The community is the capital of a small kingdom located in the Ikorodu, Lagos State. Ijede overlooks the Lagos Lagoon whose shore forms Ijede’s Southern boundary. The word "Ijede" means "the place where men gather fish to eat". The town derives its name from Ajede, the Yoruba chief who first settled in the area.
The residents are formerly fishermen who are now being drawn into modern vocations and the urban life of Lagos. Ijede is a town of colorfully dressed, proud and sociable people who welcome visitors with festive songs and dances. The farming and fishing of the area is done mostly for local consumption, while timber and cocoa are the major sources of outside income.
Tourist Attractions in Ijede
The social life of Ijede is very vibrant. There are as many as a 100 social clubs in Ijede which cut across sex, and age groups. You can catch a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage by attending one or more of these festivals – Eluku, Agemo, Agbo Remireke, Jigbo, Eginrin, Ota, Oro, Epa or Igunnuko. You can also visit the Ijede Market. Transportation is mainly by foot, though there are a few cars and group taxis available for hire at the Motor Park. The view at Ijede at night is always spectacular as you can see the shimmering streetlights of neighboring towns.
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