Who doesn’t love plantain? It’s a rhetorical question. But as World Plantain Day is this Sunday, it’s also worth asking straightforwardly. The good guys at Dodo Gang have taken it upon themselves to celebrate, an open invitation to all plantain lovers to merry and feast while recognizing the awesomeness of this staple food.
Tagged Plantain People’s Party (PPP), there’s so much on offer, and you just have to attend to witness it all. Elsewhere, experience drunch at 355 Ikeja restaurant and lounge. They are going Mexican this time, meaning Mexican cuisine is on the table. They are throwing cocktails too as a sweet deal, and we can’t complain.
Danfo Cruise with EXP Lagos
Danfo Cruise by EXP Lagos is a cute, niche hangout that is inserting the idea of cruising in Lagos. Held every first Friday and second Sunday of every month, the cruise shuttles around predetermined areas in Lagos while participants enjoy food and other fun activities. This Friday continues the tradition. Also, this is the fourth anniversary of Danfo Cruise and it’s already gearing up to be a good time.
Friday, June 2, 5pm
Venue: 256, Etim Inyang Crescent Victoria Island
Amapiano District Party
Amapiano District is slowly becoming ground zero for amapiano raves and parties at Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos. Just ask the party revelers as they leave hyped-up, post-party comments on their Instagram. It’s one place to learn new dance moves, meet people, and update your amapiano playlist. It will have DJ sets from New Guy, Smeez & D3an, Sammay, Nino, Dope Caesar, Uncle Bubu and Tohbad.
Friday, June 2, 8pm till dawn
Venue: Landmark Village, Water Corp. Road, Oniru, Victoria Island Cost:
Element House by Spektrum
Specktrum’s Element House is where afro house, deep house, and techno house collide. Curating a party space for house lovers, Element House is infectious in its appeal and location. This edition brings on UK-based DJ and producer Sef Kombo as the headliner, who is a deep and afro house tastemaker. He will be joined by Icey, Jarlight, and Deji.
Saturday, June 3, 11pm
Venue: The Good Village, Good Beach, Victoria Island
Cost: N7k online, N10k at venue
Silent Disco Party at House of Oni
Silent disco parties and raves aren’t new in Lagos. That said, House of Oni has been one of the platforms spearheading a revolution of Lagos clubbing with their routine silent party events. This time, they are tagging it A Silent Brew, so get ready to put on the headphones with some booze on this side.
Saturday, June 3, 7pm
Venue: Bature Brewery, 256 Etim Inyang Crescent Victoria Island
Cost: N3k, single
The Baccyard Barn
The Baccyard is a newly launched platform in Lagos to assemble creatives in one place, and reflect the relentless spirit in the city. To that end, it is putting out its first event that will see music performance, visual art, poetry, comedy, and a vendor village coexist. Billed to perform are Adam Srae, Ella Gomenti, Ovibeat, Morrelo Virusman, Kxng Nero, LB, Jamz, Rozzz, to name a few.
Saturday, June 3, 4pm - 10pm
Venue: The Corner, Admiralty Way, Lekki
Cost: Call to RSVP
Plantain People’s Party
How do you celebrate World Plantain Day? Dodo Gang, the Lagos-based, plantain-loving community have the answer. In what they call Plantain People’s Party, it will see plantain lovers unite this Sunday at The Terrace in style. Indulge in a variety of plantain-infused dishes, from traditional favorites to innovative creations that showcase the versatility of this beloved fruit.
To boot, the event will also feature a merchandise pop-up shop where you can cop exclusive plantain-themed fashion items like tote bags, t-shirts, bucket hats, button badges, and more.
Sunday, June 4, 2pm
Venue: The Terrace Lagos, 23, Kunle Ogunba Lekki 1 Cost
Sunday Drunch at 355 Ikeja
You’ve heard of brunch, but how about some drunch? 355 Ikeja restaurant and lounge on the mainland are doing drunch time, and what is even more exciting is that it is Mexican-themed. From starter to main to cocktails, relish in Mexican meals like tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, margaritas, and more.
Sunday, June 4, 2pm - 6pm
Venue: 22, Simbiat Abiola Way, Ikeja Cost: