While nightclubs and hangouts in Lagos are generally accepting of pretty much every kind of music, certain places particularly prefer to keep their playlist very Nigerian. Wherever you are in Lagos, these 11 nightclubs and venues are the top choices to enjoy a variety of Nigerian Afropop music to the fullest. You might need to wait a while at some of them to hear anything else.
Club Rumours – GRA, Ikeja, FESTAC, and Victoria Island
All the branches of Club Rumours are owned by internationally acclaimed Nigerian musician 2baba. Therefore, it must come as no surprise that you are bound to be serenaded all the way to the dance floor with the Naija tunes bumping from their speakers.
The Place – Ikeja, Lekki, and Victoria Island
The Place is another multi-located nightlife threat dedicated to providing its energetic guests with nothing but an indigenous ambiance every time. This means a local menu, and of course, local music and dancing.
Escape – 234B, Adeola Odeku St, Victoria Island
Escape nightclub is another throbbing nightlife scene in Lagos. Regardless of the fact that it’s one of the places that witnesses a mixture of nationalities and races, the DJ is most likely going to regale you with Nigerian Afropop music for most of the night. Escape is also a favorite spot among celebrities.
Q-Bar & Lounge – 10, CMD/Jubilee Rd, by Magodo GRA Phase 2, Ikeja
The atmosphere at Q-Bar is fun and relaxing every night. Visitors to the bar have the option to eat, have drinks, and/or play snooker, all while thoroughly enjoying the DJ’s choice selection of Nigerian music.
Quilox Nightclub – 873, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island
Quilox’s reputation as a very “Lagosian” spot remains untarnished. Here, you’ll find the “big girls and boys” of Lagos who like to get down the Nigerian way, and this largely hinges on the kind of music being played. It’s also one of the quickest ways to party in the same room as a Nigerian celebrity.
Sip Lounge – 11B, Akin Adesola Str, Victoria Island
Don’t let Sip’s quiet exterior discourage you; even an evening at this lounge would bring you up to speed with the latest Nigerian Afropop music releases.
Club Vegas – 1, Sheraton-Opebi Link Rd, Omole Phase 1, Ikeja
Club Vegas is one of the Mainland’s most popular nightclubs. The music, vibes, and energy coming from the club could keep you there all night.
Club 57 – 57, Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi
Party people troop to the three floors that constitute Club 57 to have some of their most unforgettable nights. The crowd at club 57 is quite diverse, but they share a love of dancing to Nigerian Afropop music at its best and loudest.
Shaunz Bar – Murphis Plaza, Sanusi Fafunwa Str, Victoria Island
Shaunz Bar may be famous nationwide for the quality of its karaoke, but it can also get quite groovy on Friday and Saturday nights. On these nights, you can be certain to move your body to the Afropop sounds you are likely to hear.
Lounge 38 (De Chills Hind) – 38, Adeniran Ogunsanya Str, Surulere
Even on Thursdays (after salsa night), the DJ at Lounge 38 is vibrantly spinning Nigerian hit after Nigerian hit for guests to enjoy. Party lovers in the neighborhood who like to keep things within the hood tend to gravitate towards this lounge for this reason.
360 Degrees Beach Bar – Elegushi Private Beach. Lekki Phase 1, Eti Osa
The location of this bar within the popular Elegushi Private Beach alone, complete with its general ambiance almost prevents it from bumping anything but the hottest and grooviest of Nigerian music. Perhaps you may ask Nigerian artiste Olamide—he seems to really like Elegushi.