Postcard: Ankara vendors at Balogun Market, Lagos


You can earn major bragging rights by navigating this see-it-to-believe it maze of an open market called Balogun in the heart of Lagos. The stereotypical bustling market you see on TV, Balogun is where you’ll find some of the best West African fabrics called “Ankara”, shoes, clothing, and other specialty textiles in town for affordable prices.

The market itself sprawls several city blocks with tons of hidden alleys and has no real address or contact information so again you’ll have to depend on your taxi driver to guide you and your hotel staff to direct you there. To get the full day-to-day life in Lagos, a visit to Balogun Market – if you’re adventurous enough – should be made.

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