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article imagePhoto story: Faces of night life in Lagos Special

By Samuel Okocha     Dec 21, 2011 in World
Digital Journal shows you different faces of night life in the Nigerian commercial capital of Lagos, providing insight into the socio-economic travails and resilience of the people.
Lagos, the former capital of Africa’s most populous country never ceases to reel out tales from a people described as the happiest in the world.
From the chaotic traffic to small business owners eking out a living, night life in the Nigerian south western city gives a peep into the survival spirit of the average Nigerian.
As the mainstream media reels out stories on news on Nigeria’s big politicians, Digital Journal, through exclusive photos taking over months, chronicles the night experiences of the average man on the street of Lagos.
A soldier tries to control a chaotic traffic situation on a major road section in Lagos.
A soldier tries to control a chaotic traffic situation on a major road section in Lagos.
Another traffic situation seen at night in Lagos. Commercial motercyclists along with their passenge...
Another traffic situation seen at night in Lagos. Commercial motercyclists along with their passengers trying to pull through
The night exposes the housing problem in Lagos. This photo shows commercial motorcyclists (popularly...
The night exposes the housing problem in Lagos. This photo shows commercial motorcyclists (popularly known as okada men) sleeping under a bridge in Lagos, after a hard day's job . Picture taken Dec. 12 at 2:06 AM.
Local businesses lighting a street in Lagos in absence of functioning public street lights.
Local businesses lighting a street in Lagos in absence of functioning public street lights.
A woman hawks a local drink at night in Lagos
A woman hawks a local drink at night in Lagos
A pay phone center on the roadside at night. The operator also ekes a living charging phone batterie...
A pay phone center on the roadside at night. The operator also ekes a living charging phone batteries and selling recharge cards from major phone networks in Nigeria.
Women are economically active in the night life of Lagos as seen in this photo of a woman selling ro...
Women are economically active in the night life of Lagos as seen in this photo of a woman selling roasted yam at night.
Fun seekers at a bar which also combines as a brothel in Lagos
Fun seekers at a bar which also combines as a brothel in Lagos
Another bar cum brothel in Lagos
Another bar cum brothel in Lagos
Night life: Nigerians playing pool close to a bar in Lagos
Night life: Nigerians playing pool close to a bar in Lagos
The night life in Lagos is not conplete without barbaque spots like this one.
The night life in Lagos is not conplete without barbaque spots like this one.
Nigerians are seen to be deeply religiuos  even at night. This photo show Muslims in a prayer mood i...
Nigerians are seen to be deeply religiuos, even at night. This photo show Muslims in a prayer mood in an open space.
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