As if all the shege we’ve seen in 2023 isn’t enough, Detty December just isn’t “dettying” as it used to. The cost of everything has tripled, and it’s starting to look like home is where the only fun we can afford is.

But if you’re determined to have a lit December regardless, and still plan to attend music shows and be outside, you should arm yourself with the knowledge of what it would cost you.

SPINALL – Party Of Your Dreams 2023

When: December 17, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next day.

What to expect: Five-hour high-energy live performance from DJ Spinall at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Lagos.

Budget: Free. But if you live on the mainland, consider your cab fare.

Flytime Fest (Rythym Unplugged)

When: December 21, 6 p.m. to 3.30 a.m. the next day

What to expect: Performances from some of our favourite names in Afrobeats at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.

Budget: Only VIP tickets are available, and each costs ₦156,100.

Rooftop Karaoke

When: December 21, 6 to 11 p.m.

What to expect: A chance to pretend like you know the lyrics to your favourite song and sing offkey. Location is the Boardroom Apartments, Prince Samuel Adedoyin St, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.

Budget: Free, but you’ll need to register.


When: December 22, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next day

What to expect: An all-day party at NATIVE’s annual music festival, happening at Sol Beach, Lagos.

Budget: Ticket prices start at ₦20k for students and go as high as ₦150k for the VIP experience.

Palmwine Music Festival

When: December 23, 2 p.m. till midnight.

What to expect: A live music experience with Show Dem Camp (SDC), and of course, palmwine. Venue is the Muri Okunola Park, Lagos.

Budget: Students can experience the festival with ₦21,100, but other ticket classes range from ₦31,600 to ₦73,600. If you identify as a “Superfan”, be ready to shell out ₦157,600.

Flytime Fest x Kizz Daniel

When: December 23, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. the next day.

What to expect: A night with the “Buga” and “My G” crooner at the Eko Convention Center. You might want to tag your Nigerian aunty along. Rumour has it that he’s popular with that age group.

Budget: Only VIP tickets are available now, and you’ll need to shell out ₦104,100 to secure one.

Otaku Connect ‘23 Lagos

When: December 23, 10 a.m.

What to expect: Otaku Connect ‘23 is an anime convention, so prepare to meet anime enthusiasts and cosplayers. It’s billed to happen at the Rango Rooftop Lounge, Lagos.

Budget: Tickets start from ₦3,500.

Afropiano Beach Festival

When: December 23, 1 p.m. till midnight.

What to expect: An all-day festival featuring vibrant and diverse sounds of African music, performed by some of the hottest Amapiano & Afrobeats DJs. Venue is Sol beach, Lagos.

Budget: Ticket prices start at ₦25k.

Flytime Fest x Davido

When: December 24, 6 p.m. till 1 a.m. the next day.

What to expect: I mean, it’s OBO. It’s happening at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos.

Budget: This is also VIP-only, which costs a pretty ₦104,100 per ticket.

Grand total spend:

₦433,900 only (exclusive of transportation costs)

This total is based on the assumption that you only get student and general entry tickets where available, and are rich enough to attend all the shows — which you must be since you’re determined to have a lit December. 

There are four shows on December 23 alone. But the more, the better, so hop from one show to the other. The goal is to have enough memories to hold onto when January’s sapa rolls in.

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