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Arty Haunts

Welcome to Lekki Arts & Crafts Market – a huge open air market in Lekki with no website, no contact information, no anything (it’s one of those if you know, you know types). 

Well I didn’t know and I reeeaally wanted to go. See my dilemma

So i asked google, which showed me nowhere, asked a friend who didn’t know, asked twitter and got a response to check google. And with that I was back to square one.

“How do I get to visit this market, universe?”

Cue Ginika! (my awesome friend who designs even more awesome leather slippers – shameless plug)

During one of our chats, she mentioned that she was going to visit Lekki Arts & Craft market with her sister! “Whuuut!” (thank you universe). With that in bag, i knew how i was spending my Sunday, tagging along of course! Happy days

If you happen to find yourself in the same situation that I was, and Ginika isn’t there to help. Drive to the 4th roundabout on the Lekki-Epe expressway, you should find a sign for Oba Elegushi market, follow it .. or just ask someone and they’ll be sure to direct you (i hope).

This market is a maze of stalls stocked with almost everything from antiques to dodgy dvds  and traditional Nigerian woven fabrics! The whole nine yards I tell ya!

There’s art

more art

even more art

some rocks (okay, gemstones? )

really cool wood carvings

woven goods

and loads more….

We walked around, exploring the alleyways and Ginika happened to score some really dope art pieces (I was there for the culture (cheeky smile)).

P.S. peep her slippers, they’re cool right

here’s a close up! just incase you couldn’t see them.

Oh yeah she makes them!

On a more serious note, I really liked it here.

There are great bargains to be had and unique pieces on offer.

It’s a Lagos must visit for sure



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