The Christmas season is here again, and people all over the world are celebrating with family, friends and loved ones. also all over the world people are counting down to the end of 2016 and looking forward to 2017. The city of Ibadan is not left out of the festivities either as a lot of events are going down in the city. Here at Ibadan Insider we are aware that you want to know the cool events to attend and how to plan your schedule so that you can enjoy yourself to the maximum in Ibadan during this festive period. therefore we have compiled a schedule of the coolest events to attend in the last eleven days of the year 2016

On Thursday the 22nd of December, join Nigerian Music star Davido and his DMW label mates, Dremo, Mayorkun, Danagog, Lola Rae and Ichaba at DMW #IBFEST.  DMW #IbFest also features stars like Viktoh, the Cymbals and many other top rated acts. IBFEST opens  at 2 pm at Agodi Gardens, Ibadan.


If you are interested social media, technology and business then you might want to attend the Ibadan Social Media Summit on the 23rd of December. Ibadan Social Media summit for 2016 is themed Converting Followers to Customers and it is powered by SparkConnectNG. The event will feature the likes of Jide Bamidele of SparkConnect Solutions, Oluwamayowa Oshidero of TinklingD, Oludayo Yomi-Alliyu of RenegadeCommerce and Eyitope Lala of Rampage Outreach. #Ibsms2016 will take place at the Alexander Brown Hall University College Hospital.


24th of December is the official kickoff of the Ibadan Countdown Festival. The festival will start with an  Opening Ceremony at the Agodi Gardens, Secretariat Road Ibadan, it will involve a Carnival and Funfair, with top Nigerian Music act Tuface Idibia leading other top Nigerian musicians and entertainers to start off the 7-day event. All the events in the Ibadan Countdown Festival events will be at  Agodi Gardens, Secretariat Road Ibadan.


On Saturday, December the 24th, The Bridge Network is organizing a Christmas Carol at Nustreams Culture and Conference Centre Km 110, Ibadan Abeokuta Road, Ibadan. The Carol will feature hymns and songs and nativity presentations. Then in continuation of the Christmas spirit, A Christmas Service will hold on Christmas Day 2016 by 9: 00 am and a Christmas party thereafter all at the same venue.


Christmas Day will also be Family Day at Agodi Gardens Ibadan, the family day is part of the events marking the Ibadan Countdown festival. it is great opportunity for every member of the family to relax and enjoy the sights of the beautiful Agodi gardens.

Part of the joy of Christmas is a chance to bless the less privileged. You have a chance to be part of the people bringing the joy of the birth of Jesus Christ to the World if you volunteer at AuntyLanreInitiative’s Hangout with Amazing Children at Christmas. The Hangout takes place on Christmas day at Ibadan Home for the Motherless, Omolewa Bus stop, University College  Hospital main gate, Ibadan by 3pm


If you are out late on Christmas day and you wish to have some fun, you can drop by at House Party with Jazzy B. it promises to be exciting and anybody who attends has the opportunity to eat, have fun and fellowship all night long. It starts at 9pm and runs till down at the Mauve 21 Events Centre, Ring Road Ibadan


Now on 26th, its should just be great for you to Rejoice in the Lord for making you enjoy good health and a lot of blessings, you can join the VHIP team for Engage 2016 on a worship experience tagged: Rejoice Again I say Rejoice…


If you love chocolate, then you should plan to attend #ChocParty2016 on On Boxing Day Monday, December 26.  Choc Party 2016 is tagged “The Coolest Party Ever”  is organized by The ChocBoy Brand and the party will happen at  Lead City International School, Jericho Ibadan by 12 Noon with a Gate Fee: 1000 naira. There will be plenty of chocolate to eat and plenty of cool celebs and people to hang out with.


Also on the 26th of December, Comedian Lafup will  hold the 2016 edition of his  comedy event, LAFUP LIVE at Jogor Centre, Liberty Road, Ibadan. The event features popular stand up comics like Ali Baba, Sheyi Law, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, Shete Comedian, Omobaba, Wolli Arole, Asiri and also entertainers like Toyin Aimakhu, Yinka Ayefele among others. The event will feature two shows at 2 pm and 5 pm

The Ibadan Countdown enters its third day on December 26 with a Food Festival which is aimed at showcasing the best of Ibadan cuisine. Also, various delicacies from all over Nigeria and the World will be available for attendees to savour. it will also take place at the Agodi Gardens It is free to attend.

If your idea of fun is an open air movie, then Breeze 16 is an event you should add to your schedule. From the 26th to the 28th of December for just 1000 NGN you have a chance to go watch a movie outdoors. The event will also feature  video games, music, BBQs and comedy. All three days of Breeze 16 event will hold at the Trans Amusement Park Bodija Ibadan.


On Dec 27, the Ibadan Countdown Festival continues with a  Cultural Day, where attendees have the opportunity to witness the proud heritage and history of the city. It is a must-attend event for everyone who wishes to see what really makes Ibadan, Ibadan

Dec 28 the Ibadan Countdown continues with a  Fashion Awareness day, which is aimed at showcasing the blast from the past in the fashion industry and a peep into the future. There will also be a competition for runway models.

If You love good music you should check out Mauve Lounge’s Mauve Connects on the 28th of December, as the lounge celebrates one of Ibadan’s finest Fuji acts, Taye Currency. The event also features top music acts like Oritshefemi among others. Mauve Connects starts at 4 pm.


If you are a business person within Ibadan, seeking to grow your customer base or you are a business from outside Ibadan seeking to gain a foothold in the city, then you should plan to attend the Ibadan Countdown Festival’s Business Awareness Day on Dec 29.  The BAD is aimed at promoting business networks. The Business Awareness Day will involve exhibitions and also talks from the top business people and entrepreneurs in the city of Ibadan .

Dec 30 is the Ibadan Countdown Festival’s  Youth and Sport Day. Come and hang out with amazing young people who are doing wonderful things in the city and be part of the people at the centre of Ibadan’s future

If you love visiting new places and seeing sights, or if you love photography whether as an amateur or a professional, then you will enjoy the #WondersInsideIbadan, a photo walk around various parts of Ibadan on the 31st of December.#WondersInsideIbadan is organized by Portleague Photography, in conjunction with Ibadan Insider. Come with your cameras and smartphones to feel the pulse of both ancient and modern Ibadan and have a chance to be part of a documentation of an evolving city.

Dec 31 is The Grand finale of Ibadan Countdown Festival. Ibadan’s top music and entertainments acts will be performing and thrilling the attendees as Ibadan rings in the year 2017 with an official concert. There will also be a fireworks display as the whole of Ibadan counts down to the new year.


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