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Places in Lagos to Have Fun this Weekend

From festivals to live shows from Seyi Vibes and Johnny Drille, here are the events you shouldn't miss in Lagos this weekend.

With Nigeria’s presidential inauguration on the horizon (May 29), it’s officially going to be a three-day weekend. And we’ve no reason at all to complain, so we are taking it one step at a time. First, Children’s Day is arguably this weekend’s centerpiece holiday, and The Palms Shopping Mall on the Island is putting together a fun showcase for the kids.

In that spirit, adults who have always wanted to partake in children-themed activities can head to Landmark Beach for their No Adulting Party. Elsewhere, Seyi Vibes takes to an intimate stage for the grand opening of Hard Rock Nightclub on the Mainland.

As of late, the rising street pop artist has been entangled in a fabricated rivalry with Asake, polarizing social media, and we are calmly looking at how it will play out.

The Palms’ Children’s Day Showcase

While this year’s Children’s Day is brimming with event ideas everywhere (dance party, camping, picnics etc), why not take them to The Palms? The Palms Shopping Mall is curating a weekend of magic and wonder with their Children’s Day Showcase. From art, music, dance, comedy to lots of fun games and prizes to be won, The Palms has the kids covered.

Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 28, 12pm - 6pm

Venue: Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki

Cost: Free

Hard Rock Nightclub Opening with Seyi Vibez

There’s something about a club opening that makes the night special. Opening its door to the public, Hard Rock nightclub has invited Seyi Vibez as a performer. Seyi Vibez is riding the waves of his latest single "Hat Trick," but fans will be hoping to see him perform his 2022 single "Chance (Na Ham)." He will be joined by DJ Pash and Keshi

Friday, May 26, 10pm

Venue: 62, Opebi Road Ikeja

Cost: Free

I Am Fit Festival

It can feel easier to stay at home while doing workouts, watching fitness videos, and meditating on yoga mats. But nowadays, fitness fitness are becoming extravaganzas that have spilled from Instagram. They can be a great way to meet fitness enthusiasts, local trainers, celebs, and whatnot. This weekend, the I Am Fitness festival aims to live up to that task, featuring workouts, games, and a boxing bootcamp.

Saturday, May 27, 7am

Venue: Rivbond Plaza, Behind Total Filling Station, Abraham Adesanys, Lekan

Cost: Free

No Adulting Party at Landmark Beach

Ever wanted to relive your childhood memories playing the games and activities you indulged in now as an adult? In a time where children-themed parties are being catered towards adults, here’s your time to meet other adults who are kids at heart at the No Adulting Party at Landmark Beach.

The event is in conjunction with Lyfe on the Beach, with fun activities like foam party, musical chairs, face painting, water guns, bouncy castle, sack race, Playstation 1 and 2, and many other games.

Saturday, May 27, 2pm

Venue: 4, Water Corporation Road, Oniru, Victoria Island

Cost: From N5,500K (early bird)

Smirnoff Pineapple Punch Launch Party

The Pineapple Punch joins Smirnoff Ice’s exciting range of products released in the market. The flavor has been around for a while, but now Smirnoff has thought it nice to throw a party in its name. Young John is set to perform, with DJ Consequence and Wanni x Handi on the turntable.

Saturday, May 27, 7pm

Venue: Bolivar Bar, 10 Wole Olateju Crescent, Lekki

Cost: Free

Hertitude 2023

Hertitude is the women-focused festival from Zikoko, one of Nigeria’s top digital media platforms. The festival is inspired by their HER content vertical, which chronicles the lives and experiences of Nigerian women.

With its successful debut in 2022, the festival returns this year cranking up the fun and activities. It’s being publicized as an event for hot babes and baddies, seeking to strengthen bonds via games, music, sip and paint, pottery, candle making and lots more.

Saturday, May 27, 3pm - 11pm

Venue: Astrosoccer, 1, Osborne Road, Off 2nd Avenue, Ikoyi

Cost: From N5875

Cruising with Bikaholics of Lagos

Bikaholics of Lagos is a growing cycling community organizing bike rides and not to mention their Sunset Cruise, which has become their flagship event. Holding this Sunday, this month’s Sunset Cruise will set sail at Ikoyi and there’s also an opportunity to rent a bicycle if you want one.

Sunday, May 28, 5pm

Venue: Fantasy Land, 42 Alfred Rewane Rd, Ikoyi

Cost: Free

Johnny Drille Live

R&B star Johnny Drille is teaming up with the good guys at Afro Vibes Lagos for an intimate live experience. Titled Believe, it’s based on the emotional ballad Believe Me which he released in April. Drille has come a long way from his mini concert tour Johnny’s Room Live in 2018. And Lagos has a special place in his heart, which makes Johnny Drille Live an event not to miss.

Sunday, May 28, 7pm

Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island

Cost: N20K (early bird)

News Brief
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Seun Kuti Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting a Nigerian Police Officer

The Nigerian artist has been arrested after a tense exchange with a police officer.

Seun Kuti, the son of the renowned Afrobeat maestro Fela Kuti, appeared in court on Tuesday following his arrest for allegedly assaulting a police officer — an incident that garnered significant attention over the weekend.

On May 13, a video went viral showing the artist on Lagos’s Third Mainland Bridge engaged in a heated exchange. After the video went viral, the Lagos State Police Department announced that an arrest order had been issued.

On Monday morning, the artist voluntarily turned himself into the Lagos State Police Command accompanied by legal counsel and a representative from his family.

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