Lagos is not only known for being the most populous state in Nigeria but also a city that holds memories surrounding the history and development of Nigeria. This bustling city is undoubtedly the center of Nigerian art, culture, and entertainment, it is no wonder why lots of talents reside here.
It is impossible to narrate history in Nigeria and even Africa as a whole, leaving Lagos out. There are lots of monuments and artistic locations in Lagos which makes it a place to be.
For art lovers, whilst visiting all the historic sites, do well to add these galleries to your list of places to visit.
Address: Old Prison Ground, Broad St, Lagos Island, Lagos
Phone: 0803 302 2587
Freedom Park is a memorial and leisure park area in the middle of downtown Lagos, this Park was specially constructed to preserve the history and cultural heritage of Nigerians. Monuments in the park reveal the Lagos colonial heritage and history of Her Majesty’s Broad Street prisons.
Located in: Eko Hotels & Suites
Address: 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: 01 460 6100
Art Twenty one is an art collection located inside Eko hotels showcasing how the cultures from the different countries on the continent can be celebrated through interiors shaped by contemporary Art and Design. It houses lots of beautiful and innovative artworks, from physical beauty to aesthetics.
Lekki Arts and crafts market
Address: Oba Elegushi St, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki
Phone: 0814 679 9086
This market houses lots of hand-made African pieces, ranging from bags to baskets, beads, and Fabrics. If you’re a tourist visiting, this would be a great stop to get some souvenirs for friends and family.
Nike Art center
Address: 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Rd, Lekki Phase I, Lekki
Phone: 0803 409 6656
Nike Art Gallery is an art gallery privately owned by Nike Davies-Okundaye. The gallery is arguably the largest of its kind in West Africa. Housed in a five-storey tall building, it boasts a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists like Chief Josephine Oboh Macleod.
Address: Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: 0810 422 4137
This beautiful art gallery also has a bookshop and a spot where you could eat and hang out while enjoying the humid Lagos weather, the ambiance is to die for and is definitely a picture-perfect spot. Oftentimes, there are different plays hosted at their theatre which gives you a broadway feeling. Every visit to this spot is an instant reminder to remember one’s roots.
Red door Center
Address: 51 Bishop Oluwole St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: 0908 733 3667
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Beautiful Art Gallery with wonderful pieces from great artists! Many beautiful artworks to buy too! This gallery has a beautiful art space with amazing contemporary art. It is also a great space for intimate events too.