The Clooper Guide To Ikeja

Ikeja is the capital of Lagos State in southwestern Nigeria. One of the most exclusive addresses on the mainland.

Ikeja is home to Murtala Muhammed International Airport. It’s also home to Femi Kuti’s Africa Shrine. Ikeja also has its own radio station, Eko FM, which broadcasts in both English and Yoruba (Radio Lagos). Among other popular locations.

Prior to the emergence of military rule in the early 1980s, Ikeja was a better-planned, clean, and quiet residential and commercial town with shopping malls, pharmacies, and government reservation areas.

Ikeja retains its popularity because it houses the airport and serves as a location network connecting to various locations on the mainland. GRA Ikeja, a popular HNI location in Ikeja, is also located here.

Ikeja is a well-known neighbourhood in Lagos. It is home to a variety of businesses as well as first-rate lodging. It’s also quickly becoming a popular location for short-term and long-term rentals. Property ownership in Ikeja is not cheap.



Ikeja is a fantastic location. This is evident in the prices for buying or renting a home in this area. When you consider the airport, how close it is to a few high-end locations, and how many businesses are nearby, it is a desirable location.

Two-bedroom apartments in GRA Ikeja and its environs can cost as much as N150,000,000.


This location also attracts major corporations and individuals.

Renting in Ikeja is also not cheap, but it is still less expensive than renting on the island. A two-bedroom apartment can cost up to N6,000,000 per year, charges excluded.


Luxury serviced apartments in Ikeja and its environs start at N35,000 per night. You can browse through some of our professionally managed properties here.

Ikeja City Mall
Ikeja City Mall


Other than living here, there are other things to do. There are cultural and historical centres to visit. If you enjoy sightseeing and having a good time, there are things to do in and around this neighbourhood.

Ikeja Golf Club

A tourist attraction in some ways. The Ikeja Golf Club was established in 1968 on Works Road in Ikeja, GRA. It has an amazing golf course, a clubhouse, and a restaurant. If you want mature, quiet fun, this is the place to be.

You can enter because it is open to the public for games and competitions. Because you meet a lot of HNIs here, it’s been dubbed the venue for corporate social interaction and business transactions.

New Afrika Shrine (FELA’s SHRINE) 

Located in the heart of Agidingbi, Ikeja, The shrine attracts people from all over the world.

This high-octane club is for fun lovers. The shrine hosts the annual Felabration, a week-long music festival held annually in memory of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti on the week of his birthday. 

If you like Fela’s music or afrobeat, you should check out the Shrine or attend the event. The Shrine also functions as a nightclub and is a popular tourist destination.

New Afrika shrine
New Afrika shrine/ Cassie Daves

Lagos Country Club 

The Lagos Country Club, located on Joel Ogunnaike Street, is only open to members. Members are primarily HNIs. The benefits of membership include discounts on top airlines, hotels, and lounges.

Swimming, squash, lawn tennis, table tennis, darts, taekwondo, and other fun activities are available at the Country Club.

Kalakuta Museum

The Lagos State Government renovated the museum to honour Fela’s music and his legacy as the pioneer of the Afrobeat (a genre of music).

This museum commemorates Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his legacy. The museum was previously located on Gbemisola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Fela’s former residence. 


Several airlines have their headquarters in Ikeja. There are also top-rated hotels. It won’t be a stretch to call this part of the mainland a hub of hospitality.

Ikeja also has a large computer market, which began as a small market of only ten (10) shops and has now grown to over four thousand (4,000). Computer sales and repair services, as well as sales and repair services for various types of office equipment and electronic devices, are available here.

Because Ikeja is in a central location, you have easy access to a variety of food, entertainment, and shopping options. Visit Alice or La Mango Restaurant and Lounge with friends and family or on your own for soulful food and a tropical ambience.

You will find boutiques at the Ikeja Mall. Top brands including Pandora, Lacoste, Nike, Swatch, Hugo Boss, MAC Cosmetics, PUMA, Adidas and others are available. There are ice cream shops, cafes, restaurants, and numerous others.

There are numerous malls, gyms, lounges, and restaurants to choose from, depending on your preferences and budget.


Ikeja connects to various parts of Lagos. It connects to the island through the Third Mainland Bridge and The Eko Bridge. It’s central enough that you’ll be able to get around fairly easily.

You can either drive or take public buses (BRT or yellow buses) or a tricycle (‘keke’) for short distances to get around.

Otherwise, you can use Uber, Bolt, or LagRide, as well as any other registered app, if you prefer a less stressful mode of transportation.


Living in Ikeja comes with its own set of educational opportunities, as there are several good schools in and around the neighbourhood that are easily accessible.

So, if you’re looking for good schools in the area for your children, here are some good recommendations for primary and secondary schools that offer A levels.

​​Forte Yard Montessori School

Mind Builders Schools

Creme De La Creme Academy,

Minders Montessori School

Grange School

Avi-Cenna International School

Oxbridge Academy

Sunnydale School

Corona Secondary School

Chrisland International

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