Yay! Nigeria is 56. 56 years of freedom from British rule. And of course, it will be a public holiday in the country. Not just any public holiday but one that knocks out the dreaded Monday! So you have the weekend and Monday to yourself.
For the outgoing, gregarious individuals or anyone who wondered where to go on this Independence Day weekend, there are a handful of exciting events around Lagos. Lagosians love to indulge that you may sometimes wonder if there is actually a recession in this country. Jumia Travel shares some of these events to attend. Interestingly, you don’t need to break the bank to attend some of them. All said and done have a good time and happy Independence Day Nigeria!!!
Stand up Nigeria comedy show
If you want to have a good laugh and temporarily forget about the troubles of the economic recession Nigeria is going through, then Stand up Nigeria is the place to be on October 1st! Your favourite comedian will be present and it is also a platform that showcases upcoming comedians. You can either attend the 3 pm or 7 pm show at The Shell Hall Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos! N5.000 entry.
Want to see Asa, Tuface, Wizkid, Dbanj, King Sunny Ade and other A-list artists as well as other top government functionaries? Supremacy, which is a concert to mark the end of the seven-day Made-in-Nigeria festival, will be held at the popular Eko Atlantic City at Victoria Island. Regular ticket is N5,000 and pre-sales will end 8 am on Saturday. The concert will be held between 6pm and 11pm on October 1st.
Jimmy’s Jump off Live-The Mainland Invasion
The best Disk Jockeys will gather on October 2nd at The Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja. The Jump off event is organised by arguably Nigeria’s most famous DJ, DJ Jimmy Jat. It starts at 7pm and the regular ticket is N2,000.
Good morning, omoge. Tell me how you do…Do you love Brymo and want to watch the talented Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer live? Then with N2,000 in your hands, head for the prestigious Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos on October 2nd at 5pm.
Favour Flakes Live in Concert (Revelation)
In the mood to enjoy yourself and have part of your entry fee donated to the Arrow of God Orphanage, this concert is the place to go on October 2nd at The Air force mess, Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island. You need N5,000 to see Timi Dakolo, Favour Flakes, Ushbebe, Funny Bone, Mc Shakara and many more artists.
MTV’s Road to AMA Party
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 –‘MAMA’ is 6 weeks away but on October 2nd the annual Road to MAMA Party will be held at Water Corporation Road, Landmark Village, Oniru. The event starts at 9 pm and the ticket is N20,000. All of Nigeria’s best artists will be there.
Gbagada Fitness Festival
The Gbagada fitness festival is where you will meet fitness enthusiasts and get a workable fitness routine that perfectly soothes you. You can also network. It is on October 3rd from 7 am to 10 am at the Gbagada General hospital.