Lagos Soundscapes - Field work photo by Emeka OgbohOriginal Source: African Artists Foundation
Lagos, the throb of Africa
Lagos has the most dense population of Black people in the world. There's nowhere else you will find more Black people per square meter. Although Lagos is the smallest state in Nigeria in terms of landmass, it is among the fastest growing states in the world.
Impressive Flips (2015) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture
Boy among boats in Lagos lagoon shore (2019) by The Centenary ProjectThe Centenary Project
#2: Open air markets of Lagos
Epe fish market, Mushin and Alaba International market offers unique insights into the city's culture and vibe. Explore the freshly caught seafood, colourful arts and crafts, and a variety of antique goods.
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La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort (2020) by Adedotun AjibadeOriginal Source: Adedotun Ajibade
#4: Sunkissed beaches
Lagos is home to a number of sunkissed beaches, including La Campagne Tropicana, Ibeshi, Eko Atlantic, Elegushi, Oniru and Ilashe. Take a stroll underneath the palm trees, catch a wave with the surfers and enjoy the stunning sunsets.
Suya, spices and oil on a grill (2019) by The Centenary ProjectThe Centenary Project
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#6: Makoko, a floating community
Makoko is a multicultural floating community that has the potential to be the first properly organised floating city in a mega city. Makoko has a thriving economy in that its a fishing community and within that fishing community there's also a trading community.
Central Business District by Dayo AdedayoTour Nigeria
#7: A new Lagos that cannot be ignored
Eko Atlantic city is a clean and eco-friendly urban city. Its construction site is the largest in Africa today. The city's over 6,500,000 square metres of new land will provide ample space for people and businesses to thrive in a sustainable environment. It's a new Lagos.
About Folorunsho Coker
Folorunsho Coker was appointed Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation in 2017. His Public Service Career began in Lagos State in 1999 where he served the State in various capacities including; as Principal Aide to the Governor, Deputy Chief of Staff to the State Government, Founding CEO of the Lagos State Number Plate Production Authority and as Special Adviser on Central Business Districts. He also served as Lagos State Commissioner of Tourism, Arts & Culture and established the “ONE LAGOS BRAND”. As DG, NTDC he has conceived the ‘TOUR NIGERIA” brand to drive domestic consumption of tourism products in Nigeria, commercialize tourism and generate employment. The brand is hinged on the identification, exploration, exposition, enhancement and promotion of creative assets across the country using sustainable approaches.