Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria, estimated 300 square kilometers, located on a group of islands endowed with creeks and a lagoon. Lagos has a population of nearly 13 million and is projected to be one of the world's five largest cities in the next years.
It grew from a small fishing and farming settlement and a Portuguese trading post in the fifteenth century. Later it fell into the hands of the British. In 1862 the British Government declared Lagos a British Colony, in 1960 Nigeria declared independence from Britain.

History of Nigeria

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from the airport into town

gospel church on the way

let's go ..

.. over the 3rd Mainland Bridge

Iboro knows all the ways ..

.. into the city !

shopping center

church in Lagos

street in Lagos city

under the bridge

heavy load

the beach in town


one of the big tourist hotels

very thirsty ..

.. me too

native clothes to buy

Golden Gate: hotel, restaurant and nightlife

the National Theatre

back to the suburbs

the smaller advertising ..

.. and market again


view over the roofs, 13 million people living in the Lagos area

public transportation

Where do you want to go? Ketu, Oshodi, Airport?

too many people for the small bus

and a bigger one is coming

also feeling home and happy in Lagos

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All photography by Bernd Noack