Ever heard of a hiphop cultural centre before? Let alone one in Lagos? No? Ok, come and let me introduce you to Rapjoint Lagos (@rapjointlagos) located at 4 Norman Williams St, Ikoyi.
A haven serving music nostalgia and modern tastes, Rapjoint Lagos serves your mind and your belly. From the eye-catching wall mural featuring music legends like Notorious B.I.G and Fela to a compendium of books, CDs and tapes in cassette players, walking into this space is sure to fill you with a sense of calm and a feeling of happiness especially if you’re a music/book buff.
The books are available for sale but considering that all fingers are not equal, it is allowed for one to sit and read any book of your choice to your heart’s content.
Inanimate objects though lovely aren’t the only thing that contributes to a pleasant atmosphere, the most important ingredient is the people who give a good vibe or not to the place and the founders of Rapjoint did a fantastic job in picking their staff. I had just wanted to breeze in and out but spent over an hour in great conversation with the staff especially Aderonke, talking about everything and anything.
I loved the staff uniforms featuring black dungarees over a white shirt which contributed to the hiphop vibe of Rapjoint. Rapjoint also has a well-curated menu with items paying homage to fallen music acts like Dagrin.
I left with some very happy book purchases and will definitely stop by again.
Until next time, from your top guide in fine living.