Long time no blogpost. Malaria dealt me a strong blow during the past week. But I’m fine now. All thanks to Jah!
On the blog today, I’m debuting the very first article in our “Wakajugbe” Category.
From the little I’ve shared about myself on the blog, Y’all would have deduced by now that I’m a confirmed Wakajugbe. Wakawaka dey my gene.(Lol. Pardon my pidgin).
So under this category, I’ll be sharing with you the chronicles of my wakabout. The chronicles will basically include the unique features of each place, the beauty and the flaws, the prices, the food, the ambience and of course the fun thing you can do there.
Arts and Crafts Village, Abuja
During the course of the long weekend, my friends and I went to see to a movie at Silverbird Cinemas and I decided to take a short detour of the village. Loving what I saw, I decided to visit again.
The Arts and Crafts village is located behind the Musa Yara’dua centre, Central Area, opposite Silverbird Galleria. It is usually open from 8am and No entry fee is charged.
I was really impressed by the market and how talented people are. You’d be really surprised at the kind of things people can make from ankara, raffia, wood, cowries, animal skin etc.
These bags made out of Ankara just had to be one of the first items I was drawn to. They were available in different sizes, designs and colours which made it a bit difficult to choose.
I loved this hat so much I started rocking it right from the store.
With this hot Abuja Sun, this hat will definitely come in handy.
Beads,Neckpieces and Bangles
Other Art Works made from raffia
Things are a bit pricey though, but if you can bargain well, you just might be able to get a good price.
I ended up buying two Ankara bags for 4,000 naira each, one raffia hat for 1,000 naira and one cowrie bangle at 1,000.
I would totally love to visit again and maybe do a video this time around. So just in case you want to visit the Arts and Craft village and you need company, please holla at me.
Have you been to the Art and Crafts Village before? What was your experience? Do share your experiences with us.