September is here! It’s the end of summer and we have officially entered the “Ember months”. Time to make most of 2017 before it slips past us. There are many fun things we can do, you get to decide from concerts, exhibitions , and shows, you can at least attend one thing. Don’t start the last quarter of the year on a dull note.
Here, we’ve curated a list of some fun events in Lagos has to offer and highlight all the important information you may need. You’ll also find list of hotels close to each of the venues in case you want to attend and you are coming from out of town or you just want to rest overnight before jetting back home.
If there’s any event happening this month that we missed, just let us know in the comment section.
1. Lagos Comic Convention 2017 (COMIC CON17)
Venue: NECA House, Plot 2A, Hakeem Balogun Street, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja
Date: September 15 – 16 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ticket price: Free
This one is for all the nerds and comic book lovers out there in Lagos. This is one social event you don’t want to miss.
The Lagos Comic Convention is more than just comics actually, there will also be animation, film, game and VR exhibits. Prepare to participate in the CosPlay competition with the first prize of N150,000. There will even be a little something for the children at the KidZone which will be a haven for kid friendly creative workshops, films and games. The FIST Awards for the best in the comic arts will also be holding at the convention. There’s something for whatever secret nerd interest you have.
All play and no work isn’t a great balance, so ComicCon17 is hosting seminars and panel sessions on relevant topics as well.
Entrance is FREE but you can purchase a partnership ticket to enjoy some extra perks. The tickets cost N1000, N3000 and N5000 with different benefits attached.
2. The Hangout- For singles of All ages
Venue: Pistis Conference Centre, 1 Elevation/Resurrection Drive ,Lekki- Epe Expressway Lagos
Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Who says you can’t have fun and keep things clean? The Hangout is going to prove all those people wrong. Get ready to join Fela Durotoye, Godman Akinlabi, Bola Akinlabi, Joy Isa, Yemi Popoola, Meka Olowola and enjoy with music by EBEN.
Prepare to be relaxed and mingle with other single pringles. You would also get the chance to ask your mentors -in the areas of leadership, money, looove and other thing- tough and down-to-earth questions.
The event is free but you gave to register to save a seat. You can do so here.
Orchid Hotel Lekki
Sweet Life Home
There are several other cheap hotels in lekki phase 1
3. XTREME LIVE-The Funny Flight
Venue: Muson Centre, Ikoyi
Date: September 17, 2017
Time: From 4:00 pm
Tickets: From N5000
If you like to laugh and you want to laugh on a small budget, you should board this flight. Xtreme Live is a live comedy satire featuring Alibaba, Falz, Kennyblaq, Frank Donga, Owen Gee, Dan D Humorous, Klint-D-Drunk, Skales, Yaw, Orezi, Memory Card, Klintoncod, De Don, Koker, MC Tagwaye (Buhari), Mr. Hyenana and others.
Mark your calendar, you don’t want to miss it.
4. Lagos Fashion 2017
Venue: Plot 1415. Adetokunbo Plot Ademola Street. Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Date: September 19, 2017 To September 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Well all know that Lagos is the fashion capital of Nigeria so this is event is definitely warranted. The Lagos Fashion 2017 is a 2-day event being held to showcase products from clothing, cosmetics jewelry, textile, lifestyle and bridal fashion industries in Nigeria.
The major products that will be displayed at the event will include women’s wear, men’s wear, kid’s wear, knit wear, sports wear,beach wear, lingerie, evening wear, fashion accessories, bags, shoes and others.
If you are a clothes hog or you just like to look at pretty things on pretty people, this is the event for you.
Beni Gold Hotel
Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel
Intercontinental Hotel Lagos
There are several other cheap hotels in Victoria Island if you are looking for a good deal.
5. Made In Nigeria Shoe Expo MINSE 3.0
Date: September 27 – 29, 2017
Time: from 09:30 AM
It’s time for us to #buynigeriantogrownigeria. It’s never a bad time to support our local businesses because a win for them is a win for our economy. The Made In Nigeria Shoe Expo (MINSE) is an annual footwear and leather fair. The first edition of this year held in Abuja, it is now Lagos’ turn to shine. With over 50 exhibitors and brands, the shoe expo should be a good place to find any time of footwear. Even for those of us with big feet.
In addition to the exhibitions, Special Master classes would be held and cover topics on ranging from business strategy and tips on leather production. So you won’t just be emptying your pockets, you can enrich your mind as well.