Isale Eko, while technically meaning the bottom of Lagos, this market can be found on Lagos Island. It is a big bustling very busy market for all things relating to food. Farmers from all over Nigeria deliver goods in wholesale quantities at this market. Many smaller markets scattered across Lagos come to buy from here, so if you don’t mind the travel, to save a good buck, White Sands market is the place to go.
Big Oladunni being an Ijebu woman, takes me there every trip I make home to shop for food that I will be bringing back with me to the UK. We live in Ikeja and our local markets Opodo Market and Agege market are way too expensive if you want value for money, so we hop into the car, drive to White sands, I do all my shopping at once, usually a few days to my return and I am a happy bunny.
As with any open market, be prepared to haggle, haggle, haggle, haggle. if you are visiting from abroad, it is wise you shouldn’t let that information slip through your interactions with them or you would be charged double. From smoked fish, to crayfish, spices, vegetables, periwinkles, garri, all types of yams, you will find here and at cheaper prices than your local markets, I promise you.
Here are pictures from my last trip. Showing you the various items you can purchase. P.S. The pictures are not exhaustive
I can’t visit all the markets alone, so if you would like to contribute to this feature of the site, i.e. if you would like to be a DK Market Reporter, no matter where in the world that you live, please let me know. I will provide login details for you to write a feature, upload your pictures, which will be vetted by the Editor, and then go live.