Oshodi Market
Oshodi Market
Oshodi Market


Things to do at Oshodi Market


Buy/Sell, Sightseeing, Work,

History of Oshodi Market

This was established in 1860to support its slave trade activities.

  • Oshodi was one of the first beneficiaries of the urban boom that occurred in the 19th Century due to the construction of railway lines between Lagos and the North by the British led government, for the transit of workers across the country

  • The demolition was very controversial and negotiations between the State Government and the traders took almost a year before it could be resolved.

Built by Colonial Government in 1860. Demolished in 2015.

Located in the busy and rowdy Oshodi area, the former location for this market, Owonifari, has been demolished and is being turned to a bus terminal while the marketers have been relocated to a newly built market complex in Isopakodowo area of Oshodi


This is a very safe location.

  • Be mindful of your possessions are pick-pockets are known to target the least aware

What To Bring

Before heading to Oshodi Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Shopping list

  • Your bargaining A-game

Best Features

It is in the popular Oshodi area which is reported and known to be a reference central place from every bus terminal in Lagos as you are sure to see a bus heading to Oshodi.

Writer's Review

It is best explored with someone that knows their way around so grab a buddy or associate and head to the market for some nice locally made and international goods at affordable price.

  • As you don reach the bus stop for Oshodi, you don reach the market be that - A bus conductor when asked for directions

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