INSIDE LAGOS: LEKKI ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET

Art they say makes you Happy!!!

Whenever Adaeze my amazing friend is around it is surely always a good time and I finally found my way with her to the famous Lekki Arts and crafts Market, otherwise known as the Oba Elegushi International Market. This isn’t like the everyday markets in Lagos as it is well structured and more organized.

Though you shouldn’t be deceived by the well-organized structures as the prices in this place are quite outrageous but it is filled with such beautiful pieces ranging from clothes to bracelets, artworks, bags, accessories, wood carvings, sculptures amongst others.

We went from stall to stall and the bargaining was so real. We had read reviews about how to bring on our bargaining skills and we surely did cause the Sellers there all had high prices so if you try to act rich for them, then surely they would exploit you.

After much bargaining, I bought a bag and wallets while Adaeze bought some baskets and bags as well. The Lekki Arts and Crafts market is surely a place to go to and here a few tips for you if you plan to visit the market:

  1. Do not wear Dark clothes as the sun in this market is very different.
  2. Wear your bargaining skills like any other thing cause the people are not there to joke!
  3. Go with a bottle of cold water and your sunshades and if possible a cap/hat.
  4. Don’t buy from the first store that you see something you like, mark the store and walk around as chances are you would get the same item at a lesser price.

Have you visited the Lekki Arts and Craft Market? What was your experience like? If you need further help in locating the Lekki Arts and Craft Market do well to reach out to me.

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Love from your favourite Ajala!

 

Diusor Odiakosa

I am Diusor Odiakosa, a Sociologist by qualification who is in a Long-term relationship with Travelling and Exploring! Currently I am on a goal to visit 25 States in my Country; Nigeria before I turn 25! while still exploring other parts of the World.I love beautiful things, places and people.This travel blog is where I share all my stories, photos and experiences from my journey as well as tips and travel informations that I hope you find interesting and handy.Feel free to say hello at : [email protected]

9 Comments

  1. The last tip is so on point. The first time i went to the market, I did the mistake of buying from the first stall. It was so painful because I bought what I didn’t like at a ridiculous price and I got a finer bag from other store at a cheaper price.
    Nice tips dear.

  2. I really can not wait to visit this place, they have so many fine things.
    Tip 2 is key for almost everywhere in Nigeria.
    Taking note of all the tips for my next visit.

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