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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Lagos street carnival

3 Dec. Lagos will hold a 12-hour street carnival on Oba Akran Avenue, in the Ikeja district of the city, on 3 December. The festival is scheduled to take place from midday until midnight, leading to...
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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 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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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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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...
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Lagos Carnival

The city carnival takes place along Awolowo Road, Campus Square and Tafawa Bewela Square. On Easter Monday floats and people in beautiful costumes parade along the streets of Lagos Island. It is pa...
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Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

The AMVCA cinema and television film awards ceremony is now in its second year with 28 awards up for grabs in 26 categories. This year there is a new category, the New Era award for the person who has...
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Eyo Festival

This Yaroba festival is unique to Lagos and is traditionally performed on Lagos Island. The Eyo masked dancers, dressed in white, represent the spirits of the dead who return to cleanse Lagos and p...
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Lagos Book and Art Festival

The Lagos Book and Art Festival features books, art, music and theatre. This year's LABAF theme is “The Nigerian centenary: The Lagos Narrative” to highlight the role that Lagos has played...
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Africa International Film Festival

The screen adaption of Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie's novel about the Nigerian civil war was expected to open the third edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). But it w...
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Lights, Camera, Africa!!!

The third edition of this festival for African and diaspora films. This year the theme is Great Migrations. Among the films being screened are Alaskaland by Chinonye Chukwu, Black Africa White Marble...
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Elisalat promotes Lagos Photo festival

The fourth Lagos Photo festival is once again a joint effort between the African Arts Foundation and the Etisalat Nigeria, telecommunications company. This year’s theme is “The Mega City a...
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Lagos Live Festival

6-9 Dec 2012. On occasion of the 50th anniversary of Goethe Institut, the Lagos Live Festival proposes four days filled with international contemporary art practices, including theatrical shows, artis...
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Film Screening of The Naked Option

14 June 2012. Goethe Institut hosts the screening of this American documentary film, entitled The Naked Option, directed by Candace Schermerhorn. It documents the life of grassroots women in the Ni...
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Film Screening of The Big Sellout

30 June 2012. The Nigerian Film Corporation organizes, in cooperation with iREP, the Documentary Film Festival Goethe-Institut Nigeria, the screening of this German movie, entitled The Big Sellout, wr...
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Screening of Relentless

26 May 2012. The Nigerian Film Corporation hosts the screening of the Nigerian movie Relentness, directed by Andy Amadi Okoroafor. It tells the story of Obi a Nigerian peacekeeping soldier in war-t...