Lagos and the Big 60

If you’re in Lagos this January or looking to holiday, make sure you check out the abundance of events that Lagos hosts. As a bustling city on the South coast of Nigeria, it is the 2nd fastest growing city in Africa and is extremely popular for young tourists.

The Big 60

Lagos an ideal holiday destination any time of the year, but if you’re visiting in the next few weeks make sure you check out the Big 60 exhibition. The annual event began last December and runs 60 days until the end of January 2014 and attracts the most creative minds from Lagos. Situated in Ikoyi, the Big 60 (60 days) of ‘white space’ is essentially a retail/event space leased out to artists who put on exhibitions varying from clothing collections, home shows, art shows and film screenings. The pop up space has played host to authentic Nigerian design houses, film makers, music producers and architects since 2010 and was featured in Time Out Nigeria’s 50 best places. The Big 60 is in its 2nd year and really brings modern Nigerian culture to the forefront  and gives visitors a glimpse into the continually thriving artistic scene of the area. With free entry, this event must be put into your calendar- the perfect place to relax with other creative minds and delight at upcoming personalities within the industry.

Other events this January

There are plenty of  events in Lagos to cater for all types of tastes.  Every second Saturday of the month, there is Gbedu which is a music event, held at The New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja- a famous music venue founded by Fela Kuti (father of Afrobeat). On January 28th another great chance for networking pops up in the form of the Nigeria Cartoon Exhibition. This event is being held for the first time and will reach to the consumers of animation and cartoons through brand promotion. For all the ladies out there, The Social Place is holding a ladies lunch which promises to be a great place to network and gain business experience within the events industry. Entry of N7500 includes a 2–course meal and drinks at Cloud 9. A hugely popular event in held in Lagos on the last Thursday of the month is Wajo; a dance event open to all genres and abilities. A spectacular show of dance, with free entry and the perfect chance to network, pop along to Freedom Park to experience this delight.

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