Teni performs onstage during Day 2 of the Afro Nation Detroit Festival on August 20, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan.

Teni performs onstage during Day 2 of the Afro Nation Detroit Festival on August 20, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Places in Lagos to Have Fun this Weekend

Teni the Entertainer live at Rhythm & Roots. Also, start December right with the inaugural Owambe Fest and let Amapiano District charge you up for the weekend.

Not that it needs stressing, but December does bring along an avalanche of events, especially in Lagos. Look left or right, and there’s something happening. As the weeks roll by, heralding the Christmas season, we are indeed going to live up to the task of filtering through every Lagos event that you should be at.

This weekend, we have Teni the Entertainer performing live at the third edition of Rhythm & Roots. Just fresh from releasing her sophomore album, Tears of the Sun, the Afrobeats singer will get the opportunity to connect with fans in Lagos.

Elsewhere, we are looking forward to the inaugural edition of Owambe Fest, which already promises to be exciting. Finally, we're pumped for the return of Amapiano District! Check out those and some other events for the weekend we have on our radar.

Amapiano District Tropicana

Featuring an artist lineup like Oreo, New Guy, Zulu, Nino, Crowd Kontroller, Uncle Bubu, and Gbemibad – with Active Boy and Hypeman Best – as hype men for the night, Amapiano District returns for a thrilling affair. As one of the best amapiano raves in Lagos, Amapiano District isn’t resting on its oars to bring the kick and pump to your weekend.

Friday, December 1, 8 p.m.

Venue: The Good Village, The Good Beach, Oniru, Victoria Island

Access: N10K

Owambe Fest 2023

Owambe Fest was first announced in September, igniting curiosity. Now that it’s been slated for Saturday, we have a better sense of what we are dealing with. Owambe Fest, for its first edition, will feature live music from live band Fash Melody and Sean Tizzle, mouth-watering dishes from Guinness World record-breaking chef Hilda Bacci, drinks from Palm Paradise and Liquor Central, up to a million naira to be won by best dress male and female, and lots more.

Saturday, December 2, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Venue: Glitz Event Center

Access: N20K

Atmos Blaq at Element House

Element House by Spektrum Entertainment has been one of our most featured events in our weekend guide. It has become one of the go-to house music destinations in Lagos, with a juicy rotation of international DJs and artists every first Friday of the month.

Element House is wrapping up 2023 this Friday with Atmos Blaq as headliner. Real name Samukelo Shembe, Atmos is a Soweto native from South Africa, a self-taught producer who started mixing and producing at a young age. He’s made a name for himself in the Afro house scene, captivating dance floors wherever he goes.

He will be joined by Karlo Wanny, B2B S.One, John Banji, and Icey. Join Element House for their last party of the year!

Saturday, December 2, 11 p.m.

Venue: The Good Village, The Good Beach, Oniru, Victoria Island

Access: N7K

Teni the Entertainer at Rhythm & Roots

Rhythm & Roots, a concert series by SOL Oniru, is now in its third edition. For the second, they had brought on Afrobeat scion Made Kuti as a headliner, alongside other acts like Evelle, Rigo Kamp, and The Folks.

This time, they have tapped Teni the Entertainer. Teni, who has just released her much-anticipated second studio album Tears of the Sun, will ride on this event as a post-album release tour, performing previously released singles like No Days Off, Malaika, and Lanke. See you there?

Saturday, December 2, 6 p.m. - 12 p.m.

Venue: Sol by Boxmall, 10B, Trinity Venue, Water Corporation Road, Oniru, Victoria Island

Access: N5K

Jack Daniels and The Beats Club Tour with Dope Caesar

Premium whiskey brand Jack Daniels has culturally penetrated Nigeria with a series of event activations to entrench brand awareness. One of such is The Beat Club Tour, with a selling point that involves throwing parties across clubs in Lagos.

Dope Caesar, the in-demand DJ who literally has been everywhere this year, will be in charge of the turntables at Avant Garde on Saturday.

Saturday, December 2, 7 p.m.

Venue: Avant Garde, 1 Polo Rd, Ikoyi

Access: Free

The Upper Riddim (The Celebration)

Kick off your December the right way with The Upper Riddim from The Upper Entertainment. Featuring a talented lineup of DJs (SmallzTheDJ, Nino, DJ Phil etc) and hype men (Toroti, Tolu Daniels, Active Boy), it will be a night on non-stop music, dance and energy.

Saturday, December 2, 6 p.m.

Venue: Johnny Rockets, 16 Eletu Ogabi Street, Victoria Island

Access: N5k

The Madness That Cures My Land (Stage Play)

If you saw Ola Awakan’s stage play Echoes of the Drum last year, then you are in for a treat as Awakan is set to premiere another one this Sunday. Titled The Madness that Cures My Land, it stars Awesome Duru, Gerald Ochuba, Israel Audu, Richard Patrick, Pere Samson, Seyi Ogbonna, Tosin Danjuma, Daniella Madu, and May Okanigbe.

Sunday, December 3, 5 p.m.

Venue: Amphitheatre, Freedom Park, Lagos

Access: N3K