Lagos State otherwise known as the Centre Of Excellence is a very lively and active place but it can also be very boring, it depends on your personal lifestyle, habits, home or office location.
For those who are always busy at work waking up very early and closing very late, they may conclude that Lagos is boring but for others, Lagos will most likely be a very interesting place.
Things to do in Lagos, Nigeria
Well, whatever category you find yourself, we have decided to share with you ways in which you can make yourself happy and have fun in Lagos.
1. Enjoy Well Cooked and Affordable Dishes
If you are looking for a tasty, perfectly cooked food, Lagos is the right place for you.
It doesn’t matter what your favorite dish is, you will find a perfect restaurant where you can enjoy your best delicacies.
You have the likes of Calabar kitchen, Abula spot( for yoruba food lovers), eateries( for continental dishes), fast foods and restaurants to choose from.
Another good thing is that, you don’t always have to spend all your cash on food, there are varieties of kitchens, food joints that are just ok for your pocket size.
2. Famous Lagos Eyo Festival
The Eko Eyo festival is a traditional event that is held in high regard and exclusive to Lagos state.
According to historical details, the Eyo festival was originally meant for a specific cultural group that was assigned to follow a late king to the afterlife and to enthrone a new king, but in recent times, the festival has become a major attraction for tourists.
In the Eyo festival, the masquerades are made to show off their unique beauties, and dancing skills.
Asides these, it is also a period for the recognition of the various monarchs in Lagos.
However, in the midst of the celebration, Lagosians and tourists are usually warned not to go against the sacred rules of the festival.
3. Watch Your Favorite Team Play At Viewing Centres.
Already we all know that Nigerians are sports lovers especially when it comes to football.
Although you can always watch your favorite club games from the comfort of your home, viewing centers offers you more than just that.
At viewing centers, you will have access to a more holistic experience, especially during football seasons.
You can check out for any Heineken viewing center around you, it’s a perfect place for watching football matches and it usually has the capacity to contain the large turnout of football lovers.
4. Attend an Owambe
In Yoruba language, Owambe literally means “it is there”, but in this context, owambe stands for the top social events in Lagos like Celebrity birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and remembrance.
Lagos Owambes are usually colorful and beautiful occasions well attended by the indigenes of Eko.
At Owambe, you will see notable people in the society well dressed in their native outfits and their glamorous faces.
Also, at Owambe you will enjoy a variety of food, drink, loud music, live band with people spraying lots of money and much dancing.
Finally, the good thing about most Owambe in Lagos is that anybody can attend even invite an invite except for some peculiar events that are meant for the social elites in Lagos state.
5. Try Scuba diving
Interestingly, you can do this in Lagos. All you need is proof of professionalism in diving. Once you can show that you are an expert in diving, you will be granted access.
One of the best places to ask for directions or simply enroll for scuba diving is the popular Jet Ski Club located in Victoria Island.
6. Check Out Fela Shrine
Afrika Shrine is a major spot for entertainment in Agidingbi Ikeja. Highly regarded as the home of the late Nigerian music icon: Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
It’s a place of hit music, fun and all that entertainment entails.
Usually, the shrine hosts a good number of music artistes, guests and regulars during it is an annual festival called “Felabration”.
7. The Historical Freedom Park
Here you will find good food, museums, and a gallery. This is a good location for recreation and the lovers of arts and culture.
Also, there are a good number of cultural events that take place in the Lagos freedom park, some of these events are: The Adire Heritage Festival, Black History Month commemorations, and Eko Theatre Carnival.
8. Visit Beaches And Resorts
Lagos is well known for the good number of beaches and resorts available there. So this is an obvious option for you.
You can simply drive down to any of the beaches and resort in Lagos to have a good time with your friends and family. Without a doubt, you will definitely enjoy your time there.
Here is a shortlist you can pick from:
1. Atican Beach Resort
Location: Eti-Osa, Lekki.
2. Inagbe Grand Resort
Location:Lekki Phase 1
3. La Casa Resorts
Located in: Amuwo Odofin
4. Kamp Ikare Beach Resort
Location: Lekki Epe
5. Barracuda Beach Resort
6. La Manga Beach Resort
9. Visit Jazzhole And Bogobiri
This is a perfect place for the lovers of artistic expressions, and spoken words.
Those who appreciate creativity and art usually meet at Jazzhole and Bogobiri for similar reasons which is to enjoy the atmosphere of live music, literature, amazing art displays and to probably check out the bookstore at the top floor.
Good food and drinks are also available at the Jazzhole and Bogobiri.
10. Have Fun In The Night
In Lagos State, there are lots of activities that go on in the nighttime although most of these activities happen fully on weekends.
In the night, you find night clubs and restaurants in the streets of Victoria Island and on the mainland.
Some are quite affordable and some are very expensive but the common factor is the hit music and fun that goes on and on holding you down in the club all through the night.
Some of these top nightclubs are Carlsbad Lounge at Adeniyi Jones, Club 57 at Awolowo Road, Cubana Pablo at Adeola Odeku, Escape Night Club at Adeola Odeku, Club Quilox at Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, etc.