Lagos (Yoruba: Èkó): The former Capital Territory of Nigeria and the most populous city in Africa, known for it’s bumper-to-bumper car traffic termed go-slow by residents of Lagos, is the economic and entertainment hub of the country. Lagos plays host to head office of top businesses and investment in Nigeria. “The city of hustle, where greener pastures are grown’ is home to individuals from different tribes and cultures who share one similar goal; to make it big in the most fabulous city in Nigeria.
In honor of the great city as she celebrates her golden jubilee, here are 5 of our favorite places to visit in the city.
The new Epe resort is the perfect resort to get away from the busy and crazy life of the city. Located between the lagos-Epe Lagoon and the local fishing port of Epe. Epe resort is the best place for people seeking solace, peace, quiet and to embrace the beauty of nature. With sporting activities like a standardised tennis court and a state of the art pool, amazing food, high tech entertainment and other fun activities, visitors are sure to have an amazing time.
Nike art Gallery
This art gallery is one of the most outstanding art galleries in the city. The three story building filled with versatile arts and craft, with stories behind each work is a true representation of mostly Nigerian art and culture. Showcasing different forms and sizes of top quality paintings, fabrics, tie and dye, batik, carvings, sculptures and lots more.
Nok by Alara
Nok by Alara is a contemporary African restaurant located in Victoria Island. The restaurant has an interesting menu of Nigerian meals with a twist of modernism to it. The ambiance of the restaurant is simply the best, with options to eat in the beautiful indoor restaurant or outdoor, whilst you enjoy your meal and good music. Nok by Alara is also notable for maintaining their high service standard and professional staff.
New African shrine
If you love Afro-beat and the late legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti then the new African shrine is a must see for you. The shrine was started by the late legend Fela in the year 1970 before it got burnt down. Many years after the death of the Afro beat legend and human rights activist, a new shrine was built and is now run by his children Yeni and Femi Anikulapo Kuti. With interesting events like the Fuji show that happens every first Saturday of the month, where the sons of the late legend performs anytime they are in the country.
Lekki Conservative Center (LCC)
Experience nature and wildlife first hand at LCC. The is a 78-hectare Natural Resource conservative center is home to beautiful animals like rare birds, monkeys, fishes etc. Another highlight of the center is the canopy walk. The canopy walk is the longest in West Africa, with a beautiful and memorable view.