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Lagos Through My Lense

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By Devesh Uba

The streets of Lagos are a wonderful mosaic of human beings, colours and art. Being a street-photographer I am drawn to the interaction between human-beings and the art and colours of the city. There is art here on school walls, on streets, on three-wheeler taxis, shop sign boards and I believe just about everywhere. I am fascinated with the art and energy of Lagos. I capture this using photography:

1004 Apartment Estate in Lagos

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Makoko’s Floating School

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Danfo – These yellow mini-buses (mostly VW) have become a symbol of Lagos. They are a popular medium of public transport in the city. Though the Government’s BRTs (Bus Rapid Transit) are available, they have miles to go before they can catch up with the popularity of Danfo!

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Traffic on Third Mainland Bridge (the longest bridge in Africa) and people from a fishing community travelling in their little boats. Sometimes Lagos feels like a city combined of several cities!

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Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge (Lagos’s newest bridge, opened in 2013)

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You can see more of Lagos through my lense via:

Nigerian Street Photography: http://snapitoga.tumblr.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/snapitoga

Photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deveshuba

Devesh Uba is currently living in Lagos and works in Digital and Social Media Marketing by profession. His other interests are independent film-making, traveling and motor-cycling.

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Olamide Udoma is an Urban Activist – researcher, writer, artist and film maker. She is currently involved in governance issues within the urban environment of Lagos and is an advocate for sustainable transportation and social engagement within street spaces.