September 14, 2019

Top 20 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria In 2020

Nigeria is a very vast country with lots of known places. Some cities are more developed and popular than some others because of some reasons. These developed cities always attract people for many reasons but mainly to settle for greener pastures.

Big companies and industries always tend to set up their headquarters at these developed cities thereby making them more popular and a place you could get employed easily. These cities are also known for their fun packed activities you will surely get while you visit there.

For instance, a lot of people go to Lagos to see various beaches, Cinemas, lodge in 5-star hotels and lots more. All these helps in the development of a particular place and increase in activity and revenue. Below goes our top 20 most beautiful cities in Nigeria in 2019.


Lagos city

1) Lagos - Lagos State
What is the most beautiful city in Nigeria? Lagos metropolitan area. This city is very large and it's the Nigerian city with the highest population. The city holds high esteems for it's ability to attract many visitors for many reasons. The city is full of interesting places you would surely love to behold.

Lagos is also the largest city in whole Africa. This city is located in Lagos State and constitutes many ethnic groups i.e Lagos is stocked with people from different places that are coexisting together.

The developed city is also the center of nollywood movies, music and lots more. The cinemas, Sand beaches, big brands headquarters and lots more are found here.

Lekki in Lagos State

2) Lekki - Lagos State
Lekki is a very beautiful city in Lagos State and also the second most beautiful city in Nigeria. Lekki resides east of the Lagos city. So many estates are found in Lekki and of high prices cause of the high development rate.

Many celebrities especially nigerian musicians live in Lekki. Lekki is also a centre of entertainment with lots of casinos and bars lighting up the city. Dangote's refinery which is almost at its end of completion is being built in Lekki free zone.


The Phase 1, Ajah, Richmond Gates and Victoria Garden city are notable neighborhood of the city. Lekki also has a British international school, Italian international school (Enrico Mattei) and the American international school of Lagos.

Abuja in FCT

3) Abuja - FCT
Abuja is located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and it's the third most beautiful city in Nigeria. It is one of the most developed cities in Nigeria and Africa. A lot of people with different backgrounds live and do businesses of various kinds in Abuja.

Big and well structured buildings of different kinds are found in Abuja. Big Companies have their Skyscrapers (mostly headquarters) stationed in this city and all these play major roles in the relevance of the city. Aside the skyscrapers part, huge hotels, shopping malls are also great sites of recreation and attraction.

Tourists also find it fun to visit the Aso Rock, National mosque, National Stadium and so on. Also, it is the center of politics in Nigeria. The presidential villa and the great house of Senate, ministers of  different sectors and not forgetting political Godfathers and renowned Businessmen.

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Ikeja, capital of Lagos State

4)  Ikeja - Lagos State
Everyone knows Ikeja cause of it's popularity for being the capital of Lagos State. Ikeja is among the top developed cities we have in this country. The shopping mall in the mainland of Lagos State, Ikeja City mall is found in Ikeja and it is also has a Cinema.

Ikeja is also the home of Femi Kuti's African shrine and Lagbaja's motherland. Most Lagos State politicians live in Ikeja cause it's the capital and it accommodates the Government house of Lagos State is also in Ikeja. Ikeja also has a lot of Airports and has the popular Murtala Mohammed International Airport. The city houses a lot of Airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Overland Airways, Aero contractors

Owerri in Imo State

5) Owerri - Imo State
Owerri is the fifth most beautiful city in Nigeria and it's located in Imo state and also the capital. The state boasts of people with different kinds of work starting from the civil servants to various business persons with young and old. This city has about 4000 hectares of land which is huge and constitutes of beautiful and critical structures.

A lot of entertainment Zoo are found in this state such as their shopping malls, the Oguta lake, The Zoo, Museums, 5-star hotels and lots more. Owerri also has a good number of casinos and night clubs which makes this city supersound and very active everyday.

Owerri also contains houses of my Igbo billionaire who hails from the state. There are also huge buildings of Big brands. This city is worthy of this list.

Abakiliki in Ebonyi State

6) Abakiliki - Ebonyi State
Trust me when i say this is really new! The city hasn't making this list for years but has now been added due to massive works on the city by their Governors. Abakiliki is the capital of Ebonyi State located in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

The Abakiliki flyover has been a major search keyword associated with Abakiliki on Google. The capital city now boasts a lot of awesome roads with ravishing lights of different colors shining at night.


The city really looks like a much developed city with blue lights under the flyover and beside the roads. Roundabout is also a centre of interest. It can't be said short that magnificent work has been done here.

Enugu in Enugu State

7) Enugu - Enugu State
Enugu makes this list. It is the capital of Enugu State, Nigeria. Being one of the most beautiful cities in the country, it's population according to 2006 Nigerian census is 722,664.

A lot of fun places such as cinemas, casinos and big hotels are found in this city. Enugu being the capital is the center of politics in Enugu State as the government house and other highly held offices are found here.

Three local government areas are in Enugu which are Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South.

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Porthacourt in Rivers State

8) Porthacourt - Rivers State
This is a very popular city in Nigeria. Often times it has been compared to Lagos for some certain reasons. Porthacourt is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. Basically speaking, lots of people wants to get to Porthacourt either for tourism, work, hangout etc. The estimated population of Porthacourt is 1.9 million according to 2006 census.

There are three sports Stadiums in the city. The Sharks stadium, the Yakubu Gowon stadium and Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium. Porthacourt is also known for having bunch of oil firms such as chevron and Royal Dutch Shell.

Akure in Ondo State

9) Akure - Ondo State
This another beautiful city. The Ondo state capital is also the largest city in the state. The history of Akure goes way back to when Omoremi Omuluabi the godson of Emperor Oduduwa founded it.

This big city is also well known for their agricultural ventures like cassava, yams, cocoa, tobacco and corn. Cottons are also grown and used for clothing.

Akure is really a fun place to be as there are many fun sites like chicken republic, Tantalizers, captain cook, Shoprite and sunshine stars stadium.

Uyo in Akwa Ibom State

10) Uyo - Akwa Ibom State
Uyo is the capital city of Akwa Ibom State. It is ranked tenth most beautiful city in Nigeria and it's the center of the state's political offices. This is one city that would give a lot of good memories after visiting.

Whether an adventure seeker , movie lovers, golfer, foodie, shopaholic or collector of random facts, you will find there are so many things to do while visiting.

Some of the great places to visit in this city for some fun packed activity are unity park, National museum of colonial history, Akwa Ibom international stadium which was done under former Governor, Godswill Akpabio. Others include Oron museum, Ibom Tropicana Entertainment center, Ibeno beach and lots more.

Calabar in Cross River State

11) Calabar - Cross River State
Cross River State is most times referred as the sister to Akwa Ibom State. Calabar is a very beautiful place to be due to some reasons like culture, food, fun sites to see and lots more. Calabar is the capital city of Cross River State, Nigeria. The city is near the Cameroonian border.


Calabar is also the headquarters of the eastern naval command. Calabar has lots of fun facts like their annual Christmas festivals, Calabar carnivals, tinapa resort, lots of hotels, an international airport and a sports stadium.

Kaduna city of Kaduna State

12) Kaduna - Kaduna State
We are now at the northern part of the country. Kaduna is the capital city of Kaduna State. It is also a very populated place in the country and it's known for agriculture, colleges and universities. Their current estimated population is around 1.3 million.

Kaduna is an industrial centre of Northern Nigeria and the Middle Belt, manufacturing products like textiles, machinery, steel, aluminium, petroleum products and bearings.

The Kaduna international airport is a good place to visit in the city. It also has lots of railways, the Ranchers Bees Stadium and Ahmadu Bello stadium.

warri in Delta State

13) Warri - Delta State
It's obvious that Warri is a very populated place and one of the biggest cities in Nigeria.

The city of Warri is an oil hub in South-South Nigeria and houses an annex of the Delta State Government House. It served as the colonial capital of the then Warri Province.

This city features lots of investments from huge companies which helps establish the city. The popular warri is mostly known for Criminality and other vices but regardless of what you heard, this place is virtually lit and a place you would love to visit for sure.


Ibadan in Oyo State

14) Ibadan - Oyo State
A city with a population of over 3 million is surely large. Ibadan is the capital of Oyo State and it's the capital of Oyo State and is the third most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano.

At the time of Nigeria's independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country, and the second most populous in Africa behind Cairo.

Ibadan had been the centre of administration of the old Western Region since the days of the British colonial rule, and parts of the city's ancient protective walls still stand to this day. The principal inhabitants of the city are the Yorubas, as well as various communities from other parts of the country.

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15) Asaba - Delta State
Although Asaba is not as populated as other cities that made the list but is sure a fast developing area. Asaba is the capital city of Delta State, Nigeria.

Asaba has Stephen Keshi Stadium which had a face-lift to satisfy local fans, has hosted several international competitions and soccer events since it was upgraded by the administration of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and commissioned by Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Asaba is a very beautiful city with shopping malls, stadiums, cinemas and lots more. Asaba and warri are the two main industrial places of the state and that attracts lots of people.

Kano in Kano State

16) Kano - Kano State
Kano is the state capital of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. Kano is the commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria and is the second largest city in Nigeria.

The principal inhabitants of the city are the Hausa people. However, there are many who speak Fulani language.

Kano has lots of mosques, fun packed places to visit and so on.

Abeokuta in Ogun State

17) Abeokuta - Ogun State
Situated on the east bank of the Ogun river. The capital and largest city in Ogun State sits 17th on our list.

Abeokuta was a walled town and remnants of the historic wall still exist today. Ake, the traditional residence of the Alake, along with Centenary Hall (1930), are both in the Egba Alake's territory.

Abeokuta houses cool spots like the Green legacy resort which is a large hotel built by former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The Governor's office is located in Oke Mosan.


Abeokuta also has the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

Benin City in Edo State

18) Benin City - Edo State
This city is among the most popular cities in Nigeria. Benin City is the capital of Edo State and the center of political offices and industrial firms.

The city is renowned for its bronze casting, and bronze casters ply their trade along Igun Street.

Benin City is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, and oil production is also a significant industry.

Jos in plateau state

19) Jos - Plateau State
Jos is a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria. The city has a population of about 900,000 residents based on the 2006 census. Popularly called "J-Town", it is the administrative capital of Plateau State.

During British colonial rule, Jos was an important centre for tin mining and now it has become the trading hub in the state as commercial activities are steadily on the rise.

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Awka in Anambra State

20) Awka - Anambra State
Awka is the popular city of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Awka is located midway between two major cities in Northern Igboland, Onitsha and Enugu which has informed its choice as an administrative center for the colonial authorities and today as a base for the Anambra State government.

The economy of Awka city revolves primarily around government since many state and federal institutions are located there. Awka hosts the State Governor's Lodge, State Assembly and State Ministries for Health, State Judiciary headquarters, Education, Lands, Water.


Conclusion
The above list is all the 20 most beautiful cities in Nigeria. Let's take a look over again.

  • Lagos - Lagos State 
  • Lekki - Lagos State 
  • Abuja - FCT 
  • Ikeja - Lagos State 
  • Owerri - Imo State 
  • Abakiliki - Ebonyi State 
  • Porthacourt - Rivers State 
  • Akure - Ondo State 
  • Uyo - Akwa Ibom 
  • Calabar - Cross River State 
  • Kaduna - Kaduna State 
  • Warri - Delta State 
  • Ibadan - Oyo State 
  • Asaba - Delta State 
  • Kano - Kano State 
  • Abeokuta - Ogun State 
  • Benin City - Edo State 
  • Jos - Plateau State 
  • Awka - Anambra State 

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