Tour To The Biggest Art Gallery in Lagos – Nike Art Gallery
The Nike Art Gallery is definitely one of the biggest art gallery in Africa with over 10,000 art collections in the form of artworks, sculptures, paintings, indigo dying, wood carvings, jewellery, fashion products etc
The Nike Art centre features artworks from various artist both traditional and contemporary artists. However, it only features artworks from local artists which promotes creativity and the African lifestyle.
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Centre for Excellence and Creativity
It sits majestically on a four storey edifice with a radiance of beauty, elegance, excellence and splendour. It radiates beauty and excellence in and out, from its entrance all the way to the inner rooms of its fourth floor.
There is this euphoria of creativity that fills the atmosphere as you walk through some of the best art pieces in Africa. It reignites something in you and the sight will leave you wanting for more. The memories you get here will be a souvenir to take home and to be remembered for the rest of your life.
Massive Collection Of Artworks
Nike art centre has some of the best art masterpieces by some top artists in Nigeria making it one of the biggest art collections in Nigeria and Africa.
This art centre is made up of a vast collection of different artworks which expresses the diversity and rich cultural heritage of Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
If you are wondering where to go in Lagos or places to visit, Nike art gallery should be top on your priority list.
My experience at the Nike Art Gallery
On stepping into this facility I felt love, the feeling you get when the love of your life finally agrees to date you. You are welcomed into the facility by giant-size sculptures and some metallic artworks made from scraps. Then the most iconic is the beautiful door that leads into the art gallery, which looks like those that you see in the palace or a Castle, this is a display of Royalty. On entering the door, we were welcomed by the one and only iconic madam Nike herself. I quickly asked for a selfie and she was helpful in choosing the perfect position for a one in a lifetime selfie.
From the arts on the wall, the paintings and sculptures, everything about the Nike Art centre tells a story. Nike art Gallery ensures it represented the three main tribes in Nigeria which are the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba which expresses and displays our diverse cultural differences.
What is the Gate Fee to the Nike Art Gallery
Luckily there is no gate fee to the Nike Art gallery. Entry to this art gallery is free for all,
Cost of Artwork at the Nike Art Gallery
The cost varies from as low as 50,000 ($140) to arts as high as ten million Naira ($29,000) while some might are so expensive their prices are not displayed.
Nike Art Centre Opening Time
Nike Art Gallery opens from 10 am till around 6 pm Mondays to Sundays and on Public Holidays.
Who Owns The Nike Art gallery
Nike Art gallery is owned and run by the famous Nike Davies Okundayo who is a renowned and established international artist with exhibitions and recognition in Africa, the United States, Britain and other international art exhibitions across the world. The 68-year-old is known for her famous Gele (headgear). She has dedicated her life to telling the African story through her beautiful artworks and also helping thousands of people become self-sufficient through her foundation. ,
How It All Started
Mrs Nike who didn’t get much formal education due to lack of funds has been able to create a niche for herself through her paintings and she is known to lecture at the prestigious Harvard University.
The art gallery is filled with breathtaking paintings, sculptures that will take your breath away. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lover of the arts or not. The Nike Art gallery will blow your mind.
History of the Nike Art Gallery
The Nike Art gallery was established in 2009 by Mrs Oyenike Monica Okundaye popularly known as Mrs Nike from her personal earnings from her artworks and exhibitions.
When to Visit the Nike Art Gallery
The best time to visit the Nike Art Gallery is between 11 am and 3 pm, It is opened Mondays to Sundays. Weekends might be a little crowded but you have nothing to worry about the magnificent four-story building can accommodate everyone that comes into the facility.
How to get to The Nike Art Gallery
If you are coming from Outside Lagos, You may either take a flight to Murtala Mohammed International Airport from the Airport you can take a cab, Bolt (Taxify) or Uber to the Nike Art Gallery located at 3rd Roundabout Lekki Epe off the Express.
Use this code to get free rides or discounts on your first trip
Taxify/ Bolt – SS2U9
Activities To Do at Nike Art Gallery
- Explore the artworks, paintings and sculptures from the four-storey gallery
- You can learn more about the different type of arts and cultural heritage
- You can also organize excursions and family trips
- Lots of photoshoots
- Enjoy the local delicacy from African restaurant
Visiting the Nike Art Center
If you are coming from outside Nigeria, you may want to visit during the dry season which starts September to march. However, that does not mean you cannot visit this facility during the rainy season but to maximize your experience with other Fun things to do in Lagos, It will be advisable to visit during the dry season if you are coming from outside Lagos or Nigeria
Location of the Nike Art Gallery Lagos
The Nike Art gallery is located just off the Third roundabout of the Lekki Epe expressway. The Address is:
The Nike Art Gallery is located at No. 2, Elegushi Road, 3rd round-about, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ikate Cross Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos, Nigeria.
Other Nike Art gallery locations
Similarly, here are the other Nike Art centers located in Nigeria.
- The Nike Art centre Oshogbo
- Nike Art centre Ogidi
- Nike Art centre Abuja
Things you should not do at the Nike Art Gallery
- Do not touch the paintings
- You are not allowed to take direct pictures of the artworks but you can take pictures with the paintings and artworks as a background
- Do not touch or carry the paintings or the artworks
- professional cameras are not allowed
- You are not allowed to roam about within the facility
Can I Lodge at the Nike Art Gallery?
In the case where you need to stay overnight, The Nike Art gallery has lodges for guest to stay and spend the night, the cost varies based on your room preference.
Other Art Gallery in Lagos
Lastly here are some other Art Gallery in Lagos. However, you should be sure with their terms of entry and opening times before visiting.
- Omenika Art gallery
- Red Door gallery
- Terra Kulture
- Signature Beyond Art gallery
- Art Twenty One
- Nimbus Gallery
- Universal Studio of Arts
- Hour Glass Gallery
- Rele Gallery
- Osh Gallery
- Mydrim Gallery
- Yusuf Grillo Art Gallery