Victoria Island, possibly the most adulated area in all of Lagos State is an awesome destination.
From its attractive scenery to the numerous fancy fun spots, it is hard to encounter boredom while visiting.
Victoria Island is quite expensive however, and you have to work extra hard to be able to afford a place in the area, as such, most of its inhabitants work all the time and barely have time to go out and meet people or “the one”.
If you are on Victoria Island and having a hard time finding the right partner, Jumia Travel has ideas on how and where to meet “the one”.
Shoprite is the most popular shopping mall in Lagos with locations at key areas of the city. It provides a surprising variety of opportunities to meet men and women. Single men and women in Lagos prefer a rush in to pick needed groceries after work, or in the morning on weekends. Chances are you’ll find someone who lives in your neighbourhood and has the same favours you do. The good thing about Shoprite is that it is always located in a mall that offers the opportunity for instant mini-dates. If things are going well, you can say “Hey, listen, I feel like going to grab a sandwich at the food court, come with me.” Instant dates change the dynamic as you get a chance to flirt, banter and get that number.
- RCCG City of David
One of the most popular and populated churches on the Island, RCCG City of David is a good place to meet “the one” who shares the same faith and moral ground. There is a higher chance of finding serious men and women who are looking for a life partner rather than a night out on the town. Not only do you get edified by the sermons, you can also find that perfect someone perhaps sitting right next to you.
- Federal Palace Hotel
Federal Palace Hotel, one of the high-end hotels in Lagos, is a perfect place to meet “the one”. A lot of people swarm their restaurants for business meetings and just for a fancy meal. Whatever your reasons for being there, seize every opportunity you get and get a waiter to introduce you to the man or woman sitting and having dinner all alone…or do it yourself. Either way, make a move.
- Soul Lounge
A bar typically may be one of the oldest ways to meet someone, but it still works. Soul Lounge is not the trendiest bar on Victoria Island at the moment but it definitely exudes a certain blend of sophistication and tranquillity, and you rarely find skanky women in loud heels or snarky men in shiny shirts at the lounge. All you need to do is send a complimentary drink to a person of interest through a waiter or boldly walk over and strike a conversation. It could be the first of many conversations towards a happy ever after.
- Mega Plaza
To be specific, the suya spot at the ground floor of Mega Plaza is one of the best in Lagos. There is a signboard with an inscription that cracks you up but suggests to you that you stand a chance at meeting someone at the location. A stick of suya is about N500. There is a variety to choose from: beef, chicken, livers and beef entrails. You could also order sharwarma and fresh juice from Sphinx while you are at it.
- Shaunz Bar
Shaunz Bar is an amazing spot for karaoke, live band and dance. Its popularity comes from the fact that it’s well equipped for a fun karaoke night with quality speakers to TV screens all around down to a touch screen for your song inputs. One of the thrilling parts is that you can record your performance and take home with you on a CD. Even if you don’t have it in you to take the stage, the drinks are cheap and the people watching ranges from “wow” to “that’s hilarious” to “what a train wreck.” No matter the level of talent however, the entertainment factor is epic. It is certainly a good spot to find “the one” especially if you have a preference for someone who enjoys music.
- Lagoon Restaurant
This is a great place if you are looking to meet people from the upper middle class to high class. Located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, the Lagoon Restaurant features an outdoor space for revellers and food lovers who seek great cocktails, nice shisha, and palatable meals including Chinese, Indian or Lebanese cuisine, pizza and burgers.
Contributed by Nkem Ndem, PR Associate, Jumia Travel
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