LIVING IN IKEJA
Being the capital of Lagos State, the commercial hub of Nigeria, Ikeja is a suburban settlement.
Thanks to its status, Ikeja is the hub of activity and is home to many historic places including Femi Kuti’s African Shrine and Lagbaja’s Motherland which are both venues for live music. Murtala Muhammad Airport is also located in Ikeja as well as the largest mall on the mainland, Ikeja City Mall and the Kalakuta Museum.
What is the full meaning of IKEJA
IKEJA is the short-form for Ikorodu and Epe Joint Administration. The name was fabricated by the colonial masters to make their job easier.
Ikeja would not leave you wanting in any area as they offer the best schools, hotels, markets and fun places to keep you both satisfied and entertained.
Ikeja is widely known for its high standard schools. In consideration with the reputation of the residents of this community, Ikeja schools make sure to give efficient and satisfactory education to its students. You’ll find these ones to your liking:
VIVIAN FOWLER MEMORIAL COLLEGE FOR GIRLS
Founded by Chief Mrs Leila Fowler in 1991, VFMC is an all-girls Independent college located at 5 Billings Way Oregon in Ikeja. Popular as the most prestigious private school in West Africa, it attracts students from extremely wealthy and powerful families. The school has a vision to integrate and promote womanhood to the zenith of all human endeavors through both academic excellence and moral discipline. Students are entitled to professional training form trained and experienced teachers, extracurricular activities, fully equipped laboratories,and opportunity to build bonds and friendship that will be useful in the future.
This school is highly committed to always providing the highest level of academic education. Their mission is to build confident and ambitious young people and instill in them strong set of values that would allow them contribute significantly to the world outside the school walls. Students develop the highest standards in all areas of life : intellectual, cultural, sports and behavioral. The school accepts pupils from early years to senior secondary school level. Your kids will also be exposed to the realities of the real world, to enable them make smart and independent decisions that will better their lives. It is located at 6, Harold Shodipo Crescent Ikeja.
It is located at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, GRA, Ikeja. The school has a mission to provide excellent British, curriculum education while appreciating Nigerian history and culture in a creative and friendly environment thereby developing lifelong learners who become world pacesetters. With Grange, you have no worries as to what your child will or will not learn, as their curriculum covers the best of the British and Nigerian mix. On graduating from this school, you will be grateful you chose them.
Ikeja is home to a number of markets and some of them are the most popular markets for gadgets in Lagos State. Some of them are :
Alade Market is located along Allen Avenue and is said to be a bit pricey but that’s expected because of the location and it offers good quality. The market house lots of retail shops with different commodities like foodstuffs, clothes, bags and many more.
Located along Agege motor road on the way to Oshodi and is best the International Airport, this is a technology based market as the name implies. It hopes to project itself as the lead market for the purchase of mobile phones and accessories.
This is a technology based market on the way to the airport. It boomed some years back with the rise in demand for phones and the demands for laptops and their repairs. A lot of other businesses have also risen in the area to meet the demands of people in the technology business like food vendors and lots more. This place is the most popular when it comes to the sale of gadgets. However, you must be careful with your positions when you visit.
ALAUSA MINI MARKET
Sitting on Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, this is a small busy market that offers residents a variety of food items. Not all markets in Ikeja have to be big. This one is just perfect for its size mostly because they specialize in the sales of food items.
Ikeja is sprinkled with a lot of classy and comfortable hotels you would like. As the capital of the most populated and most industrial state in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the formal capital of Nigeria, Ikeja has some of the most comfortable hotels designed for elites, politicians and foreign guests.
RELIANCE ROYAL SUITES
This 85 room hotel is in a serene environment of Allen Avenue with 10-15 minute drive to both the local and International Airports. The rooms are designed to make you feel like royalty and make you comfortable.
Located at 48 Oritse Street, Obafemi Awolowo way, this hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is only 6 kilometers from Mushin store, 1.6 kilometers from Ikeja City Mall and 300 meters from Kalakuta museum. The hotel boasts of a fitness center, a bar, and a restaurant for your needs. Everything is fitted with a TV and air-conditioning. A complimentary Italian breakfast is served every morning.
Ikeja is the hub of activity and entertainment in Lagos and therefore would never leave you bored.
This is a living history museum located at 7 Gbemisola Street on Allen Avenue that depicts the life and struggles of Steinway Legend, Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The main attraction is Fela’s bedroom which has been left untouched. There is also a souvenir shop for visitors and one could also visit his grave.
NDUBUISI KANU PARK
This is a serene park that is perfect to hang out with family and friends. It is also a cool place to meet people or simply enjoy your alone time. It has different play rides for kids, beautiful lawn and relaxing spots.
Looking for a place to meet gorgeous women and breathtaking men? An exciting night life with banging music and a variety of drinks? Look no further, Club Uno offers you all these and more in a good area of town on the famous Allen Avenue.
We told you, you can’t complain of dissatisfaction or boredom in Ikeja.