The Lagos Guide to Weekending the Proper Way

June 18, 2022

There’s always something fun to do in Lagos, especially on weekends–no wonder Lagosians choose the traffic, heat, and general madness of Lagos over the peace and quiet of literally any other city in the country. 

If you’re looking to get the most out of your weekend, and you have the money, you should adopt me read this.

First, your weekend will start Friday

Tbh if you’re reading this for this weekend, you’re already late. Fridays are for pre-gaming. This is when you’ll go to restaurants/bars to get ready for the main event —a night of dancing, wooing and doing an unhealthy amount of shots.

Saturdays are reserved for owanbes 

Jollof rice, asun, pounded yam and efo riro…Lagosians are famous for their parties for a reason. So how can you claim to have a fun weekend in Lagos if you don’t attend any owanbe?

RELATED: How To Attend And Enjoy An Owanbe Party

Then on Sunday, you rest

JK. What is rest? To survive Lagos, you have to be wicked and there’s no rest for the wicked. Sunday afternoons are specially reserved for brunch dates — all Lagos babes know this. Start with something light before spending the rest of the day at Ilashe.

We know you’re probably thinking of how you’d go back to work on Monday after such a busy weekend but think about it for a second, the people who do it, do they have two heads? 

Man shaming you for refusing to have a fun weekend
Go forth and dominate your weekend.

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