The Zikoko Guide To Throwing An Owambe In Lagos

August 29, 2018

You’ve been to an owambe and really had fun, abi? In fact, you ordered for extra small chops and more of that jollof rice with pepper chicken and Star to wash it all down.

Well done sah! It’s now your turn to throw your own party, and it must bang! Don’t know how? Well, shall we begin?

Break your bank

I’m sure you know by now that rice is not cheap in the market. And how much do you think small chops and drinks and the rest cost? You’re going to break that bank, my friend. Unless you’re not on our level… In that case, we’re sorry.

Aso ebi

You need to hit your friends with ridiculously overpriced clothing materials in the colours of the season, of course! Your guests must slay in uniformity.

Hire a famous party planner

Honestly, this one is for your own sanity. And so your owambe won’t be a complete flop because the party planner’s name alone will make people want to turn up. He who has ears…

Even if you hire a party planner…

You still need to personally make sure that there is an abundance of small chops and drinks. Don’t play rough play.

Hire photographers

Photographers o, not photographer. At least two, with someone else doing video. All the beauty and slay must live on forever on social media, in every possible angle.

Invite the right guests

All your five photographers will be photographing who? You must invite internet celebrities o! So your guests will have something to entertain themselves with, and your pictures will come out looking bad and bougie.

Hire bouncers

Gather the biggest, toughest-looking bouncers you can find, because your prestigious guests need to feel safe. If they’re bald, even better.

Jollof rice must be on point

If the food isn’t Snapchat and Instagram worthy, have you even served food??? May ‘jollof rice has finished’ not be your portion.

Drinks must be plenty

A wise man once said, “the more the alcohol flows, the better your party is.” We don’t argue with wise men.

Hire a live band or DJ

Or, you know… hire the two. There can’t be an abundance of good music at a party.
And don’t forget, even if you break your bank beyond the point of recovery, your owambe will live on forever on social media! 🙂

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