What To Expect At The Maiden Lagos Motor Show-Royal Media Group

L-R: Coordinator, Logistics Committee, Dr. Oladapo Aiyegbayo, Member, Organising Committee, Deji Sowande, Chairman, Organising Commitee, Engr. Chairman, Steering Committee, Dr. Oladapo Akanbi and Member, Organising Committee, Oyedepo Oyelere, during the unveiling of the LMS Banner

By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu, Bureau Chief, South West

Royalty, top politicians, diplomats, car enthusiasts and their families, purchasers, decision makers and dealers are among the 2000+ that will grace the maiden edition of the Lagos Motor Show(LMS) organized by the Royal Media Group. Royal Media Group is the owner of Royal FM (Ilorin, Asaba, Kaduna)and Royal Television Service, and Royal Times Newspapers.

At a Press Conference Thursday, February 8, 2024, held at The LargeHouse, Lagos, south west, Nigeria to herald the event,  Chairman And Chief Promoter Of Lagos Motorshow Engr. Gbenga Adebayo hinted that “We are the organizers of the Lagos Motor Show, an exhibition that will showcase Modern, Classic, Vintage Cars, Eco Friendly EV, Robotics and autonomous vehicles, Electric –Tricycles and E-mobility.”

The two-day event, scheduled to hold at the Main Arena of Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan Lagos, from Friday 16th to Saturday 17th February 2024, will showcase classic cars evoking ‘nostalgia’ and also highlight the latest trends and innovations in the automotive industry.

According to Engr. Adebayo, who doubles as the Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria(ALTON): “His Excellency the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwolu will be the Chief Host, and the Executive Governors of Kwara States and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, His Excellency, Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq will be the Special Guest of Honour, other Dignitaries expected at the event includes the Governors of Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Bauchi and Jigawa States.

Chief Olu Okeowo, Founder and Chairman of Gibraltar Constructions Company limited, a Car enthusiast, is also expected among other dignitaries.

His Royal Highness, Barrister Mohammed Sanni Haliru Dantoro CFR. Kitoro IV. (Mai Borgu), The Emir of Borgu Kingdom, Niger State will be the Royal Father of the event.

“Motor companies, Motor Boat Companies, Car Collectors, Transport Logistics companies will be at the event. The event will be an exciting opportunity to bring together car enthusiasts and their families, purchasers, decision makers and dealers.

Our aim is that the show will be an annual event that will attract thousands of automotive enthusiasts, industry professionals, and media representatives.

The highly anticipated event in the Nigeria automotive calendar, and will provide corporate brands with unparalleled visibility among industry leaders, influencers, and potential customers. It will record a high number of visitors who are automobile buyers, decision makers, motor enthusiasts, banks, insurance companies, small-scale auto-entrepreneurs, representatives of foreign trade missions and multinational companies.”

Targeted Audience: This is an opportunity to engage with a diverse audience, including car enthusiasts, industry professionals, and potential buyers, offering brands the chance to connect with a broad range of demographics. The Show will offer an opportunity to interact with haulage, logistics, car hire companies, digital taxi companies, passenger transporters, financial institutions, Insurance, loans companies and other potential buyers and decision makers.

Networking Opportunities: Participate in exclusive networking events, connecting with key decision-makers, industry professionals, haulage, logistics, car hire companies, passenger transporters, and potential clients in a dynamic and engaging environment. Corporate organisations including banks, insurance companies, financiers, auto-entrepreneurs and representatives from foreign trade missions and multinational companies will be in attendance.

Access to existing forum of owners and enthusiasts – The Classic Cars Collectors of Nigeria, a community of over 100 classic and vintage car collectors and enthusiasts, will showcase their collections.

Tech Theatre – A dedicated technology exhibition that will feature new innovation, Internet of things (IoT) in automobiles and other developments in the automotive industry, including Electric Vehicles, Electric Tricycles and gas powered low emission ECO friendly vehicles.

Charitable Donation: Part of the proceeds from this event and activities will be donated to charitable causes.

Venue Security and Access: In cooperation with the Lagos State Government Agencies, Security and Traffic Management Agencies, ease of access and egress to the venue will be guaranteed and security and safety of the entire exhibition area is fully assured.

Exhibitors expected at the Lagos Motor Show include:

1          Toyota by CFAO          Toyota

2          L-SOLUTIONS (Toyota Suzuki Mitsubushi, Mercedes Benxz, E-Mobility)       Automobiles

3          Suzuki by CFAO           Suzuki

4          Sano by CFAO  SANO Trucks

5          LEXUS – Brass Motors (Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Toyota)         Luxury Automobile

6          BRASS – Marine and Yatch Services   Marine services

7          WORK AND PLAY -Motor Sports         Motor Sports Adventure Sports

8          JETOR by Elizade         JETOR

9          JAC by Elizade JETOR

10        Services Machinery Trucks (STM)- Volvo       VOLVO Trucks and machinery

11        Phix Fleet Limited       Mercedes Benz Services

12        SAGLEV – EVS  Electric Vehicels

13        LANRE SHITU MOTORS            Mass Transit

14        JETMOVERS    CNG Powered Vehicles

15        CARLOHA        CNG Powered Vehicles

15        GIG AUTOMOBILES     CNG Powered Vehicles

16        MIKANO          Luxury Cars / Trucks

17        KKK – NIGERIA LIMITED           Electric Mass transit Buses

18        MAX DRIVE     E-Mobility (M2/T1)

19        ISNAUTOCARE SERVICES        AutoCare

20        MEIDI -JIANCSUHANBANG      E-Mobility (M2/T1)

21        CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF NIGEIRA          Classic Cars


23        CLASSIC CAR COLLECTORS OF NIGERIA         Classic Cars

24        BMW CLUB OF NIGERIA         Enthusiasts

25        MERCEDES BENZ CLUB OF NIGERIA  Enthusiasts

26        LEXUS CLUB OF NIGERIA        Enthusiasts

27        BIKERS’ CLUB (VARIOUS)        Enthusiasts

Behind The Lagos Motorshow:


            Board of Trustees      

1          HRH Mohammed Sanni Haliru Dantoro CFR Kitoro IV. (Mai Borgu) Patron

2          Engr. Gbenga Adebayo           Chairman

3          Bar. Chinedu Ebo        Member

4          Abiodun  Akinpelu ACA           Member

5          QS Olasijibomi Ojula  Member

6          Engr. Bolaotan Agbonile         Member

7          Adekunle Onafusi        Member

8          Temi Adebayo Member / Idealist      

            Steering Committee:  

1          Dr. Dapo Akanbi          Vice-Chairman

2          Adeleke Odunukan (L-Solutions)         Member

3          Clement Mudiaga (MUDI Africa)       Member

4          Deji Sowande (The Lighthouse)          Member

5          Engr. Oyedepo Oyelere – (Phix Fleet)            Member

6          Dapo Aiyegbayo (BMW Club) Member

7          Ifeoma Jaynefrances (TheNicola&Co)            Member/Function Manager

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