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These are the top 8 events and places on the Mainland you need to be at, this yuletide season



It’s that time of the year again! Christmas! A season of celebrating, wining, dining, and – of course – spending quality time with family and friends.

However, finding the perfect place to spend these precious moments can be, well, quite a headache. So, InsideMainland has done some legwork to take the stress off your shoulders and make sure you have no dull moments this season.

From music concerts to end-of-year parties, we have something for everyone. Here are the top events on the Mainland you can’t afford to miss this festive season.


1. Reekado Banks’ Thank You Concert


2016 was indeed a year of Reekado Banks, from his Spotlight Album to his hit track, Standard, he made some major waves. Acknowledging that he owes his success to his fans, he has set to host his #ThankyouConcert in appreciation for a successful year. The concert will feature more than 20 artistes alongside Rekadoo Banks, including Don Jazzy, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Kiss Daniel, Chidinma, Falz, Adekunle Gold, and lots more. Image via Information Nigeria

Date: Wed, 21st December 2016
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Afrika Shrine, Lagos
Ticket: N1,000
Booking: thankyouconcert.com

2. Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Concert


‘Our Lagos, Your Lagos’ group is set to commemorate the culture and unity of Lagos State as well as appreciating the giant strides of development (Lagos is working, Lagos is leading) witnessed in the state; with the ‘Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Concert’.

Date: Sunday, 18th December 2016
Venue: Ikeja City Mall, Alausa
Info: 0800OURLAGOS (toll free), 0700OURLAGOS, 08021000651

3. The Baddest End of Year Parry

‘The Baddest End of Year Parry’ will be hosted by The delectable OAP, Tosyn Bucknor, and Ace Comedian Peter Kajovo. It will feature music, comedy, speed dating, love games, celebrity hot seat, dance, and lots more. Hot celebs like, Desmond Elliot, Yomi Casuals, Alex Ekubo, Ngozi Nwosu, and others.

Date: Saturday, 17th December 2016
Time: Red carpet starts at 3 PM
Venue: Berkeley Hotel, 9B Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA
Price: N10,000 Regular, N15,000 VIP
Registration: Larakudayisi.com or call 07081573601

4. One Lagos Fiesta



One Lagos Fiesta is a celebration of culture and art that resides in the Lagos mega city in Africa’s greatest nation. It will be taking place across Lagos and will feature a myriad of activities such as Food contests, open mic/talent hunt, kiddies events, music, dance and lots more. See the full schedule at olf.com.ng.

Date: December 27-31, 2015
Venue: Badagry, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Epe, Lagos Island
Info: olf.com.ng


5. Apapa amusement park


If you grew up in Lagos, you’ll definitely have either visited or heard of the Apapa Amusement Park. If you haven’t been there lately, you need to head there this season, and I can assure you, you wouldn’t be disappointed. The Amusement park has undergone such massive change that it won’t be wrong to describe it as the ‘Disneyland’ of Nigeria. As Vanguard Newspaper described it “if you are blindfolded and taken to the re-developed Apapa Amusement Park, you will definitely think you have been dumped in Dubai.”

Location: Apapa, Lagos

6. Ndubuisi Kanu Amusement Park, Lagos


Ndubuisi Kanu Amusement Park is a newly built recreation park, located in Alausa, opposite the state house in Ikeja. Perfect for relaxation, family retreats and an amazing place to hang out with friends. The park also has a standard basket court.

Location: Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

7. Fun factory, Ikorodu


Fun factory, Ikorodu, is a theme park where you can take your kids to have fun. With lots of activities, games, and rides, it’s a perfect place to enjoy the season with you kids and loved ones.

Location: Itamaga Junction, off Ijede Road, Ikutun/Ikorodu Road, F101, Ikorodu
Open: 9 AM – 10 PM

8. Ikeja City Mall


The Ikeja City Mall is strategically located within the Alausa axis, Ikeja and accessible from all sides. Things to do at the mall abound- movies, ice cream, shopping, hanging out with loved ones and anything fun and relaxing. The mall is busy with people coming and going and be sure you could bump into a Nollywood star.Are you in Lagos, do you crave ice cream etc (American style), visit the mall and do not go alone.

Location: Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos



Idris Aina
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