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Ajegunle is a district of Lagos State, Nigeria and is located in the heart of Lagos. In the past few years, it has produced notable footballers and musicians, among whom are Samson Siasia, coach of Nigeria's Olympic Team, Biodun Obende who plays in Finland, Watford striker Odion Ighalo.,[1] former Super Eagles ace defender Taribo West and Emmanuel Amuneke, former African Footballer of the Year.

Ajegunle's uniqueness lies in the fact that it is a concentration of all the many ethnic groups in Nigeria. It is bordered on the west by Apapa Wharf and Tincan, two of Nigeria's biggest sea ports from where over 70 percent of imported goods come into the country.

The city, popularly known as "AJ city" or simply "AJ", was subject to the ijaw/ilaje conflict that became an inspiration for the album CRISIS released in 1999/2000 by African China.

Ajegunle falls under the Badagry Division. Major settlements in this division include: Badagry, Ajara, Iworo-Ajido, Akarakumo, Gbaji, Aseri, Egan, Agarin, Ahanfe, Epe, Posi, Mowo, Itoga, Ebiri, Ekunpa, Aradagun, Berekete, Mosafejo, Gayingbo-Topo, Kankon, Moba, Popoji, Oranyan, Tafi-Awori, Yeketome, Ipota, Seme, Iyagbe, Ajegunle, Aiyetoro, Festac and Satellite Towns, Iba, Kirikiri, Agboju-Amuwo, Okokomaiko, Ojo, Amukoko, Alaba-ore, Ijofin, Igbanko, Imore, Ijegun, Odan Group of villages and part of Agara.[citation needed]Ajegunle was brought to limelight by popular musician Daddy Showkey,daddy fresh in the late 90's.


  1. ^ "Nigeria: Ighalo – Another Ajegunle Boy Designed for Goals". All Africa. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.