Nigerian Naira (NGN)
Home to various creative, cultural and religious hubs Abuja is a city like no other. Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, the purpose-built capital city acts as the heart of Nigeria endlessly pulsating to keep the nation alive. It's meandering yet well-connected streets are fostering a new cadre of young African creatives operating at a slower pace than those in its sister city of Lagos but producing works of a tantamount degree. Locations and collectives like Mambaah cafe, Retro Africa, Bantu Studios and Root n Raw are providing the infrastructure for what could someday be one of Africa's most intriguing creative spaces.