Have You Seen Nigeria: Kano

Art, History, commerce and culture make up the scintillating dish that Kano serves to visitors and indigenes alike

Art, History, commerce and culture make up the scintillating dish that Kano serves to visitors and indigenes alike. Founded around 1400 years ago, Kano is the oldest city in West Africa and Nigeria’s second largest after Lagos. It was a major crossroad in the trans-Saharan trade routes and serves as the commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria today. A fascinating mix of history and the present-day are palpable on the streets of this city. Let’s take a walk to see more.

There is still a whole lot to see in Kano like the Tiga dam/Rock Castle, Kano central mosque, Kurmi market, Buturiya wetland game reserve, Audu Bako zoological garden, Kusalla dam and fishing center among many others. Should you go visit Kano, or anywhere else in Nigeria, your perspective will certainly inspire others, so do share your story with us. Let people see Nigeria through your eyes. Slide into our email via digital@gtbank.com. Na gode!