Ain’t no party like a Lagos party cause a Lagos party we don’t bother anybody. Scratch that and put ain’t any events like an event in Nigeria.

All year long, there are usually lots of events in Nigeria to promote art, culture, and generally the Nigerians lifestyles.

Here are 10 top events you must attend in Nigeria:

  1. Art X Lagos

Art X Lagos is a West Africa’s premier yearly international art fair, designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent  and it’s Diaspora.

Since it’s debut in 2016, ART X Lagos has welcomed over  15,000 visitors to see the works of 120 leading and emerging African Artists, drawn from more than 15 countries around Africa and Diaspora. Now in it’s third year, ART X Lagos has become a cornerstone of the Lagos Art calendar, drawing local patrons and a host of international collectors, curators and critics, thus contributing to Lagos’ position as a fast-emerging and exciting cultural hub.

The 2018 edition of ART X Lagos will take place from Friday 2nd November at the Civic Center in Victoria Island, Lagos.

  1. Calabar Carnival

Calabar carnival is the largest street carnival in Africa. It is an annual popular cultural festival that displays African culture and heritage by means of music, drama and other cultural displays.  The carnival displays the cultural heritage of the people in their various costumes. The carnival attracts over two million spectators from various part of the world.

Calabar carnival is not meant for only Calabar indigenes, it is meant for everyone who loves cultural carnival. The carnival is organized by the Cross River State Carnival Commission and is scheduled to  hold from  Decemeber 1st – 31st 2018.

I have never spend December far from home but I intend to this year. I’ve been looking forward to attending Calarbar carnival for so many years now.

  1. Musical concerts

What’s an event in Nigeria if you did not watch the like of Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Falz, Tiwa Savage etc perform live on stage? A Nigerian event is not complete without a yearly concert from our favorite music icons. The concerts are usually between 1st of December to 31st yearly.

  1. Felabration

Felabration is an annual one-week-long  music festival started in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo Kuti in memory of her father Fela Kuti. Fela Kuti is a musician known for pioneering Afrobeat genre of music and a human rights activist. The festival usually attracts visitors from all over the world and has been considered as an official tourist destination by the Lagos State Government.

This year Felabration will begin on the 15th of October and ends on 21st October.

  1. Lagos Fashion Week

I know at this point, you’re thinking everything happens in Lagos lol. This is not far from the truth. Lagos is the heartbeat of Nigeria.

Lagos fashion week is an annual multi-day fashion event held in Lagos Nigeria and founded in 2011 by Omoyemi Akerele. LFW provides a platform for buyers, medias, and fashion enthusiasts to view collections from leading designers from Nigeria and across Africa.

As a leading fashion event on the African fashion calendar, LFW leads the way with initiatives that supports, strengthens and develops the fashion industry. Beyond the runway, the annual event provides a platform that’s gradually re-positioning fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.

The 2018 edition of LFW will take place from October 24-27, 2018.


  1. The Experience

I was at the Experience last year and there’s no way this yearly gospel musical concert wouldn’t make the list as part of the top ten events in Nigeria. The crowd was so much; I was scared I will get lost. I couldn’t meet up with two of my friends because we couldn’t find each other. That’s how crazy the concert was.

Convened and hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin. The Experience is an Interdominational gospel concert that features some of the best-known musical talents of our time. The event, which debuted in December 2006 with over 70,000 persons in attendance rapidly gained momentum at it’s second outing with a quantum leap in attendance of well over 700,000 people. The Experience has now become known as the largest musical concert in Africa.

The Experience usually takes place at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS lagos, every December

  1. Ojude Oba

Ojuede Oba means ‘’Festival in the King’s Court’’. It’s  a yearly festival which aims to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Ijebu-Ode { a town in Ogun State}  people. Ojude oba festival holds annually, typically three days after the start of Eid-el-Kabir. Usually, two days before the Ojude-Oba festival is for Muslims to mark the Eid with their families, friends and well wishers. Then on the third day, Christians, dignitaries, tourists and visitors join them at the Awujales’s palace.


  1. Afropolitan Vibes

Afropolitan vibes is a monthly live music concert which exists as a platform for alternative music: a place where music lovers congregate to watch contemporary singer-songwriters and musicians perform mostly original works that are firmly rooted in African musical origins of Afro-beat, Afro-funk, Afro-hip-hop, Afro-pop and Highlife music.  The show is held every third Friday of each month.

I’ve attended the show once at Freedom Park and it was really fun and great that’s if you enjoy good music. You should attend at least once in a year.

  1.  AY Live

Ay live is a comedy and music concert by comedian Ayo Makun. It’s an event that takes place every Easter and it’s usually sold out.

  1. AMVCA

The African Magic Viewers Choice Award {AMCVA} is a yearly award that recognizes outstanding achievements in television and films. This is like a MET Gala in Nigeria. Celebrities come out with their stylish and beautiful outfits to collect awardsand support their collegues for their recognized work in the movie industry.

The 2018 edition has been scheduled to hold September 1st.

Note that some of this events, you will pay to be part of it, while some are free and the award show is strictly by invitation.

I definitely look forward to Calabar carnival, which event do you look forward to attending?

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