Culture Deep in Lagos
Want to immerse yourself into Nigerian culture and history while you’re here? Then here are a few places you can visit:
1. Rele Gallery – Rele Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Lagos historical district. Rele presents an unprecedented, unconventional, contemporary art space that marries two symbiotic purposes: to offer first-rate art for public consumption and nurture the creators of the art, bringing the world to their work, exposing a larger, global audience to African contemporary art. If you want a nice day to connect with Art and African culture, this is a place to visit.
2. The Shrine – Shrine, located in Ikeja, is home to late Afro beat musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. His legacy still lives on. You can catch Femi Kuti play free on Thursday nights. This is a great place to experience local culture and get the full vibes of Nigerian music, food and people.
3. Terra Kulture – Is an art, culture, lifestyle, and educational centre located in Victoria Island. A great place to immerse yourself in Nigerian culture while enjoying the cultural ambience of the centre.
4. Freedom Park – Located in historic district Lagos Island, this Memorial and Leisure Park is dedicated to the preserving Lagos colonial heritage and history of the Old Broad Street prison. It is a great place to learn more about Nigerian history and on Friday nights, a great place to listen to Afrobeat inspired Live band and music.