i-D heads to Lagos to shoot the cool kids of Nigeria's capital, straight up.
What are you wearing head to toe?
Nothing overly special. A shirt I snagged from my sister and a pair of old jeans I bought years ago.
Where are you from and what do you do?
I from Aba in Abia State, but just moved back from the US after spending nine years in New Mexico. I am a Visual Curator working towards curating a platform for young and upcoming African creatives to showcase their work.
What does it feel like to live in the biggest city in Africa?
I've been here four months and it is extremely overwhelming but exhilarating.
The city is famous for its traffic, how you do deal with it?
I tend to completely zone out. I once spent five hours in traffic, but as long as I have some music with me I find it all very manageable.
What’s the most beautiful place in Lagos?
Who can tell? I suppose each individual has their own. Mine is any place that reminds me of my home in Aba. I find beauty in the really loud and noisy places, mainly market areas which hold a unique vibrancy.
Where is the best place to fall in love in Lagos?
I would say nowhere, but that's because I'm bitter.
Where are the coolest places to shop?
Depends on what you want! And honestly, when it comes to finding anything in Lagos, I stay away from the big stores and go hunting in more local areas.
Where are the best places to hangout in Lagos?
If you're trying to get work done, I say go to Paris Deli which is a little cafe or Bogobiri which is more of a creative space than a hotel to me. If you're looking for something a little bit more lively, I say check out the concerts at Freedom Park. It all fails, simply go and explore places outside of your usual comfort zone.