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Traditional dance groups march in the carnival in Lagos last year. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Lagos locals fear annual carnival's links to Brazilian past are being lost

Before he died earlier this year, 86-year-old great-grandfather Mr Ibaru decided he had finally had enough of Lagos’ annual carnival. “It’s become boring,” grumbled the fine-boned man with a halo of white hair, tapping his cane impatiently.