A lot of people who live in Lagos State, Nigeria believe that there are little or no options when it comes to finding that perfect classy hangout spot in Lagos Mainland, especially when compared to Lagos Island. So they usually take a trip down to the island at any slight opportunity for leisure, to go chill out and relax.
Tired of commuting to the island every time you want to hang out with your friends or that ‘special one’ in your life? You need not stress yourself. Lagos mainland also has cool places you can go to hang out. Ranging from exquisite hotels in Ikeja to shopping malls, you are bound to find a lot of places. You do not necessarily have to go all the way to the island before you can have fun. Below are some cool places you can visit in Lagos mainland:
New Afrika Shrine: To honour the pioneer of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, his daughter, Yeni founded the New Afrika Shrine to immortalize her father. You can join fellow afrobeat lovers to listen to his son, Femi Kuti on Sundays while sipping the local palm-wine. The annual Felabration is a must-attend.
Ikeja City Mall: Located in the serene Alausa and a stone throw from the Governor’s Avenue, is the Ikeja City Mall. Ikeja City Mall has a variety of stores ranging from bespoke fashion pieces to interior decoration stores to restaurants that appeal to the different taste of people.
Kalakuta Republic Museum: This is the home of activist and legend, Fela. Visitors get to have firsthand experience of the struggles of a man who unsettled the corrupt Nigerian system.Visitors are taken on a tour to see where he slept, his clothes, his grave among other interesting things. It was also here that his mother (the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria) was killed.
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