Most times, when they show Lagos on the internet, they mostly show the slums, ghettos and shanty towns of Lagos. This is usually what is portrayed to the international community.
Yeah, it’s true that Lagos has slums and ghettos, but it is important to balance the reports that have only portrayed Lagos as a slum and a ghetto. This is why we want show you some of the beautiful places in Lagos.
Famous people like international star Cardi B, compared Lagos City to New York city, due to the bubbling nature that both cities have in common. Another common characteristics/history of both cities, is that they are the major financial centres of their respective countries and former Capitals.
Lagos can’t be compared to New York in any way, but Lagos city had also done well for herself. Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, it is also a major financial centre and the city with the fourth highest GDP in Africa
Lagos initially emerged as a port city that originated from the collection of many islands that are continued in the present day Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos Island. Eti-Osa, Amuwo-Odofin and Apapa are separated by creeks that are around the Lagos lagoon.
There are so many things to talk about this city. But whether good or bad, one thing that we can all agree on is that; Lagos is not like any other city in Africa.
We have other cities in Nigeria but if we put tribalism and favouritism aside, we will all agree that there’s no place like Lagos in Nigeria. Lagos is a city of hustlers, the lifestyle in Lagos is not like any other place. Lagos is also the entertainment capital of Nigeria and it also has many headquarters of big industries. Checkout some beautiful parts of Lagos.
(1) Lekki Conservation Centre
Location: Km 19 Lekki – Epe Expy, Lekki Penninsula II 106104, Lekki
Lekki Conservation is one of the tourist attractions in Lagos State. There are some lovely animals for you to see in this park and the most interesting part of Lekki Conservation is the Canopy walk. It’s high up in the air, and you don’t have to be the faint of heart, if you want to go on a Canopy walk. This is an amazing place that you should visit with either your lover or your friends. There are lovely sights to see, like beautiful fishes, crocodiles, monkeys and many other animals. Below are pictures of Lekki Conservation.
(2) Rufus & Bee
Location: Okunde Bluewaters scheme Twinwaters Lagos, off Remi Olowude St, Eti-Osa, Lekki
Rufus & Bee is a very nice spot for you to go and chill with friends and family. They have so many exciting games like Snooker, Bowling, Dance Revolution, and so much more. Their games are both for adults and kids. With over 100 exciting games, Rufus & Bee provides the ultimate gaming experience for everyone. Below are some pictures of Rufus and Bee￼
(3) Nike Art Gallery
Location: 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Rd, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lekki
Nike Art Gallery is owned by the talented Artist and Designer Nike Davies Okundaye. She invites you to come and visit and explore her beautiful art gallery that is located in the Lekki area of Lagos. While she is known for her colorful batik and paintings that offers a modernist gloss on traditional themes, she was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying practiced in her native village of Ogidi in Western Nigeria.
During the past 20 years, her works have traveled all over the world to places including the US and so many parts of Europe. She invites you to visit her gallery and let your mind be blown away. Below are some pictures from her art gallery.
(4) The Tea Room
Location: Off Wole Olateju Crescent, 6A Ogbunike St, 105102, Lekki
If you are someone that loves to dine in a very classy environment, and get served by well trained waiters, then the Tea Room is definitely a place for you. The class and style of the Tea room is simply impeccable and second to none.
If you want to give yourself a treat, or surprise your spouse with a very romantic date, the tea room is definitely the place that you should have in mind. It’s such an amazing and wonderful place, with one of the best environment for anyone to dine in Lagos. Checkout some pictures of the Tea room below.￼.