Going to Lekki Arts and Crafts Market is something I had wanted to do for quite some time, but kept having issues with. After a few failed attempts, the most frustrating one being when my sisters, friend (Bolanle) and I were already in Lekki, but we lost our way,  despite being in a cab and what Google maps was telling us (it was a crazy day and it was raining quite heavily). Eventually, I got to a point I just decided I was over it. However, me being me, I couldn’t quite let it go, so I decided to give it yet another try; this time with my friend Bolanle on a work day.












To be honest, getting there this time around wasn’t difficult at all and it makes me wonder how we ever got lost on our first attempt. I guess it’s ‘cos we missed the turning and kept heading towards Chevron. Anyway, on getting there, I didn’t even realize we were at the market already, because it looked like modern rows of stalls on the outside, and not the artsy market I expected. However, once we were led to the back, I realized it was the same place.

We walked around just to get a feel of the area first; we went to various stalls and just had a look, before deciding on where to purchase items. I already had a list of things I wanted to buy, thanks to pictures I had seen on instagram, however, I will admit that I ended up going beyond my list, because their items are so fun and crafty.

   My friend Bolanle

A few pointers I would give anyone going:

  1. It’s also called Jakande Beach Market. Some people in that area don’t know it as Lekki Arts and Crafts Market, so you can ask for Jakande Beach Market instead.
  2. Be prepared to spend money (a lot!) because I can guarantee you’ll want to buy a lot more that you plan for. Their prices are not cheaper than other markets because the items for sale are different from other markets; it’s for arts and crafts.
  3. Don’t be afraid to walk around and explore. It took a while to find the small bag I got, ‘cos I wanted something different from what I had seen so far. In fact, it was Bolanle that spotted it.
  4. Go on a day you have time on your hands. There’s no point rushing in and out, enjoy the place and the vibe it has. It’s different and unique in its own way.
  5. Bargain! I generally suck at bargaining, but I think I did a decent job 🙂

I do hope these tips are helpful if you decide to pay a visit to the market!!!


“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”

― Coco Chanel


Photography by Bolanle @akinlabimobolanle

On an iphone 4s (yep, still have one of those)

Edits by me

Thanks for reading my post guys 🙂

Love, Mignolly



Pants are actually half of a jumpsuit

Shirt: Select

Sunglasses: MiuMiu




  • Milex Roj July 28, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    • MIGNOLLY August 2, 2018 at 9:44 pm


  • Omobolanle July 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm


    Yes! And it was sure am amazing time….. lesson learnt being not going to art market with “phone with mobile banking app or sent on an errand cash😉”

    Cheers dear!!!

    • MIGNOLLY August 5, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks for coming with me and cheers to more in the future!!!
      It really was amazing…Love you hunnay 🙂

  • Chika aka Browne_sugar007 July 29, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Arwwwwww….. I just love that bag

    • MIGNOLLY August 2, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • Elika August 29, 2018 at 4:57 am

    I am thinking about that pant…..

    • MIGNOLLY August 29, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      It’s actually a jumpsuit that can be worn as separates…it’s such a clever way to get multiple wear from a single item 🙂


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