Babajide Sanwoolu, Governor of Lagos State
The project, proudly commissioned by Lagos State, is set in a highly accessible location in the cultural district of the Marina and Onikan region.
For almost 90 years, the John Randle Centre at Onikan Lagos was an important civic facility that served as a venue for swimming, recreation, and entertainment. It featured a swimming pool commissioned by Dr John Randle, who envisaged it as a resource to teach Lagosians to swim. A pool will remain a feature of the new project. The Centre will house multiple facilities, including a world-class exhibition of Yoruba culture. Details about the 2021 opening date, hours, and tickets will be released soon. Learn more…
Beaded and veiled crowns, ade ileke, are traditionally worn by those Yoruba kings who can trace their ancestry to Oduduwa, the mythic founder and first king of the Yoruba people. The crown is called an orisha, a deity, and is placed upon the king's head by his female attendant. Powerful medicines are placed at the top of the crown to protect the king's head and thus his future.