From Afrobeat to Yoruba funk to Jazz to R&B, full music bands are performing live, all over Lagos, this weekend, next week and thereafter
Cool Ice Band, Sunday at Sailors
Featuring: Lekki’s ultra cool Cool Ice Band with Afrobeats mix
Date: August 1, 2021 Venue: Sailors’ Lounge, Admiralty Road, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1. Phone: +2348026832333 Ticket: None, but this is the most heavily attended weekly event in Lekki Phase 1. A seaside venue known for its grilled fish; the seats are quickly taken. Time: 8pm to 11pm.
Gbedu’s First Full Live Performance at Gbedu Music Village
Featuring: Kola Ogunkoya and the Gbedu Masters at the brand new Gbedu Music Village, with visiting US based Ogunkoya himself superintending the proceedings. His big band, Afrobeat ensemble, plays full blown Afrobeat. If he keeps to the plan, to have this outing every first Sunday of the month, it will be the closest thing to having the feel of Fela Kuti’s music, on a regular basis outside the Africa Shrine.
Date: August 1, 2021 Venue: Gbedu Music Village, Lekki Expressway, near Ologolo Bust Stop Ticket: None, regular lounge atmosphere quickly taken. Time: 8pm to 11pm.
Jazz Matinee at The Park …
Featuring: Gboyega Adelaja & Friends
Jazz enthusiast Gboyega Adelaja headlines a sort of Jazz Soiree at the Freedom Park every fortnight. Details of his next date are as follows: Date: August 8, 2021 Venue: Freedom Park, Campbell Street, Lagos Island Ticket: ₦500, Time: 2pm to 6pm.
Beautiful Nubia in Concert
Featuring: Beautiful Nubia
The Yoruba folk influenced Afrofunk musician starts his three-city mini tour of Southwestern Nigeria in Lagos. Date: August 8, 2021 Venue: 51, Adekunle Fajuyi Way, GRA Ikeja Ticket: ₦3,000, Time: 5pm to 9pm.
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