Over the years, many Nigerians have debated whether Ibadan is better than Lagos with
remarks been tossed like grenades across both sides. Sometimes, we are caught in a web of fierce argument about the two cities.
However, Ibadan and Lagos are famous and great cities in the country. Ibadan, the largest city in Nigeria has become an upmarket city, popularly known as the ‘Largest City of Africa’. We have 10 reasons Ibadan is the best:
1. THE COST OF LIVING
Have you ever wondered why almost everyone wants to be in Ibadan instead of Lagos even though it is better developed and
prettier? The reason is simple! Ibadan is a city that is very affordable to live no matter your
social status. It has become the home of everyone which means that you can comfortably live in Ibadan with little compared to the luxury lifestyle elsewhere.
2. THE LARGEST CITY IN WEST AFRICA
Let us face it, when it comes to the Largest Cities in the world, Ibadan is definitely one unlike Lagos, you can never know all the towns or places in Ibadan in 7 days, there are some places that would take you 2 hours to get to from Challenge or the Toll gate of the
city, Ibadan has the Largest Shoprite Mall in West Africa and even the premier University
in Nigeria is in Ibadan is another city of it own. Ibadan is definitely a center of attraction.
3. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, YOU CAN FIND AN AFFORDABLE APARTMENT IN IBADAN
Yes, we know that the holy grail of Lagos expensive urban real estate is out there, But in Ibadan, there are thousands of very affordable apartments even in urban real
estates in the city. The rent in Ibadan is not always as expensive as what Lagos would offer you. In an estate in Ibadan, with 200k,you will get a conducive 3 bedroom
apartment with tiles, water and other facilities.
4. CONTAGIOUS LIFESTYLE
The social life setting that you embrace in Ibadan may
never leave you. There are lots of necessary social behaviours in Ibadan, like the small talks, fashion, communication and
socialization that run deep in every fibre of Ibadan. Ibadan is where life begins socially and spread to other parts of Nigeria even to Lagos.
5. TOURISM MERGES WITH ADVENTURE IN IBADAN.
Ibadan is always bursting with activities with its posh hotels, restaurants, malls, nightclubs
and places to explore. This city has become the face of tourism.You can immerse yourself in deep cultures, surroundings and histories- from spiritual shrines,zoo, malls,gardens, museums, buildings, tower,roundabouts, schools, parks and many more. The tourism journey in Ibadan always gives a worthy run for your money because the fun never ends. Little wonder, thousands of tourists visit Ibadan to have a lifetime experience.
6. CHEAP TRANSPORTATION
The transportation system in Ibadan is far lower, trekking may be a Hercules task elsewhere but in Ibadan, 50
naira can take you to a lot of plans, If in Ibadan, a cab man or bike man charges you 100, just know you are going on a very long
journey…A very Long one!
7. HOME OF ENTERTAINMENT
It is only in Ibadan that you see the highest number of celebrities and entertainers living in Nigeria. The city is vibrant with lots of
social functions happening almost every day. Indeed, there is no dull moment in Ibadan because it is a city where talents are born
and grown. Where entertainment is done better than anywhere in Nigeria is in Ibadan. 60% of our big names today in Nigeria started from Ibadan, like OluMaintain, DrSid, Sean Tizzle,90% of our Nollywood celebrities too..even those that didn’t start in Ibadan runs to Ibadan. For example, list to a typical Olamide Album, he can’t do without screaming Ibadan.
8. SOCIAL VIBES – PARTIES AND NIGHTLIFE
Have you ever spent your weekend in Ibadan? The vibe is felt in the air and the parties colourful, engaging, wild and
sometimes crazy. There is no rule on how parties are going to be held, which means that you’ve got an array of choices for clubs, hookup spots, bars and hotels all waiting for you to join in the fun. People come to Ibadan to celebrate their weekends because that is where the social activities make the difference.
9. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
It is easier to get a job in Ibadan. The metropolis has become a land of opportunity for thousands of Nigerians who come with nothing and end up very comfortable later.
10. IBADAN HAS A SENSE OF SOLIDARITY AND LOVE
Love is always in the air in Ibadan unlike Lagos where everyone is like an island. Talk about solidarity and support for a clause, it all
begins in Ibadan. Sympathy is quickly shared and support is gotten fast because everyone minds everyone’s business. Ibadan appreciates Talent, do you know it’s only in Ibadan, we have our own Artists, record labels, comedians, even Olamide said in one of his songs, 1million in Ibadan don do me…it’s because Ibadan people show Love and Solidarity…
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