Lekki is a part of the Island in Lagos for the rich and affluent, a naturally formed peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean East of Lagos City and on Lagos Lagoon. It is one of the expensive areas in Lagos state. It is a peninsula adjoining Victoria Island and Ikoyi.
Surprisingly, the area was formerly a slum, known as Maroko. During the administration of Raji Rasaki, a military government, the people that inhabited the area were forcefully evicted to avoid slum-infested diseases. After that, the peninsula was developed afresh and became what is known today as Lekki peninsula. The peninsula itself is a tourist centre with natural beauty as well as architectural structures and sceneries.
Lekki is mostly a residential area with beautiful and well organised housing estates. A good number of businesses are however still located in Lekki, but it is largely residential. The residents of Lekki are the rich and mighty and it serves as home to many Nigerian celebrities as well as politicians as well as other rich people.
Apart from the conducive living environment with excellent amenities, it is also a hub of entertainment. The night in Lekki comes alive with nightclubs within the peninsula such as Wind Lounge, Rhapsody’s and Sailor’s Lounge. There are also a number of tourist attraction centres around the district; they include the Lekki Conservation Center (VGC Recreation Club, Atican Beach, Eleko Beach, Oniru Beach, Omu Resort, Arts and Craft Market, Fun Factory, Elegushi Beach, Lekki Leisure Lake, Iron Bar Fitness and the Nike Art Gallery, BICS Boat Club and others within the district. As mentioned earlier, Lekki Peninsula is an expensive area and one would not enjoy being there without enough money.
The hotels in Lekki are expensive considering the facilities that come with them, so you would get your money's worth.