Lagos- Complete Guide to aid your next trip

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Lagos- Complete Guide to aid your next trip

Complete Guide and facts about Lagos

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Lagos state is the commercial center in Nigeria, located in the southwestern part of the country.  Lagos  state is the economic capital of the country. The smallest state in  Nigeria but the most populous city in Nigeria and West Africa. The state host the longest bridge in West Africa and also Nollywood (Africa’s most popular movie industry).

 Local government

Lagos has 21 Local government area. They are ; Alimosho, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Kosofe, Mushin,Oshodi-Isolo, Ojo, Ikorodu, Surulere, Agege, Ifako-Ijaye, Shomolu, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos Mainland, Ikeja, Eti-Osa, Badagry – fascinating things you need to know, Apapa, Lagos Island, Epe and Ibeju-Lekki

weather

Lagos is blessed with one of the most stable weather in Nigeria. Lagos has 2 seasons (rainy and dry). The rainy season starts in April and ends November while, the dry season starts in December and ends in March.  I love the weather between August and September.

 Traffic Level

lagos traffic

The word traffic in lagos has different names. Some call it Go Slow while others prefer Hold Up. When planning a trip to lagos be prepared for traffic. Although, it depends on your route as some axis of lagos seem to have less traffic.

Below is a list of some places with high level of traffic on Lagos

Mile 2

Egbeda

Iyana Ipaja

Volks along badagry expressway

Iyana Iba along badagry expressway

Oshodi

Anthony

maryland

Obalande

Sabo along Ikorodu express way

Ketu along ikorodu express way

Ikeja Along

Road Network and status

Lagos has good road network and status.

Language

Lagos state is a Yorubaland but it is dominated by different tribes. Infact,  out of every 3 persons you find at least one will be able to speak english or the Nigerian version of English ( pidgin ). In a nutshell Language barrier is not a problem in Lagos.

Food

There are great restaurants in the state that offer varieties of both local and international dishes. Eateries like McDonald, Sweet sensation , KFC , Mr Biggs, Chicken Republic and tantalizers are almost everywhere in the state.

Dressing Mode

The above state houses different tribes and is also the entertainment heart of NIgeria so dressing is like some normal thing. No particular dress mode is recommended  but indigenes and locals prefer to dress in their native attires . Yoruba females wear Iro and buba, Buba and Sokoto for male, Agbada for occasions popularly know as owanmbe. Afrotrips has observed that dressing is not a problem in lagos. Therefore, are allowed to wear what suits you but decency matters while putting your wardrobe together

Religion

Christianity and Islam are the major religion practised in the state. Notwithstanding, other religions exist as far as you don’t cause unnecessary disturbance to other individuals.

Shopping

Palms-Shopping-Mall

There are various malls and markets that provides what will suit your style. Below are some of the malls around lagos

Shoprite  LekKi – The palms mall

Shoprite surulere

ikeja cm

Ikeja City mall

Grocery Bazar

Just rite

Adide

Twins faja

Hotels Around

Planing your trip to lagos and still asking questions like

  • how do i get a hotel around ?
  • where do i get a hotel in lagos ?
  • can i find a hotel that suites my budget ?

Don’t worry Lagos accommodates beyond your expectation. Afrotrips can’t list hotels in lagos because they are too much but we can refer you to some trusted websites that can Cather for your need. pls visit www.hotels.ng

Markets

Lagos state is a commercial center and is expected to house markets of all sort . Afrotrips gathered useful informations about markets around.

idumota

Eko Market (Eko Idumota)

Oshodi Market

Ikeja Market (Computer village): This is the tech center in lagos where all things tech are sold.  The market is located in the capital (Ikeja).

Mode of transportation available

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Transport depends on your choice of comfortably and your budget . some modes of transportation are:

Cab

Commercial buses popularly called danfo ,Molue, coaster

Brt buses ( Buses with separate lanes to operate faster )

Festivals

eyo

Eyo festival

Black-Heritage-Festival

Black heritage festival

Jazz festival

So, see, feel and enjoy Lagos…

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