Here are five things you should know this weekend
Sunday is Nigeria's 57th birthday, the anniversary of the day we swiped left on colonialism and became responsible for our own selves. It's been quite a trip, hardly an easy one, but we're breathing. So if you're struggling to find something worth celebrating on Independence Day, be grateful you have a country to call your own and be proud of the life you've made for yourself against all odds.
This is your Independence weekend agenda:
The Fear Factor
It is already the most successful horror movie of all time, having made more than $500 million around the world since September 8, and the scary thing will be at a cinema near you today. (After this, you'll never find clowns funny again.)
Are You Free?
"Grow up," they said, but they forgot to mention that adulthood doesn't mean absolute freedom. This weekend, as the subject of independence comes up in national conversations, we're making freedom personal with the #FreeYourself series. Begin by freeing yourself from stress.
Places To Go
If you're in Lagos this weekend, you can:
Party with more than twenty DJs at the New Afrika Shrine, laugh your head off in Victoria Island, explore the city on a bus, share coffee and food with interesting strangers and attend a concert on Sunday.
The Reader's Digest
Visit the house that Hugh Hefner built, get a front-row seat on the rise of a Nigerian fashion designer and learn what it feels like to have a brain injury.
The Sounds Of Struggle
If there's one man whose life is inseparable from the history of Nigeria, it's Fela Kuti, and there's no soundtrack more appropriate for this weekend than the Afrobeat king's classics. Stream The Best Of The Black President 2 on Deezer or Apple Music.
Happy Independence Day!