Weekend Moves in Lagos
Weekend Moves in Lagos
Lagos, often referred to as the commercial capital of Nigeria, is an interesting place to be. With so many sights to see, ranging from the National Art theatre in Iganmu, the National Museum, the Iga Idunganran, the Cathedral Church of Christ, Kalakuta Museum and the likes. Lagos stands as an outstanding centre of tourist attraction, from the regular hustling and bustling around the city during the course of the week, to the buzzing weekend lifestyle with clubs and parties (“Owambe” with “Ankara-semo”) raving all over, that is why it is called the city that never sleeps. There’s never a moment to snooze or lull in Lagos; there is always something fun happening. From concerts to comedy shows, dinners and corporate events; there is always something to look out for. Here is a breakdown of moves you could make this weekend to maximize fun.
FRIDAY: After the Stress of the Week
Lagosians always Thank God it’s Friday (TGIF). Friday evenings mark the beginning of the end of the week and that’s why a lot of bars, clubs and restaurants have special TGIF events. As a single person in Lagos, Friday evening will be a good time to step into a club and unwind; if you’re one who enjoys the nightlife. Stepping to beautiful tunes while you down good drinks would literally help to take the edge off. Moreover, guys could use this as an opportunity for a pick-up; eh, I’m talking about smooth guys who don’t dull. Clubs like Escape, Velvett, Quilox, Nitro, The Vault, The Garage by Caliente, in Victoria Island, The Bank, Virus, in Lekki, Club Vegas in Ikeja, Club 57 in Lagos Island, Club Temptation in Surulere, Club House of Haze in Yaba, and a host of other nightclubs all around this beautiful city that never sleeps will help you kick-start your weekend with style.
For those with partners (dating or married), you may want to have an amazing night with your boo. Dinner dates help communicate that despite all the hustling and bustling of the week, you still know how to spend good time with your partner whilst putting your taste buds to work and having a night of your life. You could make reservations for an evening of bliss at exotic restaurants in Lagos or try some walk-in experiences. Amazing spots like Jevinik in Ikeja, Lounge 365 in Lekki, NOK, RSVP, Ocean Basket, and Yellow Chilli in Victoria Island and a host of others will treat you to different tastes from all around the world; from local down to American, Caribbean, Asian etc.
SATURDAY: An amazing day in Lagos
You can smell the party jollof in the air. Owambe happening left, right and centre; ranging from weddings to birthday parties, and so on. It is also a day to hang out with colleagues, buddies, mates, family members and friends. With amazing places littered all over Lagos to choose from and varying activities to enjoy, there is so much fun to be had.
Partners, friends, and colleagues could bond better, spending some time together at the bowling alley; everybody loves a friendly competition every now and then. Places like Rufus and Bee, Let’s Go Bowling, Highway 66 all provide amazing bowling alleys; creating an atmosphere for you to relax and bond while having fun.
Arcade games are not bad either. With Rufus and Bee also providing arcade games, it might be one of the places to visit. All you need is to purchase their buzz card, fill it up with digital chips and you’re ready to go. With prizes to be won at the end (tickets that can be exchanged for actual gifts later), arcade games seem to provide an avenue to match fun with reward. Some of the games available include: Angry bird, four-way air hockey table, four-way car racing game, Pink Panther, and a whole lot more. Oh! While we’re still at it, let me also mention that you could also get good food, cocktails, even a match-viewing centre. All the more things to be amped up about huh?
Apart from games and all, picnics are another thing to consider. You could hang out at beaches or even parks. The Eleguishi beach, bar beach, Oniru beach, Takwa Bay, and so on are beaches you could spend some time at; staring at and dipping yourself into the waters or even having a picnic. You could also visit a place like Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki Leisure Lake, and so on. There’s no shortage of cool and fun places to hang out. They are all over the entire state; from M.K.O. Abiola gardens on the Mainland to beaches and conservation centres on the Island.
SUNDAY: Relaxing day before the work week
A date with the movies seems to be the coolest thing to do on a Sunday. Taking your family out to see a movie or going to the cinema with your boo, gang or friends is better suited for this last day of your splendid three-day adventure. With a large number of cinemas scattered all over Lagos, getting access to one should be pretty easy and stress-free. Silverbird cinemas in Ikeja, Victoria Island, and others, Genesis Cinema at Maryland Mall, Maryland, Ground Zero, Filmhouse Cinema in Surulere, Filmhouse Cinema IMAX in Lekki, Magnificent cinemas, Marturion Cinemas, and a host of others. Most, if not all these cinemas, show movies in augmented reality; with you rocking the provided VR goggles. With 4DX now available at some cinemas, seeing movies just got more lit. 4DX allows you to partake or feel environmental effects like seat motion, lights, rain, scents, etc., along with the picture and sound that comes with watching normal pictures. It brings the movie closer to you; making you part of the whole experience.
All in all, it is extremely easy to have a fun-packed weekend in Lagos irrespective of your location, wallet-size, class, etc. There are only a few activities we can talk about as there are so many things you could do for fun over the course of the weekend. What is important is enjoying yourself while at it, relaxing.
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