Map of Lagos, Nigeria

Top Lagos Slums and Lagos Rich Areas

Lagos, Nigeria has recently become the heart of Africa. With a population of over 15 million people, it is the largest city in Nigeria and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Lagos serves as not only the economic and financial hub of Nigeria, but as well as West Africa, attracting businesses and investors from around the globe. With the rise of Nigeria’s entertainment industry, from Nollywood to the top Afrobeat artists, Lagos has been brought into the spotlight. With its attention, the city is characterized by its communities, from the Lagos slums to the Lagos rich areas.

Nigeria’s largest city is home to several affluent and upscale communities of Lagos rich areas, signifying the city’s economy, thriving business industry, and upper class and middle class residents. These luxurious neighborhoods, like Victoria Island, Ikoyi, and Lekki Peninsula, display high-end residences, commercial buildings, and a thriving real estate market. The residents have access to state-of-the-art amenities and infrastructure, premium shopping centers, fine-dining restaurants, elite schools, and well-equipped medical facilities. These communities represent the success and affluence in Lagos.

On the opposite end, there is a great number of Nigerians living within the boundaries Lagos slums. Often situated near water bodies, are home to millions of Lagos’s residents who grapple daily with the challenges of living in overcrowded neighborhoods with harsh living conditions. These communities include Ajegunle, Ebute Metta, and Makoko.

With Lagos being a cultural and entertainment hotspot, the city is home to a rich and diverse mix of ethnic groups, each contributing to vibes of the city. Despite its many attractions, that includes a vibrant nightlife, high-end shopping and entertainment districts, and top ocean view resorts, Lagos is home to two worlds, one with the Lagos rich areas of affluent and successful Nigerians, and the other being the home of Lagos slums and high levels of poverty and lack of necessities.

Map Key: Dark Colors = Lagos Slums  |  Light Colors = Lagos Rich Areas

*The map above only highlights several of the most notable Lagos slums and rich areas and affluent communities. Most neighborhoods highlighted have multiple images and videos attached to them.*

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