Looking at the map of Nigeria, Lagos doesn’t seem big, but with so much interesting places and activities happening within the state, Lagos makes a huge impact like a big city. Sifting through it all, especially if you’re just in town briefly, can be a daunting task. But we’ve got you!
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From arts to nature, nightlife, music and resorts, we’ve compiled a list of very nice spots in Lagos.
Arts: If you love and appreciate indigenous art then you must visit the Nike Art Gallery. Owned by popular Nigerian artist, Nike Davies Okundaye, the Nike art gallery is one of the top art galleries in Lagos. The four storey building is filled with over 8,000 works from foreign and traditional Nigerian artists. Arguably, it’s one of the largest in West Africa and is home to art works that are priced between N20,000 to N8,000,000. The gallery is located at 2, Elegushi Rd, Ikate 2nd Round-about, Epe Expressway, Lagos.
Other galleries you should visit;
Omenka Art Gallery – 24, Modupe Alakija Crescent, Ikoyi
Red Door Gallery – 51 Bishop Oluwole St, Lagos
Signature Beyond Art Gallery – 107, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Nimbus Gallery – 9, Maitama Sule Street off Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi.
Nature: Located on Lekki Express way (between Chevron and Victoria Garden City) is Lekki Conservation Centre – a must visit for every lover of nature. The conservation park sits on 78 hectares of protected land, part of which includes a nature reserve, the longest canopy walk in Africa, a family park, 96-seater gazebos and 6-8 seater family Huts, a wild life of Monkey, reptiles and other animals.
Other nature spots to visit;
Lufasi Nature Park – Lekki Epe expressway
Tarkwa Bay Beach – Lagos Island
Eleko Beach – Lekki
Nightlife: Lagos is the capital of bubbly nightlife in Africa. With a large number of pubs, bars, night clubs, parties, live music, concerts, theatre, cinemas, shows, and restaurants, you can never be bored with night hangouts.
Here are some new spots;
Sappers Water Front – Bonny Camp.
Cubana – Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island
Side Walk – Sanusi Fafunwa, Victoria Island
Silent Disco – Chase Mall, Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island
Ember Creek – 32 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Music: Lagos is the Music capital of Nigeria and music lovers will find lots of places for great live music. The New Afrika Shrine is one. The spiritual home of Afrobeat pioneer, activist and all-round musical icon, Fela Kuti is a rite of passage venue for rising Nigerian musicians. It’s also where Femi and Seun Kuti give regular live performances amoung performances from other Nigerian artistes. New Afrika Shine is located at 1 Nerdc Road Agindigbi, Ikeja.
You can also check out…
Lagos jazzhole – 168 Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos
Freedom Park – Mobolaji Bank Anthony St, Lagos Island
Bogobiri – 7 Maitama Sule St, Ikoyi
Far from the hustle and bustle of Lagos, the city offers resorts for those seeking a relaxing and quiet time. One of these spots is La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, a 65-acre beach resort is situated along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. It is renowned as one of the best resorts in Lagos and ideal for an exclusive romantic getaway.
The beach resort has a fresh water lake, mangrove forest, savannah and a neat sandy beach. You can engage in activities like hiking, swimming, hunting, fishing, canoeing, horse riding, snorkelling, beach football and beach volleyball.
Other resorts in Lagos are:
Inagbe Grand Resort – Inagbe Island, about 15 minutes from Victoria Island, Lagos by boat ride.
Eko Tourist Beach Resort – Kilometre 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeju, Lekki, Akodo, Lagos.
Atican Beach Resort – along Abraham Adesanya Road, Ajah, about 10 minutes from Abraham Adesanya Estate, off the Lekki Expressway.