5 best places to meet celebrities in Lagos

The bustling city of Lagos has the highest concentration of movie, music, television, theatre and sports celebrities of any city in Nigeria. From film and television shoots on the streets, to star-studded events and glitzy clubs, a trip to Lagos would not be complete without a little celebrity spotting.

If you want to catch real A-list celebrities, read on as Jumia Travel, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking service, shares insider tips on where to look for Nigeria’s hottest stars in Lagos.

  1. O’jez

Although this bar does not pack A-listers like it used to, some famous people still love the place. Located inside the National Stadium, Surulere, the hangout offers nourishing local and international cuisines and a nightclub and bar for drinks. Nollywood stars and popular TV icons are the most regular celebrities you meet here.

  1. Quilox

A night club on Victoria Island, Quilox seems to be doing the rounds in Lagos at the moment, with more and more big names being reported there every week. Even Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was rumoured to have visited the club with his crew. Also the likes of Davido, Wizkid, and Cynthia Morgan come for a night out at the club. The chic decoration and assortment of drinks (cocktails and spirit) makes it easy to see why it is proving to be such a big name haunt in the city.

  1. Eko Hotel

Located in the heart of Victoria Island, Eko Hotel is one place to find celebrities in Nigeria. You can either catch them attending one of the numerous events hosted in the venue, dinning at one the onsite restaurants or changing money at the bureau the change.  Celebrities are spotted in this fabulous hotel on the regular, especially for Sunday brunch as it offers a safe haven where they can come in for a great, relaxing meal without interference.

  1. The Rock Cathedral

One of the most beautiful structures in Lagos, the Rock Cathedral is home to The House on The Rock. And while a church is not the best place to go celebrity hunting, you stand a chance of sitting next to one or at least on the same row with one. Most celebrities in Nigeria from Nollywood stars such as Chioma Chukwuka and Chidi Mokeme to music celebrities like Tiwa Savage, P Square and Seyi Shay frequent this church on Sunday. A trip to this place allows you to kill two birds with one stone – get edified with a good sermon and possibly run into an A-list celebrity afterward.

  1. Murtala Mohammed Airport (Local)

Nigerian celebrities are always on the move and a majority of them prefer to move via flights. While many of these stars who prefer to travel first class, hide in private airline lounges pre-flight, they must mingle with the public post-flight at the baggage terminals. If you do not happen upon an encounter with them there, then head to the arrivals terminals at MM1, as it is another area they are usually spotted.

Contributed by Nkem Ndem, PR Associate, Jumia Travel 

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