My name is Amina and I am half Nigerian, half English. I was born and brought up in London, but have had an interest in Nigeria since I was a teenager.
What is Nigeria like?
I really like Nigeria because it’s such a vast and complex country so there’s so much to learn.
What has been your favorite experience in Nigeria so far?
My favourite experience in Nigeria is travelling by speed boat to the beach from Lagos Island. I love water and anything that gets me close to the sea is a win for me!
What are your top 5 recommendations of things to do or see in Nigeria?
My favourite place so far is Kaduna, because it’s a beautiful town. I also really like the durbar festival in Zaria. I think the beaches in Badagry are amazing. I also like chilling at Pop Beach Club on Ilashe. I like walking around Lagos Island, because I feel like I’m transported to another world compared to Island life.
What are your food or restaurant recommendations?
I really like Nigerian food. My favorite is Egusi soup and amala or pounded yam. I also really like ewa agoyin and yam pottage.
My favourite coffee hang out is Cafe Neo on Akin Adesola.
If someone is visiting Nigeria for a couple of days, where should they go?
I think Lagos Island is a good place to walk around and take in city life. I also think it’s a must to visit the beach!
Any hidden gems that you think haven’t been discovered yet?
Sun Tan beach in Badagry!!
What is security like?
I don’t think security is a big problem in Nigeria. I think it’s important to take the same precautions one would in any large city in any country.
Word of advice for visitors
I think Lagos has a poor reputation compared to the reality, so I would urge people to come and experience it for themselves!
Any other thing to add?