Located in Lekki Phase 1 of Lagos Island is a mind-blowing art gallery you wouldn’t have guessed was there.
Nike Art Gallery, located at 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Rd, Lekki Phase I, Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria, is a Nigerian hidden treasure and an ancient history thriving in our present time.
Comprising of an art gallery, textile museum, and a coffee shop, Nike Art Gallery is a four-story building containing over 8,000 artworks from various Nigerian artists that would leave you falling in love with art again.
Opened seven days a week for guests, tourists, and any art lover or textiles, I believe it would take you more than a week to go through every artwork in the gallery and appreciate them. So this is why you should visit.
1. NO GATE FEE
As a tourist, you are probably on a budget and don’t want to get stranded and at the same time want to visit everywhere possible. Nike art gallery is one such tourist destination that you don’t have to pay to visit. Yes, I said it. Every single piece of art is available for your eyes to see for free.
2. learn the art
If you have a passion for art and have a week to spare, the Nike art course is readily available, or instead, you could enroll in an art course or take a tour with the owner of Nike. The tour group provides overnight accommodation at her guest house and participates in creating traditional African handicrafts such as Adire, batik, indigo, beading, painting, or carving.
I don’t think you can visit a place without pictures! yeess! Nike art gallery is so beautiful you’ll probably feel right at home, and trust me, and every single picture would fit just about any frame.
So go ahead and strike that pose. Let us paint your picture.
4. The Beach
After looking at art, the Elegushi beach is very close, and you can see the waves and wave back.
5. Buy Art
If you care for some souvenirs, you could buy different art, fabrics, or artwork, ranging from some few thousand nairas to millions. Everyone gets to have price-friendly art according to budget.
Possibly the largest art gallery in Africa. It is also number one on Trip Advisor’s list of the best attractions in Lagos, Nigeria. Nike boss Davis Okundaye owns the gallery. And as I took my leave the last time I was there, I looked back at all the art that would fill the world and knew it wouldn’t be my last time here.