Our Favourite Lagos Films

By: Katie Manning

January 9, 2013

Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos is a densely populated hub of activity from dawn until dusk. We love its jam-packed markets, restaurants and bars and its incredible live music scene. Take a tour of the city with our hand picked selection of Lagos videos.

“The Eyo Festival – Lagos” by Jeremy Weate

Whenever a particularly celebrated Lagosian dies the city holds a special festival for them called an Eyo Festival. With singing, dancing and drumming we love this tradition – captured in full swing by Jeremy Weate in this video.

“Okada Ride in Lagos” by Bantucrew

This fast-paced, if slightly bumpy, video filmed from the back of a motorbike (or Okada) offers a great fly-by view of Lagos as driver and cameraman speed through the city.

“Cement Factory – Lagos, Nigeria” by Pedro Tarrago

This video follows the workers at a Lagos cement factory as they go about the daily grind. A great insight into industry in the city we love that this video shows an alternative side to life in Lagos.

“Somewhere in Lagos” by Intense Studios

This promotional video for Lagos hotel Golden Tulip shows just how glamorous life can be here. Cocktails by the pool and delicious dinners a deux”¦we could get used to that.

“Teaser Nigeria” by Fabien Chauvier

Fabien Chauvier’s video is a particular favourite of ours. Stylish, fun and with a great range of local scenes, this film is indeed a top city teaser”¦

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Katie Manning

Katie is an author for the Virgin Atlantic blog. Despite her urban London residency, Katie can often be found exploring far-flung corners of the globe in search of exciting new experiences and stories. A self-confessed night-owl, she makes it her mission to search out the best cocktail bars and live music venues on each and every expedition. Follow Katie @kt_saramanning

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