When these three Western African cities are compared, it mostly ends in an “our jollof rice is better war.” Let’s save that heated debate till next weekend (though we all secretly know who the winner is). This weekend, it’s all about unearthing and sharing super cool things to do. This weekend on The Style HQ’s Weekend Vibes, we explore tasty local dishes, African cultural galleries, going for a dip at hotel pools, and haggling for literally anything.
Experience @Nike Art Gallery
Still a Lagos, dare I say Nigerian favourite, this four-storey venue in Lekki plays host to an art gallery and a textile museum with a collection of over 7,000 pieces. It is enormous! Marvel at contemporary art pieces in an environment that is warm and welcoming, as is the nature of ‘Mama Nike.’ Oh and if you happen to spot her when you visit, you might leave with a new Yoruba name. Cool right? Find the gallery at Elegushi Beach Road, Lekki.
Local Art @Nubuke Foundation
Situated in the leafy suburb of East Legon, the Nubuke Foundation is a serene location against the bustle of Accra where you can experience the best of Ghanaian culture. It is a space dedicated to the promotion of local Ghanaian art, culture and heritage. Revel and enjoy programmes ranging from art workshops to poetry and drama presentations. Find the gallery at 1st Freetown Link, Accra, Ghana.
Word Class Art @Musee Theodore Monod
Famed as the best Museum in West Africa, Musee Theodore Monod is a testimony to African Art and Culture. Experience world class exhibitions showcasing contemporary art, traditional clothing, and exhibitions at this Dakar classic. Find it at Rue Emile Zola, Dakar.