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Ajah is a district under Eti-Osa local government in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria. It is one of the fastest growing towns in Lagos State.

Ajah is a neighbourhood in the Lekki area of Lagos. It spans from Victoria Garden City (VGC) down to Abraham Adesanya roundabout on the Lekki-Epe express, and extends to places like Badore, Ado, and Langbasa in its interior. It is one of the constantly developing places in the Lekki axis. It takes about 25-40 minutes drive to get to Victoria Island (V.I) from Ajah.

Understand[edit]

In the past, the area was known for heavy hold-ups. Motorists in the area commuting to and fro their various places of work faced severe traffic daily during the rush hour periods of the day. However, the flyover bridge has helped to significantly improve the traffic situation in the area since it opened in 2017, although there’s still traffic on most evenings caused by the activities of traders and commercial bus drivers at the Ilaje Junction.

It‘s a common belief that the Lekki axis is meant for only rich and influential individuals; which is true to a certain extent as there are several highbrow neighbourhoods in the area, but one must not necessarily be rich to reside in Lekki. There are areas suitable for all classes of individuals within Lekki and some parts of Ajah offers affordable options for middle and low-income earners

The Ajah area comprises of gated and serviced estates with security, as well as local estates and non-serviced neighbourhoods where residents contribute to providing basic amenities. The serviced estates provide all or some of facilities like security, power supply, water, interlocked roads, street lights, children playground, swimming pool, a designated general estate park, and as a result, it is more expensive to reside in a serviced estate compared to a non-serviced estate where most of such facilities are not available. There are several non-serviced estates within Ajah suitable for middle and low-income earning individuals.

There is the ever-busy Ajah market located off the Lekki-Epe Expressway. The Ajah market is a very popular market in Lekki where one can get items such as foodstuff, fruits, clothes and other household items.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Lagos is close (about 100 km) to the border with Benin. Should you fly out of the International Airport in Lagos, arrive early, especially close to weekends and festive days, as the security is tight.

By bus[edit]

You can get in via bus from any part of Lagos to Ajah. Although you can easily enter Ajah from Lekki or CMS.

You can get a bus to Ajah from CMS, Oshodi, Lekki and some other bus-stops in Lagos State, such as the major Bus Terminus in Lagos City. It is a landmark area in Lagos.

By car[edit]

You can take an Uber or Bolt to reach Ajah from any part of Lagos.

  • Rented car. If you are the type that desires comfort and luxury and wants to save yourself from the "Lasgidi" style, you can get Uber, Bolt or Taxify to get into Lagos island. But if you want to have a true experience of the Lagos spirit then a public bus will be your best bet.

By boat[edit]

You can take lagferry to enter Ajah.

By bike[edit]

You can't take a bike to Ajah because of the ban on bikes in the state.

See[edit]

Map of Lagos City/Ajah
  • Ajah Market. The market is always bustling with different activities, especially in the evening.

Do[edit]

Beaches[edit]

  • Singa's Beach Resort, 0812 498 2632 Stella Maris Road, Okun Ajah, Lekki.
  • Loving Lagos Beach.
  • 1 Atican beach, okun ajah (Abraham Adesanya roundabout, turn right just past Olomu supermarket, then proceed until you see a sign that shows beaches, then you will see a complex turn left, Atican beach is the beach you see), +234 803 6457495 (mobile), . ₦1000.
  • 2 [dead link] Barracuda Beach Resort, Okun Ajah (Okun Ajah Road, Okun-Mapo Village), +234 802 8796728 (mobile), . ₦1000.
  • Elegushi Royal Beach Lekki Phase I Lagos, Road 3 Lekki Phase 1, 106104, Lekki, +234 816 927 3547.
  • Alfa Beach Road.
  • Okunraye Beach.
  • 3 Eko Tourist Resort (Akodo Beach), 22 km, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeju, Lekki LGA, Akodo, +1 777 0700 (bookings), +1 470 2865. This place is at least a 40-minute drive from Lagos. The resort has chalets, restaurants, and a large conference hall on 10 acres, with more than a half a mile of clean beach.
  • 4 Elegushi. Elegushi Private Beach, Ikate, Lekki.
  • 5 Eleko Beach (56 km, Lekki-Epe Expressway, turn right just past Total service station, proceed to toll gate, it is in the road with amen estate, turn left follow road to Rainbow Church sign, turn right onto dirt road; Eleko beach is at end of road).
  • 6 Lekki Beach (turn right at round-about just past estate (about 9 km), Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki).

Beach resorts[edit]

  • Hermitage Garden Resorts, Hermitage Rd (Tiye village, near Akodo).
  • La Campagne Tropicana.

Cinema[edit]

  • Genesis Cinemas, ShopRite, Eti-Osa 106104, Sangotedo.
  • Sky Cinema, Eti-Osa 106104, Sangotedo.
  • Novare Cinema.
  • Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki Lagos, Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive, 10b The Rock Dr, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, +234 902 499 7900.
  • Grand Cinema, Atlantic Centre, Chevron Drive, Lekki Penninsula II 106104, Lekki, +234 818 831 9081.
  • Mega-1 Cinema, 100 Mega-1 Events Way Off Eleganza Bus Stop, Immediately After Chevron Tollgate, Lekki, Eti-Osa 102105, Lekki, +234 812 648 9436.

Buy[edit]

You can get almost all your needs at the general supermarket at the bus stop. You can also check out thefollowing supermarkets too.

  • Aliba Supermarket, Aja 106104, Lagos.
  • Debo Store, Shop G22, Ajah Market, Ajah, Lekki-Epe Expy. For your clothing and shoes
  • Agape Superstore, Eti - Osa, Ajah, Adewunmi Street. Provisions like milk and tea
  • Chizzy Sam Store, Shop No. M 32, Ajah Market, Ajah, Lekki-Epe Expy, +234 805 214 5683.
  • Ajah Shopping Mall, Lekki - Epe Expy, Aja 106104, Lekki.
  • Eleganza Shopping Mall, Eleganza Shopping Mall, Vgc Eti-Osa Local Government Lagos NG, Aja 100001, Lekki.
  • Blenco Shoppers Mall, Aja, Addo Rd, Lagos, Addo Rd, Lekki, +234 817 870 1097.

Eat[edit]

  • Hot Hut NG, 74 Modupe Young St, Aja 106104, Lagos, +234 809 488 8777.
  • Nanas La' Cuisine, Block B, House, 8b June 12 Blvd, Abraham Adesanya estate, Ajah, Lagos, +234 808 000 6856.
  • Sauce 'N' Spice Flavours, Suite K-149, Ikota Shopping Complex, VGC, 101255, Lekki, +234 803 345 3036.
  • Barbeque Bistro, 92 Addo Road, Ajah lekki, Aja 001234, Lagos.
  • Pepper Roni Small Chops, Ikota Shopping Complex, Suite H 308, Rd 3, Aja, Lekki, +234 901 333 3322. 9AM-8PM.
  • 1 Havilah Lagos, Swiss Trade Drive street, Ikota-Lekki , Lagos (first right immediately after Northwest petrol station), +234 706 700 6602. 8AM-10PM.
  • 2 House of Pizza and Shawarma, Garden Complex, Addo Rd, Aja 100001, Lagos, +234 704 008 9592. 8AM-10PM.

Drink[edit]

  • Blossom Pub, Ademola Babalola St, Aja 106104, Shapati.
  • Fashos Lounge, Shop 20 Chillat Plaza Addo Road, Ajah, +234 807 565 9104.
  • Heks Lounge Limited, Km 11 Lekki Epe Expressway, Ikota first gate, Aja 106104, Lagos.
  • Trojan Night Club and Lounge, Tad Building, opposite Allos Gas Station, Addo Rd, +234 817 777 7106.
  • 1 Gravity Night Club, km 246 Lekki - Epe Expy, Aja 106104, Lagos, +234 802 310 3541.
  • 2 Club Mirage, Aja 106104, Lekki.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Manhattan Apple Hotel, 9 Chief. Saula Ndakolo St, Aja 106104, Lagos, +234 816 499 4813. ₦18,000.
  • 2 Hillsbay Hotels, KM 23 Lekki Epe express way, Abraham Adesanya Round About, Lekki, +234 702 602 6000. ₦22,000.
  • L'avalon Hotel and Suites, 11/14 Kolawole Adekunle Street, Addo Rd, opposite Eco Bank, Ajah, Aja, Lagos, +234 903 000 2704. ₦15,000.

Connect[edit]

All the network connection has very good coverage in Ajah for 2G/3G/4G Networks. You need not bother too much about network coverage as they are all covered. MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel (Zain), and GLO are all available service providers. So if you are planning a visit to Ajah, you might not have to be so much concerned about the service provider to choose from as they all are reasonably reliable.

Go next[edit]

This district travel guide to Ajah is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.