Lagos, is definitely one of the most popular cities in Africa attracting thousands both from within and outside the country.
With over 17 million people, Lagos is Nigeria’s most populous city, fast-paced and brimming with energy. One thing is abundantly clear to any visitor in this town “there’s never a dull moment”.
So, are you new in Lagos, or planning to pay the city a visit? Well, here are 5 very fun things you should try out:
VISIT A LOCAL FOOD JOINT
Food is an essential part of any town and Lagos is no different. There are lots of local food joints, in fact they are taking the whole city, be sure to try some Nigeria jollof rice, and if you’re truly adventurous, have some amala too.
GO FOR AN ‘OWAMBE’ PARTY
For an average Lagosian, no day of the week is off limits for a good party, and parties can last from sun down to sun up.
An owambe party literarily translates to “it is happening here”. Owambes can be anything from wedding parties, dedications, house warming, anniversary celebrations and even burial ceremonies. The key ingredients of an owambe are food, well dressed people and an abundance of party crashers.
VISIT A NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKET
Every area in Lagos usually have their major open market where everything from food items to clothes are sold.
The key elements of surviving a trip to these markets is the ability to firmly resist unwanted invitations to the stalls of the many hawkers who will do everything in their power to get you to their store. You must also possess excellent bargaining skills.
RIDE IN A DANFO BUS OR KEKE
The Lagos public transport system is dominated by danfo buses and kekes (tricycles) along with their impatient bus conductors and drivers who always seem to be in a hurry.
A ride in one of these buses/kekes is bound to offer you a glimpse into Lagos no tourist guide will ever give.
GO TO THE BEACH
Lagos has the most fun beaches in Africa. A visit to any of the beaches in Lagos is another wonderful experience all by itself too. Cap things off by visiting any of the Lagos exciting beaches and be sure to have a breathtaking fun.