14 July 2012
Nigerian supermodel Oluchi's guide to Lagos
Nigerian supermodel Oluchi Onweagba, who walked for XULY.Bët at AMFW 2011, shares her favourite Lagos hotspots, hangouts and hideaways.
This is th>e most upscale lifestyle boutique in town, selling both African and international designers. I pop in for Jewel By Lisa, Christie Brown, Givenchy and Hermès.
This inviting culture centre has an art gallery, library and restaurant.
Hidden away inside a modest guesthouse compound, Manuela’s serves the best pizza in Lagos. It’s a fact!
This beach is about one hour’s drive from the city centre but it’s well worth the journey for the secluded surroundings, palm trees and water sports.
Lagosians like to party all night long and clubs go in and out of favour fast but Number 10, which is owned by footballer Jay-Jay Okocha, always attracts a mature, well-groomed crowd.
An Afrocentric boutique hotel with an intimate live-music venue. I’ve seen some of my favourite Nigerian singer-songwriters here including Keziah Jones, Nneka and Bez.
I brave the crowds and craziness of Balogun Market to pick up colourful local textiles such as ankara and aso-oke. Go before 2pm – that’s when the hawkers come out to play!
Balogun Street, Lagos Island