Nima and its surroundings grew as a community for traders from Ghana’s northern region and from nearby nations like Togo and Burkina Faso. It is a significant trading centre in the city. One of Accra’s biggest and busiest markets is the Nima Market, sometimes referred to as Kasoa Mamudu locally. It is situated along the Al-Waleed Bin Talal Highway.
Wednesdays are market days, and the market is crowded with vendors selling produce, cattle, grains, and cereals. For those who enjoy spices, the Nima Market is a terrific place to go. Many of the sellers there also sell conventional medicines. The Nima Market is frequently visited by those looking for fowls with distinctive or singular colours for particular rites. Shops selling groceries and clothing line the streets that lead to the market from Mamobi. Along with many black market vendors operating on both sides of the street, there is a sizable contingent of forex traders on the street.
A second market with a focus on vegetables is situated in the twin town of Mamobi, two kilometres distant.
Arguably, Nima is one of the popular areas in Accra and one of the things that make them popular is the Nima market. With roots dating back to 1836, Nima is regarded as the biggest and one of the oldest Zongo settlements in Ghana. Although it is generally used to refer to the two adjacent towns, the township is frequently referred to as one-half of the twin community, Mamobi-Nima. Muslim people predominate in Nima. However, it demonstrates significant religious and racial variety, like other Zongo communities do (dominated by the Dogon people of Mali, also known as Kaado or kardo). The Church of Pentecost, one of the biggest churches, is situated close to the major road.