"It has a dynamism. An absence of pallor. You can feel it in the uncomfortable humid air." It is clichéd to speak of the “energy” of Lagos, and it can sometimes sound like a defensive retort in the face of the city’s many infrastructural challenges. But Lagos does have a quality for which “energy” is the most honest description — the talent, the ingenuity, the bursting multi-ness of everything, the self-confidence of a city that knows it matters.
Lagos will treat your love with an embrace, and your hate with a shrug. What you see in Lagos is what #Lagos truly is.
...one sees the promise of this city: that you will find your kin, where you fit, that there is a space somewhere in Lagos for you."