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Navigating Nigeria’s Slave Route | The Lament of LagosNigeria’s most populous city, Lagos is both a global capital and a West African cultural hub, thanks to its electric nightlife, thriving film industry, and diverse population. But today, Lagos’s rich present stands in stark contrast to its tragic history, when it was once a primary stop on the Nigerian slave route.

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Picture Perfect: Lagos Photo Festival

Over the last decade or so, Nigeria’s contemporary arts scene has had a serious growth spurt. And it seems that photography is definitely one of the mediums that’s sparking a great amount of interest both inside and beyond the African continent, with Lagos helping to further highlight Africa’s modern and visual narratives via its innovative annual Lagos Photo Festival.

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Nigerian Literature: A Lagos Reading List

Nigerian literature remains a source of cultural revelation, displaying the both the complexities and the beauty of a country deeply rooted in history and adventure. Here we take a look at the both the dons and the newcomers of Nigeria's literary world, as well as the famous novels that celebrate the country within their pages.

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A Film Lover's Introduction to Nollywood MoviesLagos is famous for a lot of things – music, art, cosmopolitan dining, the legacy of afrobeat – but it’s also the centre of Nollywood, Nigeria’s powerhouse, low budget, high output, $250m a year film industry. 

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Get Your Fela On: A Fela Kuti Playlist

by Nana January 2014 - last edited July by Chantelle

Get Your Fela On | A Guide to Fela Kuti's NigeriaMusician, composer, human rights activist, political maverick… these are all well fitting titles for Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the man who (albeit not alone) put Nigeria's Afrobeat music on the global map. Explore the man through his music on our Get Your Fela On Spotify playlist.

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The New Nigerian Culture: Contemporary Art in Lagos

by Nana December 2013 - last edited December 2013 by Moderator

Art in Lagos | Nigerian CultureFrom visual art and performance to digital photography, Lagos is a city that’s reshaping its artistic story. Check out some of the city’s creative venues to find out where to go and what to see in this highly dynamic African metropolis. 

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