The Lagos power list: 21 people in 21 million

Mo Abudu, who abandoned a high-flying career in the corporate world to run a television studio. Photograph: SundayAlamba/AP

Lagos, a megacity home to an estimated 21 million people, is Nigeria’s cultural and political powerhouse.

It’s home to Nollywood, the world’s third-largest film industry, it’s the centre of the country’s music industry and it’s also where some of the world’s happiest citizens live.

The city is expanding rapidly and the residents are increasingly connected, with social media allowing the public to better hold their government to account.

But who are the individuals driving these changes? Is it possible to identify 21 people to watch as Lagos continues to grow – both in population and as an international powerhouse?

Read more: The Lagos power list: 21 people in 21 million | World news | The Guardian

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