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Art & Culture

Nigeria is steeped in a rich and varied culture, and Lagos is no exception. With a wide range of ethnic groups, we have always expressed ourselves through art, music, literature, dance and folklore. Visit Lagos to experience a glimpse of this rich culture prevalent in stone carvings, paintings, potteries and wood carvings doted around art galleries in Lagos. With several art galleries and a wide range of cultural sites and exhibition spaces to wander in and out of, there is plenty of time to enjoy the creative contributions the city has to offer. Our Discover Lagos guide puts together the best of these spaces, so learn a thing or two and maybe buy a piece on your way out.

Nike Art Centre

No. 2, Elegushi Road, 3rd Roundabout, Epe Expressway, Ikate Cross Road, Lekki
This multi-storey building in Lekki is home to an enormous art collection curated by it’s owner, Nike Davies Okundaye. The gallery holds modern and traditional art from Nigeria and around Africa, with its collection being one the largest in the West Africa. The gallery is...

The Jazzhole

168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
The Jazzhole is a book and record store in the heart of Lagos. The store has a vast record collection with literature from classic to modern, African literature, political and economic texts, comic books and music books. With a stamp of approval from Chimamanda Ngozi...

Red Door Gallery

51 Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
As the largest private art gallery spaces in Nigeria, Red Door is home to African contemporary art and is a full service art provider. The gallery has a rich collection for visitors to enjoy and a wide range of exhibitions held. Red Door explain that...

Omenka Gallery

24 Modupe Alakija Crescent, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Omenka is a leading art gallery in Nigeria and represents a fine selection of established and emerging contemporary Nigerian and international artists working in diverse media. In association with Revilo, Omenka has an active publication programme and produces exquisite catalogues with informed, scholarly texts to...

Rele Gallery

5, Military Street, Off King George Road, Lagos
Located in Onikan, the cultural capital of Lagos, rele is a modern and contemporary art gallery that exhibits and represents artists across Nigeria.  The focus of the gallery is to build a new audience, engagement and appreciation for the arts across the country through innovative...

Art Twenty One

Eko Hotels & Suites, 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Art Twenty One is a space and platform dedicated to contemporary art in Lagos, Nigeria. Located at the Eko Hotel & Suites, the 600sqm space is intended to contribute to and to solidify the growing art scene in Lagos, as well as position this great...

Studio Of Modé

4 Olumo Road, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos
STUDIO OF MODÉ is the brainchild of Modé Aderinokun, who officially founded the company in 2012 in order to create a space where the voice of a creative with various skills can be clearly heard and understood.

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