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Nigeria celebrates 53 years of independence on October 1 and various venues in DC are also rejoicing in solidarity (or in order to make an easy buck). Yesterday, Taste Lounge in NE and Nectar Lounge in DC (which are venues that traditionally appeal to those with Afrobeats tastes) marketed their nights as Nigerian independence day celebrations.  I was at Nectar Lounge, where the crowd was relatively small.

Tonight, the Nigerian celebrations have moved to some more traditional downtown venues.  A ‘Lagos Party‘ will be held at Capitale Lounge on K Street and the Nigerian – American DC-based rapper Wale is celebrating his birthday and Nigeria’s at Lux Lounge in Penn Quarter.

And as far as I know, the Nigerian superstar Timaya is still slated to perform in DC on October 4.