Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra Area Guide A view from the Madina-Adenta footbridge. Credit - youtube

Madina is one of the Zongos established in Accra. It is the state capital of the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal District, one of 29 districts in Ghana's Greater Accra Region. Anyone who is familiar with the town's history will recognise that Madina has a strong Islamic presence due to its religious roots. While there is a strong Islamic presence in the town, it is a multi-religious community, with Christianity being the second largest religious group.

It was founded in 1959 by a Muslim, Alhaji Seido Karbo, who went on to become Madina's first headman in 1964. Because of the massive infrastructure developments taking place in Accra at the time, he and over 800 other Muslims were forced to relocate. They relocated from La Land at Shiashi to a neighbourhood near Nkwantanang. Madina was later given to this area.

The La people had previously made strenuous efforts to change the new name, but to no avail. This began in the 1960s, when the La people insisted on keeping the town's name, La Nkwantanang, because the land had traditionally belonged to them. However, their efforts to contest it were futile. Later, Indigenous Ga in Labadi demanded that the name be changed to La Hee, which means "New La." Both the names preferred by the La people and chosen by Alhaji Seido were later incorporated into the district's name, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal District.

The University of Ghana is only about 20 minutes away from the town. The university's proximity to the city makes it an excellent choice for students and faculty looking for housing.

Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts - Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra Stonebwoy Credit - Reggaeville

Named after the holy city in Saudi Arabia where the Prophet Muhammad's tomb is located, "Madina" is an Arabic word that means "city."

The University of Professional Studies is located in the town. The Institute of Professional Studies was established in 1965.

Stonebwoy, an award-winning Afro-pop, Dancehall, and Reggae artist, graduated from the University of Professional Studies with a degree in Marketing.

Leisure and Shopping

Leisure and Shopping - Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra Madina market Credit - Ghana News Agency

Madina's main market is the Madina Market. It is the town's first choice for foodstuffs, clothing, shoes, cosmetics, electronics, building materials, and so much more. As a result, it is not surprising to find a crowded market, whether on weekdays or weekends. This area is usually congested due in part to the difficulty of finding a parking space. If you are arriving in a private vehicle, keep in mind that the car park is usually insufficient to accommodate the vehicles around you. Madina Market has a public bus station, which makes it simple to get direct buses to many areas.

Despite the high volume of human and vehicular traffic in this market, regular shoppers are not discouraged because the prices of goods are low.

The new market in Ogbojo is smaller than the one in Madina. It is less crowded, and the market stalls are well-organised, making for a pleasant shopping experience. Food and personal items can be purchased at reasonable prices here. For bulk purchases, however, it is preferable to visit a large market.

Bag and Save Supermarket is a one-stop shop for high-quality goods at low prices. While shopping for groceries, you can expect to receive excellent customer service.

Braintech Clothing is a store that sells fashionable male clothing. They sell nice shirts, trousers, suits, belts, and shoes at Madina estate. They are also known for providing excellent customer service, which contributes to a pleasurable shopping experience.

Popular Estates

Popular Estates - Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra An apartment in Passion Hill Credit Passion Hills Apartments

Manet Palms estate is recommended for anyone looking for a quiet, affordable, secure, and serene place to stay. Manet Palms Estate is a well-kept gated community with affordable apartments. There is only one entrance to the estate, and security guards are stationed there. Aside from securing the estate, these guards can also provide useful information if you need to locate a specific location within the estate. There are single rooms, two bedroom apartments, and three bedroom apartments available.

Passion Hills Apartments provides short and long-term rentals for those looking for a getaway or to spend time in the area. They are available in studio, single, and two-bedroom configurations. With amenities like cable TV, Wifi, hot and cold water bathtubs, a washing machine, and an iron board, the air-conditioned rooms make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Occupants are welcome to prepare meals in the Kitchenette and enjoy chilled drinks from the refrigerator. Most of the rooms have a nice view of the pool, and guests can swim whenever they want. The serenity, comfort, and security of these serviced apartments make them an excellent choice for lodging in Madina.

Day Life

Day Life - Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra Lethawood Pub and Grill Credit - Top-Rated.Online

Lethawood Pub and Grill is a popular place to unwind in Madina. Lethawood is the perfect place to enjoy a tasty local dish or to watch a live football match or other sports programme with chilled drinks and refreshments. A Play station and a pool table are among the other attractions.

The Kitchen Pot is a great place to get tasty Ghanian food at a reasonable price. Customers return for more because of the excellent meals and friendly service.

If you want to treat yourself to a good face and body massage, manicure and pedicure, or a new hairstyle, there are several spas and beauty salons to choose from. Excellent options include Hairpot Salon, Silver Spot Salon and Spa, Demens Parlour, and Makhin Day Spa and Salon.

Night Life

Night Life - Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra C and J Pub and Lounge Credit - TopRated.Online

The C and J Pub and Lounge is widely considered to be in the top tier of Madina Estate's drinking establishments. After a long day, many people choose to wind down with friends at this popular nightlife destination because it allows them to do so. The bar is air-conditioned, so guests can relax there while also taking in the excellent cuisine and lively music.

Aware Bar and Pub, Klub Nikaboka, and Philly's Pub are three additional nighttime hangouts where you can relax and unwind.

Schools

Schools - Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra Healthy-Mind School Credit School website

Healthy-Mind International is one of Madina's top primary schools. Their methods of instruction are concept-driven, inquiry-led, and research-based. They keep a small class size of 10-12 students and provide individualised learning for each child. With sport and talent academies that help to develop natural skills and talents, Healthy-Mind School demonstrates that learning extends beyond the classroom. Air-conditioned classrooms, a well-stocked library, a music room, an ultra-modern ICT lab, art and craft facilities, a swimming pool, a football pitch, and other amenities are available at the school. Admission is open to children ranging from playgroup to primary school.

Preset Pacesetters Senior High School is a private day and boarding school with the mission of providing exceptional scholarly instruction based on a rigorous academic curriculum. Science, Business, General Arts, Home Economics, and Visual Arts are the five departments that students are taught in. The school also operates a remedial school with morning and evening classes for students who want to improve their grades before applying to a tertiary institution, as well as pre-senior high school classes for students who are waiting for their BECE results. Extracurricular activities such as inter-school competitions and excursions are also included in the school curriculum.

Charene Model School, Calvary International School, and Action Senior High and Technical School are some of the other schools in Madina.

Real Estate

Do you want to know how much it would cost to live in Madina? Here are the average property prices in Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra.

Some available property in Madina

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3 Bedroom Apartment, Behind Upsa, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra, Apartment for Rent

3 bedroom apartment for rent

 Behind Upsa, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra
$550 per month
approx. GH₵7,140
 16
Plush 5 Bedroom Semi Furnished House, Lakeside Ave, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra, House for Sale

6 bedroom house for sale

 Lakeside Ave, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra
$260,000
approx. GH₵3,375,358
 8
Affordable Chamber and Hall, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra, Single Room Self Contained for Rent

Single room self contained for rent

 Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra
GH₵900 per month
 6
Modern 4 Bedroom House, Ashaley Botwe, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra, Detached Duplex for Sale

4 bedroom detached duplex for sale

 Ashaley Botwe, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra
$295,000
approx. GH₵3,829,733
 6
2 Bedroom Flat, Upsa, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra, Apartment for Rent

2 bedroom apartment for rent

 Upsa, Madina, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal, Accra
GH₵3,500