Reekado Banks performs on stage at The O2 Arena on October 19, 2019 in London, England.

Reekado Banks performs on stage at The O2 Arena on October 19, 2019 in London, England.

Photo by Joseph Okpako.

Places in Lagos to Have Fun this Weekend

Catch Reekado Banks at the Verve fitness party while Art X Live returns with Dope Caesar as a headliner.

If you love a good workout, with music in the background, then the Verve Life 6.0 Fitness Party is where you should be this weekend. Fitness culture has been flexible with imports like fitness festivals and fitness parties to incentivize more people to work out. For Verve’s fitness event, it has brought in fitness celebrities like Kemen and a host of others, to keep you motivated in the morning.

Then – the big one – thrill you with Reekado Banks in the evening for the after party. Elsewhere, Halloween is still in the air, and we’ve scooped in Halloween-themed events in our weekend guide if you are still celebrating. Lastly, Art X Live returns for another stunning season. Here’s our weekend roundup of events in Lagos you shouldn’t miss.

Apocalypse Infirmary at Club Rio

Fresh off performing at Play Hilton, Abuja, Afro EDM duo Maze and MXtreme are teaming up with Club Rio for Apocalypse Infirmary, a Halloween party. Aside from them, the event will have these DJs on rotation: Tobi Peter, Jamie Black, Demi Andre, Chelar, and Najj the DJ.

Friday, November 3, 10 p.m.

Venue: 131b, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island

Access: N7K

Amapiano District’s Casino Night

Jack Daniel is the headline sponsor of this month’s Amapiano District, taking place at Hard Rock Cafe. It’s not hard to see why the event has gained much social currency and clout. Amapiano as a South African music export has exploded greatly in the Lagos party scene, and Faaji, the organizer of Amapiano District, has been at the forefront of plumbing the depths of the genre with a party atmosphere.

Friday, November 3, 8 p.m.

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe

Access: N10K (first wave)

Scared or Scarred (Movie Night and Party)

Still, in the spirit of Halloween, Insert Nights are asking if you will be scared or scarred at their Halloween movie night and party happening on Friday. Jordan Peele’s 2022 sci-fi horror Nope will be the movie of the night. And if you are scared to sit through, you have the option of joining the party instead.

There will also be games and networking, and also don’t forget to come in your best Halloween costume!

Friday, November 3, 7 p.m.

Venue: The Corner, Plot 28, Block 77, Admiralty Way, Lekki

Access: Free

Art X Live 2023

Art X Live, the music segment of Art X Lagos is one of the main attractions at the event people always look forward to. The reason is that aside from enjoying stellar art exhibitions and creativity, you get to unwind and party with some of the finest artists and DJs as they thrill with their performances.

Art X Lagos is already underway (November 2 -5) and this season, Art X Live will bring on Grammy-nominee, Tay Iwar, Azekel, and the dynamic Dope Caesar.

Saturday, November 4, 10 p.m.

Venue: Federal Palace Hotel

Access: N5K

Verve Life 6.0 Fitness Party

Get ready to experience the ultimate fitness extravaganza in Lagos by joining Verve’s fitness event that blends exercise, music, networking, wholesome food, and more. It has tapped many fitness instructors namely Big Brother Naija alum, Kemen, to bring you an unforgettable time.

Importantly, Reekado Banks will headline the after-party concert after the fitness segment in the morning, so you don’t want to miss it.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Venue: Landmark Event Centre

Access: Free (registration required)

Enoo Napa at Element House

We have often waxed lyrical about Element House, the house/EDM party by Spektrum Entertainment. In just a short time, they have been able to carve a niche in the nightlife scene, with their tasteful lineup of DJs and artists.

This time around, they have tapped Enoo Napa from South Africa. A Durba native, Napa has been making waves as a prolific house music producer, injecting an afro, and electronic elements into songs from Black Coffee, Mi Casa, Oscar P, N'dinga Gaba, and so on.

We are looking forward to a show-stopping performance from the remixer, producer, and DJ. Saturday’s affair will also feature in-house DJ Icey, Bedshed, and Code Name: KND.

Saturday, November 4, 11 p.m.

Venue: The Good Village

Access: N7K

We Own the Day Party

This is for the Mainland folks! If you have ever been to a party by We Own the Day, then you should know it’s not something to miss. This Sunday, they are having the biggest daytime rave, promising to top the one they have had before.

Sunday, November 5, 12 p.m.

Venue: The Stable, 41/43 Bode Thomas Eric Moore Surulere

Access: Free