It’s like Lagos hosting the Olympics, but for the arts. Owambe: the art of shutting down the streets of Lagos in the name of parties. Eventually the world found out that this comedy act worked at the UN and spoke several languages. She’s beyond brilliant; she does impressions, to hilarious songs. What I find so special about it is the energy that there must have been in Lagos at the time – that’s exciting!

Born in Lagos in 1987, Lakin Ogunbanwo is a fashion photographer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, ID online, British GQ, Riposte Magazine and NYMag. A few years back people were sending each other voice notes of this hilarious skit, but nobody knew who was responsible for it.

Because it’s such a busy city, but the power is so unstable, you either own a generator or live beside someone who does.

The Moorish era can be seen in the city’s fortress that served as the residence of the Captain Generals of Algarve. Held in Lagos in 1977, Festac 77was the second World Festival of Black Arts (the first had been in Dakar, Senegal).

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Her videos are very conscious and well thought out – like her music.

This account sources pictures from other everyday Lagos Instagram users and puts them together so you get to see the full scope of the city and its inhabitants. Please note that the discussion was closed to any additional postings as of Nov 1, 2016

All rights reserved. The south of Portugal and the area around Lagos was some of the last of the lands reconquered from Moorish occupation. The largest cultural event ever held on the African continent to date, there were over 15,000 attendees from 50 countries.

Hotels near Church of Santa Maria de Lagos. Everyone first met Chigul on their phones. “What do you mean by Lagos culture?” “You know in other parts of the country they wake up after the rooster crows but in Lagos people are already on the road while the rooster is still asleep”.

We do it so well, it really should be an art-form. From chilled street style to closed-street parties, gossip blogs to the ubiquitous sound of generators, fashion photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo introduces Nigeria’s most populous city, Mon 23 Mar 2015 14.41 GMT Available for everyone, funded by readers. Bellanaija is one of the most popular, it’s where Lagosians go to find news, politics, fashion, local celebrity pictures, events listings for the coming weekend and then, pictures taken at the events the following Monday. A Whitespace is a blank canvas concept space that morphs from an art gallery to a restaurant, always trying to bring the freshest creative minds together in a space that shows off their work. The south of Portugal and the area around Lagos was some of the last of the lands reconquered from Moorish occupation. It brought the greatest creatives and cultural voices to Lagos in a once in a generation event.

Lagos, for example, is a massive, overcrowded city filled with traffic jams, movie theaters, department stores, restaurants, and supermarkets. The city walls of Lagos date back to the early Middle Ages and were built following the decline of influence from the Eastern Roman Empire or the subsequent Byzantine Empire.