Banky W’s Lagos

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Banky W

My Lagos is an interview-style feature in which people who know Lagos share their favourite things to see and do in this great city.

 1.Describe Lagos in three words.

Vibrant. Fast-Paced. Fun.

2.    What is your favourite thing to do in Lagos?

My favorite thing to do in Lagos is to “wine & dine”. Being a bit of a foodie, I love checking out restaurants and lounges; and there are new great places to eat that pop up every day so I never run out of options.

3.    What is your favourite bar or club in Lagos and why?

My favourite bar/club at the moment is probably Aura. I like the vibe in there and the DJs always play fantastic music.

4.    What is your favourite restaurant in Lagos and why?

My favorite restaurant on the Island is Pattaya. They serve Thai food and it’s amazing. It’s actually the best Thai food I’ve ever eaten and that’s a big statement seeing as I’ve been fortunate enough to have travelled all over the world and sampled restaurants from all over. On the Mainland, my favorite restaurant is Wings Restaurant, at the EAN Hangar near the Airport. Fantastic menu, beautiful decor, the chef is incredible, and the drinks are on point.

5.    Where is your favourite place to shop in Lagos?

Probably Mai Atafo’s store in Falomo Shopping Centre, seeing as he makes all my suits 🙂

6.    What do you love about Lagos?

Everything. Lagos is an amazing city filled with people who are go-getters, people who work hard and play harder. At the moment I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

7.    If you met someone new to Lagos, how would you suggest they spend a day in the city?

I’d say they should let me cook them breakfast.  I’d suggest they then go to the Palms Mall to shop then have lunch at Pattaya then see a movie either at the Palms or Silverbird theatres, then go go-kart racing at Get Arena, then get a room at a nice hotel ( I recommend House of Awele in Victoria Island), shower, change, and then head out to one of the city’s night clubs like Aura to rock out until you pass out 🙂


Banky W is a singer, songwriter and producer.  Connect with him online via his website or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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