10 Most Beautiful Cities in Nigeria


In total contrast to the way some ‘outsiders’ see African states, there are actually a lot of places in Africa you should see before you pass. In Nigeria, the reporters and media channels blow things out of proportion but come around and let’s show you something different. If you ever find yourself in Nigeria, you shouldn’t leave without visiting these ten cities or else, you just might have missed out on some beautiful places in ‘Naija’.

10. Warri, Delta State

Warri comes first for no particular reason but this place gets more attention and developmental focus than even Asaba (the state capital). Road networks are top notch and the constructions are very organized. Night life is not really okay, but it’s a beautiful place overall.


9. Calabar, Cross River State

This is one of the most lavished and garnished state capitals in Nigeria. It is even touted as the most beautiful city in Nigeria and it is ever springing out newer developments. The landscape is wow, and the organization  and security of these city is indeed top notch. Calabar also houses exquisite resorts and executive hotels.


8. Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

People in Uyo would never agree to Calabar being crowned as the most beautiful city in Nigeria, and reasonably so since the road network in Uyo is very planned out without potholes and with solar street lighting system. The landscape is very attractive and it houses some 3-5 star hotels. It also has a multi-billion naira ultra-modern stadium.

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7. Owerri, Imo State

Owerrihouses tourist attractions like the Oguta Lake, Ada palm plantation, Mbari cultural and art centre amongst many others. The city is beautiful with good night life and lighting. The landscape is well laid out and the structures are an embellishment to attractive natural elements.


6. Enugu, Enugu State

Enugu’s development has not been stagnant like a few of its counterparts and it’s a very beautiful city with nice topography and attractive structures. The city and the state bear the same name since the developmental attention of the state is focused on Enugu.


5. Port Harcourt, Rivers State

For everyone with a love for aqua life and water fronts, this is one place in Nigeria you must visit. It is called the Garden City for a reason and it’s one of the richest regions in Nigeria. It houses various 2-3 star hotels, bubbly night life and security has greatly improved.

port harcourt

4. Kaduna, Kaduna State

Another city sharing name with its state and a must visit place for people who gets caught up with the culture of the north. Forget the insecurity news, Kaduna still lives a normal day-to-day life and you need to see for yourself to know how beautiful the city really is.

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3. Akure, Ondo State

Probably the only carved out state to make the list. Akure is the capital of Ondo state one of the regions who have given nature a space to breathe. It houses various natural attractions, appreciable topography and it redevelopment has been something really noteworthy.


2. Lagos, Lagos State

Make no mistake, Ikeja is the capital of Lagos but talking about one of the smallest states in Nigeria would leave one wondering how it became possible for Lagos to embed such a fine blend between a hectic life and Cool serene life, between ghettoes and highbrow urban areas. Lagos is a beautiful mystery and the most popular city in West Africa.


1. Abuja, F.C.T

This list would be crap if the most pre-planned city is missing from it. FCT’s Abuja is an example of a world class capital state. With a grand master plan for what the city would (must) look like, international shopping centres and 3-5 star hotels, you definitely haven’t seen Nigeria’s beauty if you’ve not been to Abuja.




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  1. crazy country

    believe me as a owner of a farm in this country i never travel without two guards and my team is with me when i am on farm. i am white woman with mission to help the people but i would not recomend any of this country to travel.

    then i am white western.

  2. Yomy Ramy

    None of these cities have 24/7 power supply. So none of them worth international standard of modern city. None of the cities have good road networks and accommodation for all set of people. Not even Abuja or Lagos worth it. Pictures are deceptive. I have had opportunity to visit many of these cities and none has the standard of world class beautiful cities.

  3. Onete, Ukam ibe

    Calabar in days of duke is not calabar of today. So calabar should be replace with abakiliki. Pls always check for update before posting, @residingincalabar2019.

  4. Jasy

    This article is a very informative thanks for sharing.

  5. Linus

    Ebonyi state is no 2

  6. john mike

    make all of u forget o. Lagos na baba, finest jooo.

  7. Jafar

    Kano is the number 1 city in Nigeria

  8. Kenny

    Benin city should av been the number 3 on that list n d state didn’t appear at all.. there is no justice with regards to d list


      Bros is delta that supposed to be the number 3 .

  9. ify wilfred

    I have been around abuja nd enugu,imo state nd dicover in development enugu nd imo state is far more beautiful than abuja pls qote me right

  10. Chisco

    Benue state,is more clean and beautiful

    1. Imono lawrence

      All dis are nonsense whether beautiful or not ,what are the benefit the citizen acquire from it?

    2. Imono lawrence

      All dis are nonsense whether beautiful or not ,what are the benefit the citizens acquire from it?

  11. Omo_ologo

    Kabba is one city in nigeria

  12. Lukmon Abass

    That picture for Enugu is an ariel view of Broad Street, Lagos Island, pls admin uodate

  13. Chris

    Im from Edo state and i have travel alot abuja is the number one why other states are nonsense in Africa i believe Abuja will be top 20 cape town will be number 1 nigerian is smelling no gud roads no street light no electricity guys how many can i count

  14. When u need to relax, just rush down to Enugu City. Clean babes everywhere, unbeatable nightlife, swaggers throwing slags like 2moro no dey. It’s all fun staying in the City of Enugu…I rate it number one.

    1. musa

      Lagos has the biggest and best night life in Africa , so if enugu is as interesting as that imaging how Lagos will be

  15. Ogar Benjamin

    Calabar is the most beautiful city in Nigeria also the most cleanest

  16. young money

    e be like say who list dis tin no dey travel oooo becx as i dey here so i don travel to 28 state in nigeria but among dy 28 state is only 4 dat i se say he lok nice nd clean noba 1 is calabar 2 akwa ibom 3 lagos 4 abuja

    1. Austine

      Guy i believe u na true u talk.owerri is steping up thr game

  17. esobe george

    what about abia state, my land, gods own state?

  18. U guys are talking nonsense IMO state is d best

    1. DESC

      oh boy dem starch ur eye…. u no dey c ABUJA.

  19. Fuad

    Apart 4rm abuja as a capital no city is finner dan lagos, gov ambode is doing good. Is it to talk abt lekki or haja or even ikeja or island abeg no state reach lagos

  20. Abbas Aliyu Jibril

    Though, I haven’t been to the mentioned states, I think Kano is coming up.

  21. Elijah.jonathan

    Calabar suppose to be top. Not rating number 9. Anyway i lv my country’

  22. soso gabriel

    calabar is the most beutiful city in nigeria with low traffic and crime rate is about 10% making it the most peaceful state in nigeria no other city like calabar.believ it or u live it

  23. abonyi joel sopuruchi

    am from enugu state so enugu z the best state z it a lie

  24. Emmahansome

    WARRI FOR LIFE,I am Warri my home city has this positive light to the outside world,but to be sincere Benin city supposed to be on this list,I just admired just can’t get enough of that Ring road,King Square roundabout,that place is so beautiful

    1. Ochuko

      Benin Keh? nonsense roads, traffic and ugly public vehicles everywhere

  25. aah what is going on every thing we do in this country is not correct, even this list is not correct ah, na wa ooo. government is not correct.

  26. danya boy

    na lie it suppose to be kaduna

  27. I stand to say no to every submission on best city in Nigeria. Not until everyone here go round the country everybody will think his/her state capital is the best. Therefore, fix a date,an airport to meet, food enough for the tour, sure accommodation wherever we go then let us go round Nigeria and come back with results.

    1. i am with you brother

    2. Iyke Obome

      True talk ma broda lets cruze. I need to sample all states. No comment till then.

  28. david okoro

    No job In Nigeria why all dis nonsense

  29. Emmanuel Nzeh

    .Y’al shuld try 2 b mute…derez no nyc medical skul in diz GODDAMNED- FORSAKEN country tho.
    …aint a hater tho,juz typin’ ma mind hre.

  30. Ismaeel Suleiman Shugaba

    it’s nonsense research Abuja nd Kano ix d best

  31. Chibueze Ogbonnaya

    I don’t know what Warri is doing in this list!
    You forgot Abriba the Small London, waoo, what an inconclusive list.

  32. Habib Musa

    Without Kano city, all the above mentioned is nothing but claptrap and garbage.

    1. Joseph Lanre

      I guess u have not travelled out of kano before. U haven’t seen anything. Nano can’t even near cities like Lagos n Imo not to talk of others. Abuja is the best then Lagos next



  34. B N U

    Comot Akure As No 3 Abeg, KaDuNa Suppose To Be

  35. Happytvincent

    I Love Nigeria My Country Because Everything Is Good About Us

  36. comrade suleman dansadau

    despite some errors the research is OK I really appreciate the effort

  37. Benjamin chan

    Lagos should come first in this list

  38. sjking

    u ar js sayin ur own ni oo

  39. Andrew Ono

    Where is Benin city and Jos

  40. Solomon

    You don’t know anything about beautiful cities at all,i advise you go for research.

    1. Solomon,
      If you have other suggestions kindly state them or give reasons why the cities listed don’t deserve to be listed

  41. lola

    NAwa ooh.ojoro non good oh.na calabar be d no 1 for dat list period

    1. franky Orlando

      I was born and raised in Lagos, I’m from Imo State by origin and I schooled at University of Calabar.
      Now I live and work in Abuja and I have also travelled to many cities in Nigeria.
      With my experience and also from world class rating, only No.1 (Abuja) and No.2 (Lagos) hold true on this list, other cities were misplaced. I didn’t even see Jos on the list, for real? Look at where Portharcourt was place, Ooo c’mon, Please re-arrange the list from No.3 to No.10.

  42. Jojo Risy

    This list is crap, try as much as possible to delete this post plz, bcus is nonsense. U dont even know where to fix calabar in ur list and normally calabar should have top the list and not to be rated as no 9.

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