Night Life In Nigeria

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Nigerians are certainly known for their partying habit. Therefore it comes as no surprise that there might be a good nightclub within your reach whenever you are in Nigeria. Lagos and Abuja are known for their expensive high-end clubs that mainly cater to the well up crowds. These 2 cities are where all the hot and happening nightspots in Nigeria are found. Lagos highly stands out as the hub of entertainment.

Although no longer the country’s capital, it is still the capital of the Nigerian nightlife. Many people from across the country travel to Nigeria to spend the weekend there. When you visit some of the nightclubs in Lagos be prepared to experience some live music and dancing, paying tribute to some of Nigeria’s local legends such as Fela Kuti.

Listed below are some of the popular nightspots you might find yourself in when you decide to study in one of the Nigerian institutions. This is a RocApply list and does not consider the places according to ratings.

New Africa Shine:

It is a club dedicated to the late Nigerian musical icon Fela Kuti. You get to experience the legendary sound of the musician and the “Felabraton” musical that goes with it. This is one place you need to visit when in Lagos.

Victoria Island:

Located in Lagos, this is a high-end nightspot that has an expensive taste. If you are looking at treating yourself to a high-class expensive experience, then this is the place to be. The dress code is extravagant, so expect a lot of suits, heels, and of course the sparkling champagne.


The oldest nightclub in Lagos has to be Baccus in Ikoyi. Despite that, this place never grows old. It is always filled with a young, energetic fun-loving crowd throughout the year.

Koko Lounge:

This is the place you find many students hanging. It is affordable and has a hippy feel that relates to many students from across Lagos. If you are looking at chilling with your peers, then that is one place you might find yourself hanging around.

"A lot of places to go out for a drink" - Petrov from Russia

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