A GUIDE TO VISITING EKO HOTEL ART & CRAFT MARKET

Eko hotel art and craft market is an organised creative market located in Eko hotel and suites in the heart of Victoria Island. It can be found on Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street. The market is very similar to that in Lekki “Lekki Arts & Craft Market”. It is certainly  a smaller version of the Lekki market and its location on prime property also reflects on the prices of the pieces sold at the market. The market consists of organised stalls under one roof. Pieces range from bronze pieces to jewellery to masks (Expect to see less paintings for sale as compared to in Lekki Art Market).

This market is also home to Foreign exchange traders. Expect to find one of the best FX rates in Lagos here. Don’t forget to haggle as I have re-iterated in many of my Nigeria-related posts.

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Animal skin bags for sale

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A jewellery store which also double takes as a FX currency store

 

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 A view of a trader at his store
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The market is home to many stunning sculptures and masks

TIPS FOR WINNING BIG AT EKO HOTEL ART & CRAFT MARKET (CRAFTS OR FX)

🚨*TIP 1* Don’t buy from the first shop you visit (Window Shop First).
🚨*TIP 2* Prepare to bargain heavily (I always try to start my bid at 25% of the sellers first price).
🚨*TIP 3* Don’t feel pressured to buy anything (especially if you have a few days in Lagos and you can visit again). Simply collect the vendors information for future visit.
🚨*TIP 4* Pretend to be a local and tell the vendor that Nigeria is home so they have to give you a non-touristy price.
🚨*TIP 5* For FX transactions, make sure to check the black market rate first (AbokiFX) and expect to get very close to that price (If not, don’t deal)
Do you know of other hidden gems like this EKO hotel Art & Craft Market in Lagos? Please share below and don’t forget to click “recommend” if you enjoyed this post x

4 Comments

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    How The Stock Market Works
    November 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm

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      #SassyFunke
      November 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm

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    Chloe A
    September 8, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    The pictures and tips are 💯.
    Thanks

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      #SassyFunke
      September 9, 2018 at 7:15 am

      Thank you! I appreciate it 💛

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