5 Top Events in Lagos to Look Out for in September

September is here! It’s the end of summer, or as we Lagosians know it, the rainy season. Time to make the most of the summer fun before it ends. There’s lots to decide on from,  there are concerts, exhibitions , and shows, you can at least attend one thing. Don’t be boring this september.

In case you’re too lazy to seek out the fun, you’ll find this quick list of fun events in Lagos this september very helpful.  Plus, in case you want to attend and you are coming from out of town, there’s a list of some great hotels close to the venues.

This list isn’t exhaustive, so if there are any other events that you think are going to be great, just add it to the comments, don’t be selfish.

 

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 held 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.

 

Hotels Nearby

De Renaissance Hotel
Best Western Hotel, Ikeja
Ostra Hotel

Protea Hotel Select Ikeja

 

There are several other cheap hotels in Ikeja.

 

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
Tickets: Free

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.

 

Hotels Nearby

Orchid Hotel Lekki

Limeridge Hotel

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.

 

Hotels Nearby

The George Hotel Ikoyi

Westwood Hotel Ikoyi

Wheatbaker Hotel

 

There are several other cheap hotels in ikoyi

 

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
Tickets: Free

 

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.

 

Hotels Nearby

Beni Gold Hotel

Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel

Blowfish Hotel

Intercontinental Hotel Lagos

 

There are several other cheap hotels in Victoria Island in you are looking for a good deal.

5. Made In Nigeria Shoe Expo MINSE 3.0

Venue: Ikeja

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.

 

Hotels Nearby

Shoregate Hotel

Apartment Royale Hotel and Suites

City View Hotel

There are several other cheap hotels in Ikeja GRA that are easily accessible to the Expo ground

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