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BellaNaija presents Major Events You Can’t Miss This Christmas 2012 Season | EME “The Baddest” Concert, Chris Brown in Lagos, Koko Concert, Bez Live, Calabar Carnival & More!



Yes! Christmas 2012 is here.
If you thought this Christmas might be dry, think again!
There are more than enough events to entertain and thrill you this season.
The BellaNaija team will be updating this list as more events emerge.
Stay safe, Be Merry & Have fun!

Calabar Carnival
Carnival Calabar is a unique display of African heritage showcased through music,dance,drama and visual creativity which is reflected in the design of floats, costumes and make-up. Despite the fun and relaxed interpretation of the carnival theme under a strict adjudication process. The result is pure magic – an outpouring of colour, sound and spectacular, umatched by anything else on the continent.

Carnival Calabar takes place on the 26th and 27th December each year, and is the highlight of 32-day Calabar Festival which runs from 30th November to 1st January. The Carnival is the largest cultural festival in Africa with 50,000 costumed revellers, 2 million spectators and an audience of over 50 million television viewer.
Click HERE to view additional information

CARNIRIV 2012Port Harcourt, Rivers State
This year, CARNIRIV prepares to dance on to an even bigger stage, as the host city, Port Harcourt, celebrates its centenary. Modifications to the existing program are therefore in order- to ensure a smooth synchronization of performance with expectation.
Date: 10th to 15th December 2012
Click HERE to download the schedule

COPA Lagos 2012
The Beach Soccer tournament, COPA Lagos is set to hold from the 14th to 16th December this year. Nigeria, the defending Champion and will take on, Lebanon, Argentina and six times European Champions Portugal at Eko Atlantic. Artistes billed to perform at the opening day include Wizkid, Eva, Ajebutter 22, Solidstar, Tillaman, Shaydee and others.

Date: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December 2012
Venue: Eko Atlantic City
Click HERE for ticket details

Children’s Carnival Abuja 2012
Date: Saturday, 15th December, 2012
Time: 11AM
Venue: Sassy J Events & Parks [Lord Lugard Street, Asokoro, via Area 11, Garki, Abuja
Entry Fee: ₦500

Y! Magazine’s Inaugural “Cinderella Fairytale” Annual Black Ball

Urban-Nigerian Youth publication, Y! Magazine will hold the inaugural edition of its annual black ball. The event will be hosted by MI Abaga and the 3LiveChicks co-presenters, Oreka Godis, Tosyn Bucknor as well as on-air presenter, Anita Isedeh. Dress code for the event is black with masks – the organizers will present guests with masks at the venue. The black carpet will be covered by the Nigerian fashion police crew, GlamSquad, led by style editor, Latasha Ngwube.

Date: Sunday 16th December 2012
Time: 6.30PM
Venue: The Crystal Ballroom, Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos

Christmas with Yemi Sax
Nigeria’s leading Saxophonist “Yemi Sax” also known as No.1 Naija SaxBoss and Sax Oracle will be celebrating the Christmas this year with his beloved fans and music lovers in an emphatic style. The event tagged “Christmas with Yemi Sax” will be hosted by the multi-functional entertainment diva “Toni Payne” and will feature your top Nigeria celebrities as guest artistes.

Date: Wednesday 19th December 2012
Time: Red Carpet – 5PM | Concert – 7PM to 10PM
Venue: Ember Creek 32, Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N5,000 | VIP N10,000 | Table of 5 N100,000
Ticket Reservations: Call 08080760646, 08036548904

Party for a Cause

You are cordially invited to Party for a Cause, an event that encourages people to give back to their communities by partying. The cause is the Educate the State – Sponsor a Child initiative. This initiative is currently providing 10 educational scholarships and 19 vocational scholarships to disadvantaged children who are wards of Lagos State Homes. It is aimed at ensuring that less privileged have access to education in private schools within the State or are assisted in setting up their businesses after successful completion of their vocational training and the Lagos State Trade Test or other equivalent certifications have been attained. A percentage of the proceeds made at the event will be donated to the organization.

Date: Wednesday 19th December 2012
Venue: Likwid Lounge, 879 Samuel Manuwa Street off Ozumba Mbadiwe Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

DRB Lasgidi Concert
DRB Lasgidi would be having a Christmas Concert this year. The single SELECTA amongst others, shall be performed for the first time at the concert staged by Flytime Promotions. Also performing will be LOS, Burna Boy and Ajebutter22.

Date: Thursday 20th December 2012
Venue: Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tickets: Tickets available at, Harbour Point, GET Arena, Likwid Lounge

EME “The Baddest” Concert
Empire Mates Entertainment will be rounding up activities for the year with a live-in concert tagged “The Baddest”. The concert which will hold on Friday, December 21, 2012 at The Grounds, Ocean View restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos will have the EME superstars led by R&B powerhouse, Banky W and internationally renowned pop star Wizkid thrilling music lovers with some of the greatest hits of 2012. Skales, Shaydee, Niyola & DJ Xclusive will also thrill guests at the concert.

Date: Friday 21st December 2012
Time: 7PM
Venue: Ocean View Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tickets: Regular N5000, VIP N30,000
Ticket Locations: Available at, Silverbird Galleria, The Palms Shopping Mall, Ozone Cinemas, Beerhugz Cafe at Ikeja Mall, Chocolate Kings at Kings Plaza Mall, Surulere

Mainland Music Festival
Guinnes VIP & Achievas Entertainment presents the Mainland Music Festival. The event would be hosted by Yaw and Karen Igho. Artistes to perform at the event include Iyanya, Dammy Krane, Ajebutter 22, Burna Boy, Solid Star, Eva, W4, Vector, Olamide, Yemi,Yemi Alade, Jaywon,Goldie, Minjin, Capital Femi, Flosick, Skuki, Joel, Emma Nyra, Yungsix, Kel, Phenom, Rayce, Omo Akin, Slim T, Dpizzle, Efa, Morel, Black Magic, Saeon, Xcellent, Jay aims…and many more

Date: Friday 21st December 2012
Venue: Banilux Event Centre, Opposite E-Centre Yaba.
Time: Red carpet starts at 5pm
Gate fee: V.I.P – N10,000 | Regular: N2,000
Tickets: VIP N10,000, Regular N2,000
Ticket Location: Available at Ozone Cinema

Ajumogobia Science Foundation 7th Memorial Concert 2012
Swing into Christmas with an unforgettable evening of sublime carols and seasonal favourites at the Ajumogobia Science Foundation 7th Memorial Concert 2012. Two performances will hold; a matinee at 2.00pm and an evening performance at 6.00pm. As in all previous years, members of the Ajumogobia extended family will feature prominently as artistes during both programmes. These include Feni Ajumogobia, Otokini Ajumogobia, Awune Ajumogobia, Awuneba Ajumogobia, Odein Ajumogobia SAN, Ibiai Ani, Nimi Akinkugbe, Kaline Akinkugbe, and Dolapo Akinkugbe. They will be joined by special guest artistes, Gloria Rhodes, Tayo Aluko and Julius Nglass.

: Friday 21st December 2012
Time: Matinee at 2PM | Evening Performance at 6PM
Venue: Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Children N5,000 | Adults N7,000
Ticket Locations: The Daisy Mgt Centre, 8 Idowu Martins str, Victoria Island, Lagos | Muson Centre | Terra Kulture | Quintessence, Falomo Shopping Mall, Ikoyi | Jazz Hole, Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi


Road Block 3
On the 21st of December 2012 comes the 3rd edition of the yearly coalcity Road Block titled ‘Road Block 3’ . The event is brought to you by the Enugu State Ministry Of Culture & Tourism in collaboration with Bluesky Entertainment at Okpara Square Arena. Artistes including 2Face, J-martins, Flavour, Timaya, Davido, Terry G, Mr Raw, Duncan Mighty, I Go Die, Chuddy K, Nonny D, Uche Ogbuagu, Stormrex, Slow Dogg, Ransom, Selebobo, 2cantalk, Shadowz and more would be performing at the event. Entry is FREE!

Date: Friday December 21st 2012
Time: 5PM
Venue: Okpara Square Arena, Enugu


One Music Network presents Boost The Music
One Music Networks presents ‘Boost the Music’, an exclusive entertainment wrap-up party of the year! ‘Boost the Music’ brings together a selected audience to party with their favorite A-list artistes, top DJs, Vee-jays and OAPs. It also includes surprise performances from some of the hottest artistes of the moment who will perform to an intimate crowd in a very interactive energetic atmosphere.

Date: Friday 21st December 2012
Time: 9PM
Venue: The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos


B-Hive Carol Night

The B-Hive family cordially invites you to attend her maiden Christmas Carol Night.

Date: Friday 21st December 2012
Time: 6PM
Venue: 31 Victoria Arobieke Street, off Admiralty Way, Lagos

Loud N Proud Live Special: Destination 9ja
Soul singer, Nneka will host shows with some other artistes.

Date: Saturday 22nd December 2012.
Venue: Club Royale (Formerly Q-Lounge), 30 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Date: Sunday 23rd December 2012.
Venue: Rodizzio, 29 Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, Ikeja Lagos.

Date: Sunday 30th December 2012.
Venue: Ayo Bankole Centre, 32 Year Sanusi Street, Surulere, Lagos

Chris Brown Concert
American pop star, Chris Brown is set to storm Lagos on the 22nd of December 2012 for a pre-christmas show.

Date: Saturday 22nd December 2012
Venue: Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Harp Rhythm Unplugged 2012
The 2012 edition of the Harp Rhythm Unplugged concert has been scheduled to hold on the 23rd of December 2012. The event will feature performances from top artistes which include Adewale Ayuba, EME All Stars, Choic Boiz, Mavin All Stars, P-Square, Fuse ODG, Timaya, Davido, Olamide, MayD, Dammy krane, Burna Boy, 9ice, Sound Sultan, Eldee, Omawunmi, Waje, Chuddy K, Lynxx, Kcee, Vector, Seyi Shay, Tunde Ednut, Iyanya, Tonto Dike, Efa, Shank, Ajebutter, Sina Ranbo, K9, Tillaman, Jimmy Jatt, DJ Humility, DJ Xclusive, DJ Caise, and DJ Wizziano. Comedy would be provided by AY, I go Dye, gordons, Seyi law, Apororo, I go save, Ajeh Baba, Pencil and Memory Card. The show will be hosted by Basketmouth, Bovi and Buchi.

Date: Sunday 23rd December 2012
Time: 8PM
Venue: Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tickets: Regular N5,000 | VIP N30,000 |  Tables N1,000,000 , N750,000 , N500,000
Ticket Location: Available online at


Project Help: A Dance for Life

Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda is set to stun Nigeria’s theatre and performance world with the maiden edition of her world class production titled Project Help: A Dance for Life. This is an enactment of a thrilling contemporary dance powered by Bailamos Dance Company, an ensemble that has treated Nigerian aristocrats, elites and technocrats to the best ecstatic performances as directed by choreography wizard Bunmi Olunloyo. The event would feature an array of Nigeria’s biggest superstars including Desmond Elliot, Kate Henshaw, Segun Arinze, Bimbo Akintola, Bovi, Monalisa Chinda and many more. 

Date: Monday 24th December 2012
Time: 4PM
Venue: Oriental Hotels, Ozumba Mbadiwe Rd, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N5,000 | VIP N10,000 | VVIP 20,000
Online Tickets:
Ticket Outlets: TheHub (ThePalms), Ozone Cinemas (E-Center, Yaba), X-Factor Lounge (54, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere)
Contact: For general enquiries, please call 08155116697, 08027855262, 08058101469

Music Meets Runway 2012
Music Meets Runway (MMR), the show that brings you 10 Designers, 10 Artistes all on 1 Runway is back and it is going to be bigger, better and even more explosive. MMR aims to promote talents in the Music and Fashion industries by fusing performances by some of the most outstanding artists in the Nigerian Music industry and with a runway showcase featuring some of the most creative designs by up-and-coming designers Nigeria has to offer, from Pret-a-Porter to Couture Fashion.

Date: Monday 24th December 2012
Time: 6PM
Venue: Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ticket Prices: Standard N5,000 | VIP N20,000 | Gold VIP Table N500,000 | Platinum VIP Table N1,000,000
Ticket Reservations: Email [email protected]
Cool FM Praise Jam 2012
The Cool FM Praise Jam 2012 is set to hold on Christmas Day. It would be a fun filled family event with lots of music, comedy and dance. To perform at the event include Panam Percy Paul, Buchi, Sammy Okposo, Eben, Infinity and Tim Godfrey. Comedy would be provided by Akpororo, Yaw and Mc Abbey.

Date: Tuesday 25th December 2012
Time: 4PM
Venue: Expo Hall, Eko Hotel  Suites, Victoria Island Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N1,500 | VIP N5,000 | VVIP N10,000

Crack Ya Ribs Live Portharcourt
Crack Ya Ribs Live is set to storm Port Harcourt this Christmas. The show will be hosted by Julius Agwu and billed to thrill the audience are music and comedy acts including Okey Bakassi, Seyi Law, Daniel D’humorous, Aje baba, Funky4, Iyanya, Burna Boy, Ijaw Boys and Dj Abi.

Date: Tuesday 25th December, 2012
Time: 5PM
Venue: Aztec Arcum, Stadium Road Port Harcourt
Contact: For more info and general enquiries call 08033188985

Soundclash Festival
Dancehall Superstar Mavado, signed to Dj Khaled (We the Best Music) and Lil Wayne’s Young Money Record Label will light up Muri Okunola Park with Akon’s World Famous DJ Benny D alongside 40 other African performers and DJ’s in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos on Boxing Day at an all night rave; Sound Clash Festival.
Date: Wednesday 26th December 2012
Venue: Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos

The Life and Style Beach Party of the Year
On Boxing Day, the 26th of December 2012, all the beautiful people and lifestyle party heads will be at the official-end-of-year-party. Come enjoy live DJ music mash up & contests, beach volley, water balling, truth or dare games, bikini contests, drink challenge and more. There would be celebrity appearances by some of your favourite music and movie stars with star performances from music stars. It would be hosted by Ebuka of Big Brother and Dotun of Cool FM.
Date: Wednesday 26th December 2012
Time: 3PM
Venue: Elegushi Beach
Tickets: N20,000
Koko Concert 2012
The Koko Master, D’Banj will be headlining the 2012 Koko Concert set to hold on  December 27th 2012 in Lagos. This year’s edition promises to be a big one with Idris Elba billed to be the host of the show and GOOD artistes Big Sean and Pusha T also scheduled to perform. DB Records artiste Kay Switch is also billed to perform.

Date: Thursday 27th December 2012
Venue: Eko Atlantic City
Tickets: Tickets can be bought at Dominos, Chicken Republic, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas

Super Sun Concert
The ‘Stupid Song” Crooner Bez, is set to hold the Super Sun Concert this December. Artistes like Omawunmi, Tiwa Savage, Waje, Timi Dakolo, and Praiz are set to perform at the concert. The event is being put together by Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions and Flytime Promotions.

Date: Saturday 29th December 2012
Time: 7PM
Venue: Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Price: N15,000
Ticket Locations: Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island | E-Centre, Yaba

Be Thankful & Pop Party – A Boat Cruise and Champagne party

LYOCOM presents the all exclusive BE THANKFUL AND POP PARTY; a Boat Cruise and Champagne party. The idea behind this concept is to bring people together to celebrate the end of the year 2012 in a very unique environment while providing everyone with a party experience like none other. It is designed to be a very classy affair targeted at mostly individuals from the corporate world. The all exclusive boat party would have some star guests on board to socialize and have a good time with their fans and lovers, while talented singers would serenade guests with great music. Another star attraction would be in the person of the host; popular radio and television personality IK Osakioduwa. Expect to have a great time with talented and beautiful singer Waje as well as one of the most outstanding urban contemporary singers today; Praiz. On the wheels of steel, DJ Sose would be providing quality music.

Date: Saturday 29th December 2012
Time: 6PM
Venue: Prest Boat Club, Lekki phase 1, Lagos.
Tickets: Single N120,000 | Table for six – N600,000
Table Bookings: Call 08022383751, 08175641969
So where will the BN Glam Cam find you this Christmas?


Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. pade

    December 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Nothing for the kids in Lagos this xmas. NA WA OOOOOOOOOOOO

    • tbn

      December 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      There”s actually something for the kids oh. Check this kid’s event

  2. Someone

    December 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Lagos is going to be so busy this december. No dull moment.

  3. Ms. Jayee

    December 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    *weeping profusely* what a line up!!!!

  4. pynk

    December 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    i totally wanna see mavada.

  5. irregadeless

    December 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Wowww,that first photo..the makeup and d skin colour na die!!!

  6. Biodun

    December 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Eko Hotel’s Expo Centre just continues to cash in year in year out…

  7. sugaplum

    December 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I love me my lagos! d City dt never rests, even wit all our hustle and bustle!

  8. ada

    December 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Lagos I hail o….so nothing in other parts of d country….smh…

  9. Creamy_Amie

    December 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I can’t wait as all d events unfold.
    Oh ma gosh!

  10. ashani

    December 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    nawa o! naija is in trouble this december o! i miss home chei!

  11. TheTruth13

    December 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    WoW! Lagos is popping this festive season, can’t wait to touchdown inna few days.

  12. Ndillin

    December 17, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I cant wait for the Calabar carnival.

  13. besly

    December 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    my best us singer chris brwon,i go miss u ooo

  14. Emeka Uzodinma

    December 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    What show was put for the less privileged?

  15. Emeka Uzodinma

    December 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm


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