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Ajegunle in Lagos State which means a place where riches dwell is located in the west close to Apapa wharf and Tincan Island. It’s cultural heritage cannot be disassociated from families who have survived many generations. Also, this has continued to exhibit the cultural heritage of Ajegunle Lagos. Furthermore, an example of them is the Ojora family and the Oluwa family are the original owners of the land. However, they also have some other group of families who are regarded as the owner of Ajegunle. These families are the Adeyemo family, the Fakunle family, the Bakare family and the Thomas family.
The Owners and Families of Ajegunle Apapa Lagos
Ajegunle is a town that has a land area of 11.19km² in the middle of Apapa close to Apapa Quay. However, the town is close to Ajeromi-Ifelodun and Tincan Island. The popular Creek road also link to Ajegunle thous giving the town access to many other community. Although, the Lagos Lagoon split Apapa into two; therefore the lagoon borders Ajegunle too. However, looking at Ajegunle from the skyline; it is close to Festac, Surulere, Yaba, Lagos Island, Victoria Island and Snake Island.
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A festival town in Amuwo Odofin. Although, some people are scared of coming out from their homes after the first reported case of Corona Virus on the 30th of March 2020.
To know more about Surulere. You can read about popular towns such as
IJESHA SURULERE LAGOS and AGUDA SURULERE LAGOS. ALSO READ ABOUT, AGO PALACE WAY OKOTA a neighborhood to Surulere. Snake Island is is another tourist attraction in Lagos waiting to be explore. ALSO READ ABOUT, SNAKE ISLAND IN LAGOS.
History of Ajegunle
History record that the Adeyemo family created the name AJE-GUN-LE (IBI TI AYEMI GUNLE SI LE ) which translate were my wealth resides in. Meanwhile, the Fakunle family since 1872 were the first settlers of Apapa Elemu. Which is now Marine breach before relocating to Alayabiagba. And also, the first settlers of the land and furthermore move to Aiyetoro meaning (aiye mi ti toro ) in 1920.
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The economy of this town is strengthen through petty trading and diverse commercial enterprise. This include major, mini and night market. Which are Tolu, Alayabiagba, Awodiora, Alakoto, Cementry etc.
The fact about Ajegunle is that it is more populous than most cities in Nigeria. Also it is a slum area in Lagos. Just like Soweto in South Africa
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Population of Ajegunle Apapa in Lagos
The population of Ajegunle in 2020 is not 156,000; because it is a town in Apapa LGA. Therefore, the population is more than 40,000 people living in that residential area. This is after it has receive more development from Lagos State Government.
Ajegunle music is one of it kind. However, there are many talents and young stars in this community; who has good music and rhythm that can give a good vibe to the society. But many of them lacks sponsorship. Therefore, the talent are wasting as some are now going into illegal activities. Apart from that Ajegunle Lagos has also taught the Lagosian different dance style such as Alanta, Galala, Suoh, etc.
There are many musicians from this part of Lagos. Who has made this town become very popular in Lagos and often called AJ city. However, Daddy Showkey, Oritse Femi, African China and Danfo Driver are the popular musicians that has made this town well known in Lagos. This is because they have many songs and concert about this town. And also, has taken place here too.
Ajegunle Lagos news
For a while now we have not really heard much bad cases of Ajegunle Lagos news even Corona virus case. Unlike before; when the robbery attack and kidnapping was on a high side.
Social Amenities and infrastructure
However, Ajegunle and it’s neighbouring town which include Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA presently has seventy two public primary schools. And also thirty nine public secondary schools with over two hundred private school both primary and secondary.
Companies in Ajegunle Apapa Lagos
Ajegunle is home to Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Lagoon Hospitals Apapa, Arakan Barracks, Flour Mills of Nigerian Plc (Golden Penny Place), Dragnet Solutions and Apapa Amusement Park.
Hotels in Ajegunle Apapa Lagos
There are quite a number of hotels in this area. This is because Ajegunle Lagos lies in a port suburb. So, people who are new in that area can always lodge at any affordable hotel. However, some of this hotels are
XGarden Hotel And Suites
Bana hotel and suites
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Beni Gold Apapa
Rock View Hotel
Cynergy Suites Apapa
Blue Seasons Hotel & Suites
Aquatic Suites & Lounge
Allure Suites Limited
Aquatic Suites & Lounge
Etal Hotels & Halls
Command Guest House
First Roland Hotel
Ajegunle Alakuko Lagos
This is another popular place in Ajegunle. Which has breed many talents in today’s Lagos society.