Ojuelegba, Lagos

Ojuelegba is a suburb in Surulere local government area of Lagos State.[1] Known for its crowded setting as depicted in Fela's 1975 Confusion album, Ojuelegba is regarded as one of the busiest places in Lagos.[2]

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A view of Ojuelegba Under bridge, Yaba, Lagos-Nigeria
Ojuelegba is located in Nigeria
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Ojuelegba
Location of Ojuelegba in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°30′33.372″N 3°22′0.66″E / 6.50927000°N 3.3668500°E / 6.50927000; 3.3668500
Country Nigeria
StateLagos State
LGA(s)Surulere
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Area code(s)101283
Ojuelegba bridge, Lagos

Structural compositionEdit

Ojuelegba is one of the key transport modes of Lagos, connecting the city's Mainland with the Island. It also serves as a connecting point for people who commute the three surrounding districts of Yaba, Mushin and Surulere.[3]

Life in Ojuelegba has been depicted in several musical works, including Fela's Confusion album, Wizkid's "Ojuelegba" single and Oritse Femi's "Double Wahala" single.[4]

Night lifeEdit

In the 80s and 90s, Ojuelebga was known for its boisterous night life, connecting revelers to Fela Kuti's Moshalashi Shrine on Agege Motor Road and to the redlight district starting in Ayilara street through to parts of Clegg Street.[5]

Mini GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gbajabiamila condoles families of victims of Ojuelegba trailer crash". Daily Post Nigeria. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ Omiko Awa; Charles Okolo (19 July 2015). "Ojuelegba: Return Of A City's Groove Centre". The Guardian Nigeria. Retrieved 8 September 2015.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Ojuelegba: the Sacred Profanities of a West African Crossroad" (PDF). Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  4. ^ Yinka Olatunbosun (19 July 2015). "Wizkid's Ojuelegba Evolves". Thisday. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  5. ^ "AYILARA STREET, EX-LAGOS DRUG AND PROSTITUTION HAVEN NOW MADE CLEAN, HOLY". The Nigerian Voice. The Nigerian Voice. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2017.