8 Things to Do in Ikeja That You Shouldn't Miss

August 20, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Ikeja is the state capital of Lagos State. Prior to the emergence of military rule in the early 1980s, Ikeja was a well planned, clean and quiet residential and commercial town with shopping malls, pharmacies and government reservation areas. The Murtala Mohammed International Airport is located in Ikeja. Ikeja is also home to the Femi Kuti's Africa Shrine and Lagbaja's Motherlan'; both venues for live music. It now boasts a shopping mall, Ikeja City Mall, which is the largest mall in the Mainland of Lagos State and also has a cinema.
Restaurants in Ikeja

1. The New Afrika Shrine

1 Nerdc Road | Agindigbi, Ikeja, Nigeria +234 803 712 5939
Excellent
41%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
11%
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

The New Afrika Shrine

Reviewed By kolykoldy

Different people from different walks of life...
African Shrine is for everybody.
The poor and the poorest, The rich and the richest together and share lighters for smokes..
If you 're asthmatic you should try not enter this Marijuana licensed Hub.
African Shrine nick name :KALAKUTA
The best time to enjoy Shrine is Thursday night, There's always a free show from Femi Kuti (The son of the late legend Fela Kuti).

2. Nike Art Centre

2 Elegushi Beach Road, Lekki, Lagos 550104, Nigeria +234 803 409 6656
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Nike Art Centre

Nike Art Centre, Lagos, is one of Nigeria's hidden treasures. Located in Lekki, Lagos, the four-story building compromises of an art gallery and textile museum featuring over 7,000 pieces and soon to have Coffee shop. The Centre has a diverse collection of art by a multitude of artists, celebrating Nigeria's talent, offering visitors an insight into all cultures of Nigeria through the medium of art. It can take up to a full day to discover all the Nike Art Centre has to offer. Fortunately, the gallery is open 7 days a week often holding art Exhibitions, workshops and cultural days. If you're feeling creative you can take an art course with Nike or go on one of her week-long retreats outside of Lagos in Osun state (Osogbo), Kogi state (Ogidi) and Abuja, all of which you can visit with 'Nike Tours'. The tours offer overnight accommodation at her guesthouses, and partake in creating traditional African crafts such as adire, batik, indigo, beadwork, painting, or carving. Nike Art Centre is an impressive gallery and a must for art lovers.

Reviewed By tobasotunmbi - Lagos, Nigeria

This is truly an amazing place to visit should you find yourself in Lagos. I was planning to visit when a friend of mine visited the place. He talked so sweetly about the place and i just thought he was sugar-coating until I visited the gallery on my birthday with my sisters and we were wonderstruck. We visited three different places and the highest note of the day was our time at the gallery. The ambience is as tranquil as possible allowing you to savour the creativity of each distinct artwork. I'm still relishing my amazement of the depth, dexterity and cultural aura of each piece. I know I'm definitely going to visit again and soon.

3. Sweet Brook Massage Spa

5 Seidu Ajibowu St, Ikeja 300001, Nigeria +234 903 013 2257
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5 based on 2 reviews

Sweet Brook Massage Spa

At Sweet Brook Massage Spa, body massage therapy is the core. Clients get pampered in sessions of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Thai Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Reflexology and other techniques that will leave them rejuvenated.

Reviewed By Kingsley A

Sweet Brook Massage Spa is such a warm and friendly place to have a massage. One can choose to have a male or female massage therapist. They can also send a therapist to one's hotel at very affordable price. Thanks guys.Wow! Thanks for the 5 stars. Beyond these stars are the referrals we have been getting from you and your friends. Thanks for appreciating our work.

4. Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park

Governor's Road | near Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikeja, Nigeria +234 800 527 7275
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5 based on 1 reviews

Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park

Reviewed By LASPARK N - Lagos, Nigeria

A wonderful fun-filled place for fun lovers with various beautiful spots of attraction. Massive spaces both for adults and children.

5. House of Tay Spa

1 Adegboyega St. | off Allen Avenue, Ikeja 100231, Nigeria +234 808 512 7954
House of Tay Spa

6. Ikeja City Mall

Obafemi Awolowo Way, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Ikeja City Mall

Reviewed By CSRam - Lagos, Nigeria

The place has very high footfall mainly for food, mobile phone shops,shop rite, movies and after 10pm for the first floor restaurant cum bars. Serious shoppers have good variety of clothes, accessories(jewellery), perfume has gone very expensive after USD so not many takers there. Overall a nice place where you can spend around 2 hours without much stress as the parking space is good too.

7. Kalakuta Republic Museum

8 Gbemisola Street, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 19 reviews

Kalakuta Republic Museum

Reviewed By Jahshoeuh - Chicago, Illinois

Man, I wanted to like this place so badly. But it was ultimately an underwhelming experience. You would imagine that a museum dedicated to a musician would at minimum have that musician's music playing on a sound system, if not some video as well. No such luck. What you are treated to is a bunch of unmarked family photos, some of Fela's old instruments, his closet full of slick threads, and the real draw, his gravesite in the front of the building. This place has a lot of potential...maybe with some more time (I understand it has only been there for a few years now), it will mature.

8. Synagogue Church Of all Nations

1 Segun-Irefin Street | Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos 550104, Nigeria +234 1 478 3584
Excellent
58%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
18%
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4 based on 48 reviews

Synagogue Church Of all Nations

Reviewed By Petra M

It was indeed a big blessing to be able to attend two sunday services at the SCOAN, Lagos. Although during my time of visit the Prophet TB Joshua wasnt available, nonetheless I was still blessed. I did not regret my going to SCOAN at all. It was a visit worth everything. The spiritual impartation is so real and evident if you go in faith. I am already looking forward to going back to SCOAN next year with lots of testimonies. The trip itself took me 2 years as I waited on SCOAN to send me the invitation letter. This never happened but by the help of a gracious, faithful friend, I was able to secure an invitation letter to visit Lagos. I arrived on a Saturday night and was advised to appear at the gate of the church by latest 4am if am to go into the church. I did as advised, we were put in a temporary tent opposite the church as we waited for the time to get inside the church. Foreigners and the locals sat differently as we waited. The sitting arrangement is on first come, first serve basis. We were then led to the church in a single line at 7am. The service went on till 9pm at night. The longest service I have ever attended But worth everything. I was advised to return back to meet the wise men on Monday morning. I did and I must say it changed my life forever. God is truly with us.
My advise: When going to SCOAN, leave everything for God. Let him direct you every step of the way. Your human effort is not required, otherwise you will meet lots of disappointments if you're in the flesh. They are very strict over there, right from the gate to everything else. The security men at the gate do not allow people in anyhow. In other words the security is too tight. Have your ID on you at all times and the reason for your visit. Do not get mad at them if they seem to be acting weird, they;re simply trying to keep you and thousands of other people safe. I was made to understand that people visit the place for different reasons, so be careful. Do not loiter all over Nigeria as its not considered safe esp for foreigners. Kidnapping has been on the rise. Follow directions that you will get from SCOAN carefully and God will surely show himself strong in your life. The place is very beautiful and clean. The people work so hard at maintaining integrity, honesty and a safe environment and atmosphere of worship. Stay blessed

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