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Luxury, serene, beautiful, comfort

Yaba is one of the go-to places for technology renaissance in Africa. The area is growing steadily as Lagos State’s technology hub with many startup companies, financial institutions, and private business ventures impacting the economy ecosystem for good.

Yaba, located in Lagos Mainland and dubbed the Silicon Valley of Nigeria or Yabacon Valley, is home to a lot of youths as it houses most of the city’s citadels of knowledge and a host of companies. Yaba is fast becoming one of the go-to places for technology renaissance in Africa, quite like Nairobi in Kenya, with Tech startups like Hotels.ng, Andela, Cc-Hub and many others impacting the ecosystem for good.

Yaba is interestingly a mixture of exotic and local. It’s popular Yaba left region stems from the location of the Psychiatric hospital in that region. The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba is located at 8 Harvey Road, Yaba, Lagos. The popular “Yaba left” slang is used to refer to people with abnormally functioning brains.

With University of Lagos and Yaba College of Technology situated in Yaba, the axis is known as a citadel of knowledge as you will find many learned people working and living in this environment. More interesting is that there are many students living in this neighborhood and that has as a result contributed to the liveliness of this part of Lagos.

Tejuosho market, with its vibrancy and diversity is a Yaba spot any visitor would like to visit. You can find almost anything even though it is popularly known for its “okirika” cloth sale (thrift clothing) and feminine based goods like wigs and shoes.

The Neighbours

In this neighborhood, you can find people of different classes in the society. A blend of young professionals, undergraduates, students and entrepreneurs

What to expect

Moderate standard of living, good road network and constant power supply. You are also expected to find everything you need for your day to day living in its famous Yaba market.

The lifestyle

As one of the major and most popular neighborhood in the Mainland, you cannot be cut short of fun as it houses a lot of restaurants, local bukkas, clubs, lounges, cinemas, museums and tech hubs.

The Market

Yaba is strategically located at the heart of the Lagos Mainland. It is also close to the Third Mainland Bridge which links Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland. These facts positively influence the value of properties in the neighbourhood.

You'll fall in love with

The cost of living, upwardly mobile fun hangout spots and all the vibes one can find in Lagos

Limitations

Most roads in Yaba are marginally good, although typically not very wide. Many parts of Yaba have drainage channels clogged with dirts.

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