Weekend guide to Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: FT

Lagos and tourism. The two words do not go together in the minds of many foreigners who visit Nigeria’s frenetic commercial capital for business — and leave on the Friday evening flight back to London, New York or Johannesburg.

However, what is one of the most culturally rich cities in Africa has much to offer in the way of arts and entertainment.

Start online

The music and art scene in Lagos is mostly underground, so a good place to start is the Nothing to Do in Lagos website, where a newsletter full of the weekend’s events is emailed every Thursday. Instagram has a few useful hashtags — #Lagosliving, #LagosNigeria and #WhattodoinLagos. They feature concert posters, ads for fashion exhibitions and other pop-up events. They also showcase the diverse lifestyles of hard-working, hard-playing — and typically very stylishly dressed — Lagosians.

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