town in Ogun State, Nigeria

Sango Ota (Ota) (pronounced as "sawn-go awta") is a town in Ogun State, Nigeria, and has an estimated 164,000 residents living in or around it. Ota is the capital of the Ado-odo/Ota local government area. The traditional leader of Ota is called the Olota of Ota "Oba Adeyemi Abdul Kabir Obalanlege".

Ota is the historical capital of the Awori Yoruba Tribe.

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Sango Ota is a notable town in Ogun State. It is the second largest town in the State with headquarteres at Ota. Some other neighbouring towns and communities around the area are; Ado-Odo, Agbara, Igbesa, Iju-Ota, Itele, Kooko Ebiye town, Owode among others.The majority of the inhabitants of the area identify as Awori Yorubas. Thus, Yoruba is the dominant language although there might be some dialectal differences around this area. English is also spoken and understood, particularly among the younger generation.

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Traditional Awori Yoruba folklore tells that Olofin's Children, Osolo and Eleidi Atalabi, founded Ota after migrating south from Isheri. As the town developed, it eventually came to be locally ruled by a crowned Oba, called the "Olota", whose ruling privilege was derived from the Yoruba traditional homeland of Ile-ife.

Ota soon became important in the production and sales of cocoa. In 1842, the expansion of the Egba Nation brought Ota under the control of Abeokuta. However Ota held a semi-independent status within the Egba kingdom, and remained the capital of the Awori people.

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Sango Ota is easily accessed by road from Iyana-Ipaja, a major city centre in Lagos which links to important areas such as Ikeja. The common yellow buses (danfo) regularly ply the roads to Sango Ota, with transport fares of between ₦300 and ₦500. Bus fares vary depending on the time of the day, the whims of the bus drivers and conductors and so on. A good tip is to confirm the fare from the conductor before entering, or politely asking from neighbouring passengers. Sango Ota is also linked to Abeokuta the Ogun State Capital and other major towns and cities in South Western Nigeria.

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Map of Sango Ota

Yellow buses (danfo) and tricycles (Keke napep) are quite common within Sango Ota and serve as the primary means of transport. Taxis (usually painted bright yellow) are also available.

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  • Faith Tabernacle: Sango-Ota is the site of the famous Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, built in 1999. It is the second largest church auditorium in the world. You might decide to drop by for a Sunday service as early as 6AM, or attend a later service, and then explore the church grounds afterwards. (It is recommended that you have a valid means of identification with you, and adequately communicate your intentions to the security officers on duty in the church premises.) Canaanland boasts of many fine examples of architecture, and well-shaded, tranquil parks which are ideal for the impromptu Sunday picnic.
  • Palace of the Olota: The palace was relocated to a newer, ultra-modern building. However, the old palace still stands as a monument, at least a few decades old.

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  • 1 One stop mart, Ifako-Ijaye. Daily. In-store shopping.
  • 2 Vic Marts Supermarket, Yemi Dedeke, Mobil, +234 803-714-9899. M-Sa 8AM-8:30PM, Su 10AM-8:30PM. In-store shopping.
  • 3 Sango supermarket, Sango over bridge. Daily. Grocery store. In-store shopping.
  • 4 Heritage Store, 23,Iyana Ilogbo Rd, Iyana Igusi Olorunsogo Baptist Church, +234 703-199-7854. Daily. In-store shopping. In-store pick up.
  • 5 Bolatunmi Stores, Ijako Abeokuta Express way, Ado-Odo, +234 802-827-9172. Daily. In-store shopping.
  • 6 Iya Alaje Store, Ayodeji Ave, Beside Samfol hotel. M-Sa 7:30AM-9:30PM, Su noon-9:30PM. In-store shopping.
  • 7 Shoprite, Abeokuta Express way, +234 803-470-0537. Daily 9AM-9PM. In-store shopping. In-store pick up. Delivery.
  • 8 Abule Oja Market, 21 Church street off Tegbabo Akintola Lagos NG. 9AM-8PM. A popular market in a town where you can get various food items and household equipment. There is also high presence of students seen there due to the close proximity of Abule Oja to Unilag. ₦500.

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  • 1 Kilmanjaro Restaurant, Palm mall, +234 811-883-7626. Daily 9AM-9PM. Dine-in, takeaway, delivery.
  • 2 Lick Fingers Calabar Restaurant, Before Ayo Hotel, No.2 The Bells Dr, Ota, +234 814 177 1984. You want to eat Calabar food in Ogun State, well here is your place
  • Amazing Grace Restaurant, Ifako-Ijaiye 112104, Ota. 9AM-6PM. They have different kind of rice and other type of delicacies a menu list includes white rice and stew plantain porridge jollof rice egusi amala ewedu fish porridge coconut rice beans and plantain beans and corn. and many more.
    Service options:Dine in take away delivery.
  • Mama Ifeanyi And Son's Food, Beside First Bank, 1 Tarmac Rd, Otta, +234 706 074 5383. 8:30AM-10PM daily. They offer different kinds of local soup egusi okro soup,ewedu, ogbono , white soup, catfish pepper soup, black soup, okazi soup,ogbono soup, banga soup and efek soup in accompaniment with different Nigerian swallow.
    Service options:Dine in take away delivery.
  • Mummy Twins Food Store, 14,Waidi, Akintoye St, Ota, +234 803 278 7379. 8:30AM-5PM daily. Service options:Dine in take away delivery.
    They offer different delicacies of fast food, continental dishes, Africana, salad, swallow and soup combination
  • Downtown Fast Food, Benja bus stop, sango, adjacent the bells, +234 806 783 2011. 9AM-9PM daily. They are a pizza restaurant, they offer different kinds of pizza chicken pizza beef pizza coleslaw shawarma shawarma ordinary shawarma and different kinds of ice cream coleslaw salad cream salad cabbage salad and many more. You can eat at place, get take away packs or order via delivery Services. ₦1000.
  • Tantalizers - Sango Ota, Ota....Toll gate bus, toll-free: +234 1 819 0231. 8AM-9PM daily. They offer meals like jollof rice and chicken,boiled yam,fried rice Spaghetti Sauce fruit salad porridge yam, beans and yam, coconut rice, dessert.
    Service options: Dine in take away delivery. Fast food.
  • Sweet Sensation Sango (Otta), 38 Lagos-Abeokuta Expy, 112104, Ota, +234 913 600 0560. 8AM-9PM daily. Sweet sensation offer different delicacies of food and varieties of local dishes like dessert, rice dishes, beans dishes, yam porridge, Shawarma,vegetables, pizza, donut, sausage rolls.
    Service options:Dine in take away delivery.
    ₦ 500.
  • Mary Food Store, Coka cola oju-ore Sango ota ogun state Oju-ore Sango ota Sango, Agege, +234 810 332 0865. 8AM-6PM. They have available difference types of Noodles packs, with egg, and starting from the smallest to biggest pack, you can get spaghetti pack. You can do dine in take away delivery package. ₦ 500.
  • Domino's Pizza Ota, 38 Idiroko Rd, 112104, Ota, +234 908 742 0792. 7:30AM-10PM. They have available:Chicken pizza chicken wings,fries,chicken barbecue, pizza perrion,panbaked,beef pizza chicken supreme waffle,dulex pizza, coldstone,beef suya pizza french fries pizza.
    Service options:Dine in .take away. delivery.
  • Pejay's Delicacies, Christian Church St, 112104, Ota, +234 706 808 4638. 8AM-6PM. They have jollof rice fried rice plantain porridge yam porridge what type of Nigerian soup and swallow. Eba,amala,egusi, boiled yam, afang soup, banga soup and delicacies of food.
    Service options:Dine in.take away. delivery.
  • Ota Recreational Club. 8AM-6PM. Onion and meat,grilled fish,Doughnuts, meat burger, super pie, Shawarma fried fish and chip. They offer service like dine in take away delivery.

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  • 1 3AD Bar & Lounge, Km 5 idiroko Rd, opposite SBU petrol Station Oja Ota,Km 5 Ota Rd,112212, +234 803-381-5070. Daily 8AM-11:45PM. Dine-in, takeaway, delivery.
  • 2 Canary Lounge & Bar, Ijoko Rd. Daily 8AM-11PM. Dine-in, takeaway.
  • 3 Adelsts Events place & Bar, Community Rd, +234 802-501-7218. 24 hours daily.
  • 4 M22 Bar, Iyana Ilogbo bustop, +234 803-806-2838. Daily 8AM-8AM-midnight. Dine-in, drive through.
  • 5 Big Shot Spot, Oke-Aro Rd, Ifako-Ijaiye, +234 703 367 6340. 9AM-11:30PM. Dine-in. Takeaway.

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  • 1 Eden Hotel & Resorts, Eden Avenue by The Bells Secondary school, +234 810-861-2524. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Free breakfast, free parking.
  • 2 D'CZARS hotel & Suites, Hope mission Close. Pool, free parking, free breakfast and air conditioning. ₦14,492.
  • 3 King Solomon Hotel & Suites, 13110 Awela Rd,Toll gate, +234 803-414-7896. Free breakfast, free parking, air conditioning and restaurant. ₦6,353.
  • 4 O'Nice Hotel & Suites, 7,Nice st,off idiroko Rd,Honda Bus stop. Check-out: 12:00. Pool, free breakfast, free parking, and restaurant. ₦9,655.
  • 5 Hamak Suites and Gardens, 20/24 Mabayomije Salami Street, Divine Estate, Off Ijoko-Sango Road Ota Ogun State NG, Ntabo Rd, 112212, Ijoko, +234 912 919 8181. African and continental cuisines.

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