Saturday 25 May 2024


The first known skyscraper in tropical Africa sits in the heart of Ibadan Oyo state Nigeria the building is owned by Oodua investment company limited. it was constructed by one of the oldest construction firms in Nigeria Cappa and D'Alberto.

On January 9 1985 the entire building was gutted by fire rendering it dilapidated and unusable the fire incident in the building was reportedly caused by a spark in a piece of malfunctioning electrical equipment and then in 1988 plans to renovate and reconstruct was in place and on August 2nd, 1992 cocoa house was reborn and reopened to the general public giving the building a change in shape and finishes.

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