Where to catch fun this Valentine

By Chuks Nwanne   |   11 February 2017   |   3:28 am

Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner; the breeze is gradually filtering in. Recession or no recession, Nigerians are gearing up for the season of love; it’s a once in a year event. Though officially marked on February 14 yearly, weekend preceding the D-Day is usually a valentine weekend, with series of events lined up. And when February 14 falls on a weekend, then it a bumper val.

If you not the outgoing type, you may fancy staying indoor with your loved one and probably watch movies if power distribution companies permit. In fact, just buy fuel and power your generator; light situation in the country, especially Lagos, has been epileptic in the New Year.

But if you are an extrovert, there are lots of things to do, including going to the malls to have fun. If you don’t have enough cash, just go there and window-shop, take selfies and possible see movies; movie tickets are not that expensive. Well, you can as well spare some cash to give your lover a treat at the food court; their prizes are pocket friendly.

But if you are in Lagos, then you have the opportunity of attending Valentine’s Day with Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva, an event organised by the Voice Of Women 91.7 FM to celebrate the Season of Love in a special way. The evening, which will offer guests an opportunity to wine and dine with Nollywood’s super couple, holds on February 14, at the Protea Hotel, G.R.A. Ikeja.

Particularly, you won’t want to miss that great joy that lies in unity, especially when guests sip fine wine, pop champagne, eat sumptuous dinner, enjoy live band, sing along live on radio, laugh out loud and have lots of fantastic fun together in a classy but relaxing ambiance. If you are lucky, you can even get photo opportunity with the screen stars.

Billed to start at 6pm, prizes to be won include hotel weekend stay for 2, dinner for 2 and custom made velvet cake. Guests also stand to get a 20% discount to spend the night at Protea.

However, if you are a fan of boat cruise, then get bready to be part of Love Boat this valentine. An evening of music, poetry, wining and dining, the event will have guests cruise on the Lagos water, lit by the city’s charming night lights. Billed for February 14, at Admiralty Rroad, Lekki Phase1, the cruise starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm.

If you are looking for where to get your valentine gifts, you may want to attend the Lagos Valentine Fair, which opens on February 13 and runs through15, at the Recreation Park, University of Lagos, Akoka. A three-day fun packed, the event gives brands the opportunity to exhibit their products not only to students in Lagos, but also the entire public, who prefer to do all their valentine gift shopping in one arena.

Opening at 10am daily, the event’s marketing strategy and timing provides an effective and aggressive marketing and communication arena, which is perfect for any business trying to build their brand, and gain new customers.

Workout With Bae is another event you can try out this valentine; it gives you health tips, fitness, and fun in one neat package to create an atmosphere that promotes healthy lifestyles and an interactive outfit where people can stay fit, and attain their dream physique. Holding today at the National Stadium, Surulere, the event starts at 8am till you are ready to go home.

Meanwhile, as part of this year’s Valentines Day celebration, Eko Hotel & Suites in collaboration with Buckwyld Media Network will on Saturday, February 11, stage a special concert tagged Eargasm. The gig, which will feature leading Nigeria artistes including 2Baba, will hold at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking at a press briefing held recently in Lagos to announce the concert, 2Baba describe Eargasm as an exciting event, which will not only stand out, but also surpass all other events that will take place within the same period.

“Every other event that will take place that period will be like normal events, no extra activity. This is going to be classy and like the name suggests, Eargasm is going to be ‘ear-blowing’. The kind of music that you will listen to on that day is not going to be your everyday kind of music,” he remarked.

2Baba will be performing at Eargasm alongside Niyola, Tekno, Adekunle Gold, Sir Shina Peters, Yinka Davies, Kelly Hansome, Acetune, Bovi, DJ Neptune and other A-list Nigerian artistes. The gig is aimed at presenting music lovers with a unique and exciting blend of classic, as well as creating a convergence of fans from diverse generations.

This valentine, Wazobia FM will be bringing something magical, exciting, and colourful to Lagosians. Tagged Wazobia FM Carnival, the event is billed for February 11 and 12, at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island. It promises to be an amazing experience to share with family and friends with music concerts, comedy performances, trade fair, food and beverages, fashion exhibition, dance troops, sports village, live games, kids section with free wi-fi for guests. If you love outdoor event, this is for you.

On the other hand, singer Timi Dakolo will be headlining his Valentine’s Day show, Ribbons ‘n’ Roses in Lagos. The show, which combines artistes’ expressions of love through dance and music, will be holding for the fourth time since it launched in 2012.

Though it failed to hold in 2014 and 2015 due to Timi’s international engagements and the 2015 general elections, the event will return on February 14, at the Grand Ball Room, Eko Hotels, Victoria Island. Dubbed Soul of Love edition, the night of lovers will also see other popular Nigerian entertainers take turns on stage to delight guests.

Meanwhile, in the spirit of valentine, Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Le Meridien Ogeyi Palace and Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, have aligned activities with an aim to inspire new relationships, rekindle the sparks of old ones and leave lasting memories, with offers valid from February 10 to 19.

According to the Area General Manager for the Sheraton, Le Meridien and Fourpoints Hotels in Nigeria- Barry Curran, “we are offering exceptional discounts on rooms starting from NGN 39,999 all-inclusive of complimentary Internet, breakfast for two and taxes.”

Barry further explains that, “our food and beverage teams have put together a compelling array of dining activities; we are happy to introduce our couple’s buffet with illuminating offers at all our restaurants at competitive rates.”

The teams of experienced Executive Chefs at the five hotels will deliver a special selection of intercontinental cuisine ranging from savory seafood, Exotic Mediterranean, African and Asian dishes.

“In addition, ladies will have the exclusive free benefits of heart shaped cakes, while you get a complimentary glass of wine as a visiting couple, alongside spa treatments depending on the hotel. Meanwhile, children are not left out, as kiddies under six will eat free. Our teams put a lot of thought to creating the right ambience, which will spark off your romance as most of our venues will be decorated with valentine themed love booths, love tunnels and flowers,” he said.




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