When next are you shopping for the home or to restock your store, you may just want to check out any of these markets.
In any society anywhere in the world, a market is a necessity, whether in a rural or urban setting. Human beings cannot survive without markets because they provide us with our daily, monthly and yearly needs.
There are markets that focus on selling a particular product, while there are those that sell a variety of products.
As Lagos is known to be a commercial city and a land of opportunities, it will not be out of line to highlight the most popular markets in Lagos.
In no particular order, these are the hottest markets in Lagos.
1. Balogun Market which is a large and crowded market located in the heart of Lagos Island is a very popular market in Lagos. The vendors there deal in mostly wholesale items, so most of the time the people that go there to buy goods are retailers and small business owners. Goods are also quite affordable in Balogun market and you can get a variety of items there. If you are new in Lagos, a tourist or a visitor, you should visit Balogun market.
2. Computer Village located in the central part of Ikeja is the biggest ICT market in Nigeria. The items you can find there include phones, laptops, tablets, phone accesories etc. Whether you want a brand new product or a used one, there are variety of choices for you to pick from. But, while shopping in Computer Village, try and be alert and careful with your phone, wallet and valuables to avoid stories that touch the heart as the hustle and bustle nature of the market makes it prone to pick pockets and nuisances. Please be guided.
3. Ladipo Market is the biggest market for spare parts in Nigeria and it is located in Mushin area of Lagos. Are you having issues with your car or do you need to replace any damaged part of your car? Simply drive down to Ladipo and you will get all the solutions to your car issues there. But, be wise in your dealings with them as some of those spare parts dealers and mechanics may want to overcharge you and sell fake items to you at very high prices if you are not careful. Also, try and get there as early as possible so you can finish whatever you are doing on time and take your car home that same day but if you don't, you will have to pay for parking space which is on the high side in Ladipo market.
4. Alaba International Market is the leading electronics market in Nigeria and is located in Alaba, Ojo, Lagos. It is so popular that even buyers from neighboring countries visit the market to buy goods daily. Alaba market consists of over 5000 shops and lots of buyers and sellers meet there to conduct transactions on a daily basis apart from Sundays and public holidays. If you have any need to buy any new electronic device for your home, please take a trip to Alaba market.
5. Tejuosho Market located in Yaba is another big market that provides variety of items but they have lots of vendors that sell clothes and clothing items mostly at Tejuosho market. It used to be rowdy and disorganized but some order has been restored to it. The items that can be found there range from clothes, shoes, bags, clothing materials, textiles etc and they are quite affordable. While shopping, beware of pick pockets and some of the male vendors tend to harrass female customers but the best thing to do is to just ignore them and walk away.
6. Mile 12 located in Ketu Local Government area of Lagos is popular for providing very affordable food items, both perishable and non-perishable. People even visit the market to buy food items in bulk to retail or export. It is a good market to visit if you are the frugal type and you like getting the best bargain that will be worth your money for food items especially in these harsh economic times.
Arena/Oshodi market is located in Ikeja Military Cantonment, Maryland, Ikeja Lagos. It is a large market that provides variety of items at very affordable rates. It is also well segmented and organized so each product sold or service provided has it's own section in the market. It is a market that will give you a great shopping experience.