Let us go on this unusual trip of looking at Lagos from above…It happened that I got the opportunity to go up an abandoned 25 storey building in the heart of Lagos Island right at the beginning of Broad Street, Marina… Fortunately, Eyes of A Lagos Boy was complete, I had my camera with me on this fateful climb up this fifty seven year old concrete building still standing, lonely with soots from a raging conflagration that took it over almost three decades ago.
You are about to see Lagos Island in its splendour, in videos and photos… On this day, the sky was blue, the elements were in order and it was a Photographers dream day.
The panoramic view of Lagos Island is breathtaking..
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Lagos (Yoruba: Èkó) is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the largest in Nigeria, as well as on the African continent. It is one of the fastest growing in the world,and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations. Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa; the megacity has the highest GDP,and also houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent.
Lagos, the capital of Nigeria since its amalgamation in 1914, went on to become the capital of Lagos State after its creation. However, the state capital was later moved to Ikeja in 1976, while the federal capital also moved to Abuja in 1991. Even though Lagos is still widely referred to as a city, the present day Lagos, also known as “Metropolitan Lagos”, and officially as “Lagos Metropolitan Area”is an urban agglomeration or conurbation, consisting of 16 LGAs, including Ikeja, the state capital of Lagos State. This conurbation makes up 37% of Lagos State’s total land area, but houses about 85% of the state’s total population.
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Bolaji Alonge is an Artist, International Photographer and Journalist from Lagos, Nigeria who has been traveling the world for the most parts of the last decade documenting exotic cultures, participating in experiences, Tourism, Networking, exchange of ideas and information that sometimes books and the internet do not offer. The aim is to document history, telling the African story from the African eyes using Photography predominantly and also bringing the world to Africa.
He conducted a successful Photo Exhibition themed, “Eyes Of A Lagos Boy”at the prestigious Freedom Park, (A former Colonial Prison) in Lagos in May 2017.
-Bolaji Alonge (July 2017)
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