Welcome to Lagos

Lagos is the fastest growing megacity in the world. In the process of attracting millions of new people, its inhabitants have found resourceful ways of making a living, building homes, recycling materials and trading goods. This creative attitude of the Nigerians are at the center of this BCC documentary.

Part 1 focuses on recycling and making money from waste in one of the city’s major land fills.

Part 2 tells the story of a shantytown built on poles in the lagoon (a type of settlement that would be called Palafitas in South America)

Part 3 describes the ambition of Lagos to become a succesfull megacity through implementing infrastructure and regulations. Both elements obviously clash with the existing informal settlements and commercial activities.  

(all parts available on youtube, by clicking through the different sub chapters)

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