Alade, Be Gone

Another mall, guys. Let’s get ready! From July 18, Alada Market as we know it will cease to exist. After a protracted legal tussle, traders are finally moving. A new mall development is being championed by a Masters Reality International Concepts Ltd (couldn’t get much info for them online) as part of a Build-Operate-Transfer deal…

The Casino Shell

On a recent drive down Herbert Macaulay Road in Yaba, I saw this: Casino Cinema is now a literal shell of itself. For real, guys. Perhaps I haven’t visited Yaba often enough recently, or I just never noticed; but I was genuinely taken aback. My darling Casinoooo. What are they doing to it? New owners? Or…

There’s a Big Black Box in the Middle of Maryland

Is it a top secret government facility? Err, that wouldn’t make sense as it’s so conspicuous. Maybe it’s some experimental building form? Some kind of factory? Secret society headquarters? Again, too conspicuous… It could always be a new church. Nope. I rode past this building twice before it finally clicked that it’s Maryland Mall. So, yes, another…

CitySpaces: GTBank UniLag

I’m actually more surprised than you are that a bank is going to be the first in a series of engaging spaces in Lagos. I never expected it. ;-D So I find myself on the University of Lagos campus, and I need to get cash asap. There’s a bank right across the road, obviously I head there.…