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Jankara Market

History of Jankara Market Jankara Market. It is notable as a place to source for locally made products at pocket friendly rates Jankara Market is one of the largest markets in Lagos offering a variety of beads, tie-dyed cloth, pottery and even clothing. Security/Safety of Jankara Market This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Jankara Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A pair of sunglasses Light clothing Face cap or hat Things to do while at Jankara Market Before heading to Jankara Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Visit the various stalls Best Features It is a place to buy locally made goods Writer's Review To go get nice locally made goods at affordable prices Most common visitors Tourists, Historians, Curators. Lamentations of Jankara market traders- The headline in 2012 after the Jankara market got burnt as reported by the Vanguard newspaper

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Meet friends, Buy/Sells

Lekki Craft Market

History of Lekki Craft Market Lekki Craft Market was built. It is notable as a place to get quality African art and craft work. Looking for quality craft work in Nigeria? The Lekki market provides beautiful and affordable craft works that celebrates the richness of the African and Nigerian culture. Security/Safety of Lekki Craft Market This is a very safe location. Don't leave your belongings unguarded What To Bring Before heading to Lekki Craft Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Face cap or hat Light clothing Things to do while at Lekki Craft Market Before heading to Lekki Craft Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Visit the various stalls Best Features It is a place to get cultural items Writer's Review To go get quality goods at affordable prices. Most common visitors Art lovers, Tourists. Curators. Crafts market Lekki- An excerpt from a piece by iloveLagos blog

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Meet friends, Buy/Sells

Balogun Market

History of Balogun Market Balogun Market was built in 1970s. It is notable as the best place to buy fabrics, shoes and all sorts of wears With no particular address because it sprawls across so many streets on the island, this is arguably one of the largest markets in West Africa. Security/Safety of Balogun Market This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Balogun Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Shopping list Cash or Credit/Debit Cards Sun glasses and/or hat Your bargaining A-game Things to do while at Balogun Market Before heading to Balogun Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Search and patronize the numerous stores Best Features A market spanning a lot of streets is sure to provide something of all you might seek in a market. Balogun market serves a major role in the textile and leather industry. 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. Lagos State’s Balogun Market goes global using Electronic Commerce - Ventures Africa, Feb 12, 2016

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells

Oshodi Market

History of Oshodi Market Oshodi Market was established in 1860to support its slave trade activities. Built by Colonial Government in 1860. 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 Security/Safety of Oshodi Market 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

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells

Eko Hotel Art and Craft Market

History of Eko Hotel Art and Craft Market Eko Hotel Art and Craft Market was built. It is notable as as a souvenir place for beautiful craft work. Looking for beautiful art and craft souvenirs? The Eko hotel craft market provides an array of bead work, sculpture and carving celebrating the rich Nigerian heritage. Security/Safety of Eko Hotel Art and Craft Market This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Eko Hotel Art and Craft Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash. Things to do while at Eko Hotel Art and Craft Market Before heading to Eko Hotel Art and Craft Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Buy some craft work. Take pictures of the market. Enjoy the ambience. Best Features The rich pieces of craft works that are on display here. Most common visitors Curators, Tourists can be found here. The carvings are so unique!- Bode, a curator for a local museum.

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Meet friends, Explore art, Buy/Sells

Lekki Free Trade Zone

History of Lekki Free Trade Zone Lekki Free Trade Zone. This is a a free zone being developed by the government in partnership with private investors, that is being developed into a new modern city with integration of industries, commerce and business, real estate development, warehousing and logistics, tourism, and entertainment. Security/Safety of Lekki Free Trade Zone This is a very safe location. Best Features The zone will be divided into three functional districts; the residential district in the North, industrial district in the Middle and commercial trading/warehousing and logistics district in the South-East.

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells

Computer Village

History of Computer Village Computer Village. A tech cluster of sorts for I.T related gadgets and needs, this is a popular market self-styled "The Largest IT Market in Nigeria". As the name hints, it is a place for computers and related accessories, phones and tablets, and almost all other I.T devices available. Security/Safety of Computer Village This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Computer Village, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash (to avoid difficulty in payments if their POS is unavailable) Shopping list Writer's Review Busy and rowdy as most markets are in Nigeria, you will find a mixture of old, new, original, and sometimes fake products sold at almost every available space. One must be careful and conscious because the market is as infamous for its sprawling and haphazard design as it is for its pick-pockets. However, Computer Village is never boring place to be. It is a very large area with various streets and many people in and out every second. The sound of music all over is another interesting thing to mention and the ever amazing street dancers dancing for various brands all over. Whatever your need is, you can be sure to find a seller here.

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells

Isheri Retail Market

This market allows sellers to promote awareness and interest of their goods and services in an effort to generate sales from their consumers

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells

Iddo Market

History of Iddo Market Iddo Market. Iddo Market is a local open market widely known for the sale of food products, among other goods. Traders here are mostly from the northern part of the country and neighboring states. Security/Safety of Iddo Market This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Iddo Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Shopping list. Cash only as it is majorly operated by local vendors. Sun glasses and/or hat. Best Features Iddo Market is located near the Nigerian Railways Terminus. In those days before the discovery of oil, farm-produce from the north were brought into Lagos by rail. There were few trailers and very few highways. Iddo Market logically grew up near the railway terminus. Presently, people come from far and wide to purchase food products such as rice, onion, yam, beans, and many more at wholesale price. In short, the market is predominantly for grain at bulk purchase. Most common visitors Buyers and sellers.

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells

Mile 12 Market

History of Mile 12 Market Mile 12 Market was establishedFor buying ans Selling. Mile 12 Market is a very large market that is popular for its availability of virtually all types of food product eaten in Nigeria. It is a wholesale market for retailers who move to other markets to resell. Security/Safety of Mile 12 Market This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Mile 12 Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Shopping list. Cash only as it is majorly operated by local vendors. Sun glasses and/or hat. Best Features Formed after Iddo Market could not satisfactorily supply the growing Lagos populace, this is a regular Lagos market. It is characterized by a bee-hive of activities involving wholesale merchants, wholesale buyers, permanent and casual laborers who engage in off-loading and loading from and into trailers and other vehicles, as well as hordes of market women who come in to buy and resell in neighborhood markets on retail basis. No matter your food need, someone somewhere sells it in Mile 12 Market. Most common visitors Buyers and sellers.

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells

Daleko Market

Majorly known for wholesale of Bags of rice, beans, groundnut oil, palm oil, semo, sugar etc., it is located at Isolo local government, very close to Mushin as well. Goods are available at very reasonable prices for Retailers as well

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells

Kara Market

History of Kara Market Kara Market. This is a cattle market community under the bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway Security/Safety of Kara Market This is a very safe location. Ensure you keep your distance from the animals. Be careful with your belongings as the area is prone to pickpockets. Avoid the swampy areas as there are many insects that can harm you. Go with at two or more people. What To Bring Before heading to Kara Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash. Your Truck Things to do while at Kara Market Before heading to Kara Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Buy cows Buy rams and goats. Best Features Kara is the number one spot to buy Cows in Lagos, with a large number of livestock owners gathering here daily. When it is close to festive periods, the amount of vendors and animals increase on an exponential rate and the gathering is a site to behold. Writer's Review If you want to buy Cows that are matured and have a lot of meat in them, then visit Kara market. Most common visitors Buyers, Sellers.

Category: Market

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Buy/Sells