Lagos

Lagos is built on the mainland and a series of islands in the coastal Lagos lagoon. Its character as a natural harbour made it a major point of contact for European settlers. Capital of Nigeria until 1991, when the federal government transferred to purpose-built Abuja, Lagos remains the country's ma...

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Wanderlust at Wheatbaker Lagos

10 July-15 Sept. The Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos presents Wanderlust, an exhibition of 40 paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media works by six leading and emerging artists with strong roots in...
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All African Music Awards

Lagos hosts AFRIMA awards ceremony. 15 Nov. Award winning South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo heads the award evening with 162 other stars attending the ceremony in Lagos. Ladysmith Black Mambazo...
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African International Film festival

8-15 Nov. As well as the awards for the best films with a strong African connection (subject, directors and actors) there are also workshops on marketing, digitalisation, management, piracy and sponso...
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Lagos photo festival

24 Oct-27 Nov. This international photo festival returns to Lagos for the sixth year. The focus is on design and Africa, on how the continent sees itself, its past present and future. Photographs, des...
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Lagos Fashion and Design Week

28-31 Oct. LFDW is back in Lagos with another week of support for Nigerian and African designers and fashion creatives. There are shows of numerous collections, presentations of accessories and textil...
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Lagos poetry festival

28 Oct-1 Nov. Borderless Words is the title of this performance poetry festival designed to cross boundaries of all sorts – racial, ethnic, gender and language. Performance poetry brings poetry to the...
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Lagos Comic Con

Comic Con returns to Lagos 18-19 Sept. One of the most important meetings of comics' creatives, executives, promoters and end users in sub-Sahara Africa. Lectures, seminars and workshops as well as...
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Lagos Jazz Festival

Live performances as well as master classes make up one of the top jazz festivals on the continent after Cape Town. The festival is associated with the US inspired Jazz Appreciation Month and its d...
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Lagos Black Heritage week

The festival celebrates African creativity with traditional and contemporary cinema, dance, design, drama, fashion, music, painting, photography. This year the focus is on drama, inspired by a visi...
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Music Festival Lagos

The live music festival is back again for the third year with some 30 musicians, among them Tuface Idibia, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Chidinma, Tiwa Savage, King Sunny Ade, Phyno and Runtown. The fes...
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Nigeria social media week

The theme of the third social media week in Lagos is Upwardly Mobile: the Rise of the Connected Class. There are various categories, business, culture, marketing and technology with about 130 diffe...
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Un-speak

An exhibition of the work of five new media artists at the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, in conjunction with the British Council in Lagos. The exhibition features the work of Declan Clarke (Ir...
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Lagos Fashion and Design week

The week is a platform both for Nigerian and also for African design and fashion. As well as the catwalk shows there are awards, conferences, competitions, classes and a fashion business series. On...
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LagosPhoto festival

Lagos celebrates the fifth annual photo festival with the theme Staging Reality, Documenting Fiction. Contemporary African photographers look at the boundaries between photography and truth, fact a...
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Lights, Camera, Africa

The Lights, Camera, Africa festival shows independent African-produced films, screening classics as well as new productions. This year the theme is Legacy, to mark the centenary of the unification...
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Lagos Comics Con 2014

Seminars, discussion groups and contests give Nigeria's fans, creators and actors an opportunity to look at the best of the country's comics, animations, manga, video games, films and graphics.
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From Eko with Love

The second edition of this art exhibition at the Nike Art Gallery to display about 200 work by Nigerian artists. The closing night includes performance art and music.
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Onyema Offoedu-Okeke

Homeland Memories A solo exhibition of 25 new acrylic works on canvas by Nigeria’s sought-after artist Onyema Offoedu-Okeke. His last solo show was in London four years ago at arc Gallery....
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Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship conference

Under the theme of “turning passion into profit” the two-day conference in Lagos will cover such subjects as mobile money, forms of partnership, start-ups, expansion, quality and service i...
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Taruwa Festival

The theme of the second edition of this performing arts festival in Lagos is “Telling Our Stories” through music, dance, literature fashion and workshops. In Hausa the word Taruwa means...