Top Music Concerts and Festivals Going Down in Lagos This December

By Mosimileoluwa Alabi

18 November 2019

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The end of the year marks the beginning of festivals and celebrations.

Christmas in Lagos is often referred to as the climax of the holiday season. However, what most people have failed to realize is that Lagosians start celebrating Christmas from the very first day of December. Have you ever wondered why the population of Lagos increases during this season? From the decorative lights that appear on the streets to the Christmas jingles that saturate our radio, the spirit of Christmas is unmissable in Lagos.

There is always one ?owambe? somewhere, or a beach hangout, family get-together, etc, which brings a limitless supply of entertainment to Lagosians and visitors.

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From concerts featuring major artists to festivals that celebrate the rich musical culture of Nigeria, we at have curated a list of top concerts and music festivals going down this December in Lagos.


The Experience 2019

Experience praise like never before at the 14th edition of The Experience Lagos which is scheduled to hold on Friday, 6th of December, 2019 from 7 pm till dawn at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos. At The Experience, millions of people from all walks of life gather together for the sake of praise and worship. The Experience is acclaimed to be the biggest gospel concert in Nigeria. It is a free all-night gospel concert featuring some of the most celebrated gospel artistes from around the world. This event was birthed by the Senior Pastor of The House on The Rock, Paul Adefarasin on Friday, 1st December, 2006. This year, the concert tagged "Worship Jesus" promises to be intriguing, inspiring, sprit-lifting and entertaining as usual. It would be featuring award-winning gospel artistes like Nathaniel Bassey, Tope Alabi, Don Moen, Todd Dulaney, Chioma Jesus, Eben, Travis Greene, Preye Odede, Planetshakers, Donnie McClurkin, Sinach, Sammie Okposo, Onos and many others. ?Jesus is the reason for the season?, so do right by this phrase and attend The Experience.


Cardi B in Lagos

Okurrrrr!!! Rap queen Cardi B is storming Victoria Island, Lagos this December. You might have heard it from a friend or passively read it as the headline of a magazine and you were like, mehn!!! Too good to be true, right? Regardless of the category you fall in, you are definitely going to enjoy this one. The American Grammy award-winning rapper is bringing the roof down at the Livespot X Festival on the 7th of December, 2019 in Lagos and 8th of December, 2019 in Accra. This would be Cardi B's first time in Africa. In a video recorded backstage in one of her most recent performances in the United States, she said ?I got one more show in 2019 and that is in Africa?.  She is expected to be joined on stage by other Nigerian acts for thrilling performances with a mix of quality sound, great music, food, drinks, and an awesome all-round experience. Her fan base in Nigeria dates back to her days of Instagram fame. Her catchphrases like ?Okurrrr? and ?Schmoney? are part of Nigeria?s pop culture. If you are looking to be serenaded by her presence this December, you can buy your tickets from the Livespot official website. Also, note that there would be intermittent flash sales on the Livespot website, so be on the lookout.


MarlianFest Lagos

Everything Naira Marley puts his name to these days is usually met with massive fanfare and in his bid to end his high flying year on an excellent note, he is set to shut down Lagos on the 30th of December, 2019 with a massive fest. He recently announced his ?MarlianFest Lagos? which is scheduled to take place at the Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island. This announcement was met with wild jubilation from Marlians who have been waiting for him to shake the city with a concert as the last MarlianFest was held in Ibadan. Join other Marlians this December and groove to your favorite songs performed live by Naira Marley. Head on to to get your tickets and begin to mark your calendar in anticipation.


The Billionaire Experience 2019

Teni is set to round off the year in grand style with a live performance tagged ?The Billionaire Experience?. Who does not want to experience the billionaire life? Obviously no one! This concert is Teni's way of saying thank you to her fans after touring 35 cities and performing to thousands of fans from the UK, Canada, and the US. The concert is set to hold on the 16th day of December, 2019 by 6 pm at the Eko Convention Centre. The multi-award-winning singer is a box spilling with talents and she is yet again set to wow us with her vivacity. Tickets are available at


Flytime Music Festival 2019

Flytime Music Festival is a music and comedy festival organized by Flytime Promotions (owners of Rhythm Unplugged). The festival is set to hold at the Eko Convention Centre, for 5 days in a row (20th to 25th). This is part of the programs lined up to mark the 15th year anniversary of Flytime Promotions. The show will feature top acts like Tiwa Savage, Boys II Men, Koffee (Jamaican reggae rapper and guitarist) and Megan Thee Stallion, among others. Tickets for this year?s edition of Flytime Music Festival are available on the official website of the festival. By all indications, the festival is going to be mind-blowing.


Bez The Light Concert

For lovers of soul, jazz and R&B, Bez Live promises to give an exceptional musical experience. Bez and other amazing artists will be ready to thrill fans on the 24th day of December, 2019 at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island. The guitar-strumming singer will be sharing his musical journey LIVE with his fans as he plans to unify Afro beats, jazz, soul and hip-hop for an unforgettable experience. Tickets are available on the official websites of Ariiya tickets and Nairabox.


Zlatan Live 2019

Zlatan Ibile is set to hold his first headliner concert in Lagos on the 18th day of December, 2019 at the Balmoral Convention Center, Victoria Island and tickets are already available on the official website of Nairabox. Zanku lovers should get ready to be thrilled by an energetic and exciting performance from the multi-talented singer. Other A-list music artistes will also be performing. The ?Kaipachumarimarichopaco? crooner is, without doubt, a highly-desired street sensation.


20 years a king Concert Lagos

2face is set to mark his 20th year in the Nigerian music industry with a bang. The 2Baba Live Concert is tagged "20 Years A King". The concert is set to be one of the most talked-about and attended shows in 2019. It is scheduled to hold on the 28th day of December, 2019 at the Eko Convention Center. 2face who has been previously praised by fans for his consistency over the years in the Nigerian music industry promises to make this Lagos concert bigger than other ones as he is fully prepped for it. He is ready to take fans down memory lane as he plans to perform songs from the early days of his career to date. Organizers of the show have said that it would also feature other big shots in the Nigerian music industry.


The Mayor of Lagos Fest 2019

Mayorkun, the self-acclaimed ?Mayor of Lagos? has announced that he would be bringing back The Mayor of Lagos Fest. This time, the event will be a 3-day massive festival and is set to hold from the 13th through to the 15th of December, 2019. It will be held at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island.

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