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Hi there!

I'm Margaret, a female traveller from Nigeria, and welcome to my personal blog , TheAjalaBug.com.

Here, I document my adventures in travel and life experiences generally. Hope you get inspired!

Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

"Heroes get remembered but legends never die" - Babe Ruth

On one sunny afternoon, a friend of mine and myself decided it was time to revisit Ibeju-Lekki after arguing about who will drive and whose car to use. Of course, I absolutely love driving, so I offered to drive but in her car (division of labour). I miss you Ephee.

This time we weren't visiting the famous La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort but the historical Awolowo Museum and Private Beach. The museum was established to preserve the legacy of Obafemi Awolowo. Read all about the legend here

All roads led out of Lekki to Ibeju-Lekki. After driving for over 1 hour from Lekki phase 1, we arrived at the musuem. The museum is located off Eleko beach road by the Lekki research & development council.

PROS:

  1. It is a very well maintained place/facility

  2. There is a knowledgeable tour guide available on the premises

  3. Unlike any other museum I have visited, Awo museum has a beach front

  4. You get to learn a lot of history about the legend that conspired with the then Ghanaian government to overthrow the Federal Government of Nigeria

  5. This was his private prison and his personal effect are still in the house.

  6. The place is serene, Probably because of the beach

  7. There is a beach to relax at after listening to all the history. 

CONS:

  1. More beach-like activities like quad bikes can be introduced

  2. Street signs and directions will be appreciated.

 Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

 Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

 Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

 Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

Final thoughts on visiting Awolowo Museum and Private Beach

It was amazing to find a museum that also had a beach. Super cool! I spent a couple of hours at the place and wasn't looking forward to the long drive back to the island. 

Highly recommended. 

Thanks always for reading and staying tuned!

Margaret.

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