Saturday 03-03-2013 was a remarkable day that calls for deeper reflection, I had no wedding and event to cover and decided to be a part of “The Silent Majority Project” exhibition by one of Nigerias finest documentary photographer- Mr Adolphus Opara, organised by Goethe-Institut Lagos, who for so long I have anticipated to see the final product of his long awaited “Emissaries of an Iconic Religion”.
This became my first visit to the acclaimed and highlty sort Makoko both by Local and International artists. I have always seen Makoko in paintings, photographs and the regular panoramic view from the third-main land brigde, a landscape I had always wonder what world would be out there, ranging from oko-baba down to ebute-meta.
The closest experience I ever had to this visit was the BBC documentary ” Welcome To Lagos”, which was a heart-rending one…….hmmm!……, the Ojota episode was also touching. Seriously my heart has always skipped since this experience, Makoko; a world contrast of Venice, a crude cosmopolitan and a reclaimed city whose foundation is a composite of waste in all forms.
This a glimpse through my lens during the short visit. Painful I was unable to take pictures of the interior settlements.