Hey guys, so I blogged here, here, and here about my trip to my home city Lagos, Nigeria earlier this year. I hadn't been home in over 4 years and I had plans to maximize the time I had.
The fashion industry in Nigeria has witnessed tremendous growth in the past few years, and one of my mission was to explore the local fashion. I had also missed eating Nigerian food, so I made a list of everything I wanted to eat. Fortunately, I was able to check off 99% of the items on my list.
Below is a mish mash of some of the things I got up to in Lagos, Nigeria. Enjoy!
There'd been a major hype about Alara Lagos, and I had to pop in to explore the exhibition style retail space. As expected, the products had steep price points, and I was gobsmacked when I found a Jewel by Lisa dress for one million naira--yup! See for yourself below.
|Fell in love with this ankara umbrella by South African based designer, Babatunde|
|The front design|
The side design
Cute retail set up
|Gorgeous, gorgeous pieces|
The one million naira dress by Lisa Folawiyo
See for yourself!
|The umbrella was definitely my favorite item in the store|
I ran into an old friend from the States and her co worker at Alara
Ginger Tapas and Grill is a fusion restaurant that serves African and Mediterranean cuisine. I was pleasantly surprised by the yummy and somewhat affordable food.
The Zaza cocktail was just what I needed after a hectic Lagos week
My friend ordered this yummy grilled fish. I got the asun (spicy goat) and coconut rice
|Mo taking a picture of her ginger oxtail and coconut rice|
Bee is picky with food and orders wings everywhere we go. That night was not an exception. Boo!
My friend Nikky and I being silly at the Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki
Sleep over at Nikky's
Laces Boutique, Victoria Island was one of the few places I could shop at without breaking the bank. There was a major sale too, and I was able to cop a few African print pieces.
I copped a number of pieces including a dress that I wore here
My cousin copped a few items as well
Back at Alara with my cousin
Keke Marwa moment on Toyin Str Ikeja
I look so happy to be in a tuk-tuk
Then the high school friends came visiting
We had a blast being silly
Out to run errands
Ever so colorful Balogun Market
A view of Lagos
Some of the things I got to eat
Zobo sorbet from Hans & Rene, V.I was delicious, but the agbalumo flavor which I really wanted was sold out :(
Agbalumo was one of the things I had been craving, and it was proving difficult to find as it was out of season. However, you can imagine my delight when at Balogun Market, I came across my beloved fruit
I had to get a fix of nkwobi at CMD
I look so content and happy with my nkowbi
White House in Sabo, Yaba is my favorite buka, and I hit the joint couple of times for some yummy gbegiri and amala
Glover Court, Ikoyi's suya was my go-to "snack"
These pictures have been in my draft for a while, and I am glad I finally got the chance to share them with you. I hope you enjoyed seeing Lagos through my eyes. Please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.
Happy New Year