Redefining African Luxury in Lagos, Nigeria

Alara, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

AS YOU DRIVE SOUTH from the Nigerian mainland toward the knot of islands at the historic core of the port city of Lagos, it’s difficult to single out just one yellow danfo bus amid the reliably heavy traffic, one street merchant among the stream of vendors hawking peanuts, soda, electronics and home goods. Almost every square inch of this megacity appears worked over by one of its 15 million residents (or 17 million, or 19 million, depending on which official estimate you believe), creating a panorama of jostling life set against a low gray sky.

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