Over half a million people, crammed into one enclosed venue, dancing, sweating and screaming through the night. Surreal.
The noise was deafening, the high-powered lights flooded the venue like it was daylight as I tried desperately to hear the amazing performances above the annoying snore of my wife.
I was at home, seated on my couch and enjoying the 14th instalment of the Experience like the other sane half of Lagos was doing; watching it live on TV.
I couldn’t resist the irony of enjoying a deeply spiritual experience on Friday through to Saturday morning and then hopping to the other side of town for another fiery and sensual one.
The Cardi B concert.
If you don’t know what am talking about, allow me help you out of your hermitage.
Cardi B is in Lagos and she will be live in concert today.
But not to worry if you can’t make it to see her, there are other amazing hangouts this weekend too that will give you an absolutely great time.
Here they are in no particular order.
SATURDAY – DECEMBER 7, 2019
THE NO TOLERANCE MARCH
The #WARIFNoTolerance Campaign was launched to address the prevalence of Violence against Women in communities across Nigeria. Well-meaning Nigerian Celebrities and influencers stood with WARIF to say “No Tolerance” to rape and sexual violence and the digital campaign reached an estimate of 10 million people on social media. Following the on-going success of the “No Tolerance” campaign and the dire need for more awareness on issues of sexual violence, we call upon all men and women, young and old to participate in our No Tolerance March this year to raise awareness for issues of rape and sexual violence in Nigeria. All proceeds from this March will go to the care of survivors of gender based violence at the WARIF Centre.
Fee: N6,000 for 4 Hours N2,500 Per Hour for 2/3 Hours or N3,000 for 1 Hour
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your kayak.
Nielle’s Backyard Cookout and Movie Night
Nielle’s Backyard Cookout and Movie Night was formed out of our love for food and bringing people together. There are four elements to the event; Music, Food, Film and Conversations.
Time: 12:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: 49 Abiola Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja
TEXTURES AND HABITATIONS
Textures and Habitation explore via mixed media paintings how elements fit in awkward, beautiful and sometimes abominable ways in the bustling city of Lagos.
Fee: Open to All
Location: Onikan House by Loving Lagos, 23, Military Street Onikan, Lagos
ELITEBOX CHRISTMAS PARTY
It’s our annual Christmas Party and Fundraiser for the Elitbox Foundation. Also, catch a live screening of the big fight Ruiz Jr vs Joshua!! The ReMatch!!!
Fee: N1,000 Donation
Location: 4 Oba Elegushi, Former Second Avenue, Ikoyi
LA TAVERNA END OF YEAR PARTY
Rounding off a fabulous 2019, La Taverna Restaurant invites you to celebrate in style with delicious food and beats! Its the La Taverna End of Year Party on December 7th, 2019. Open Bar, Buffet & Dance with DJs Anonymouss & G.rizo.
Time: 7:30PM – 2:00AM
Location: The Backyard, 4b Musa Yardua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
DON’T DROP THE MIC
This Saturday @donotdropthemic the spotlight is on Uzikwendu @uzikwendu as he performs a few crowd favorites and hit singles! Come through to @bogobirihouse and join us in a night of amazing entertainment!! The theme of the night is “Peace” so expect the DDTM squad to be on hand to create some inspired musicals on the spot based on your suggestions! P.S. Free Cocktails from 8pm – 9pm and you can win free bottles during the show.
Fee: Open to All
Location: Bogobiri, 9 Maitama Sule Street, Off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 8, 2019
THE MAX SFFL CHAMPIONSHIP
The game is finally here! The MAX-Shitsuke Flag Football League (Season 4) Championship Game.
From the Eko North Division – @panthers_flagfootball. And from the Eko South Division – @titans.athletics.
Only one team can walk away with the trophy, so you can’t miss the fireworks! Come out and enjoy the game! We’ll have food and drink vendors!
Fee: Open to All
Location: Meadow Hall School, Alma Beach Estate, Meadow Hall Way, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki
It’s the last #FOMOBrunchOut of the year on Sunday @thepatiolagos, so you know it’s about to be lit! A surprise performance, freebies, games and most importantly GOOD VIBES. FREE Entry…Everyone is invited! Let’s end the year with a bang. Get ready as we bring you an amazing menu & cocktails, fun games like beer pong, Jenga and more, a special live performance & sounds from @joeythegoodman, @uncle__bubu & @vvadaa! Complimentary Cocktails till 4PM
Location: The Patio, No 1 Fola Osibo, Lekki Phase 1.
HOLIDAY ARTY PARTY
‘Tis the season! Please join us for ARTOJA’s Holiday Art Party, this Sunday, December 8th, 3-6 PM at ARTOJA @ The Radisson Blu Hotel. We will be exhibiting new works by John Madu, Kadara Enyeasi, Abraham Ogunlende, Femi Morakinyo and Agemo Francis. We also have a large selection of limited edition fine art prints available by many contemporary artists. Come find the perfect gift for this holiday season! Or you just might decide to treat yourself!
Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Fee: Open to All
Location: The Boutique, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I, 1a Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, Victoria Island, Lagos
Live Earth Music!
Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Location: 112, Akerele Road, Off Shitta, Surulere, Lagos
Mid-Week Gidi Up:
MONDAY – DECEMBER 10, 2019
It’s the only day of the week you can bring your own food, drink, and a blanket. Dodge the traffic and catch the sunset! The beach opens at 10am, in case you’re looking to skip work.
Fee: N2,000 Adults N1,000 Kids
Location: Landmark Beach, 4 Water Corporation Dr, Victoria Island, Lagos
TUESDAY – DECEMBER 11, 2019
WHOT TOURNAMENT 2019 @ EP TACO TUESDAY
Tournament Time! Calling all WHOT Players! Time to see who is #1.
Only 20 spots open. Prizes for 1st and 2nd Place!
Fee: Purchase a signature EP meal to participate.
Location: La Taverna, 48 Balarabe Musa, Lagos
That’s it for this weekend guys. Have A Hype- Filled Weekend!