The city, popularly known as “AJ City”, jungle city, home of all tribes or simply ‘AJ’, it is a district in the heart of Lagos State Nigeria.
It is the single highest concentration of talents and stars in Nigeria, West Africa.
Literally, the name ‘Ajegunle’ means wealth resides here, ‘land of commerce,’ which in reality is Lagos’ number one ghetto as the meaning of the name, the land of commerce’ is an irony because there is nothing about commercial activities in the area, but just a filthy slum.
Its uniqueness lies in the concentration of all the many ethnic groups in Nigeria. The city is bordered on the west by Apapa Wharf and Tin Can port, two of Nigeria’s biggest sea port. Orile, Ijora, Mile 2 and Kiri-kiri town complete the circumference.
Chukwuma Okparaocha of tribuneonlineng.com in the article ‘The ghetto millionaires writes:
‘In ajegunle dreams make people wealthy’ wrote Ajegunle, literally means ‘fortune has landed.’ Therefore, one would ordinarily expect a place that goes by that name to be one where a person would easily find evidences of fortune; where magnificent houses, well structured buildings, layouts, as well as advanced recreational centres, would be readily available. One would expect to see a place where the denizens would have at their disposal the best infrastructure available.
The journey into the heart of Ajegunle was from the Goddo Bus Stop area of the community. It actually began from Otto-Wharf end of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. This led to the Ezeagu Street (and other adjoining streets such as the Ishaga Close) which has been described as one of the roughest places in Ajegunle.’
Ajegunle was brought to limelight by popular musician Daddy Showkey, Daddy fresh and co in the late 90’s.