Over 10 concerts, almost day after day, from Adekunle Gold in Terra Kulture to Wizkid in Eko Hotel….
The phenomenal Asa is scheduled for a Johnny Jazz Night with Femi Kuti in concert this Friday, December 7, but it is Simi’s concert on Sunday at the Federal Palace Hotel that will herald the annual, yearend series of concerts of hip hop acts.
As Simi serenades her Victoria Island audience with materials like Owan’be, Joromi, Jamb Question and Love Don’t Care, another live musical party opens across town, on the far reaches of the Lagos Mainland. Here, Small Doctor (real name Temitope Adekunle) leads a cast of performers, including Shody and Do2dtun with performances from Duncan Mighty, DJ Enimoney, DJ Spinall, Lax, Jaywon, Harry Song, CDQ, Mr Real, Reekado Banks, Dany S, Reminsce and Vector at the Agege Stadium.
The following week witnesses Adekunle Gold in AG Live on December 13, 14 and 15 at TerraKulure. Inside that same weekend Wande Coal, now King Coal, holds his concert at the Eko Hotel on December 14. Competing for audiences on the same day, at the Federal Palace, is Mayorkun, now famously known as The Mayor of Lagos: he will hold his concert at the same Balmoral Convention Centre where Simi would have performed a week earlier.
It gets more interesting. Two relative unknowns, a duo calling itself The Legend of Mars and Barzini, holds court at the Freeme Space, Nike Art Gallery, in Lekki, on December 15. The following day, Ladipoe is in concert at the Upbeat Centre in Victoria Island.
There is a Pretty World show, entitled Live in Lagos, at the Artisan, also on Victoria Island, on December 17, Two days later, DMW’s Dremo presents his first headlined concert in Lagos called Codename Live at the Freeme Space, Nike Art Gallery, in Lekki.
But he will be clashing with WizKid, who is on at the Eko Hotel
Here is the full calendar of arthouse activities in the next two weeks and some…
Adekunle Gold in AG Live, Three Day Series of Concert
Adekunle Gold will be performing three successive days on Dates: 13, 14, 15/12/18 Venue: Terra Kulture, Time: 6:00PM
Basement Gig 2nd Anniversary
This monthly music event was created two years ago, in the lines of others, to showcase fresh, emerging talent. The concert on Date 13th of December, Venue: The FreeMe Space, Nike Art Gallery in Lekki, marks the second anniversary. Time: 7pm
Rate the Vibe: The Festive Masked Party
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 . For more info visit RATETHEVIBE.NG on instagram
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos
Mayor of Lagos concert
It’s Mayorkun’s second annual concert outing. This year has so far been his.
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 Venue: Federal Palace Time: 6:00PM
King Coal Live in Concert
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 Venue: Eko Hotel Time: 6:00PM
Theme: Decolonization of Africa
Etuk Ubong will be performing live
Date: Friday 14th December, 2018 Time: 11pm Venue: The Truth, 112 Akerele Road Surulere
Freedom park with Sonia Aimy brings to us a musical concert which promises to be one of its kind, featuring Seun Olota, Alhaji Cool and Cherry Entafild.
Date: Saturday 15th December, 2018 Time: 4pm Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos
Book presentation of Oyinkan Braithwaite’s “My Sister , The Serial Killer’’.
Date: Saturday 15th December, 2018 Time: 4pm Ticket: N3,500 (Cost of the ticket is the price of the Novel; Each guest will get a copy on admission) Venue: Angels and Muse, 5 Sumbo Jibowu Street, off Awolowo Road Ikoyi
Date: 16th December, 2018 Venue: Freedom Park, old Prison Yard, Marina, Lagos
Time: 6:00PM Tickets: 1,000 Available at the venue or visit www.nairabox.com
Oge Kimono will be performing live at Wizkid’s concert in Abuja.
Date: Sunday 16th December, 2018 Venue: Transcorp Hilton Abuja
Tickets: N5000 Online, N7500 Venue, 25000 Vip, Tables for 10: N1M, N2.5 and N5M
A fashion event with side attractions such as Live Music, Jazz, Poetry and Live Models.
Date: December 16th 2018 Venue: Thought Pyramid Art Center, 96 Norman Williams
Str, Off Keffi Str, Ikoyi, Lagos
African Writers meet 2nd Edition
Date: Sunday 16th December, 2018 Time: 1PM Prompt Venue: Sweet Sensation Hall, Opebi Road, Ikeja Dress Code: Ankara and Denim mashup Registration fee: N2000
Film Sundays presents a free screening of various short films by Nigerian Directors.
Date: Sunday 16th December, 2018 Time: 3:30PM Prompt Venue: Studio of Mode, No 4 Olumo road Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos
Wizkid VIP Experience Night
This is clearly the concert of the season. Star boy president will be performing with a full live band to an average of 5,000 “exclusively VIP guests”. Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. Date: December 19, 2018. Time: 7pm
Lagosa Listening Party
Date: Wednesday 19th December, 2018 www.lagosang.com
The Benin Monarchy: An Anthology of Benin History
Date: Thursday 20th December, 2018 Time: 5pm Venue: Quintessence Gallery
A festival that will be showcasing Africa’s/ Nigeria’s finest Culture, Art & Tradition e.t.c
Date: December 21, 2018 Venue: Ndubisi Kanu Park Alausa, Ikeja.
The Walk 7
A charity concert that is all about giving back to the community featuring Kojo Body Beats
and Vector. Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018 Venue: Ojo Street by Toyan Street,
Obalende The Walk: 7:00AM Concert Time: 5:00PM
Daound Festival 2018
A concert where the new age and the old skool will be performing
Date: December 22, 2018 Venue: Muri Okunola Park
Legends: Kings and Kingdoms
A musical production on Africa’s Icon and Culture directed and produced by Gbenga Yusuf and Ayo Ajayi.
Date: Sat 22nd , Sun 23rd, Mon 24th, Tues 25th & Wednesday 26th December 2018 Time: 4PM & 7PM Daily Venue: Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos Tickets: Knight #3,000, Hero #5,000, Legends #10,000
Date: 23rd, 24th & 25th December, 2018 Venue: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre
Stand Up Nigeria
Date: 26th December, 2018 1st Show: 3pm, 2nd Show: 7pm Venue: The Muson, Onikan Lagos. Tickets: Regular 5k, VIP 10K, VVIP 50k
Eat and Drink Festival
Date: December 26th & 27th Venue: Lekki Coliseum, Plot 14 Providence street, Lekki