Are you new in the city of Ibadan? This post will help you navigate your way around the city whenever you want to go shopping.
Ibadan, the large capital city of Oyo State, is dotted with a number of notable markets that draw in thousands of buyers daily. The prices of goods in Ibadan markets are also considered quite cheap by many, unlike some markets in states like Lagos, Nigeria.
In no particular order, these are the most popular markets in Ibadan, Oyo State.
1. Agbeni Market
Agbeni, a large wholesale market in Ibadan, is along the Ologede street. The market is made up of hundreds of shops and stalls arranged in a single stretch. Prices of goods in this market are cheap and you can get any form of household items there.
2. Bódìjà Market
Bódìjà Market is one of the busiest markets in Ibadan. Unlike Agbeni, Bódìjà Market contains a number of open stalls or shops scattered around the location. Bódìjà Market is along the Secretariat-UI road of Ibadan-North Local Government Area of Oyo State. In Bódìjà Market, you can find all sorts of household products, agricultural produce and manufactured food items.
3. Aleshinloye Market
You can get several gift items, household items and pieces of jewellery in this market. They also sell household wares, clothes, shoes and materials. The prices of goods in Aleshinloye Market are a bit expensive but you have the assurance of getting quality items.
4. Ogunpa Market
This market is located in the most commercial area in Ibadan, Dugbe Aláwò. The market is popular for selling made in China goods and locally manufactured ones, too, in the form of fashion wares, household items, machinery etc.
5. Oja Oba
This market is located close to the Olubadan's palace. This market is popular for fruits and raw foodstuffs, like yam, tomatoes, pepper etc.
6. Bola Ige International Market
Also known as New Gbagi Market, this market is located on the Ibadan-Ife express road. Gbagi Market is widely considered to be the first international market in Nigeria, with over 1 million people doing business in the market. The market is popular for selling all sorts of fabrics, bags, shoes and pieces of jewellery.
7. Oje Market
This market has been in existence for over 100 years and is situated about 1km from Olubadan's palace. Yoruba fabrics like aso-oke, Sányán, Alaari are sold in this market. You can get herbs to cure various forms of ailments in this market, too.
8. Dugbe Market
This market is a major hub for transport and trading. The first storey building in Nigeria (Cocoa House) and the recently built Coco Mall in Dugbe are some of its several landmarks.
9. Bashorun Market
This is a small market that is located around the Akobo/Bashorun axis of Ibadan. The market sells household items, foodstuff and goods.
10. Apete Market
Apete Market is situated close to Sango and is close to the Polytechnic of Ibadan. A good number of goods can be bought at the market, ranging from fresh farm produce, manufactured goods to electronics etc.