this river is situated at Ajegunle Ilo Lagos State Nigeria

Ajegunle, popularly known as AJ City or simply AJ, is a neighbourhood located in the heart of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. It is located in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun local government area of Lagos. Ajegunle in the Yoruba language means "A place where riches dwells."[citation needed]

It is bordered on the west by Apapa Wharf and Tincan, two of Nigeria's biggest sea ports through which over 70 percent of imported goods come into the country[citation needed]. Ajegunle is a community featuring residents from many of the ethnic groups in Nigeria.

The community was subject to the Ijaw/Ilaje conflict that became an inspiration for the album CRISIS, released in 1999/2000[which?] by African China.

Notable residentsEdit

It has produced notable footballers and musicians, including Samson Siasia, former coach of Nigeria's National Men's Football Team, Biodun Obende, who plays in Finland, former Watford striker Odion Ighalo,[1] former Super Eagles defender Taribo West, and Emmanuel Amuneke, former African Footballer of the Year. Ajegunle was brought to limelight[clarification needed] by the popular musician Daddy Showkey in the late 1990s.


  1. ^ "Nigeria: Ighalo – Another Ajegunle Boy Designed for Goals". All Africa. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.