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Welcome to Agege FC, Lagos.

Agege - the home of the warmest welcomers on earth, of olden kolanut trees and antiquated Railway Station and waiting sheds!

Agege is certainly one of Lagos State's most popular communities and local government areas. It is located centrally in Lagos, having Abule Egba to the north, Ikeja to the south, Iyana Ipaja to the west, and Ogba to the east. Quite interesting, in the pre-independence era, Agege until 1927, was the capital of Ikeja Division of Lagos State! It has a population of over 635,000 people as of year 2016, with a young population. Its bubbly young population is the reason for its powerful drive for youthful pastimes among which soccer, football is top!

The present-day ‘Agege’ was a settlement which evolved amidst extensive plantations of kolanut and cocoa trees and was home to the native “Awori” sub-group of the Yoruba tribe, settled thereupon from time immemorial. It relied on its earliest Railway station to dispatch kolanuts to the Northern Provinces of present-day Nigeria.

Agege Rail Station experienced rapid development and became a powerful center of the kolanut trade thus attracting different people of different backgrounds and interests such as traders, laborers, and most of these were Hausas

While Agege is said to have been founded in 1954 by records, the name ‘Agege’ was coined long before then. Hausas from the Northern provinces who plied the olden railway to the emerging trade settlement largely carried-on cutting of the kolanut trees for the native yorubas for a living. The native Yoruba tribe's Awori sub-group, began to refer to the area as "Ilu awon age igi" which translates to "the town of the tree cutters." The name stuck and then evolved from “age-igi” - “tree cutters” on the tongues of the non-yoruba speaking Hausas to finally became “Age-ge”!

The people of Agege - ‘Agegeans’ are industrious and hardworking traders and business persons, a culture cultivated over time. In the early 19th century, Agege Planters' Union did much good work to alleviate the food crisis in Lagos then - acting not only as a medium of agricultural intelligence but also as provident/source society and more.

During this time, Agege was hub for cocoa and Kola nut and housed the Colonial farm settlement with the Office of the Office of the Assistant District Officer.

Agege is in every sense of the word a cosmopolitan station, and Agegeans are astoundingly welcoming to all comers - native and non-native settlers alike. It would appear Agege’s biggest export to the world is indeed its ‘big heart’. Around early 19th century, Agege had more heterogeneous population than any other town of its size in Nigeria with six thousand people and more than two thousand floating population.! And its ingrained culture of welcoming all people continue till date. Nothing better attests to her open-arms than the fact that her very name Agege was coined jointly by the native Awori yorubas and the settler Hausas who arrived there over time.

From the ancestral tracks of its olden Railway station, Agege has achieved modern railways transportation - the recently opened Babatunde Fashola Railway Station answers to this. The station is a contemporary structure that includes a waiting area, a ticket booth, and modern restrooms. It connects trips from Lagos to Ogun and Oyo States of Nigeria, with plans to expand to include more states in the future.

Being a connecting area to major locations in Lagos, Agege sees a lot of traffic. For years, this continued until the recently completed Pen Cinema flyover bridge changed everything. The bridge completed in February 2021 has given Agege a major facelift since then. Road traffic is largely manageable, and transit is now efficient.

Agege has its own 4,000-seat multi-purpose stadium. a multi-purpose stadium with secure parking, a basketball court, a lawn tennis court, and a gymnasium. There is also an indoor hall that can be used for a variety of events. The stadium is home ground of notable football clubs, including Bridge Boys F.C., Pepsi Football Academy, and MFM F.C. of the Nigerian Premier League.

For a people described as industrious and hardworking, Agege is replete with markets, shopping complexes and outlets. There is the Agege Abattoir for low-cost, daily produced beef and a range of shopping malls from JustRite Supermarket to Addide Store, First Class Mall, Hootus, Imola Shopping Complexes and more.

For eateries and confectionery, Agege gives Chicken Republic’s trademark chicken and variety of rice; the world-renowned KFC with its delicious bucket chicken, creamy ice cream, burgers, and beverages; Joyce Restaurant, Tastee Fried Chicken, and Sweet Sensation and the list goes on. For body relaxation and spa needs, Agege got

Ultra Revere Spa, iGleam Skinmeister & Spa, or Pearl Beauty Spa to mention a few.

And then comes Agege Bread - the greatest un-patented invent of Agegeans.! This unsliced bread became popular in Agege town a long time ago. Legendary for its soft texture and long shelf life, Agege bread is accolades-ridden in the Nigerian sphere and songs till date. Neither labelled nor branded it nevertheless feeds thousands daily and is undoubtedly oneof Lagosians' favourite meals, seconded to only the Nigerian Jollof rice perhaps. It is sold everywhere and consumed from breakfast tables to motor-garages and to every nook and cranny of the streets of Lagos.

From this historical human hub comes the AGEGE FOOTBALL CLUB.!