BUDGET FRIENDLY LAGOS VALENTINE

We all know what February 14 is, there are so many offers available online; trips abroad, expensive dinners, hampers of various sizes and so one. However with the current economic situation of the country, there is something that is not as available as the options for an extravagant valentine which happens to be, the funds for it all.

If you’re worried that your bank account can’t stretch far enough to give your bae (we need to retire this word) a Valentine’s Day to remember, realize that the best experience on Valentine’s Day is having him/her know that they’re loved, cared about, and wanted.

Here are some of our SIG’s budget friendly valentine’s day ideas

Dinner at Freedom Park 

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If you really want to have dinner but on a budget then you should go to a few of the parks or beaches in Lagos. Personally, I recommend Freedom Park, which is in the heart of Lagos Island. Freedom park gives you great ambiance and good food, you should definitely try the grilled fish by Jagzee Chow.

And here’s a trick, if you want to make it even more romantic, grab your table and chairs to a secluded spot in the park, spread out your table-cloth and light up some candles. You may want to stay away from the fountain though, you know what they say about stagnant water

Brunch at Lekki Conservation Centre

lekki-1Lekki Conservation Centre has to be one of the most photographed places in Lagos, after the lekki-ikoyi bridge of course, which makes it a good location for a valentine’s brunch if you are on a budget. Simply pack up your picnic basket, grab a meal and then take a walk around the centre. If you have a board game then take it with you and make that moment your own.

Day Trip to Badagry Coconut Beach

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About 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, Coconut Beach is accessible through the ever busy Lagos-Badagry expressway. This beach is known for its beauty and breathtaking scenery views which makes it an ideal place to spend valentine’s day in Lagos to relax and unwind.

Dinner and Movie (Your way)

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Dinner and movie at home is always a win but instead of doing the traditional Nigerian meals e.g pepper-soup for starter, jollof rice and vanilla ice-cream, take it a step further and go for the unconventional because it shows that you put in the effort and didn’t just order from your local buka.

With DSTV Rental, Netflix and IrokoTV, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what movie. For the full cinema experience, get your microwavable popcorn, sprinkle some granulated sugar over it and you are good to go.

As our valentine’s gift to you, Chef Imoteda was nice enough to give us a 3 course valentine meal suggestion (menu pictured above) so if you have no clue on how to be unconventional then simply click here or the thumbnails below.

 

We hope this helps and remember you don’t have to break the bank to show you care, it’s the little things that count for those that truly love you.

CATCH KOREDE BELLO AND LIL KESH GO HEAD TO HEAD ON A STYLING BATTLE, AKAH AKA DR. LOVE SHARES LOVE TIPS AND LOADS OF GIVEAWAYS – THE SAUCE (VALENTINES EDITION)

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The highs, the lows, the OMG Moments entangled with hilarious dialogue and skits that to satisfy your need for a totally exciting information package and maybe comedy cravings. Showing Fridays on Red TV.

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This valentine’s special features our usual key highlights and styling tips from our celebrity guests Lil Kesh and Korede Bello. In collaboration with Lost in Lagos we showcase some of our favorite chill spots with amazing food. And our in house love doctor, Dr. Akah Love (Akah Bants) who shares much need tips for the valentine season.

Win Big with the Sauce:

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Oh! Yes in the spirit of the season, we are giving out two tickets for a Venetian dinner at Insignia, and a 20k voucher for HardRock Café..

Watch the Sauce on Red TV today:

 

Produced by Suss Productions for Red TV.

LIFE AFTER FEBRUARY 14

If you are single and in no relationship, my congratulations are in order because you just survived another year of Gidi women wearing red like olumba olumba members and your timeline being flooded with pictures and praises of boos and baes in the name of Valentine’s day

You have also survived the patronizing articles telling you the different ways to have fun and not feel bad about being single on this ‘great day’. Some of you may have gotten yourselves gifts and received flowers by a secret admirer (when we both know that admirer was you).

Or maybe you even attended a party organized for fellow single people living in Lagos and engaged in a session of pity partying, man bashing and saying valentine’s day is overrated when deep down you always wanted a valentine.

Then you went to bed on Saturday night, went to church on Sunday where your pastor probably preached about God’s love being the greatest and then you chilled. Now life is back to normal and no one asks you what you did for Valentine’s day anymore.

Not trying to sound like an anti-valentine activist but it amazes me the way single people especially women put so much pressure on themselves anytime February 14 is around the corner. After Christmas, Valentine’s day has to be the next big celebration for women around the world, it is also a form of validation that they are not alone and won’t die alone (I hope you have your sarcastic humour hat on).

So Valentine’s day is over…now what? Roses are withering, chocolates consumed and stuffed animals no longer get the ‘awww’ moment. Maybe a few of your friends got engaged and maybe some conceived (we’ll find out in 9 months) but at the end of the day one thing is certain and that is

THERE IS LIFE AFTER VALENTINE’S DAY

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PS – apologies for being MIA this week, I will be back with brand new posts. However make sure you get a copy of this month’s TW Magazine to see who got featured

Yup that’s us right there 🙂