local government area of Nigeria

Eti-Osa is a Local Government Area of Lagos State in Nigeria. Lagos State Government administers the council area as Ikoyi-Obalande LCDA, Eti-Osa East, and Iru Victoria Island LCDA. Within Eti-Osa are several important areas of Lagos State, including Lagos' Victoria Island. Before the Nigerian capital moved to Abuja, Eti-Osa Local Government Area served alongside Lagos Island Local Government Area as the seat of the national capital.

Eti-Osa's people are predominantly from the Awori Yoruba and the Edo subgroup. However, like most parts of Lagos State, it is home to a diverse mix of ethnicities from all over the country.



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 (VI) from Ajah.

Eko Atlantic city is a new city under construction. It is a planned district being constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean.

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. Some parts of Ajah offers affordable options for middle and low-income earners.

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

Map of Eti-Osa

By bus


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

By bus


You can get a bus to Eti-Osa 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


You can take a car there too. Uber and Bolt or Taxify can also be used to get to Eti-Osa.

  • 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


You can take lagferry to enter Ajah.

  • 1 Lagferry Jetty (Lagferry services has different terminal within the metropolis), . AMUWO ODOFIN LG ⇒ APAPA ⇒ CMS
    Route: Mile 2 Terminal, Amuwo Odofin LG ⇒ Liverpool Jetty, Apapa ⇒ Marina Terminal, CMS.

By bike


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

Get around

  • 1 Lekki Conservation Centre, Km 19 Lekki - Epe Expy (on the Lekki/Epe expressway near Chevron), +234 906 546 0479. It is really good for relaxation, it's a dense park with a few animals and birds, there are walkways and benches to rest on. Fees: ₦1000 for everyone.    
  • 2 LUFASI Nature Park Lagos, Majek 1st Gate, KM 41, Lekki-Epe Expressway,, +234 818 668 8485. M-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su noon-6PM. Another eco-attraction featuring a 20-hectare farm-forest, animal sanctuary/rehab centre, forest tour with walking trails, two lakes, picnic area, and place for practicing shinrin-yoku (forest bathing). Animals include horses, ostriches, hyenas, lizards, etc. ₦1000 per adult; ₦500 per child.
  • 3 Mindscapes Children's Museum, +234 818 447 7710. Just a children's museum with exhibits to stimulate learning and enrichment on how the world works.
  • 4 Nike Art Gallery, 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Road, Lekki Phase 1, +234 80 330 36969, +234 802 705 2098. Art gallery featuring the whole panoply of Nigerian arts, or see some of the documentaries that have been made about Nigerian culture. Run by artist and designer Nike Davies Okundaye. A great place for art lovers and buyers. Also serves as education center, students at the Nike Art Center engage in a variety of arts. At the center, traditional arts are practiced, such as indigo dying and sculpting, and also non-traditional arts such as painting and quilting, as well as other cultural activities such as drumming and dancing.    
  • Ajah Market. The market is always bustling with different activities, especially in the evening.
  • Balogun Market, which sprawls in ever-changing locations across Lagos Island – just ask someone for directions. Lagosian markets are notorious for being heady on the senses, but a calm approach to them can reveal many hidden secrets.
  • Contemporary art space Rele Gallery, on Military Street.
  • Women-only co-working space Tribe XX Lab, on Military Street.


  • 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 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 Elegushi. Elegushi Private Beach, Ikate, Lekki.
  • Elegushi Royal Beach Lekki Phase I Lagos, Road 3 Lekki Phase 1, 106104, Lekki, +234 816 927 3547.
  • 4 Lekki Beach (turn right at round-about just past estate (about 9 km), Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki).

Beach resorts

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


  • 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.
  • Lagos Island Market: Located in close proximity to Onikan, Lagos Island Market is a bustling marketplace where you can find a wide range of products, including clothing, accessories, fabrics, household items, and traditional Nigerian crafts. It's a popular destination for both locals and visitors looking for affordable goods.
  • Balogun Market: Situated in the heart of Lagos Island, Balogun Market is one of the largest markets in Nigeria. It offers an extensive selection of items, including clothing, textiles, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and more. It's a vibrant market known for its energetic atmosphere and bargaining culture.
  • City Mall. City Mall Onikan is a shopping center located in the vicinity of Onikan. It features a mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. While relatively smaller than other malls in Lagos, it offers convenience and a selection of retail outlets.    
  • Marina Mall: (situated along the Lagos Marina) It hosts a range of shops, including fashion stores, electronics retailers, and supermarkets. The mall also provides a pleasant waterfront view.
  • The Palms Shopping Mall: (in Lekki) A popular retail destination in Lagos. It houses a variety of stores, including fashion boutiques, electronics shops, bookstores, and supermarkets. You can find both local and international brands here.
  • Daytona Supermarket, 21 Admiralty Rd, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lagos, +234 818 000 2968.
  • Gravitas Supermarket, Fola Osibo Rd, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lekki, +234 704 628 8822.
  • 1 Lekki Art Market (close to the Lekki Conservation Centre). Daily 8AM-6PM. A great place to buy Nigerian and West African art. From paintings, to jewellery, to souvenirs to accessories and clothes, You'll find a great deal for your goods. Brush up your bargaining skills. The place is a bit tricky to find, take a right from the roundabout before Chevron and ask for directions. The place tends to flood during heavy rains, so try to avoid going all together or take an SUV with a high ground clearance.

You can get almost all your needs at the general supermarket at the bus stop. You can also check out the following 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.
  • 2 Jf Super market, Sangotedo Rd, Eti-Osa 106104, Lekki. 8AM-8PM. In-store shopping. In-store pick-up. Delivery.
  • 3 BVI Supermarket, Mopo Rd, Eti-Osa 106104, Sangotedo, +234 805 163 0733. 8AM-8PM. In-store shopping. In-store pick-up. Delivery.,Mask required, Temperature check required, Staff wear masks, Staff get temperature checks, Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
  • 4 Selective Boutique, 17/19 Allen Avenue, Oshopey Plaza, Ground Floor Eti Osa 4th Roundabount, +234 803 306 0991. 9AM-10PM. In-store shopping. Delivery.
  • Prince Ebeano Supermarket Lekki Lagos, Plot 9 Northern Business district along, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, +234 705 109 2255.
  • N Y Supermarket, 19 Admiralty Way (E), Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, +234 818 841 0894.
  • 1 Sotées Restaurant, 5 Chris Madueke Dr, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lekki, +234 817 943 8336. 9AM-10PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 2 Utazi kitchen & bar, Block 74, Plot 15b Emma Abimbola Cole Street, Lekki, 105102, Lagos, +234 909 000 3007. 9AM-11PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 3 Ile Eros, 14 Kafayat Abdulrasaq Street, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lagos, +234 909 646 0675. 9AM-10PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. No-contact delivery.
  • 4 House Cafe, 12 Victoria Arobieke St, Lekki Phase 1 106104, Lagos, +234 818 884 6873. 8AM-11PM. Dine-in. Curbside pickup. Delivery.
  • 5 Basili's Kitchen, 10 Angelica Ave, GoodHomes Estate, Aja, Lekki, +234 813 414 0961. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 6 Quid by De Brit, 1e Babatope Bejide Cres, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lagos, +234 807 482 8225. 9AM-1AM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 7 Woks and Koi Restaurant, 5A Adebayo Doherty Rd, Street 106104, Lagos, +234 811 673 2054. 9AM-10PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 8 HSE Gourmet, 25 Babatope Bejide Cres, Lekki Phase 1 106104, Lagos, +234 810 745 3157. 9AM-10PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. No-contact deliver. Mellow restaurant serving up mac & cheese, brisket & comfort foods from around the world.
  • 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.
  • 9 Havilah Lagos, Swiss Trade Drive street, Ikota-Lekki , Lagos (first right immediately after Northwest petrol station), +234 706 700 6602. 8AM-10PM.
  • 10 House of Pizza and Shawarma, Garden Complex, Addo Rd, Aja 100001, Lagos, +234 704 008 9592. 8AM-10PM.
  • Quid by De Brit, 1e Babatope Bejide Cres, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lagos.
  • House Cafe, 12 Victoria Arobieke St, Lekki Phase 1 106104, Lagos.
  • Bay Lounge, Block 12A, 10 Admiralty Rd, Lekki Phase 1 106104, Lagos.
  • Ghana High, 15 Macarthy Street. Serves up the best jollof rice, plantain and beans with your choice of protein. Go before 4 pm – they sell out quickly.


  • 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.
  • hFACTOR, 26 Moloney Street. STROBE safe space parties are held on the rooftop
  • Fisto Bar, 18 Berkeley Street. Grab a local brew (Trophy, Star or Orijin) here
  • Churchill bar, Lekki, 6 Layi Yusuf Cresent, Lekki Phase I, Lagos.
  • E Bar Metro, 20 Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lagos.


  • 1 Manhattan Apple Hotel, 9 Chief. Saula Ndakolo St, Aja 106104, Lagos, +234816 499 4813. ₦18,000.
  • 2 Skymart House Hotel, FJFG+RGH, Eti-Osa 106104, Lekki. ₦8,250.
  • 3 Jerico Villa Hotel & Suites, 6 Jerry Nwakobi St, Eti-Osa 106104, Lekki, +234 810 571 9733. ₦14,700.
  • 4 Green Court Apartments and Suites, Ocean Palm Estate Ogidan, Lekki-Epe Expressway Road, 3, Sangotedo, +234913 752 2087. ₦40,000.
  • 5 Manhattan Apple Hotel, 9 Chief. Saula Ndakolo St, Aja 106104, +234 816 499 4813. ₦18,000.
  • 6 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, +234 903 000 2704. ₦15,000.
  • Handsworth Hotel Limited, 7/8 young Arabamen Street Farm Bus-stop Sangotedo Off Lekki -Epe Expressway.
  • D'Island Hotel, 80, Addo Road Ajah, Akins Bus-Stop, Lekki-Ajah.
  • Lavalon Hotels and Suites, 11/13 Kolawole Adekunle St. (Opp Ecobank) Off Addo Rd. Ajah, Ajah, Lagos. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Good services.
  • Atican Beach Resort Hotel, Along Abraham Adesanya Estate Okun Ajah Town. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.
  • Wadbash Hotel, Km 45 Lekki- Epe Express Way Sangotedo Townrn. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.
  • Newstar Hotels Limited, Adewunmi Street, behind Alesh Hotels Limited. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.
  • Alesh International Hotel, 1, Alesh Hotel Road, Ajah, Eti-Osa.
  • 7 Madiba Court, 68 Kusenla Rd, Lekki Penninsula II, +234 815 522 4224. A gated condominium guesthouse type of setting. Offers a secure feeling. Clean, comfortable beds and environs. ₦19372.
  • Embassy court hotel & suites,15a Admiralty way Lekki phase 1
  • The Stone House Admiralty Lekki Phase I.
  • Plan B, 30 Ajasa Street. A B&B and cultural hub that shares its space with social impact accelerator Mitsio Motu.



At most places in Eti-Osa, you'll maximum in all likelihood discover insurance of the 2G/3G/4G cellular networks. Signal electricity may lessen in addition farfar from the metropolis center, and you would possibly now and again revel in community outage for all or a number of the cellular telecellsmartphone provider carriers within the faraway regions of the metropolis. Different networks have a tendency to be extra solid and dependable in one-of-a-kind places of the metropolis at one-of-a-kind times.

MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel (Zain) and GLO are all to be had provider carriers. So in case you are making plans to go to Eti-Osa, like you'll do for lots different locations in Nigeria, you need to likely recollect having a couple of SIM cards, ideally for all of the cellular provider carriers, because you can't inform that allows you to be extra solid and dependable at a time for your region in the course of your go to. And if you'll threat now no longer having any of them, you is probably higher off now no longer risking the MTN community, because, from indications, it appear to carry out properly than the others, aleven though its quotes can be excessive and its gives and offerings is probably stringent, however you're much less in all likelihood to be worried of erratic voice and facts connection as compared to others.

Airtel is like any other provider company which in all fairness great for all you would possibly want to hook up with the world, together with quotes and community reliability. Of course, Glo (or Globacom) boasts of rapid community pace for net surfing activities, handiest which you won't be capable of revel in the privilege in a few places. And 9Mobile (previously Etisalat) generally additionally plays properly in net surfing pace too however with locational obstacles as properly, plus facts charge in all fairness higher.



Government Offices


1 Eti-Osa Local Government Secretariat, KM 15 Lekki - Epe Expy, Lekki Penninsula II 106104, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, +234 809 090 4366. 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

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