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5 reasons Lagos is an amazing place to live

Most times, during a conversation with people who do not live in Lagos, the first question they ask is ‘Why have you refused to leave Lagos?’

For those who have been in Lagos well enough, there are several answers to this question, and we eventually end up convincing people to want to try out the Lagos lifestyle. But for those who have not gotten an answer to those questions, here are five reasons Lagos is an amazing place to live.

Job Opportunities

Lagos is the Center of Excellence and the state lives up to the hype. What this means is that you are more likely to succeed in Lagos if you can work hard enough.

Apart from the numerous job postings, you can always find online, the Lagos State Government has a program called Lagos State Government Massive Recruitment. This is aside from the skill acquisition programs the state also runs with centers in several local government areas in the state.

Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria and a lot of companies have their head offices located in Lagos, which translates to more job opportunities for people.

From the blue-collar jobs to the white-collar jobs, living in Lagos makes it easier to get job opportunities than any other state in the country.

Numerous beaches

Lagos is surrounded by a body of water. The name itself means ‘lakes’ in Portuguese. This alone should be enough to explain the presence of the numerous beaches we have in Lagos.

There are private beaches and others open to the general public, but in all, the beaches are places you can have fun with your family and friends.

Occasionally, there are some of the beaches that host fun activities while there are some of the beaches with active nightlife. For example, there are a couple of nightclubs in Elegushi Beach, Oniru Beach amongst others.

If you are looking for the Miami type of chill, Lagos is where you can get it.

Global city

Apart from being the most populous city in Africa, Lagos is one of the major cities in the world. With a population of more than 20 million people, Lagos is the 7th fastest growing city in the world.

There is a continuous expansion in the economic growth of Africa and the opportunities are emphasized in Lagos as it is fast becoming a market that thrives in music, fashion, and tech. We can also see how finance startups and other startups from other sectors, as well as investments troops into the city.

The current GDP of Lagos is estimated at $29 billion.

Exciting attractions

If you are the type who does not like to live a routine lifestyle, Lagos is the place for you. Apart from the sandy beaches, there are several exciting attractions that’ll catch your attention.

From the Lekki Conservation Center that has the longest canopy walk in Africa to recreation parks and gardens, nightclubs, cinemas, and beautifully designed restaurants, Lagos is filled with side attractions that will help you have fun.

Active Nightlife

Lagos has one of the most exciting nightlife activities in the whole of Nigeria, if not the best. This is why the state is called ‘the city that never sleeps.’

Some parts of Lagos bubble even at 2 am in the morning, while you can dance and party all night in some other parts of the state.

There are several nightclubs you can attend that you will never run out of a place to be, many shows to attend, as well as many parties. But if you don’t feel like spending so much, there are places you can go to with a thin budget but still enjoy yourself.


Lagos is a good place to be. An interesting place in fact. It is like having all the things you need and want in one place, as a total package. Is it fun you’re looking for, or job opportunities? Is it a playing ground where you can network with the big wigs in your industry, or where you can easily access those that will link you to the investors that’ll shoot your startup to the sky? Whatever it is you are looking for, Lagos is where those dreams come true.

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