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“Shoppers paradise for African stuff”
Review of Lekki Market

Lekki Market
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Lagos
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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Shoppers paradise for African stuff”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a tyipcal market lined with small shopes more than 300 selling all types of local stuff.
Approach road to the market is very bad,better to take a SUV.Carry your own water bottle .
Once you are in,you will lose track of time .Market offers wide variety of pearls,paintings,cloths,arttcles made from animal skin,ivory,wood.
Be prepared to be a tough bargainer.One can even exchange money at reasonably good rates if you run out of local currency.
Overall a nice place to spend 2-3 hrs even with the basic infrastructure the market offers.
Weekend is ideal time to visit to get a good deal.

Visited August 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“LEKKI (BEACH) MARKET! Finally FOUND IT!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We tried to locate this place in 2010 but not successful! This year however - I did finally find it! It's a great place to get authentic african arts & crafts, from masks to paintings, wood carvings and so on and forth! I could easily spend 3 hours without even noticing it! It's a good place to practice your bargaining skills too :-)! Got a few masks, a painting and some bangles!

I was told that to help people find it they must give the right name and direction! It's known as the Lekki (Beach) Market. The address is Oba-Elegushi International Market at the Jakande State! It's right after the first round-about at the Lekki-Epe Express Way!

Definitely worth a visit!

Here are couple of art dealers you can contact:

Ibrahim Art Gallery: +2348025065659/+2347033095930
Philip Art Gallery: +2348027182050

Visited August 2013
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7 Thank tropicalleaf
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St. John's, Canada
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Wide Variety of African Crafts”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Lekki Market is worth a visit if you're in a friendly mood and willing to bargain. Our favorite finds are West African masks, baskets from Ghana, beaded necklaces made by Chichi and Chinese pearls strung by Musa. You'll pay a small amount for parking and likely find helpers trailing you about--they want to carry your purchases in exchange for a tip.

Visited August 2013
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nigeria
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lekki Market”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Overall a good day out. Have been a few times. Not a good idea to go during the rainy season as the road up to the market is awful unless your in a 4/4. A great experience but shop around, what ever price they ask for offer half then haggle after that. Take water with you. Be careful when children ask to be your escort as there can be 4 or 5 kids showing you round and expect to be paid, better to wander round in your own, it's not rocket science and its safe.

Visited April 2013
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4 Thank Lorna Q
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Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Lovely souvenirs”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A buzzing market where you can shop for souvenirs, pearls & memorable. Just remember to bargain real hard.

Visited November 2012
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