Living in Osogbo, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Osogbo, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked ten people living in Osogbo what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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The sole attraction in my city is the annual celebration of Osun Osogbo festival. It is celebrated during summer and it attracts tons of tourists from different parts of the world. My city is known for its strong influence on the Yoruba culture just as it is labelled as a cultural site.

Okorie, says: 2020

Choose a well ventilated area. Be ready to buy lamps because electricity is not really reliable. He or she must be ready to spend because there are much fun like tourist center, parks, zoo, etc. Depending on which country the person is coming from, my city is not really cold meaning we have moderate weather.

It is the capital of the state and quite frankly, a lot more peaceful than most state capitals you’ll find in the country. Not much is to be expected of business activities but one should be able to get by with daily required activities and funding. It is a great place if you are willing to adapt.

Precious, says: 2020

Unlike most state capitals in this country, you should be prepared with the knowledge that it is not as busy with activities as they are. However, you can be sure you won’t be disappointed as it and a whole lot of fun to cover up for its lapses in other areas.

George, says: 2020

Anyone moving here should know there are jobs and healthy business environment which will make the city liveable. As long as these criteria are kept in mind, living in my city would be a lifetime experience. My city is very peaceful; there’s zero tolerance for crime.

Valentina, says: 2020

Osogbo is a relatively quite city, in the Southwestern region of Nigeria. It is dominated by the Yoruba ethnic group and the two prominent spoken languages in the city is the local Yoruba dialect and the English language. It is blessed with a serene environment. Recently, the city witnessed infrastructural development in the form of good roads; this has helped in attracting would-be investors to the state. The city is majorly dominated by civil servants and artisans.

Nkwocha, says: 2020

Oshogbo is a place to move. There are lots of tourist attractions like the ‘Osun Osogbo Festival’. The people are homely and welcoming to strangers. It would be a wonderful experience for anyone who would make the decision of moving here. The city is full of tranquility. the atmosphere is heavenly.

Deborah, says: 2020

Osogbo is the Capital City of Osun state and anyone visiting will have a pleasant and pleasurable stay. Firstly, we have the Osun Osogbo festival which attracts Tourist from all over the world and this comes up once yearly in July/August. Also, you get to enjoy basic infrastructure and amenities like good roads, stable electricity among others.

Claret, says: 2020

My city is well, adequate and good in social situations. The city is a well furnished with Roman Arc structure in my roundabout. The ancient city is now in a modern structure architecture now, with a civilized peoples in and around the town. Thanks for accompany me to be among your learner and learner.

Osogbo is a city located at the western part of Nigeria. It is a city with blessed cool weather and green environment. Though the standard of living in the city is quiet high compared to her neighbouring city, it is more peaceful and serene. So, the person considering moving to Osogbo should be well assured that he/she is in safe hands in the city and should not worry about security issue.

Samuel, says: 2020

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