You’ve just touched down in Lagos, you’re seeing your tailor to get your holiday outfit right and you want to know exactly what to do. First things first, download the TSTMKRS app (currently in beta) on iOS or Android for some epic things to do in Lagos that go beyond what you normally find when you come home. Since we’re about making sure your entire holiday is filled with memorable moments – here are our top picks for this weekend:
Friday, December 18
Lagos’ premier event for the #idontdoclubs crowd, Afropolitan Vibes at Freedom Park is a must for anyone who’s just coming home and wanting to check out a vibrant, alternative scene that’s growing in Las Gidi. Live, original music from contemporary singer-songwriters and musicians fill Freedom park’s Amphitheater with vibes firmly rooted in African musical origins of Afro-beat, Afro-funk, Afro-hip-hop, Afro-pop and Highlife music. The only #DecemberInAfrica edition, the show starts promptly from 8.00pm and includes plenty of palm wine.
Mr. Steal Your Girl is in for some competition when he touches down and meets the playboys of Las Gidi. Nevertheless if you’re in Lagos this weekend be sure to check out the Virginia-born stunner with the smooth vocals and see if he can learn to Shoki as Chris Brown did in his performance with WizKid in South Africa. The afterparty should be a convergence of everything champagne filled and excessive because … #decemberinlagos.
Saturday, December 19
Heels In The Kitchen’s resident fly-chef-in-chief puts her culinary skills on display at the Big 60 culture and lifestyle “pop-up” which continues at Whitespace Lagos this weekend. Chef Imoteda is preparing a three course menu with a basil cocktail spritzer that taking you on a journey with every single bit. What’s more – you can book this in the TSTMKRS app for an exclusive offer with your experience.
Get in touch with something truly Naija and take a walk through the life of Mr. Fela Kuti himself. Gather your crew and visit Fela’s house Kalakuta, his jail cell, and finish the night with a raw performance by Seun Kuti at the Shrine. We promise original afrobeat ass shaking will ensue. Plus Logor of Africa, photog extrordinare will be there to snap your best snaps while you do it for the gram. Only available in the TSTMKRS app.
PARTY IN THE PARK AT MURI OKONOLA PARK
The crew from burgeoning music collaborative The Collectiv3 is taking their talents to the park and pushing the “life beyond afrobeats” movements ahead with a day of live performances and collaborations with an interesting mix of established and up and coming Lagos DJ’s. Kicking off at 2PM it’s a great post-brunch late afternoon move. To add your email to the guest list email email@example.com
Sunday, December 20
Not everyone has a rich homie to go yachting with and even if you do, that might not be the move for getting up close and personal with #DecemberBae. Not trying to cuff just yet? Gather your entire squad on Mr. Fiki’s 10 seater boat for a private escape to Ilashe and enjoy out boozy picnic basket while you’re at it.
THE CAPTAINS’S CUP FINALS
It may be tough to grab tickets to this already sold out event but if you can squeeze your way in – there’ll be plenty of Veuve Cliquot Champagne to quench your thirst. Be prepared for the bonnets, Sunday’s finest, and of course the polo.
Hosted by the folks at the EAT.DRINK. LAGOS blog this is essentially a foodie’s paradise. Whether you’re looking to test out new food, discover new restaurants and chef’s to add to your list, it’ll be here for sure.
Check back next week for our top picks on what to do during #DecemberInAfrica – Lagos style.