If you are in Ibadan and you need to get food stuff, we made a list of places for you to check out. Yes, we admit, we are not experts in this market business, we can only speak from experience. So don’t judge us if you get to the market and things have changed a bit. It might be Corona.
1. Bodija market.
Bodija was the first market I was introduced to in Ibadan. And I must confess, the prices were fair to me then. I don’t know how things are at the moment, but you can be sure of good buys.
Challenge is quite the place. There are a lot of traders selling the same thing, so you have a choice to make. Don’t be fooled though. When they smile, smile. And if they decide to turn things around, you too, giddem.
From what I know of Molete market, it is a roadside market. I could be wrong though. But they do have decent prices. One thing I find annoying though, is that their plantains look malnourished. Very tiny.
4. Oja Oba.
This is around the Olubadan palace. Once you see this statue, walk down a bit. Again, be reminded that you have to price things well. Otherwise, e be things.
5. Ogunpa Market.
You can find literally everything at Ogunpa market. It is a very large market and might be difficult to navigate if you are new. But once you get the hang of the movement and negotiating prices, everything becomes easy.
Since you’re looking for cheap food stuff, you might want to check this out: 5 Soups You Can Cook With N200 Or Less