Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Nike Art Gallery
Holding top spot for Lagos attractions on trip advisor, the Nike Art Gallery (think renowned Nigerian textile artist Nike Davies-Okundaye rather than the sports brand!) boasts over 7,000 pieces and showcases the very best that the Nigerian art scene has to offer.
The gallery is open 7 days a week and alongside its diverse range of art and artists, provides a range of workshops that are well worth a try. For the even more adventurous Nike provides week-long excursions outside of Lagos with accommodation and a range traditional African craft workshops included. Whatever takes your fancy, Nike Art Gallery is a must see and should be at the top of your Lagos to do list.
If it’s a taste of the Lagos night life that you’re after then Elegushi Beach is not to be missed. The life and soul of the Lagos party scene is set on its own private beach on the … coast and is well stocked with people, music and bars open until well after dark. You bring the energy and they’ll provide the rhythm.
Do consider however that the Elegushi Beach is a private beach and as such is a pricey spot by local standards. An entry fee of £3 and increased drinks and food prices mean that many choose to bring their own.
Black Heritage Museum
If history is close to your heart or peaks your interest, the Black Heritage Museum is for you. Partially founded by the Nigerian Cultural Commission, the Museum holds a range of artifacts dating back to a time in which as many as half a million people made their way through Lagos along the former slave route. A poignant reminder of a troubled past, it serves as a powerful reminder of the progress Lagos has made into a important cosmopolitan city.