Across Nigerian cities, shopping malls and plazas are spring up in what can be described as major increase in culture of buying and shopping at malls by Nigerians.
These malls not only bring basic daily commodities to the public but are also providing employment opportunities.
Nigeria’s population makes her a hot cake and haven for investors in shopping malls and mega chain supermarkets.
Another good news for Nigerians is that these shopping malls can be found at different corners of the country.
Top shopping malls in Nigeria are of different capacities and sizes too which each offering diverse level of services.
Also, some state governments have also played active roles in malls development in Nigeria by providing needed supports and logistics for establishment and investment on malls in some states.
In this article, Nigerian Informer will be reviewing top 10 biggest and largest shopping malls in Nigeria.
Biggest & Largest Shopping Malls In Nigeria
Tinapa Shopping Center, Calabar
Tinapa Shopping Center situated at Tinapa resort in Calabar is one of the largest shopping malls in Nigeria.
The shopping complex has over 50 retail outlets and four huge emporia each of which is about 10,000 square meters. The center was opened in the year 2007 and is part of Tinapa Resort.
Capital Mall, Abuja
Capital Mall located at Abuja, the Nigeria capital territory when completed will stand among the 10 largest shopping malls in Nigeria.
Capital Mall is a 40,000 square meters shopping galleria. It is part of the businesses of Churchgate group. Capital Mall construction began in 2011 and is near completion.
Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja
Jabi Lake Mall Abuja is a top and popular shopping mall in Nigeria especially within Nigeria’s capital territory.
It is the first ultra modern shopping mall in Abuja, offering 25,000 square metres of grade-A shopping space from a unique waterside location on the shores of Jabi Lake.
Major stores found in Jabi Lake Mall includes, Shoprite, Game Stores, Silverbird Cinemas and other top foods and beverages outlets. Jabi Lake Mall opened to public in 2015.
Ado Bayero Mall, Kano
Ado Bayero Mall is a world class shopping mall named after Kano city longest serving monarch, Ado Bayero.
The Mall is the first ultra-modern shopping mall in Northern Nigeria. Ado Bayero Mall occupies over 10 hectares, while offering 24,000 m² of retail and entertainment space.
Some of the major stores found at the mall are, Shoprite, Game Stores, Film House Cinemas etc. Ado Bayero Mall was opened in 2014.
Silverbird Entertainment Center, Abuja
Silverbird Entertainment Center located in Abuja is part of Silverbird group. The center has cemented its place as choice destination for entertainment and shopping in Abuja.
The 33,000 square metres retail structure comprise of a 4-storey building. Shoprite and Silverbird cinemas are some of the major stores at the center.
Ikeja City Mall, Lagos
Ikeja City Mall Lagos is one of the biggest shopping malls in Nigeria. It is a joint initiative of Nigerian and international partners.
Ikeja City Mall has 12 restaurants and over 100 retail outlets. Shoprite and Silverbird cinemas are some of its most popular stores. Ikeja City Mall was opened in 2011.
Polo Park Mall, Enugu
Polo Park Mall Enugu is the largest shopping mall in southeast Nigeria. The mall is home to a variety of shops ranging from cosmetics, food items to electronics.
It is a 22,530-metre square retail structure. Polo Park mall was opened in 2011 and has Shoprite, Game Stores and Hub Media Max as some of its most top stores.
Novare Lekki Mall, Lagos
Anchor tenants of Novare Lekki Mall is Shoprite, Game stores and Genesis Cinemas. Novare Lekki Mall is a 22,530 square metres retail structure comprising of over 100 shops. It was opened in 2016.
Palms Shopping Mall, Lagos
Palms Shopping Mall situated in Lekki Lagos state is one of the biggest in the country. It has 21,000 square metres of letting retail space.
It is one of the oldest shopping malls in Nigeria established in 2005. Game Stores, Shoprite, Hub Media and Genesis cinemas are some of the anchor stores.
Ibadan Mall, Ibadan
Ibadan Mall located in Oyo state’s capital is one of the largest in Nigeria. Shoprite is the most popular stores in Ibadan Mall. It was established in 2014.