark Center alongside some friends. Once we know who those friends are then you know everything but Mr Eazi is definitely one you want to catch live in performance. You can buy your tickets here and here.
Budget: Regular tickets are 5k while VIP tickets are 20k.
Reekado Banks Thank You Concert: December 21st @ Afrika Shrine
Mavin artist, Reekado Banks is putting on a Thank You concert. He’s dropped an album and had a pretty good year so it only seems fair that he closes it with something for the fans.
Budget: Nothing has been said on whether tickets shall be for sale or not but if its a Thank You concert chances are it’s free.
Industry Nite: December 21st @ Oriental Hotel
We have it on good authority that Davido owns this night! You heard it first from us.
Budget: Industry Nite is typically free but when considering it’s at Oriental we don’t know for a fact. We’ll let you know as soon as confirmed
Elevate Her 2016: December 22nd @ Children’s International School Lekki
We Rise Initiative are hosting a Women’s Leadership Conference which speaks on females embracing their power for the common good. There are to be two sets of workshops with one set being business minded and another educational. They will have keynote speakers like Fisayo Longe and Seun Awolowo.
Budget: Access to Elevate Her is free but participants are asked to register to aid catering purposes. You may do so here.
Boom4Good Games: December 22nd @ [To be confirmed]
Boom4Good is a charity for meningitis and they hosted their first event at the end of last year. They’re back again to continue their march towards booting our meningitis for good. You can expect a soccer tournament, many childhood games and good food.
Budget: The entry fee is 3000 for participants and 3500 for spectators.
DRB Concert: December 22nd @ [Yet to be confirmed]
There has been no official announcement by DRB yet however, they’ve been at it for 5 years so you should be pretty confident in that there will be a concert this year. Also, this tweet by Teezee should give you a hint.
— FreshPrinceOfLasGidi (@TeezeeDRB) November 25, 2016
Budget: A regular ticket will probably go for 5k while the VIP tickets could go for somewhere in the region of 20k-25k. You can also just go HAM and buy yourself a table if you have maybe 1M to use to jaiye.
Alkebulan: December 23rd @ Bar Bar
So Radical, a new group is coming through with their first ever event where they shall exhibit art and have an open mic.
Budget: Access will most likely be free but attendees are to RSVP here.
Rhythm Unplugged: December 23rd @ Eko Convention Center
Rhythm Unplugged have continued to deliver for about 10 years. This year their lineup includes Wizkid, Olamide, Tekno, Falz and many more of your favorite acts so watch out.
Budget: General Access tickets are going for 7500 while VIP tickets are 25k. You can buy tickets here.
Bez Live : December 24th @ Muri Okunola Park
Alternative artist, Bez is delivering a show for all his fans at Muri Okunola Park. It’s one day with not too many events so it could definitely be a motive. Also, one must consider it’s very different music and not the typical screaming party music.
Budget: All tickets are going for 5k each and you can get them here.
Olamide Live In Concert Beast Mode 3: December 26th @ Eko Convention Center
Baddo has been shutting down Lagos for three years now and he proceeds to do it yet again on Boxing Day. Not sure there’s anywhere you’d rather be on that night. He also drops his album, The Glory on that day.
Budget: The cheapest tickets will probably go for somewhere between 5k and 10k and if you’re a Lagos BIG Boy then, you can just go and buy table with one 2M for your friends!
New Wave Volume 1: December 26th @ [Location to be confirmed]
TIMI, Three Stripes and For The Culture are hosting a house party and it looks like everyone is going to be there.
Budget: To attend, you’re needed to RSVP by emailing email@example.com
Eat Drink Festival: December 27th @ Eko Atlantic
Eat Drink Lagos is bringing you their third Eat Drink Festival and what looks to be the biggest yet. After seeing over 5k people at their mid-year festival in July, they have moved to a bigger venue in Eko Atlantic City. Oh yeah, we’re media partners for that so you can definitely watch out for some engaging content pre and post event! And maybe a giveaway.
Budget: Eat Drink Festival is a free event but you can’t be planning on going there just to watch. Ni ba o se mannequin. We recommend you have at least 7k in your wallet if you’re looking to treat yourself to some good food.
Starboy Homecoming Concert: December 30th @Eko Convention Center
Wizkid is returning home for a good show with the people of Lagos to close out the year and perform in the Motherlan’ for the first time this year.
Budget: All tickets for the show are selling for 5k so luckily you don’t have to break the bank to see Wiz. Oh yeah and all the proceeds from the show go to charity!
Ultra Waves: December 17th, 24th and 31st @ Nitro
DVB in collaboration with Garmspot and GidiGuide will host three nights at Nitro in VI on the 17th, 24th and 31st. If you’re looking to club into Christmas and New Years Days, you have your place to be.
Budget: If you’re trying to table hop, your budget is 0, if you’re the BIG boy who owns the table they hop to then your budget is different and only you can decide that for yourself.
We will update this Lagos event guide with any new events as they are unveiled!