Yaba is central in Lagos state and is the core of what makes u Lagos Mainland. It is bounded by other important city centers like Ojuelegba, Mushin and is the gateway to Lagos Island, Victoria Island and the highbrow Lekki. Yaba is the hub of emerging startups in Lagos and is often called the Silicon Valley of Lagos, earning it the moniker Yabacon Valley.
Mark Zuckerberg visited Yaba in 2016. It is the technological hub of the country, rivaling by itself countries African countries like Kenya. Yaba has a great nightlife, bars, lounges and restaurants are open late into the night pulsating music and party animals converging to the sounds and rhythm. Its market is also very popular attracting buyers and sellers of different sorts of wares and goods from textile to books.
Yaba is also the home of two major tertiary institutions - University of Lagos (UniLag) and Yaba College of Technology (Yaba Tech). For postal services, there is a post office in Sabo beside the market.
All round the year. There are no off periods in Yaba. It maintains a steady tempo of brisk commercial activities and a never ending entertainment lifestyle all through the year.
By road, Yaba can be accessed from the domestic Lagos Airport via Mobalaji-Bank Anthony Way-Ikorodu Road, and from the International airport through Oshodi-Mushin road. It can be accessed from the Island through the Third Mainland Bridge and the Carter Bridge.
Commercial buses called danfo, motorbikes and taxis are available to move around the different parts of Yaba which include Sabo, Oyingbo, Bariga, Onike, Akoka among others.
See movies at Ozone Cinemas, visit either of the foremost tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the University of Lagos and the Yaba College of Technology. Shop at the Tejuosho market. Visit the Co-Creation Hub and the Jumia Travel Office.