Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. The Murtala Mohammed International Airport is located there. Image File history File links Locator_Map_Ikeja-Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Locator_Map_Ikeja-Nigeria. ... View of Lagos Island Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria. ... Lagos State, Nigeria was created on May 27, 1967. ... Murtala Mohammed International Airport (IATA: LOS, ICAO: DNMM) is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, and is the major airport serving the city of Lagos, southwestern Nigeria and the entire nation. ...
On Sunday 27 January 2002 there was an explosion in the Lagos Army Barracks. The explosion led to fires. Many fleeing people were drowned in a canal when a bridge collapsed over the stampede. The official death toll is 700 people. Thankfully, much of Ikeja was kept intact. A disaster fund was created to provide for those displaced in the tragedy. The government provided food, clothing, shelter and health care. The official number of displaced people was put at 20 000.
Ikeja is also home to the Femi Kuti Africa Shrine. The Africa Shrine is a renowned live music venue. Femi Kuti Femi Kuti is an award winning Nigerian musician, and the oldest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. ...
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