7 Popular Events in Nigeria

Despite the hardships in Nigeria, Nigerians like to have fun as is evidenced by the number of events that happen in the country. Learn about popular events in Nigeria below.

  • Social Media Week

Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos) is a week long events launched in 2013. It is one of Africa’s biggest media and technology event. Every year, the event has thousands of attendees in attendance not only from Lagos but across Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries

SMW Lagos converges business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, technology enthusiasts, media professionals, creative individuals and generally tri-sector individuals.

Social Media Week Lagos usually has multiple activities running across Lagos concurrently with events in the main campus location. Activities range from workshops to masterclasses, exhibition, networking and other events.

SMW Lagos motif usually cuts across ideas, insights, trends, policies that are hinged on technology and the media to revolutionize the way the world is living and doing business. The theme for 2019 is STORIES.

Interested in being a part of the 2019 edition, check their website at

  • Art X Lagos

Art X Lagos is an annual contemporary art fair that gathers art lovers, art enthusiasts, upcoming artists, established artists and media professionals with exhibitions, workships and talks happening in different galleries.  The exhibited works are drawn from Artists across Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Senegal.

  • AY Live

AY Live is one of the biggest comedy concert in Nigeria. The AY Live brings comedians from across generations- upcoming, established, older comedians, celebrities and other comedy enthusiasts.

  • Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2017

The Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is organized by Style House Files and sponsored by Heineken.

The annual fashion event brings upcoming and experienced players in the fashion industry in a 3 to 4 days event that includes runways, masterclasses, exhibition, red carpets and other fashion themed activities.

  • Felabration

Felabration is an annual festival that celebrates the legacy of the Nigerian music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The event holds at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos, with a thousand of people in attendance. The sons of the late legend usually perform as well as other Afro beat, Hip Hop, Jazz artistes and other genres.

Felabration has attracted many high profile artistes like Femi Kuti, Awilo Longomba, Baba Maal, Lucky Dube, Les Nubians, King Sunny Ade, Lagbaja, Asa and others.


AMVCA stands for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. AMVCA is sponsored by the Multichoice group and is poised to recognize individuals with outstanding achievement in film, television and the media. Certain individuals are nominated based on their work and the public votes through a variety of ways.

  • The Experience

The Experience Lagos is an annual Christian music & worship festival organized by the House on the Rock Church. The Experience brings Christian music artistes, worship leaders on the international scene as well as local artiste in a music vigil that has people singing and dancing and singing at the top of their voices until the wee hours of the morning. The event is usually held at the Tafawa Balewa Square, (TBS) Onikan, Lagos State.

By AdHang

AdHang is a leading event online advertising agency located in Lagos Nigeria, Adhang has helped many events' organizers promote their event across Nigeria.

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