Author: Enefaa

Lagos Street Photography Shakedown

I was in Lagos for less than a week taking pictures for a blog post I was working on and visiting friends I had not seen in a long while. I have been taking photographs in Port Harcourt for as long as I have had a camera but Lagos was just a totally different experience. I have always said that Lagos is a melting pot of the best and the worst that Nigeria has to offer. I don’t know if there’s any other place in Nigeria that offers the same depth and variety of photographic opportunities as Lagos does....

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Lekki Conservation Centre

Searching for photo opportunities in Lagos and since I had never visited a forest reserve before, I decided to pay the Lekki Conservation Centre a visit. The centre is located on the Lekki/Epe Expressway, just almost opposite the Chevron Estate. The centre is currently being managed by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). You can read more on the centre on the NCF’s website. I hope you enjoy the pictures below....

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Artsy City: Lagos

Lagos is a fascinating city. It has its allure; it also has its problems, loads of them. As with most of the problems you find in Nigeria, people have been discussing and complaining about them for ages so we are not going to do that today. The population of Lagos keeps growing, which means the millions who are there aren’t leaving and more people are flooding in; in search of that big break; hoping that God will bless their hustle, give them that VI (Victoria Island) address, or maybe even an Eko Atlantic address. We decided to do a...

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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

I haven’t done much reading of novels in a long while. I know, I have complained about that a lot already. I have been working on correcting this abnormality so I got “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” by Lola Shoneyin, published in 2010. Now this book is a bit old. After all this is 2014, but I had read so many great reviews and I felt this was a good place to start to rekindle my interest in Nigerian and African literature. And no this isn’t a review of the book, just some of my thoughts. It...

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Bayan Layi

It helps to slow down and think things through before taking action sometimes. I’ve learnt to do just that when I’m angry. The little and supposedly unimportant decision that comes back to bite your behind can be really annoying. Well at least for me. Like that post on twitter or Facebook, or an email you should have reread before hitting the submit button, but you didn’t. Only to find out later you used “where” in place of “were” or even worse, “your” in place of “you’re” (to be clear, I’ve never made this particular error before, I think). I’ve...

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