The Lagos Grill and BBQ Festival held on Easter Monday, March 27, 2016 at the Murí Okùnọlá Park, Victoria Island. It was an outdoor carnival of feeding, fun, and festivity. I heard about it just a few days before the event itself, and it sounded like a good idea.
This year’s event had a couple of Nigerian artistes in attendance, and a DeeJay that kept the visitors entertained throughout. The musician Falz and Simi stole the show with their rendition of Jamb Question and Soldier.
The food was diverse, affordable, and delicious. The experience reminded me of the annual Festival of Nations in St. Louis which I’ve attended a few times. The difference in this case is that each food shed isn’t tagged with any country or culture. One could get a barbecue of chicken, turkey, or beef as long as one could afford it.
Palm wine was also in copious supply, which sufficed for those not interested in drinking Jack Daniel that was being sold by its mascots in hot pants.