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168 Awolowo Road | Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

The Jazzhole used to be THE place to go for jazz music (CDs, vinyl, tapes, etc) back in the day. I remember spending hours here looking for stuf to buy. Still is a nice place to go to find jazz items.

Thank Ibadanboy
Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Jazzhole bears nostalgic memories of a once bustling outlet for Jazz buffs like one. Been here a couple of times over the years and have noted the steady decline and absence of prized stuff. Okay, that cannot be disconnected from a once bubbling national economy. There are a couple of books and literature but I really have to source contemporary... More 

Thank sam m
Lagos State, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The Jazzhole has been around for a very long time and remained consistently relevant and true to its course. Rare and hard to find books, CDs & DVDs etc although a little more on the high side. Located on ever busy Awolowo Road, Ikoyi (just opposite the Warder's Barracks and near to Polo Park)

Thank ZurielKiru
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Loved it and could stay for hours. The owner is a large African mother who is warm and inviting. Their music collection (including records) is astounding for any music lover; like wise their literature collection from pan-African to German Chancellor Merkel's biography is worth exploring. Espresso and Carrot Cake with a good book!

Thank pauloseshetu
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

CDs, books, vinyl. I enjoyed my visit to Jazzhole. There are a few of sections ranging from Nigerian oldies to hip hop etc. Some great vinyl pieces as well. There is a coffee shop and book store in the back. It's worth stopping by if you get a chance.

Thank Adiba M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

I was looking for a book I hadn't been able to find anywhere else in Lagos, and fortunately Jazzhole had it.

Thank Ijeoma S
Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The jazzhole is situated in the middle of one of the busiest roads in Lagos, Awolowo road. There are no flashing neon lights or massive signs to signal you have reached you destination so you run the risk of missing it. The atmosphere is tranquil and the owners and staff are very friendly. It's the place to buy the best... More 

Thank ijeh
Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

the jazzhole, has been in Lagos for quite a few years. it prides itself on its selection of music, from jazz to classics to r'n'b. If you're looking for cd's definitely a place to visit. I go there for books. I'm very particular about books written by Nigerian Authors and they've got a great selection. please visit!!!

Thank chizmix
Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Kunle and his wife are a fab couple. Great hosts and a storehouse of knowledge in African music. Possibly the best collection of African music in this part of the world. They also have a handsome collection of non African music. And they promote upcoming music artists by organizing live performances in their store every now and then.

Thank ParagSen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Ironic , in the month where I had campaigned to keep London's Marcus Garvey Library alive, that I would stumble of this treasure trove of positive pan africanism. with great ethiopian coffee to boot, and a live music set up

Thank Vidal M

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African, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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  • Address: 168 Awolowo Road | Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Location: Africa  >  Nigeria  >  Lagos State  >  Lagos

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