Fomo Feature


We all know Lagos is full of life and it never sleeps! As Lagosians, we love to visit every hot new (and old) restaurants, chill at the lounges and party until dawn at the clubs. Despite being known for these, there is actually more to Lagos. Here are our top 10 alternative activities you didn’t (or maybe you did) know you could do in Lagos. Sometimes it is necessary to switch it up and try something new!
1. Kayaking:
A lot of people are not aware of this but you can go kayaking in Lagos and it is very affordable too. Visit for more information and get outside on the water with this fun (low-key workout) actvity.
Where: Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi
Opening Times: 9AM – 4.30PM
Fee: N2,500/hour
N6,000 for 4hours.


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2. Picnic/Movienic
Grab a blanket, food, drinks and watch a classic movie under the stars projected on a large outdoor screen. Picnickers Anonymous (@picnickersanonymous on Instagram) have picnics/movienics every month, sign up to their mailing list to get updates.
Tip: Take your own picnic basket full of food and drinks and save money. Food and drink vendors are also available at the picnics.
Where: Locations vary.
Fee: Free entry if you register or N500.


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3. Paint and Sip
Channel your inner Picasso for the day and get a new piece of art for keepsake. Visit and
Where: Locations vary.
Fee: N5,000 – N8,000.

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4. Scuba Diving:
Contrary to popular belief, you can scuba dive in Lagos and it is very beautiful down under in our waters. Visit for more information.
Where: Lagos Jet Ski Riders Club, 12 Ademola street, Ikoyi.
Contact: [email protected]


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Salsa is fun and also a great way to work out. Not everytime gym.
Visit @mrbuddysalsa and, they have classes at various Island locations from Monday to Saturday. You can join them for free social dancing or attend a class for a fee.
Visit/Join @bodylanguageng every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday on the mainland.
Where: Locations vary.
Fee: N2,000-N3,000/class or N10,000/month


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6. Theatre:
A great production to see this April is Fela and The Kalakuta Queens. After a successful run during the Christmas holiday in Lagos, this exciting show is back in April. P.S. – Even if you saw Fela on Broadway, this will impress you. It’s so authentic and you get to see the women in Fela’s life in the spotlight for a change.
Where: Terra Kulture, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island.
When: April 1st – 29th.
Fee: Regular – N7,000.
VIP – N20,000.

7. Don’t Drop The Mic:
An urban variety and improv show where talented individuals create songs off the cuff, compete and perform on the spot. Each week a different theme/topic is focused on and the audience make suggestions making it very interactive and fun.
Where: Bogobiri, Maitama Sule street, Ikoyi
When: Every Saturday apart from last Saturday of the month.
Fee: Free Entry.
8. Poledancing & Chairography:
Red Caramel Dance & Fitness (@redcaramelng) offers pole dance and burlesque lessons/classes from Monday to Saturday.
Flirty Fitness (@flirtyfitnessnig) offers pole dance and chairography lesson/classes, check their social media handle for their schedule.
Fee: Starting at N3,500/class


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9. Art Galleries:
The art industry in Lagos is growing and we have a lot of beautiful art galleries and spaces. My favourite one is Art Twenty One, which is located at Eko Hotel & Suites. It is the most purpose-built gallery we have here in Lagos, although they do not have a lot of different exhibitions.
Nike Art Gallery and Rele Gallery are a few other spaces with a wide range of art and exhibitions.
10. Surfing:
We really do not take advantage of our city enough; learn how to surf on the beach when our Lagos weather decides to be favourable. GP Surfing School on Tarkwa Beach offers classes. You don’t need your own boat to get there, now that the beach is more accessible with the ferry every hour for only N4,000 for a return ticket.
Where: Tarkwa Bay, take a ferry from Fiki Marine VI.

Contact: 07065825570.

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