Somolu is a blend of residential and commercial areas in Lagos Mainland. Somolu is the major hub of printing press companies in Lagos, Nigeria, and in Africa as a whole. The cost of renting accommodation in Somolu is considerably affordable. The majority of the residents in Somolu lack water and adequate power supply. Expect to see a lot of religious centres in Somolu as well as a number of street urchins.
The major schools in Somolu are; Mbari Mbayo Secondary School, Saviour Nursery/ Primary School, Bumsy Jo Nursery and Primary School, St. Angus School, Angus Memorial Senior High School, Corona School, CMS Grammar School, Baptist Academy and Crown Gate School.
There is a central police station at Somolu. The popular areas in Somolu are; Palmgrove, Onipanu, Fadeyi and Obanikoro. The following hotels are in Somolu; Royal Hills Hotel, De Bluezzz Hotel, B Giwa Company, Old Trafford Hotels, and Juliet Hotel & Nite Club. Oguntolu general hospital is also popular here.