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Lagos at 50 Check out 11 super exciting events lined up for the next 50 days

In celebration of the state's golden jubilee anniversary, here's a list of 11 fun activities for Lagosians to enjoy.

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Lagos carnival play

Lagos carnival

The Lagos At 50 Planning Committee unveiled an interesting series of events lined up to mark the state’s golden jubilee anniversary at a world press conference at the Banquet Hall in Lagos House, Ikeja.

According to co-chair of the ‘Lagos At 50’ Planning Committee, Habeeb Fasinro said the final lap of the celebration would kick off on Saturday, April 8 and culminate on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

If you are in Lagos, here's a list of fun activities you should totally anticipate within the next 50 days in Lagos.

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1. "Wakaa" The musical

wakaa the musical play

wakaa the musical


Speaking at the conference, Fasinro said the event would kick off on April 8, with a special Musical Play tagged “Wakaa” produced and directed by ace producer and director, Bolanle Austen-Peters at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos.

 2. "Fela" The concert

Fela the concert play

Fela the concert


A three-day Broadway Musical Concert tagged “FELA” that would feature the life and times and the Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and celebrate his pioneering music. To be performed by a combined cast of the original Broadway production and the Royal National Theatre production of Bill T. Jones, the musical will hold on April 13, 2017.

3.  Boat Regatta Parade

Boat Regatta Parade play

Boat Regatta Parade


A water display of culture and tradition held on the creeks and lagoons of Lagos. The event, which will take place on April 15, 2017, the in the coastal communities of Epe, Badagry and Lagos Island, is a flotilla of brightly decorated boats which depicts aspects of the city’s socio-cultural traditions found in folklore, traditional costume Lagos residents and tourists.

4. Jazz Meets Fashion

Runway fashion play

Runway fashion


A fusion of Jazz music and fashion, the event will hold on April 30, 2017, and feature Grammy award-winning Jazz artists and Nigerian musicians alongside a runway display of the evolution of fashion in Lagos State over the past 50 years.

5. Special Worker’s Day Celebration 

workers day play

workers day


The state will celebrate both active and retired civil servants with a special parade in the morning at the Agege Stadium and a special dinner in the evening on May 1st 2017.

6. Lagos Loves The Cinema

maami poster play

maami poster


On May 5, five of the highest grossing Nigerian box office movies, and five Nollywood classics would be screened to local audiences in the five divisions of the State – Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe.

7. Lagos Dance Exhibition

Dance exhibition play

Dance exhibition


A contemporary dance exhibition will hold on May 6, 2017, to celebrate the abundant talents in the state.

8. Lagos Laughs and Ibile Comedy Challenge

Naija comedy play

Naija comedy


To commemorate the ‘World Laughter Day’, on May 7, 2017, Lagos will celebrate with 50 of its best stand-up comedians, while discovering new talents across its regions.

9. Lagos Carnival

Lagos carnival play

Lagos carnival


A celebration of the city’s ancestry and the plurality of its identity will also hold on May 13, 2017 on both the Island and Mainland zones of the State and extend to the different communities and ethnic groups in Lagos.

10. Eyo Festival

eyo festival play

eyo festival


The Eyo festival which was last staged five years ago, will make a grand return on May 20, 2017 at the Tafawa Balewa Square.

11. Historic Gala Night

The grand finale slated for May 27, which coincides with Children’s Day Celebration would feature a historic gala night that would have a rich blend of good music and the best of Lagos cuisine, photo exhibition and the unveiling of a special coffee table book that captures the essence of Lagos through the lens of 50 accomplished photographers.

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