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A view of the Yaba district in Lagos, home to Nigeria's dominant start-up scene (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

Why Nigeria's newest startups are sprouting up outside the megacity of Lagos

Even though Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, Lagos, its commercial capital, still has a disproportionately strong hold over all business sectors.

HRM Alayeluwa Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III, the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, 2013. Credit: George Osodi/neh.gov

Life-sized portraits of the kings and queens of Nigeria: A photo exhibit at the Newark Museum (Photos)

The images are large and lush, startling in their near life-sized appearances. You feel as if you are in the same rooms as these elegantly dressed and somewhat mysterious men and women. Just who are these regal figures from what we know as the modern African nation of Nigeria?