The Best Venues in Abuja Every Creative Should Visit

Harness your creativity in a creative space in Abuja
Harness your creativity in a creative space in Abuja | © Surian Soosay / Flickr
Anne Adams

With a growing number of creative minds across Nigeria and the continent of Africa in general, there has been a rise in the number of co-working venues. They are places in which people can take part in artistic development and nurture the famous Nigerian entrepreneurial spirit. Culture Trip takes a look the best venues to inspire creativity in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

Surrounding yourself with creative people in collaborative spaces can influence a significant boost in productivity; an important environment in which to nurture success. The rise of exceptional creatives in different sectors of the capital city of Abuja, has led to the establishment of popular co-working spaces as fertile ground for innovation.

1. Ventures Park


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The beautiful, serene ambiance of Ventures Park immediately sends a creative spark to your brain. Ventures Park is a curated co-working space in the heart of the city — opening its arms to artists, entrepreneurs and general freelancers in search of self-expression, networking with like-minds, and getting work done in a space encouraging collaboration or silent concentration. The flexible payment options for a personal desk and office make it even better. Ventures Park adequately provides high-speed internet, front office services, a gym, good coffee and stimulating art on display.

2. Mama Africa Art and Craft Market


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The Mama Africa Art and Craft Market is a semi-local village, a perfect place to shop for indigenous art and craft merchandise across a wide range of local artists, at very affordable prices. You’ll find yourself getting inspired by the varieties of beautiful African pieces, each telling unique stories of history and diverse culture. If you need a break or need to find some fresh ideas, then this is the perfect place to visit.

4. Thought Pyramid

Art Gallery, School

Thought Pyramid is more than just an art gallery: it’s a centre for art education. Featuring both local Nigerian artists and those from the diaspora, the gallery displays some of the country’s cutting-edge artists and exhibits everything from paintings, sculptures and everything in between.

5. Bantu Studio


The Bantu Studio is a popular hang-out spot for the cool kids in Abuja. The co-working space offers an avenue to get work done and meet people with common interests. There are also fun activities like movie nights, pop-up sales and live music sessions.

6. BMT African Garden

Botanical Garden

Tucked away on the busy Ademola Adetokunbo district of Wuse II, BMT African Garden is simply a wonderland of hidden treasures. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind theme park has got everything: a town hall, a library, a swimming pool, a zoo, a nightclub/bar/lounge, an entertainment complex, water fountains, cinema hall and a lot of other recreational activities including a well-equipped gym. One of the striking features of this place is the paintings of famous African and world leaders on its walls.

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