Abuja, the emerging Las Vegas of Nigeria
Nightlife in Abuja has undoubtedly taken a new dimension. It’s not only on steady move to the apogee; it’s already becoming more attractive and popular than obtains in Lagos.
Prior to now, Abuja was never known for social activities. It was usually like a ghost town on Fridays and weekends. Many have however blamed inactivity of the capital city to security perception and constant harassment of young girls who are often mistaken for sex workers.
However, there seems to be a drastic change to the trend following the growing awareness among residents that nightlife is not meant for the gagas but responsible people who may need to ease off the stress of the day.
Today, celebrities have realized that just like Lagos, Abuja is very important to their careers. With their constant visit to the capital city, it’s gradually becoming another Las Vegas.
A recent tour of the capital city has revealed that celebrities have found a high profile luxurious club, The Bank as their most favourite hangout. The Bank club has as at now, become a showbiz club where celebrities of different status visit.
Investigation has revealed that the Club is like a therapy to many music stars, movie artistes and comedians. This may not be unconnected with the traffic the club currently enjoys.
At different occasions, the likes of Nigeria’s most popular and celebrated entertainment peers-of-the-realm, 2Face, Psquare, Iyanya, Davido, Olamide, Don Jazzy, Basket Mouth and Wizkid, have visited and gotten the best in socializing and expanding their grid.
As at the last count, Dbanj, M.I, Femi Kuti, Wand Coal, Reekado Banks, Phyno, Lil Kesh, Olu Maintain, Uti, Patoranking , I Go Dye had visited the club, and have testified to the traffic they enjoyed.
The constant visit of celebrities to the club plays dual roles. While through The Bank, they build on their networks, the club benefits more as through celebrity presence, they enjoy unimaginable traffic. Celebrity patron of nightlife has equally created better awareness on the need to make nightlife a necessary activity.
Today, socialites and Abuja big boys have found the Bank a place to be on weekends and other days, gradually turning the alleged ghost city to another Las Vegas.