Lagos Carnival is associated with carnival dancers, bright and elaborate costumes, music, pomp and pageantry. In the past, Carnival has been held during the Easter weekend specifically on Easter Monday, This year however, the carnival was shifted due to the general elections in Nigeria which fell between the two election dates.
The fun train moves this Saturday, 9th May from Awolowo Road, Ikoyi where the parade will start from, and the carnival bands head to Tafawa Balewa Square TBS. Only few routes are left for car movement on the Lagos Island on the day of the carnival. Pictures form the event always prove that it was pure fun and leaves those who miss the event wishing they did not miss it.
This Saturday, one can be sure of great fun and eye popping costumes as dancers and different bands troop out to out shine each other with their colourful costumes and impressive dance steps.
There however, will not be a Junior Carnival this year as the date is well within the school session without a holiday weekend. The 36 adult groups will however perform as always.
You want to feel the spirit and dance? You may sign up with a Carnival Band with which you are familiar or join the fun at TBS.
Entry into TBS is free, with tickets given out for various opportunities to win prizes, whilst entrance into the VIP section is strictly by invitation. Security in and around the TBS as well as the parade route is guaranteed.
Carnival organisers advise that one be comfortably dressed for the occasion as it may be hot and may rain for a few minutes ( as it always does) and come with your cameras to capture the fun forever