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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by CyracksMrBlogger(m): 11:45pm On Jun 10
Esama:
So state government allow this Eastern people to spoiled this community.
I tell you, them spoil am kpata kpata
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by sulaak(m): 11:56pm On Jun 10
Beremx:
Festac Town has lost its glory. Bad roads and shops everywhere. Almost all ground floor of block of flats have been converted to business centres. Duplexes are not left out in the madness. The last time Festac Town had a good serenity of environment was in the early 2000s.

I miss the town though cos I was born and bred there.

The failure of the government to enforce housing laws has allowed the residential complexes to become a local marketplace.

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by greypencils: 12:30am On Jun 11
Same Festac or another Festac? Overrated please.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by CrownLands(m): 12:51am On Jun 11
Festival Town Lagos has been reduced to Festac Village. Infrastructure especially Roads are so poor.
It's a pity that Festac Town in in this state of decadent.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by finallybusy: 1:01am On Jun 11
“Lagos no be Edo.” Of course, e no fit be. What a dump.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by ajog1: 1:04am On Jun 11
Rayd502:
I remember a place called cocaine avenue in Festac, how as kid growing up I used to admire the mansions in the area.

was one particular house that stood out.It was built like the shape of a stadium. Very innovative at the time.

Festac was beautiful then.A well planned town with good roads and drainages in the 80s.i trekked that town tire going to school from 21 Road to 24 Road on a daily.I still cherish those childhood memories.


The last time I visited Festac in 2015,I wept.
That house is opposite the entrance to the jetty; am I right?
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by cococandy(f): 1:15am On Jun 11
RemoveKebab:
am not being tribalistic about this.
It's an experience am sharing. Have been a resident of festac for a very long time and had to witness how this beautiful place got transformed to an eyesore overtime especially by this same set of people.

You are being sentimental about it and trying to dismiss the truth.

Yes you’re being a tribal bigot if the only people you ever see doing something unwholesome are Igbo people

Lie to yourself and your bigotry not me

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by ajog1: 1:16am On Jun 11
ringi82:

Festac was like a one big family then.
Teary moments as I think back..... During the holidays we all came downstairs with tiny raps of any swallow, newspapers, and stolen sticks of hard brooms (gotten from the meter corner.)
We all made kites that were flew into the sky with cloth-thread.... On how many occasions have we ran after kites cut-off from our control tower while the kite was way up in the air cheesy....

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by Zairee: 1:29am On Jun 11
My festac
Dr soyemi
Little lily
Kabe
Loral
Radiance
Grammar school
College

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by ericmor: 1:44am On Jun 11
AerialMapper:
FESTAC is now a mega slum. I remember it in 1984. Parks and lots of green areas

I live on 23 Road and the bungalows then were unfenced. Beautiful rows of bungalows...today they've all been fenced, all the parks are gone. In R close at the round about, there was open areas, today, mansions sit in those fields.

Football fields names after famous stadiums all gone; replaced by houses.

Moved to 21 Road I close and we had a big field opposite our block before Makay Plaza was built there and the First Tantalizer opened.

It is now a shithole

Makay, 21 road is where you can find me in those days
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by ericmor: 1:46am On Jun 11
ajog1:

Teary moments as I think back..... During the holidays we all came downstairs with tiny raps of any swallow, newspapers, and stolen sticks of hard brooms (gotten from the meter corner.)
We all made kites that were flew into the sky with cloth-thread.... On how many occasions have we ran after kites cut-off from our control tower while the kite was way up in the air cheesy....

What about running to the backyard to pick a falling coconut
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by ericmor: 2:02am On Jun 11
Rayd502:
I remember a place called cocaine avenue in Festac, how as kid growing up I used to admire the mansions in the area.

There was one particular house that stood out.It was built like the shape of a stadium. Very innovative at the time.

Festac was beautiful then.A well planned town with good roads and drainages in the 80s.i trekked that town tire going to school from 21 Road to 24 Road on a daily.I still cherish those childhood memories.


The last time I visited Festac in 2015,I wept.

Cocaine avenue was full of mansion which I admired so much back then. Do pass through the place every Sunday on my way to church
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by ericmor: 2:11am On Jun 11
Maliqcious:
Most of you guys are stupid as Bleep. Yes the shops are becoming too much but that is never the In thing with festac… So idiots expects taxpayers to repair roads Festac has on the best road networks. The building looks old because it has not being painted for a long time. Tribal non sense is for what exactly? I saw a post from someone saying festac has a bad drainage system like can you imagine. We complain and overlook human factors encroachment on land meant water most people buy lands without taking build instructions.

You see the painting aspect, I remember back then that the residence of each block are the ones that contributed to paint like every December in 101, B close
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by ericmor: 2:26am On Jun 11
turawaa:
Who remember a platform then called " FACE OF FESTAC " Just like nairaland of now.


Black face, faze alone and 2face use to hang out there.


I remember vividly, FESTAC town used to have a game house where you convert your Naira to Coins to play games

Only Banks, Nipost and Shoprite Mall are the only valuable things at festac now

That is acade in makay where we play street fighters
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by camaraderi(m): 3:34am On Jun 11
Danniedpastor:

Which Eastern people?
Place wey aboki full anyhow.
Those northerners have really messed up that place.

The Eastern people messed that up with their forced occupation and prostitution and drugs damaged Festac.
Festac was compared to Ikoyi back in the day.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by camaraderi(m): 3:43am On Jun 11
GboyegaD:


3rd Avenue Primary School (School 8 ) and you?

That was my Primary School, I graduated from there in 1992. I was the Timekeeper in Primary 6 and Mrs Oke was our headmistress.
Truth be told, Illegal houses, hotels, and prostitution made Festac lose its glory. Festac was compared to Lekki Peninsula and Ikoyi, this was before people started trooping to Ajah and its environs.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by camaraderi(m): 3:55am On Jun 11
BreconHills:
The problems of Festac are many.

The design involved centralised services which created single points of failure. Great in other places but not NG.

Indiscriminate flouting of the master plan. All sorts of buildings sprouting up


Lack of community ownership - look at those flats.

Festac is the metaphor what happens when people are free to do what they like. A cautionary tale for all those who believe in freedom over law.

I can tell you that if festac falls into state hands, there will be gnashing of teeth but long term recovery. Otherwise let Festac fall into the hands of a Wike or Tokunbo Wahab type person.

Personal happiness ends where it brings discomfort to my neighbour.

It's not about being predominantly igbo, it's about it being populated by a sample set of reckless Nigerians. Even if another tribe was there, I doubt there would any difference.

Festac inhabitants have not done well at all.

best comment on this thread so far. You can't discount the influx of the Igbos anyway. They just bought illegally from FHA and lawlessness started creeping into the facets of the once beautiful town, before we knew it, Agberos opened their base on 23 Road and gradually the decay became unstoppable. A one-bedroom flat on 22 Road would have 10 occupants living there and the crime rate would increase. At the end of the day, the original occupants let it rot. I heard some block of flats had working phone after it was allocated and water board was ran efficiently. When people try to circumvent the system, Festac Village is what you get.

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by bdon123(m): 3:58am On Jun 11
U chose d useless part of festac which is not up to half of d town.Festac is beautiful.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by NaijaVietnamese: 4:12am On Jun 11
raskymonojendor:

Festac used to be multicultural. Guess the people that live in festac nowadays after they hijacked it.
The tribe starts with an I and ends with O. They invaded the town and messed it up.

Before and after below 👇

Everything shouldn’t be about tribalism. FESTAC was built as an average income district, with lots of blocks of flats. It was never intended to be like Ikoyi, VI or Lekki. Its location is also at the fringes/suburbs close to poor neighborhoods. Yet, these pictures you posted or even worse ones are also common to places like Ikeja. It has nothing to do with the tribe. I don’t think Yorubas or Hausas would have created a better ambience if they’re the ones that dominate FESTAC, giving the factors I narrated earlier.

Purge yourself of hate.

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by Ifeco01: 4:17am On Jun 11
Oga OP ....u don't know festac ...stop posting rubbish

Festac has really deteriorated

The road na ...infact i don't words to express how bad

Why are u bias in ur post

This ur post will deceive many people
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by BreconHills(m): 5:09am On Jun 11
hammer567:



LET ME POLITELY COUNTER WHAT YOU WROTE HERE.


THE PEOPLE IN NIGERIA ARE TO PROVIDE A SOURCE OF INCOME, SINCE THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT CREATING JOBS.


ANYBODY CRITICISNG THE EFFORT OF THE POOR IS A VAMPIRE, JUDGING THAT THE PENALTY FOR STEALING IS MOB BURNING.


SECONDLY, THE GOVERNMENT DONT HAVE MONEY TO BUILD, THE PEOPLE HAVE BUILT AFTER GOING TO THE SAME FEDERAL GOV FOR APPROVAL.


NOW, TO COME BACK AND DESTROY THE PEOPLE EFFORT TO KEEP LIFE GOING, WILL BE NOTHING SHORT OF GOVERNMENT RASCALITY.



RESPET THE EFFORT OF THE PEOPLE AND STOP USING STATE MONEY OF THE PEOPLE TO DESTROY STRUCTURES DULY ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE PRIVATE MONEY.


GOVERNMENT IS NOT FOREVER, WHEN WE GO CALL U TO ANSWER DEY COME.

Festac was not built with private money. It was built with 100% public funds. It was private money that came to dislocate the master plan.

This is what comes from history not been taught in schools.

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by BreconHills(m): 5:17am On Jun 11
AerialMapper:
FESTAC is now a mega slum. I remember it in 1984. Parks and lots of green areas

I live on 23 Road and the bungalows then were unfenced. Beautiful rows of bungalows...today they've all been fenced, all the parks are gone. In R close at the round about, there was open areas, today, mansions sit in those fields.

Football fields names after famous stadiums all gone; replaced by houses.

Moved to 21 Road I close and we had a big field opposite our block before Makay Plaza was built there and the First Tantalizer opened.

It is now a shithole

You've actually hit on a key point. Not sure if you realize it.

The absence of common space - sold and bought illegally - destroyed the sense of community and ownership. Common areas foster kinship and belonging. They either get shrunk to meaningless sizes or obliterated.

Anyone trying to restore that master plan will ne cursed and hated. The people who stole from the people will be celebrated for their "sweat" and "labour"

No one worships oppression more than Nigerians.

And finally of course there is the religious and tribal card. As if the persons luxury house doubles as a religious or community centre. Nigeria!!

That is always the first step on the road to destruction.

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by DUNDEEmoderatos: 5:29am On Jun 11
YouAreNobody:


The person you quoted is actually right, though you might not want to admit it. The few times I visit Lagos, I discovered I met more of Yoruba people when I went to the low-income areas with cheaper rent like Orile and MazaMaza. I met more Igbos around Ago Palace Way . This is just an honest observation
So you don't know that those places you are mentioning are where the indigens stays, more like their "villages" dating back to hundreds of years, including Lagos Island.
Moreover this post is not even about low or high income it is about keeping your environment clean. Majority of the people living in Festac are Igbos ( mind you they bought most of the houses from people) but look at the environmental damage they have done to the place.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by shaybebaby(f): 5:50am On Jun 11
GboyegaD:


3rd Avenue Primary School (School 8 ) and you?

Tender Touch, it was on first Avenue. Thinking about it now, the name sounds one kain,lol.

The world is truly a global village.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by ringi82(m): 6:47am On Jun 11
ajog1:

Teary moments as I think back..... During the holidays we all came downstairs with tiny raps of any swallow, newspapers, and stolen sticks of hard brooms (gotten from the meter corner.)
We all made kites that were flew into the sky with cloth-thread.... On how many occasions have we ran after kites cut-off from our control tower while the kite was way up in the air cheesy....
My bro your head dey dia cheesy. Story of Festac won't be complete without the childhood memories. Kites wey dey fly reach cloud 9 grin, car tire rolling, kart made of Flat boards with Boris as tire, building houses with sand etc it was fun!

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by JAWBONE(m): 6:49am On Jun 11
RemoveKebab:
am not being tribalistic about this.
It's an experience am sharing. Have been a resident of festac for a very long time and had to witness how this beautiful place got transformed to an eyesore overtime especially by this same set of people.

You are being sentimental about it and trying to dismiss the truth.

If you are asked how exactly did an ethnic group turn FESTAC to an eyesore, you will begin to stutter and look for words.
Because you and idiots like you that polluted this thread share a single brain cell and cannot think beyond your prejudices.
I want to know any specific enclave in the whole of Nigeria that is thriving due to one ethnic group.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by GboyegaD(m): 6:57am On Jun 11
camaraderi:


That was my Primary School, I graduated from there in 1992. I was the Timekeeper in Primary 6 and Mrs Oke was our headmistress.
Truth be told, Illegal houses, hotels, and prostitution made Festac lose its glory. Festac was compared to Lekki Peninsula and Ikoyi, this was before people started trooping to Ajah and its environs.

That was my original set although I left earlier. Who are you if you don't mind me asking.

Indeed, Mrs. G. B. Oke was our headmistress. We have a what's app group that is very functional too. Let's connect abeg.
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by Bitterkola100: 7:20am On Jun 11
Harddiskng:


I talk say i don waka every inch of Festac, you dey ask if i know 404 near 4th avenue.

From 1st gate to 7 avenue, to across canal sef. I don leg am.

That year when i was still in primary school, Tu-face and gang had a house on 22 road, A1 close. Rumors had it that it was Faze’s dad house. I usually see them when i am going home from school
wow, there was a time i decided to holiday in lagos and i opted to stay in festac, i rented a hotel just opposite 404 junction, cant remeber thr name of the hotel but its something like "mobility".

That was 2019, i got tired of the place afyer just one week, there were police illegally stationed in almost every street amd the hotel i was staying wad an old hotel so i relocated to agboju, omo, my experience in agboju is one of my favorite travel memories.

My last question bros, there's one river that you can use to travel to benin Republic, the river is exactly behind the festac estate fence, please what is the name of that river?
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by Kilometres: 7:28am On Jun 11
Melagros:
COMRADES, which kind dirty place be this? Na em my friends dey always try to convince to relocate to Lagos say the place looks like Dubai

Na akamu dey una head for that side.

Una go just make judgement based a part of an area shown to una. Even within that same festac there are beautiful areas.

Same thing with una ignorance about Ibadan brown roofs.

The beautiful part of Ibadan is bigger than 2 southeast States together.

Ibadan is the largest city in West Africa, second largest in Africa after Cairo.

Make una try dey use una head even as na akamu full am so
Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by GboyegaD(m): 7:29am On Jun 11
shaybebaby:


Tender Touch, it was on first Avenue. Thinking about it now, the name sounds one kain,lol.

The world is truly a global village.

My younger sister finished from the Secondary School. I know they relocated Tender Touch College to 322 Road, A Close.

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by Rayd502(m): 7:39am On Jun 11
Zairee:
My festac
Dr soyemi
Little lily
Kabe
Loral
Radiance
Grammar school
College

St Jude

Subuola

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Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by Harddiskng(m): 7:48am On Jun 11
Bitterkola100:
wow, there was a time i decided to holiday in lagos and i opted to stay in festac, i rented a hotel just opposite 404 junction, cant remeber thr name of the hotel but its something like "mobility".

That was 2019, i got tired of the place afyer just one week, there were police illegally stationed in almost every street amd the hotel i was staying wad an old hotel so i relocated to agboju, omo, my experience in agboju is one of my favorite travel memories.

My last question bros, there's one river that you can use to travel to benin Republic, the river is exactly behind the festac estate fence, please what is the name of that river?


Festac Police seem to be getting worse, by the year. My last experience with them was more than 8 years since i left Festac. That one idiot who saw me with calculator and exam slip wanted to put me inside Korope that I looked like a yahoo boy lol. Bloody Nincompoop! grin

The whole Festac Police station has to be overhauled. Cuz there are two possible situations: (1) Their Boss is a terrible human being and his filth is running down the ladder (2) They have a good boss but the officers underneath him are too corrupt, in this case its just a matter of time before their boss is converted or disposed off somehow.

River used to travel to Benin near Festac? I am not sure. The only body of water around Festac that i know is the canal bridge near 1st gate and the at the back of 4th avenue.

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