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Lagos Island - Balogun market

hot sales
hot sales
Lagos urban area is said to count around 20 million inhabitants. 1 million additional everyday. People say Lagos is like a giant market and one of its epicenter is Lagos Island. Besides former colonial administrative buildings and the banks and insurance who built skyscrapers along the Marina, there is a large area devoted to trading and markets. The densest one is probably Balogun market which is located between the central mosque and Tinubu square. Three or four floors of shops, people, goods all so tightly packed that cars are not welcome and motorbikes have a hard time moving.
pick what you need
pick what you need
During the day 4 million people are coming to Lagos Island to do business. They will rent a space for an hour, half a day, a day or longer and trade.
hen lost in the clothes section
hen lost in the clothes section
One can find pretty much everything, one needs only know where things are. But generally organised by specialized clusters. There is so much happening that one can only get a small glimpse or what is going on. But somehow traders have their own space, know their neighbors so it is like millions of micro-village atmospheres next to one another. After a few hours through the maze one usually appreciate to get away from the high-speed activity of the place.
shopping time
shopping time

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