Ikeja Neighbourhood Guide

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Ikeja is a high-brow area in Lagos that is located on the mainland part of the state. It is known to be the capital of Lagos state and it houses the official seat of the state’s governor. Ikeja can be categorized as an affluent area on the mainland. It is well known and simple to locate. Hotels, schools, churches, mosques, tourist attractions, and housing options are available for both the wealthy and those with middle-class incomes. You could keep up with city events and be close to Lagos’ business districts by residing in Ikeja.

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Thanks to its favorable location and market structure, Ikeja is unquestionably the best area on the Lagos mainland to locate a business. Ikeja is home to a sizable business community, primarily comprised of retailers and service providers.

Computer Village Ikeja, a hub for big computers, phones, and computer accessories, is one of the city’s most well-known locations. As computer professionals transact business in this specific area, it acts as the city’s trademark.

Oregun, Ojodu, Magodo, Ogba, Agidingbi, Maryland, Government Residence Area (GRA), Opebi, Akiode, and Alausa are some of the districts of Ikeja. Ikeja’s central location has allowed for the headquarters of numerous businesses and new establishments. In fact, there is a lot of commerce in the city. Also, some Popular places to visit in Ikeja city are Fela’s shrine, Kalakuta Museum, Ndubuisi Kanu Park, and Aristocrat Casino.

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Popular Places in Ikeja

Airport Road

Airport Road is, as its name suggests, the road that leads to the Ikeja International airport. In Lagos State, there are two airports: international and local airports. Residential communities like Ajao Estate, Aviation Estate, Mafoluku, etc. are connected by the airport road. Due to the efficient road system, traffic near the airport road is somewhat fair.

Along the airport road in Ikeja, you can see some famous structures, including the Air Force Base and the FAAN headquarters. Due to frequent traveler use of the airport, the neighborhood has a large concentration of hotels. IBIS Royal Hotel, Golden Tulip, and Lagos Airport Hotel are the most well-known among them. Notable schools like Air Force Secondary School and MMA Secondary School are also located in the vicinity of Airport Road. Ikeja City Mall and the Lagos State Secretariat are two notable landmarks in this area.

Adeniyi Jones 

Adeniyi Jones is a mix of residential and business districts in Ikeja. It is primarily commercial, though. The majority of the residential neighborhoods of Adeniyi Jones are streets away from the main road, despite the fact that most of the major roadways are not nearby.

At Adeniyi Jones, the road is excellent, the drainage is well-kept, and there are plenty of street lights and traffic signals. Although there is no centralized security unit, all businesses and residents offer enough protection for their homes. There are a few sub-estates in Adeniyi Jones, but Alhaji Bankole Crescent is the most well-known.

Alausa

The majority of the ministries and parastatals of the Lagos State Government, including the Government House, the House of Assembly, Lands and Housing, and others, are located in Alausa, a significant district in Ikeja. The Lagos State Government is headquartered there. The majority of civil servants are known to reside in a few of the area’s residential complexes. The Royal Estate is a significant estate in Alausa.
The Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Oregun, and Alausa share a border. The Obafemi Awolowo Way is the main thoroughfare that passes through Alausa.

Allen

Ikeja’s Allen neighborhood is primarily commercial, with streets lined with a variety of small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, and banks. In Allen, there are a lot of newsstands. Allen has a sizable residential area. The two most common forms of public transportation in Allen for those who are unable to move around independently are tricycles (known locally as Keke Napep) and commercial buses. Its length is approximately 1.36 kilometers. The efficient road system in Allen makes commuting to nearby communities like Opebi and Adeniyi Jones easier.

Ikeja GRA 

The elites of the Lagos Mainland are said to live in Ikeja GRA. With a few government buildings and other enterprises, it is mostly residential. It is a tranquil and quiet setting. Here, you can see bungalows, detached homes, duplexes, and serviced apartments.

Ikeja GRA was originally intended to be entirely a residential neighborhood, but since then, commercial activity has taken over the neighborhood, especially along Joel Ogunnaike and Isaac John. However, several neighborhoods in Ikeja GRA, including as Oduduwa Crescent, Herbert Macaulay Crescent, Rev. Ogunbiyi, and Fani-Kayode Streets, still retain their residential qualities. For those who are immobile, kekes (tricycles) and bicycles are the main modes of transportation.

Ikeja GRA is not a gated neighborhood, but there is a high level of protection because armed guards and security staff are on hand to maintain a calm environment.

Opebi

Ikeja’s Opebi neighborhood is primarily residential with businesses along the main Opebi road. Areas like Allen, Oregun, Ojota, and Ikeja GRA are on each side of it. The Kudirat Abiola Way and Opebi are connected via a bridge. Opebi is a tiny, calm, and peaceful place. You might encounter little or no traffic on weekdays.

Opebi Ikeja has a variety of streets, including Ajanaku Street, Oshodi Deyin Street, and Omodara Street. Here is also where the well-known Kudirat Abiola Way is located. Awuse Estate is only one of the many estates in Opebi.

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Christian Nduaguba