A bustling market with a wide variety of items makes for fun outing. You will find the usual wood carvings as at most African markets, but also more unusual traditional artifacts, paintings, pottery, jewellery and even furniture. Wish the ivory selling stalls were not there though! The vendors drive a hard bargain, but are mostly very friendly and don't harass you too much. They are also very willing to share interesting tales and background information about the tribal history, origin and uses of some of the artifacts on sale - just ask. The fresh produce section has a great variety and is a good place to get some of the local fruits.
Lekki market makes shopping easy for both domestic and foreign Tourists and if you are just one of those curious shoppers for home decorations and accessories you will like it here. Always be security conscious of your bags and mobile phone not to attract pick pockets to you.
I live close to this place, so it's easy to forget it's there. However, every time I go there, I still get lost wandering from shop to shop. This is a great place for tourists to get great gift items to take back home. You can find locally dyed fabrics, ready-to-wear outfits for men, women and kids, great trinkets - beaded necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings and all sorts of African (mostly West African) art forms like carvings, paintings, woven things, table cloths, scarves...the list is endless! You will also find a great selection of African music, not just Nigerian music, which is fantastic in itself. I love this place! There is also a fruit and vegetable market where you can find almost every conceivable fruit and veg, including those more common to European palates. In fact, this market is referred to locally as 'Oyibo' market (Oyibo is loosely translated as 'white/caucasian'). It's a local market, so don't expect air-conditioning or paved sidewalks, but it's very authentic in its feel.Don't leave Lagos without visiting this place! Top marks!
I've been to the Lekki Market 3 times - each time I have gone I have been with a local friend of mine. I've gotten great deals on leather purses, wood carvings and jewelry. You've got to be willing to haggle and bargin and also talk story.
This is a big market with lot of options from artificial jewelry, pearls, wooden products and leather. I like the pure leather products and some of dem would actually make customized products for you on special order. You need to be expert at bargaining else you will end up paying a huge amount.Tip: bargain at couple of shops to know the low rates and then make the final purchase.
A nice collection of arts and crafts from all regions in Nigeria (and the rest of Africa), vibrant atmosphere. Be ready to bargain and enjoy!
We bought fabulous things here. All our take home presents came from this excellent market. It was really difficult to find and we tried several turnings before our driver found the right one. The road is truly awful and if our daughter hadn't been there before we would never have recognised it. When we first got out of the car it seemed unlikely that there would be anything to buy but having passed the kitchen stalls we came to the ivory stalls and eventually the leather goods stalls. We bought very nice handbags, wallets, belts and purses at good prices. I'm not sure whether we paid too much but everyone was very nice and we didn't feel too pressured at any time. We did pay someone to carry our bags but this didn't seem too much of an imposition. Not sure I'd ever find it again, but if I could bear the road I'd happily return for presents.
Usual African marketDidn't see much artThe meat selling area is perticularly bloody if you don't like that Axing huge sides of beef down narrow alleysYou have to avoid being splashed with blood!All the same kind of stuff is for sale in Lagos Island Central
Great place to see african art and buy gifts to take back home. also you see the conditions in which people live in Lagos.
This is a great place for tourists to get great gifts back home. Real African market! great experiance.