Whether you are a specialist in the arts, an enthusiast of African arts or merely interested in a brief immersion in a new culture, Nike offers the opportunity to see Nigeria with fresh eyes.
Terra Kulture is a Nigerian Cultural Centre set up to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian languages, arts and culture. The concept of the Centre was borne out of the fact that there is no venue with the intended ambience in Nigeria, for Nigerians and foreigners alike to learn about our cultures and languages.
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Located on Km 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria.
Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) is one of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) foremost conservation project sites. Located on the renowned Lekki Peninsula, LCC covers a land area of 78 hectares. Administratively, LCC is situated in Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State
Located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Founded in part by a Nigerian Cultural Commission, The Black Heritage Museum preserves artefacts and records from the slave route that once ran through Badagry.
Founded in the early 15th century on a lagoon off the Gulf of Guinea, its protected harbour led to the town becoming a key port in the export of slaves to the Americas, which were mainly to Salvador and Bahia in Brazil.
From the 1840s, following the suppression of the slave trade, activities in Badagry declined significantly, but became a major site of Christian mission work. In 1863, the town was annexed by the United Kingdom and incorporated into the Lagos colony. In 1901, it became a part of Nigeria.
Badagry subsists largely on fishing and agriculture. It also maintains a small museum meant to preserve the history and artefacts of slavery exportation in Nigeria. This is the first storey building in Nigeria, overlooking the Marina waterfront. It was built in 1842 by the missionaries.
The National Museum in Lagos is now over fifty years old, having been established just before Nigeria achieved full independence from the United Kingdom in 1960. It has one of the most significant collections of West African antiquities in the world.
This place is one of the very few places where you get really good access to the economic, political and cultural history of Nigeria all under one roof. You will get to see the car in which one of Nigerias past military ruler was assassinated, with the bullet holes still preserved in it. Many artefacts from Nigerias pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial era are on display.
Built and commissioned in 1977, this edifice is one of Nigerias most culturally significant entertainment spots. The theatre is an architectural masterpiece and indeed a beauty to behold, with its many rooms and halls as well as spacious and serene environment. This place is ideal for weekend visits and public holiday relaxation. The national arts theatre is located in Iganmu.
Oniru Beach in Lekki is another site to visit. It is generally known as a good place to unwind, especially for the fun-loving people. A visit to Oniru beach affords an opportunity to ride horses and swim in the Atlantic Ocean.
The palms shopping mall is by far the most sophisticated shopping centre in Lagos with world class facilities, shops and malls that could leave you gasping for breath.
Of course just like the Silverbird galleria, the Palms centre has cinemas and other lifestyle shops but it is by far a classy place in a world of its own. Virtually anything under the sun can be bought here. The Palms is located in Lekki area of Lagos.
Silverbird Galleria is a top-of-the-range galleria in Lagos, located on the high-brow Victoria Island. Varieties of exquisite shops are located at this venue. It has a very large space on the ground floor on which various events hold on a day to day basis such as dance competitions, parties and other forms of amusement. You could find a bowling alley, bookstores, boutiques and a host of other things to relax at the Silverbird Galleria. Of course the quality of service at this place is world class.
The highlight of this venue to many is the Silverbird Cinemas. With five hi-tech cinema halls showing the best box-office movies in the industry, Silverbird Cinema stands its ground as the favourite spot for the movie-enthusiasts. Another reason for visiting the galleria might be for its Wi-Fi connectivity to the internet. Silverbird Galleria is one of the many “hotspots” in Lagos. Silverbird is located on The Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
This Lagos landmark is named after a Nigerian businesswoman and patriot. She lived in the 19th century and was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Western Nigeria, to a trading family. Tinubu square is by Broad street, CMS, Marina – and the Brazilian quarters in Lagos Island (Campos, is just a stone throw from there).
The first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Lagos State is statues of the Three White Cap Chiefs. This statue is one of the most famous monuments in Lagos. It is located on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
In Nigeria, The Aro Meta, a white granite sculpture of three Lagos white-cap chiefs has also become synonymous with Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria and the nation’s commercial hub. The sculpture is a familiar sight to many people who drive into Lagos. It is not just a mere sculpture; it is rich in its meaning.
The three sculpted chiefs depict the three kinds of traditional greetings on Lagos Island or Eko. Eko refers to the indigenous people of Lagos mainly occupying Lagos Island.