Jônatas, unfortunately yes, it is still Lagos biggest mall at the moment. Due to the military dictatorships of the 80´s and 90´s, Nigeria fell asleep, our country grinded to a complete halt when Abacha died.Is tuis one the biggest in Lagos!? Well.. Lagos has more than 10 million people aon a just a sall mall like this! I cant believe, this problabli is not right
Thanks for the explanetion Matthias, I believe there are some plances in Africa with enoght economy and people to have some great malls, one of then is Lagos, i thougt Lagos still has some bigs.Jônatas, unfortunately yes, it is still Lagos biggest mall at the moment. Due to the military dictatorships of the 80´s and 90´s, Nigeria fell asleep, our country grinded to a complete halt when Abacha died.
Shopping centre revolution has still not started in Nigeria. A couple of decent malls opened (like The Palms, Lagos City Mall), but that is still a less than drop in the ocean considering Nigeria´s growing middle classes and economic reawakening. Honestly said, it is a BIG S-H-A-M-E for a country like ours, simply unforgivable, to my mind!
But don´t forget that India virtually had no decent first-world malls up to the late 90´s for a population of more than 1 billion people and suddenly the mall revolution started in India and nowadays Indian cities are full of great malls.
The mall revolution will/has to start in Lagos, too...because urban Nigerians love shopping and generally are pretty brand-conscious people (men and female alike)...In the coming years or decade, I am dead sure that more malls will start getting built in Lagos. There are currently two modern malls u/c in Abuja. The malls that exist in Lagos are running very well in terms of sales figures. ...let´s hope that this will be the "onslaught" for an aggressive mall expansion which is long overdue!
First world malls are still non-existent for most parts of Africa. So the question of malls in Africa should be a addressed in 5 to 10 years again.
South Africa is the only place within Sub-Saharan Africa that is full of fantatsic mega malls (malls that you would/should expect to find in Nigeria as well).
Angola will likely see the sharpest rise of first world style mall construction in the coming years within sub-saharan Africa. They opened a new mall (phase I consists of 150 shops and phase II which is still u/c will have 400 shops in total. It will be among Africa´s biggest malls on completition). Brazilian and Portuguese investors are planning more huge malls in Angola in the coming years due to some articles I have read. I hope that an African style theme mall will be among the projects. Do not forget that a 35$ billion dollar city is u/c in Luanda replete with first class hotels, offices, glitzy malls and golf courses. Three weeks back I repeatedly read an article in the German press on Luanda´s boom. It is really awesome!
Senegal is about two open some nice malls. Ghana will get its first world style mall (Accra Mall) pretty soon. (There had been malls in Ghana - as well as in Nigeria before - but they are not really stylish and "first world like", in my eyes). As you can see Kenya has some nice malls, too! (see photos in the thread). Kenya and Uganda will most likely add more malls in the coming furture.
Expect some (more) mall construction coming out of the smaller and richer African countries like Botswana, Mauritius, Gabon, Namibia, La Réunion and Cape Verde, but mall expansion will be limited in those countries due to the small population.
So come back in 5-10 years and you will find more pics of African malls.:lol: