Nigeria boasts of numerous shopping malls with goods from the best brands at the best prices. We bring you a list of the top 5 largest shopping malls in the country. Have a look:
1. Ado Bayero Mall – Kano
Located in the heart of Kano city and situated in a neighborhood defined by a well-balanced mix of commercial and residential properties, the Ado Bayero Mall is the first ultra-modern shopping mall in Northern Nigeria. It is named after His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr). Ado Bayero, who is the city’s longest serving Monarch.
The mall is located at a strategic location, near the Zaria –Maiduguri Highways, which guarantees easy accessibility for visitors to the mall. Major landmarks such as Kano Trade Fair Complex and the historic Kano Zoo are guides for anyone who wants to locate it.
The owners of the mall, Beverly Development and Realties Limited (BDRL) are responsible for the management of the mall through a world-class facility management firm.
The mall comprises of Shoprite, Game stores, Film House Cinemas – which is the largest and modern indoor multi-screen cinema, restaurants, media stores and an indoor play area for young children.
Furthermore, the mall offers over fifty (50) customizable shop spaces and ample parking for 1000 automobiles.
2. Silverbird Entertainment Centre – Abuja
The Silverbird Entertainment Centre in Abuja is fast becoming a choice destination for entertainment and shopping in Abuja. It is located at Memorial Drive, by Musa Yar’adua Central Business District.
A walk into the mall and you will find a good mix of local and international brand names in fashion, such as Fusion, TM Lewin, Mango, etc, restaurants, such as Nandos, Mr Biggs, etc, pharmacies, bookshops, supermarkets, luxury shops, a 12 screen cinema, and all manner of lifestyle and entertainment for your consideration.
3. Polo Park Mall – Enugu
The Polo Park Mall is developed by Polo Park Development Company; a private-public-partnership between the Enugu State Government and Persianas Group. It is a modern shopping and entertainment mall designed to give Enugu residents a delightful shopping experience.
Located in Enugu, Polo Park Mall offers amenities such as banks, restaurants, a cinema and leisure spots for informal meetings and romantic rendezvous. It is classified as a “first world-class shopping mall” in Nigeria.
The mall which is located along Enugu/Abakaliki Expressway sits on a 242,511 ft², making it the 3rd largest shopping mall in the country. It is home to a variety of shops and has a food court packed with some of the biggest food chains in Nigeria and abroad.
4. The Palms – Lagos
The Palms Shopping Mall is located along BIS Way, Oniru in Lagos State where it sits on a 45,000-square-metre (11-acre) plot of land in the Lekki Peninsula.
It is referred to as Nigeria’s premier shopping center as it boasts of more than 70 stores, a modern six screen cinema and parking space for about a 1000 cars. Its customer base per month is over 700,000.
The anchor tenants in the mall are Shoprite, Game, The Hub and Genesis Cinemas. Other international brands represented include Hugo Boss, Mango, MAC, Lacoste, Nike, Swatch, KFC, Sony, Puma, Genesis Cinemas and Wrangler.
5. Ikeja City Mall – Lagos
The Ikeja City Mall is indeed a mega city mall. Opened in December 2011, the mall is the first of its kind on the Mainland in Lagos. It is located at Alausa area of Ikeja, Lagos.
The shopping center, which has a 5-screen silverbird cinema inside it, also boasts of both local and international shopping brands such as Shoprite, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Markham, Roschini, Cold Stone Creamery, Barcelos, Chicken Republic, etc.
The mall also houses most of Nigeria’s major banks. In December 2010, a section of the building collapsed and injured five people.