Today in #TheLagosReview

It’s DAY3 at LABAF2019

Here’s the schedule for today’s line-up of the festival.

Google Maps creates a Customized Update for Local Transport in Lagos

Everybody uses Google maps.

Almost everybody that is.

Except maybe for the amazingly discerning danfo drivers in Lagos who have some kind of pre-installed mapping device somewhere in their often shirtless bodies, helping them weave seamlessly through traffic.

So if you are in one of those mechanical contraptions called ‘Danfos’, you are more often than not, confused as to your ETA because no one can honestly compute a danfo’s haphazard route.

Except for Google.

Google recently came up with a solution to address all the escalating traffic madness in Lagos; the new Google Maps, updated just for Lagos.

Amazing right?

So Google Local Guides can now see options for Danfo, BRT and more on Google Maps.

“We are excited to announce that we’ve updated the Android version of Google Maps in Lagos to reflect all of the ways you waka. From finding directions across town by Danfo or BRT, to seeing photos of local landmarks, the improved app lets you track and time your waka beta.” the new update Google announced.

Get to your destination on time with local traffic information, weather, and busyness of transit in Lagos.View estimated fare levels for each ride
location and find the quickest route to your destination by typing it in or choosing from suggestions.
Also see pictures of the landmarks and key places along your route, so you know you’re going the right way.

To see the new amazing features, simply download the latest version of Google Maps on your Android device and get a better sense of your Lagos waka.

We at the Lagos Review are convinced without a doubt that Google loves Lagos.

Burna Boy, Davido, 2Baba, Afro B & More to headline Afro Nation Puerto Rico Festival.

The popular festival revealed an impressive first wave of performers for Afro Nation Puerto Rico.
The next installment of Afro Nation is set to hit the Caribbean when it comes to Puerto Rico in March 2020. After a sold-out festival in Portugal this summer, it looks like this edition won’t disappoint.

The first wave of performers and headliners were revealed this morning and include Beenie Man, Burna Boy, Davido, Afro B, Busiswa, Patoranking, Chronixx, 2Baba, Kranium, Patrice Roberts, Rotimi, Shenseea, Stonebwoy, Teni, and The Compozers.

The “world’s number one beach festival” will last for four days in the Caribbean paradise. This is just the first wave of artists to be announced, expect many more to be added to the list and showcase the variety of artistic skill and overall dopeness coming from the continent and the diaspora.

In a time when the world is being taken by an African music storm, this festival seems to hold some of the biggest names in the industry. The talent on the roaster display a variety of styles from afrobeats to dancehall, reggae to rap and R&B to experimental. It is the first global traveling festival of its kind focusing on “#BlackExcellence and good vibes,” according to their press release. Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Thursday, November 7th, and general tickets the following day on November 8th.

Get tickets as soon as you can—remember the last edition sold out! Check the trailer and playlist for the festival below.

Image courtesy of Afro Nation.

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