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Okota is in Lagos State. Okota is an area of Lagos in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria. It is a local council development area (LCDA) under the Oshodi Local Government. Oshodi Isolo local government area is one of the twenty LGAs that make up Lagos state, South-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The LGA is made up of several districts which include Ago Okota, Ajao estate, Ogunoloko, Shogunle, Mafoluku, Orile-Oshodi, Okota, and Ilasamaja.


Okota is a multi-lingual area of Lagos. It is dominated by people of different ethnic groups - Yorubas, Igbo, and the Hausas. Most of the people who live in Okota speak English language at least with an average level of proficiency. Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa are also spoken by people of the ethnic group respectively.

Get in[edit]

  • GIGM Buses, Cele/Okota Terminal, Isolo. 103, Okota Road, Isolo. Longer distance air-conditioned bus services.
  • There are so many ways to get in to Okota.
  • By Road - bus, Taxi car, tricycle or motorcycle. There are so many Motor parks in outskirt of Okota from which a person can get to Okota. They include Oshodi Motor Park, Ojota Park, Ikotun Park, CMS Park, Yaba park and others.
  • Oshodi Motor Park. From Oshodi Motor Park, one can get a mini bus or a big bus popularly called Danfo directly to Cele Express Bus stop which is one of entrance to Okota, from Cele Express, one can take tricycle popularly known as Keke to any part of Okota.
  • Ojota, CMS and Yaba Parks - From any of these motor parks, one can get a mini bus directly to Cele Express Bus-stop, from Cele, one can pick Taxi, bus or tricycle to any part of Okota. Prize ranges from ₦100 to 300 per drop but charter is higher

Get around[edit]

Map of Okota

You can get around by boarding popular tricycles called ‘Keke Napep’, which ply most roads in Okota. The price ranges from place to place and the price range is usually as low as N100 up till N300 depending on proximity of your destination.

Another way to get around is by taking motorcycles popularly called ‘Okada’. This is usually a one-way transport as it picks you from a particular location in Okota and drops you at your location of choice. It is usually fast, as the riders know how to maneuver in traffic and avoid other hindrances that can deter them from getting to their destination.

Another way to get around, if you have enough money and you prioritise comfort, is by using popular car hailing companies like Bolt and Uber. From the comfort of your hotel, you book a ride, a driver comes pick you up and take you to your desired location in Okota. It is usually more expensive than Okada and Keke Napep, but it is very comfortable and comes air conditioning.


  • 1 Oke-Ofa Memorial Arcade. Memorial to an explosion in 2002 in a nearby military facility, which killed around 1000 people.


  • 1 Vicolas Cinema, 39 Ire-Akari Estate Rd, Isolo, +234 913 825 9363. Has a serene environment and a cinema house. A very cool place to see a movie with your loved ones. Isolo is a location close to Okota.


There are many places in Okota where one can get items of any kind be it local or otherwise. Some of such places are

Cele Express Bus-stop / Odo Market - The market is located at Cele Express Bus-stop and extend to Odo park. The market can boost of all kind of local and foreign food items, clothes, accessories and many other things. The market is also both day and night market. You can still buy things in this market as late as 11pm.


Aunty Oluchi Stores - located at Chief Vitus Uzo Street, Canal Estate, Okota Lagos. For groceries and food items

Globus Supermarket - located Ago Palace way Okota Lagos. For all kinds of grocery, electronics clothes and others


Goodman Supermarket located at Block 1, Flat 2, Godman Estate,Opposite Okota Round About, Okota, Okota Rd, Lagos, Nigeria, opens 7:30 am and closes 11pm


  • The Lord's Restaurant, Shop No. 12, Powa Market, Okota, Godman Street, Lagos, +234 802 396 0610. Homely local delicacy for your enjoyment.
  • Chicken Republic, 8 Okota Rd, Oshodi-Isolo 102214, Lagos, +234 809 016 5921. Chicken Republic to have all your continental dishes.
  • Morning Star Restaurant, Okota, 102 Okota Rd, Lagos, +234 803 942 5807. A restaurant to eat.
  • Amuda Restaurant, Okota Rd, Oshodi-Isolo 102214, Lagos, +234 805 639 6352. Local 'mama put' meal restaurant.
  • Mama G. Restaurant, Agopalace, Okota, Cele Bus Stop, 1 Mujandasi Street, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos. Popular food joint in Okota.
  • Kilimanjaro Restaurant Okota, 175 Ago Palace Way, Ilasamaja 102214, Lagos. Popular restaurant for all local and continental dishes.




All network avaliable in Nigeria is avaliable in Okota

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