My Africa Is, is on the mission to change your perception of the African continent, by adding more depth of coverage on each city. For our first venture into the continent, we dove into what is deemed one of the most unlivable cities in the world: Lagos, Nigeria, where we caught up with three individuals doing some awesome things in the city. They allowed us to spend some time with them, and get an understanding of their Lagos, and why their work is important for the city. These are the Lagos Chronicles.
My Africa Is drops in on Bilikiss Abiola, one of the founders of WeCyclers, an outfit that has involved an entire community in recycling plastics, that would usually end up on the streets and gutters of Lagos.
Music: Burna Boy – Run My Race
My Africa Is caught up with Kunle Adeyemi, the architect behind the Makoko floating school. The floating school was designed to address Makoko’s floading woes, and could potentially serve as a tourism solution for Lagos state.
Music: Show Dem Camp – Feel Alright ft. Boj
In the last installment of the Lagos Chronicles, My Africa Is catches up with avant guarde fashion photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo. Lakin allowed us to drop in on his photoshoot with apparel company, Kingdom, and talked to us about what it means to present provocative images, in a relatively conservative country like Nigeria.
Music: Temi Dollface- Pata Pata