Lagos is famed throughout Africa for its music and night life. Music styles such as Nigerian hip-hop, highlife, juju, fuji, and Afrobeat all originated in this city. Yaba and Surulere districts have traditionally been the areas most popular for music but recently Victoria Island has become the place to be. If on holiday in Lagos its worth exploring these various areas as each has its own distinct character.
Lagos is also well known for its thriving film industry, sometimes referred to as “Nollywood”. Many films are shot in Festac, located along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Many of those taking flights to Lagos are interested in exploring its spectacular selection of homemade crafts. On Lagos Island, the National Museum at Onikan houses a wide range of exhibits of Lagos's ancient civilisations. Also on Lagos Island, the Jankara Market is a great place to bargain for locally dyed cotton, handwoven cloth, herbs and leather goods.
If its beaches and sun you’re after on your holiday in Lagos, head to the trendy Eleko Beach, 60km east of the city, where you can get away from it all in your own rented beach hut.
No trip to Lagos is complete without a visit to the Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC), east of Lagos Island on the Lekki Peninsula. Run by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, LCC has 78 hectares of wetlands set aside for wildlife viewing. From raised walkways, you can see monkeys, crocodiles and a diverse range of birds.