The year always brings exciting new challenges to conquer and feats to achieve. That’s the beauty of the human spirit. We want to be better than we were last time around, we want to do more, win more, and create more. One of the cities associated with this defying quality of the human spirit is Lagos. Aside from being one of the biggest in Africa in terms of its economic strength, Lagos is also a giant playground, host to the rich and affluent and to every other regular Mutiu who is trying to play as hard as he works.
Lagos City Marathon 2017
Happening on the 11th of February 2017, The Lagos City Marathon is expected to draw 50,000 participants from all of Africa and around the world. Registration has commenced for the event since November 2016, and top global marathoners have endorsed the event and have confirmed participation as well. Starting at 7.30am, the starting point of the marathon will be at Western Avenue, in front of the National Stadium Surulere, opposite Teslim Balogun Stadium and the finish will be in front of Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island. For spectators and participants, accommodation in Lagos can be booked early to get the best rooms available, of course no one comes to Lagos and leaves without having an experience of the city life, so we expect that you take care your accommodation needs for before and after the Lagos City Marathon.
This annual music concert that celebrates the life and music of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, would take a special tone this year as it would mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the music icon. Slated for the 9th to 15th of October, this year’s event is sure to witness performances by Nigeria’s biggest pop stars and bands, as well as music lovers from all over the world.
Lagos @ 50
This year, Lagos would turn 50. And plans are in gear to mark the Golden jubilee with a lot of fanfare. You can tell already if you visit [email protected]. The event would be marked with the Lagos Festival, A Boat Regatta, Symposiums and lectures, literary readings, art, culture and tech expos and a whole lot more. The event would draw investors and stakeholders from around the world, blacks in the diaspora, as well as tourists who are bound to be enchanted by the spectacle of the celebrations put in place.
Lagos Theatre Festival 2017
Organized by the British Council the Lagos Theatre Festival will span 6 days from the 28th of February to the 5th of March featuring over 500 artistes performing across 20 venues. The stage is set, and it is as we say, going to be lit. As usual the festival would bring a throng of eager foreigners, some visiting our dear Lagos for the first time, and some old timers to the special Lagos hospitality that we never fail to endear tourists with. Accommodation in Lagos for this festival can be sorted here and here.
Lagos International Trade Fair
The 10 day event organized by the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry attracts local and foreign exhibitors to the Lagos International Trade Fair, a forum that promotes and boosts trade and commerce in Nigeria and surrounding African countries. The Trade Fair is hosted either at Tafawa Balewa Square in the heart of Lagos Island or the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex along Lagos Badagry Expressway, Lagos.