Whenever the conversation is about financial inclusion in Nigeria, FirstBank leads the pack. With over 150,000 bank agents, a fully digital banking hub and other innovative solutions, the country’s leading bank is surely doing a great job of connecting Nigerians with access to convenient banking products and services.
But that’s not all. FirstBank also allows Nigerians to enjoy the best of the holiday season and the holiday season. The bank helps its clients create exciting memories and have fun with family and friends through their participation in glamorous musical performances, comedies, dancing, plays and other superstar entertainment and leading performers.
This is coordinated through the FirstBank DecemberIssavybe initiative as it funds the best entertainment events for maximum fun throughout the month of December.
To enjoy premium concerts, plays, fashion and gastronomic events; Lucky customers and subscribers of the Bank’s social media pages – Facebook: First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Instagram: @firstbanknigeria should look for posts on how to participate in the ticket giveaways.
Here are the top 11 events that FirstBank feeds to rock your December.
CONCERT BURNA BOY LAGOS
Grammy Award-winning Nigerian superstar Burna Boy at the Eko Convention Center on Monday, December 27, will lead other great singers to wow music fans with many monster hit songs like Kilometer, Questions, Ye, Want It All and others.
DAVIDO’S 10TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT
Davido, aka OBO, will close Lagos on Friday, December 24 for his 10th anniversary concert at the glamorous Eko Convention Center. David grabbed the headlines for his extreme generosity that made his fans love him. The show will feature many other superstars.
MAMMA MIA, THE MUSICAL SMASH HIT
A licensed adaptation of a 65-member cast and crew (all Nigerians) of the Global Live Show in Lagos, which airs between December 29, 2021 and January 2, 2022. It is a TV show for the entire family ; not just as the only jukebox musical in Lagos this Christmas; it is absolutely The most “ridiculously enjoyable” show to watch on this holiday.
An adaptation of the original musical premiered in 1998 by British theater producer Judith Cramer, who hired British playwright Catherine Johnson to write a story woven around the multiple hit songs by Swedish pop group ABBA, composed by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. The original story has been carefully and skillfully adapted with a Nigerian undertone by veteran theater director Najite Dede. The Nigerian production is woven into cultural color nuances, which are visible not only in language and gesture, but also in costume, choreography and features, while the original soundtracks remain the same, this production permeates the music. from Abba of local drums and percussion to deliver a distinctive Nigerian edition, resulting in ecstatic euphoria from the audience!
A REAL CHRISTMAS STORY FROM LIVE THEATER
Live Theater Lagos presents a musical play called “A TrueChristmas Story”, which is an adaptation of the popular Nativity Story. This musical speculates on how Joseph met Mary and the events leading up to the birth of Jesus situating the story in our contemporary African setting. The romantic comedy explores themes of love, commitment, devotion and community. Christmas is a globally loved holiday that crosses religion, gender, and age, and the play A True Christmas Story captures the essence of the holiday which is love and sharing. This free play offers fun for the audience and autonomy for the cast and crew.
#ATXS would feature brilliant actors like Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka), Akah Nnani, NeduWazobiaFM. This epic theater is interspersed with spectacular dances and musical performances ranging from Ballet to Soul, Acapella, Fuji, High Life, Funk, Galala, Shaku-Shaku and Hip-Hop. It was held from December 16 to 18, 2021.
AFRICAN FASHION WEEK
Africa Fashion Week Initiative of Nigeria is a catwalk, exhibition and learning platform designed to promote new and emerging designers. Africa Fashion Week Nigeria aims to revive the decline of local textile industries in Nigeria by opening the Adire Oodua Textile Hub in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
The Adire Hub, opened in March 2021, facilitates the production of natural dyes, locally sourced materials, old fashioned ways and new technologies to create Adire pieces. The Hub provides training to low-income women and youth in Ile-Ife and its surroundings. The Hub allows us to promote circular economies – from the farm to the fashionable fabric, to the financing of SMEs.
CULTURATI 2021 – THE AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL
CULTURATI, is a high level fusion of cultural event, exhibition and award brand – intelligently designed to recognize the tireless contributions of luminaries of the art in different creative endeavors. The 2021 edition was held on December 3 at the Balmoral Center, Federal Palace Hotel.
PREMIER ALTO – CHRISTMAS BLACK TIE
The Black Tie Christmas Concert is a charity event organized to raise funds for the musical education of underprivileged children in orphanages who are of primary and secondary school age. The event took place on December 19 at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Center, Lagos.
THE LIVESPOT X-FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
The LivespotX Festival is a multi-day hybrid convergence of all that is X-traordinary, X-citing and X-clusive, which celebrates urban pop culture. diverse audience with each concert day tailor-made to suit each group of participants.
The festival comprises a series of hybrid events (physical and virtual) that feature live flagship acts, pristine sound, world-class lighting, immersive experiences, exotic cuisine and much more. It is designed to meet and exceed the entertainment cravings of Nigerians, especially during DettyDecember
In a very crowded entertainment market, Mainland laffs offers a refreshing take on family entertainment. With this second edition, ML establishes its number 1 position as the only comedy show in the country safe for parents and their wards. Tagged Family Comedy Show, it allows the whole family to enjoy an evening of fun, laughter and entertainment with a variety of virtuoso and comedic performances for children, plays, comedic interludes and much more… . Mainland laffs is a vision of the Trevent Company, and it is one of the fastest growing family entertainment events in Nigeria. The event took place on December 5th at the D’Podium International Event Center, off Adeniyi Jones, Lagos
Fuji: A Opera explores the musical genre and its subculture through archival footage, costumes, memorabilia and imagery. Fuji music takes center stage at the inaugural Fuji: A Opera, which kicks off Monday at the Alliance Française de Lagos / The Mike Adenuga Center, Ikoyi, Lagos. Fuji pioneer founders such as General Ayinla Kollington, K1 De Ultimate, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall and other icons add color to the start of the weeklong event.
KOFFI LE GOUROU, I AM CORRECTED (ISC)
I Stand to Be Corriged is a stand-up comedy special aimed at urban audiences. Koffi Idowu-Nuel does a solo routine on topics related to family, love, politics, education, etc. The event took place on December 11 at The Terra Kulture on Victoria Island.