Throwing it back to the 60s: Lagos

The centre of excellence, Lagos is undoubtedly the largest and one of the most populous in Nigeria. From leaving home as early as 5 to secure a space in a bus to spending over 1 hour in traffic jam, you’d agree that Lagos never sleeps.

Eko akete as fondly called by its residents was the capital of Nigeria until 1991 has over 21 million residents. Though the capital was moved to Abuja, Lagos is still termed one of the greatest economical centre in Africa, it has the fourth highest GDP in Africa.

The metropolitan centre that was created on May 27,1967 had always looked stylish as it did now. LAGOS’ love for gigantic and captivating buildings has since been established. Various buildings such as Tinubu square, federal Palace Hotel, old cathedral church .e.t.c. still wow residents and tourists though they were erected years ago.

We all know what Thursdays stand for, reminiscing old memories. Below are pictures of Lagos before the 21st century

Old Waterfront
Kingsway building
TINUBU SQUARE
FEDERAL PALACE HOTEL
CABLE OFFICE, MARINA, LAGOS
YABA in the 1960s

Lagos was, is and would always be beautiful. What version of Lagos won?

Picture credit: Buzzfeed Nigeria

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