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Ajegunle is a neighbourhood located in the heart of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. It is located in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun local government area of Lagos. It has produced notable footballers and musicians, among whom are Samson Siasia, coach of Nigeria's Olympic Team, Biodun Obende who plays in Finland, former Watford striker Odion Ighalo.,[1] former Super Eagles 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 through which over 70 percent of imported goods come into the country.

The community, 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 was brought to limelight by the popular musician Daddy Showkey in the late 1990s.

Ajegunle as the name implies in Yoruba language where the name was derived from means a place where riches dwells. In other words, a land with raw and untapped treasures (talents).


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