How Homecoming Became Nigeria’s Coolest Festival

Inside Lagos’s event of the year

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In just two years, Homecoming has quickly grown to become one of Nigeria’s leading events, bringing together some of the world’s biggest talents to the heart of its capital, Lagos.

This year’s edition was no less exciting than the one that came before. Held on Easter weekend, the three-day festival, organised by Nigerian-native, London-based it-girl Grace Ladoja just closed out with a concert that saw everyone from Skepta, and Odunsi, to the Dubai-based Santi take its stage.

 

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Described as a “cultural exchange between Africa and the world”, some of the world’s biggest brands also took part. Everyone from Nike, Stüssy, Patta, and Places+Faces were present at the event’s retail pop-up, collaborating with Nigerian brands on exclusive collections sold only during the festival.

With football an integral aspect of African culture, this year’s homecoming naturally saw the return of its football tournament, the Homecoming Cup, hosted in partnership with Nike by the African magazine, The Native.

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