Nigeria is celebrating 56 years of freedom from British rule on Saturday, October 1. 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 wondering where to go on this Independence Day weekend, there are a handful of exciting events around Lagos. Jumia Travel shares some of these events to attend.
Interestingly, you don’t need to break the bank to attend some of them
- 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 up and coming comedians. You can either attend the 3 pm or 7 pm show at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
- Supremacy Concert
Want to see Asa, 2face, Wizkid, D’banj, King Sunny Ade and other A-list artistes as well as 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 on Victoria Island. The concert will be held between 6pm and 11pm on October 1st.
- Jimmy’s Jump-off Live
The best disc jockeys will gather on October 2 at The Ikeja City Mall, Alausa for the show put together by arguably Nigeria’s most famous DJ, DJ Jimmy Jatt. It starts at 7pm.
- Organised Chaos
Do you love Brymo and want to watch the talented Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer live? Then 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 2 at The Air force Mess, Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island to see Timi Dakolo, Favour Flakes, Ushbebe, Funny Bone, MC Shakara and many more artistes.
- MTV’s Road to AMA Party
The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 is six weeks away but on October 2 the annual Road to MAMA Party will be held at Landmark Village, Water Corporation Road, Oniru. The event starts at 9 pm and all of Nigeria’s best artists will be there.
- Gbagada Fitness Festival
The Gbagada Fitness Festival is where you will meet enthusiasts and get a workable fitness routine that perfectly soothes you. You can also network. It is on October 3 from 7 am to 10 am at the Gbagada General hospital.
Contributed by Adeniyi Ogunfowoke, PR Associate, Jumia Travel