In most places in the world, August is summertime and summertime is fun time. Nigeria isn’t left out in this quest for fun as the month is filled with concerts, shows, and other such interesting events.

Here, we curate the top events in August that Lagos has to offer and highlight all the important information you may need. You’ll also find list of hotels nearby each venue where you may lodge if you are coming from out of town, a distant place, or you just want to rest overnight before jetting back home.

Enjoy, and if we missed any cool event, list them in the comment sections.

The Summer Vibes Concert


Venue:  Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos

Date: Sat, August 5th 2017

Ticket Prices:  Regular tickets: 5,000 Naira, VIP tickets:25, 000 Naira, Tables:500, 000 Naira

Time: 7pm

This concert is all about music. Enjoy live band performances from some of Nigeria’s top young and talented musical arts like Adekunle Gold, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Lil Kesh, Terry Apala and several more. We might have issues with the name “summer”, but this is definitely a concert you shouldn’t miss.

Hotels nearby:

Villa Angelia Victoria Island

Beni Gold Hotel and Apartments

Lagos Oriental Hotel 

Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True


Venue:  MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos Island

Date: Sat, August 5th & Sun, August 6th, 2017

Ticket Prices:  Regular tickets: 5,000 Naira, VIP tickets: 10, 000 Naira

Time: 7pm


Ifeoma Fafunwa, a top theatre director managed to pull top actresses like Joke Silva and Taiwo Ajai-Lycett for an outstanding play that will be hosted by MUSON. The stage play is a collection of monologues that tells true life stories of Nigerian women. Going by the show’s splendid run in the past three years, we can only expect artistic perfection from Fafunwa’s iOPenEye.

Hotels nearby:

Cotton Suites

Protea Hotel Kuramo Waters

The Hedge Suites

The Lemon Curd


Venue:  Muri Okunola Park VI, Lagos

Date: Sat, August 5th 2017

Interests: Art, Music, Poetry…

Time: 12pm-9pm

Switching the notion of young talents going to watch established heads, the Lemon Curd intends to showcase the incredible talent of Nigeria’s youth to these established heads. Catch famous underground artistes such as Bobson, Idris King, Oma Mahmud and more in this unique art festival.

Hotels nearby:

Villa Angelia Victoria Island

Best Western The Island Hotel

Westwood Hotel Ikoyi

Afro Fest


Venue:  141 Idewu Street, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos

Date: Sat, August 5th 2017

Time: 7pm


On the 5th of August, Lagos will host a line of internationally renowned trap artistes like 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, Angela Yee, Famous Dex, ASAP Ferg and more. It promises to be a bang event, if you’re a fan of trap, you shouldn’t miss this.

Hotels nearby:

Cynergy Suites

Karma Hotel

Rockview Hotels Limited 

The Diary of Mimicko


Venue:  Glitz Event Centre, Opposite Lekki Leisure Lake, Lekki 2nd Roundabout, Lagos

Date: Sun, August 6th 2017

Ticket prices:  5, 000 Naira
Time: 5pm


Glitz entertainment and promotion in association with comedian Anton Mitchual aka Mimicko are to present a unique show, the first of its kind, a bi-annual comedy show to hold in August.  The show is in remembrance of the late great legend, actor and comedian Sam Loco-Efe. It will also feature an endless list of A-list artists and musical talents.  

Hotels nearby:

Le Paris Continental

The Lilygate


Bantu album release party


Venue:  The Waterside Ikoyi, Westwood Hotel, 22 Awolowo Road, Lagos

Date: Sun, August 6th 2017

Ticket price: Free

Time: 5pm 


‘‘Agbero International’‘ the new album from the musical mastermind, Ade Bantu is finally out after several hours in the studio.

To celebrate the album release, the 13-piece band will be performing an inclusive live set for all their fans & supporters. What’s even better, the event is completely free.

Hotels nearby:

The Blowfish Hotel

Aries Suites

Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel 

Wave ‘ur’ Banner Football Carnival


Venue:  The Lekki Coliseum, Lekki, Lagos

Date: Fri, August 11th 2017

Ticket Prices:  Regular tickets: 2,000 Naira, VIP tickets: 10, 000 Naira, Tables:300, 000 Naira

Time: 4pm

Interests: Sports, comedy, music and more 

Nigeria’s most glamorous football carnival is back.

Meet Nigeria’s football legends and enjoy music in the open, comedy, games, raffle draw and lots more.

Hotels nearby:

Lekki Waterside Hotel

Crystal court Hotel

Maple Cottage

Pop Culture


Venue:  Campos mini stadium, Marina, Lagos Island

Date: Sat, August 12th 2017

Ticket Prices:  General admission-N1500, Field access +Drinks pass- N2500

Time: 7pm


Pop culture is an outdoor music, art and fashion festival. Experience various musical performances from both local and international artists whose music cut across different genres. Participants also get to experience bold and creative fashion ideas from over 50 fashion brands too. Pop culture is the perfect place to meet, enjoy and be inspired by the trends and diversity of the upcoming music, food and fashion talents.                                

Hotels nearby:

Beni Hotels

Spicery Hotel

81 Divisions Officers Mess Apartment 

Memoirs of a black box


Venue:  Silverbird Galleria Plot 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

Date: Sat, August 5th & 12th, 2017

Ticket: 5, 000 Naira
Time: 4pm 

If theatre or live plays are your thing, S.A Williams and Poedio Production will host a play, visual arts exhibition, martial arts, theatrical performance and poetry on the 5th of August. It’s the perfect opportunity to get wowed by the arts.

Hotels nearby:                       

H210 Hotel

Crystal Palace Hotel

The Federal Palace Hotel 

Glo lafta fest


Venue:  Golden Tulip Hotel Hall, Festac, Lagos

Date: Sun, August 20th 2017

Time: 7pm

Every year, for a few years now, glo has hosted lafta, a large comedy show that draws Nigeria’s best rib crackers. This year, they promise to do same too, only bigger, with more acts, and better.

Some of the top comedians that will dazzle the audience are: Basketmouth, Bovi, Gordons, Salvador, Seyi Law, I go Dye, Bash, Dan D Humourous, Senator, Buchi, Kenny Blaq, Arinze Baba, 2Cantok, Osama, Mr. Patrick, Still Ringing, Helen Paul, Omobaba, and Funky Mallam.

Life’s short, laugh a little.

Hotels nearby:

Golden Tulip Festac

Brighams suites

Newton hotel

Benny hotel

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