Last updated on August 30th, 2019 at 08:49 am
Festac town which stands for Festival of Art and Culture is a town in the Upper-belt of Amuwo-Odofin. A Local government Area in Lagos state. The southwest of Nigeria. The town lies along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. Festac was formed from the world African festival of arts and culture. Which was the second in Nigeria after that of Dakar, Senegal. However, It’s first name was Festival town. Which was found at the time of Olusegun Obasanjo (General) in the year 1977.
Festac is surrounded by the following towns Agboju, Oluti, Alapako, Amuwo, Isunba, and Kirikiri. Others are Trade Fair, Satellite Town, Abule Ado and Alaba. Few kilometers can take us to any of the neighboring towns. The town has popular streets such as 22, 23, 401, 512 and 712. Which are use for Shopping complex, Post office, Slot, Hospitals, Banks, Restaurant, Nightclub etc. Fact remains that the streets and environ of Festac is a beautiful and pleasant place to be.
Population in Festac town
It has a population of about 697,000 people. Although, the people are from different part of the world. However, the majority of the people living in this town are Nigerians. While others are Ghanaian, Togolese, South African. Also,there Chinese, Japanese, Arab etc. The Nigerians living in this towns are mostly the Igbo, Efik, and Ibibio, and the Yoruba. There are also Edo, and Delta people. And the Northerners whom most times are use as gatekeeper.
Festac town is an industrial area for Construction Company, Steel Company, and Transportation. There are also Automobile dealers Factories, Hospitals, Hotels, Eateries, and Schools. However, the town promote commercialism. As a result of this drives high traffic to the town. All kinds of foods, furniture, cloth, steel, shoes, bags, etc are produced in Festac. Indeed festac holds a prestigious place in the heart of Lagos.
The town has more children and adult. Who are either student or business people. Festac has its own government school. Which is Festac Grammar School. It is for both boys and girls. There’s also Festac girl secondary school. And there are other top private schools. That are own by individuals in Festac town. The town is classified into two which are phase 1 and phase 2. However, there’s the poor side. The environment itself can differentiate that. The area of the rich can be compare to some of the towns in an advance country. While the poor man side is still looking rich compare to some of the towns in African countries.
Food in Festac town
The type of food eaten in Festac town ranges from the Nigerian local foods; to African continental. Also, there are Chinese, and Americana. A typical example is fufu and vegetable soup with coke. White soup with chicken meat. Eba, Amala, Pizza, Hot dog, etc. Well, if you don’t have an idea of the type of food listed here. Then a visit will actually throw more light on it.
Language in Festac town
The languages spoken in this town is broad. Most official languages like English, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Hindu etc are spoken in this town. Others are Japanese, Pidgin or Broken English. Then the local are Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Annang, Efik, Ibibio, Edo etc. There are many languages in this town as Festac is an International town.
Religion in Festac town
A great number of people here are Christian. Others are Muslim, Hinduism, etc. There are many churches in this location. They are also very power. Many people travel from other town, state and country to attend some of the churches; in this town for deliverance. Only few traditional worshipers who cannot easily be traced exist except if one has contact with them.
Festival in Festac town
Festac itself is a festival town. During the festive period Festac is not always left out. The people living in this town will organize shows. And hold events in several hotels and suite. Others will host carnival and entertain the environment with pleasant vibes.
2face Idibia owns a hotel and once live in Festac. Until when he married and relocate from Festac in 2013 to Lekki phase 1. Some Nigerian and International celebrities and Artist lives in Festac too.
The closest Airport to Festac town is the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. It is the major Airport in Lagos.