Onike is a  residential and commercial area which has risen to prominence due to its proximity to the University of Lagos via the Institution’s back gate as well as its proximity to Queen’s College. Apart from this, Onike has proven itself to be a good location for business and start-ups.

Onike is a serene but lively neighbourhood, where one will experience roadblock every Wednesday 6-9pm due to the location of the Mountain of Fire and Ministries Headquarters in the neighbourhood. Accommodation in Onike is averagely affordable. The environment is serene but there is no adequate provision of water for the residents, as most residents get their water supply via boreholes.

Neighborhood tags

located in Yaba

nearest bus stations

  • Yaba
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  • Sabo
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  • Unilag

Around the block

The Neighbours

A blend of students and young professionals forms the majority of the people in the Onike neighbourhood as there are majorly students and middle-aged working class people in the area. Most of the residents in this area are from the University of Lagos environment. There also a good number of hotels housed within the neighbourhood as the area serves as an alternative for students who need to get accommodation within the vicinity as it is in proximity to the University Of Lagos (UNILAG) as well as Federal College of Education, Akoka. 

The roads in Onike are mostly tarred and motorable, the drainage channels are covered except for a few broken ones. Cars are found parked along the road at different places within the area. Most houses in Onike are fenced and gated, however, there are some old buildings which need to be renovated and some built in modern style. Check out properties for sale or rent in Onike, Yaba on PropertyPro.ng

Onike is mostly a residential hub which offers affordable accommodation, it also offers serene, peace and safety. The neighbourhood is ideal for middle income earning families who have children as there are a number of notable schools in the neighbourhood and within the vicinity. Schools in Onike include Onike Girls High School, Evergreen Royal Private School, St Timothy College, Caroline International School, Western College Yaba among others.

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What To Expect

Easy access to Lagos mainland and Island makes Onike a suitable residential area as it is a strategic location on the Lagos Mainland with close proximity to Victoria Island and Ikoyi CBD via Third Mainland Bridge making it an easy access route to major areas within the Lagos mainland and Lagos Island. If you are moving into Onike, expect to live in a peaceful neighbourhood with friendly neighbours. There are a few street shops and kiosks owned by Hausas. 

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The Lifestyle

Residents of Onike are mostly young people employed in one profession of the other, students who live in the hostels here and a few indigenes. During the day, working class residents make their to work and students head to school, which causes a little traffic due to the narrow roads and the rush. Midday in the area gets really calm with only a few commercial activities taking place.

Nightlife in Onike comes alive with the presence of a number of fun and entertaining spots that keeps the neighbourhood bubbling.

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The Market

Roadside stores as well as markets for perishables in neighbouring environs cater to the needs of its residents. There is no significant market in Onike, however, occupants can without much of a stretch patronise the Tejuosho and the Oyingbo market as well as a number of other roadside stores present there. Some supermarkets in Yaba as well as shopping malls include Best Choice Supermarket, Melody Supermarket, Dej Store, Esquisite Shopping Plaza, Yemyem Supermarket, Obi Foundation Supermarket. 

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Roadside trader, Onike, Yaba, Lagos
Onike Night Market, Onike, Yaba, Lagos

You'll Fall In Love With

The restaurants, fun spots and hotels in Onike includes Calabar Kitchen, Brunch Box Lagos, Men’s Kitchen, Master Lee Chinese Takeaway & Delivery. There are also a good number of Suya spots and shawarma spots in the area. Some Hotels in Onike are; Suit Las Caracas Hotel and Queenset Guest House.


Master Lee Chinese Restaurant is located in Onike Yaba, the Chinese restaurant offers delicious variety of Chinese food as well as other delicacies. The restaurant provides swift delivery service system and take-out all at affordable prices. Master Lee Chinese Restaurant serves residents of Onike and Yaba entirely, this food service provider is also branched in other locations such as Ikeja, Lagos. Check out Master Lee Chinese Restaurant, Onike, Yaba http://masterleechinesetakeaway.com.ng/contact-us/


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Brunch Box, Onike, Yaba, Lagos
Food Dot Com, Onike, Yaba, Lagos

Social Facilities


Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries is situated at Olasimbo Street, by Unilag 2nd gate, Onike, Yaba, Lagos. It is a notable  landmark in Onike and Yaba in general as it is the headquarters of the church in Lagos. The church occupies a large area of land and a gigantic building which houses well over 1000 people. During service times, the area experiences an influx of people from various areas of Lagos who come to worship here.   Check out Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Onike, Yaba https://www.mountainoffire.org/contact


Suit Las Caracas is nestled at  no 14/16 Aderibigbe Street, Off Ajayi Street, By Custom B/stop, Onike, Yaba, Lagos. The hotel offers affordable accommodation in the heart of Yaba, Lagos. The rooms are comfortable and convenient, customer service here is quite commendable although there is room for improvement. Some facilities available include laundry service, restaurant, bar.


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Foursquare Gospel Church, Roadside traders, Onike, Yaba, Lagos

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