Men play checkers in the remaining section of Badia East, an informal settlement in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2014. One year earlier, hundreds of households woke to construction equipment demolishing their community on order from the Lagos State Government with little or notice. Most had minutes to reach safety losing their homes and possessions. Thousands are still displaced one year later. Badia East is one of the communities that should have benefited from a World Bank funded $200 million “slum upgrade” project but the Lagos State Government failed to abide by policies that would have notified and resettled residents properly. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #nigeria #lagos #badiaeast #slum #worldbank #checkers #men

Men play checkers in the remaining section of Badia East, an informal settlement in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2014. One year earlier, hundreds of households woke to construction equipment demolishing their community on order from the Lagos State Government with little or notice. Most had minutes to reach safety losing their homes and possessions. Thousands are still displaced one year later. Badia East is one of the communities that should have benefited from a World Bank funded $200 million “slum upgrade” project but the Lagos State Government failed to abide by policies that would have notified and resettled residents properly. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #nigeria #lagos #badiaeast #slum #worldbank #checkers #men

Girls pose at the end of a school day at the Kyarimi Government Day Secondary School in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria. Months earlier the school was attacked by Boko Haram leaving many teachers and students too afraid to return. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #nigeria #maiduguri #bokoharam #bornostate #school #education #brave #beautiful #girls

Girls pose at the end of a school day at the Kyarimi Government Day Secondary School in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria. Months earlier the school was attacked by Boko Haram leaving many teachers and students too afraid to return. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #nigeria #maiduguri #bokoharam #bornostate #school #education #brave #beautiful #girls

A dambe boxer poses for a portrait before a match at Mile 12, in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2014. “Dambe” is a traditional form of boxing common among Nigeria’s Hausa people, originating in the north but found all over the country. The striking fist is wrapped with material after small cuts are made along the arm and special herbs are rubbed into the wound and amulets worn for increased strength. Originally seen as a rite of passage, most men now box for fame. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #nigeria #lagos #fightclub #market #mile12 #dambe #dembe #boxing #men #club #hausa #martialarts #amulets #malam #riteofpassage

A dambe boxer poses for a portrait before a match at Mile 12, in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2014. “Dambe” is a traditional form of boxing common among Nigeria’s Hausa people, originating in the north but found all over the country. The striking fist is wrapped with material after small cuts are made along the arm and special herbs are rubbed into the wound and amulets worn for increased strength. Originally seen as a rite of passage, most men now box for fame. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #nigeria #lagos #fightclub #market #mile12 #dambe #dembe #boxing #men #club #hausa #martialarts #amulets #malam #riteofpassage

Men wait for a haircut at a barbershop in the remaining section of Badia East, an informal settlement in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2014. One year earlier, hundreds of households woke to construction equipment demolishing their community on order from the Lagos State Government with little or notice. Most had minutes to reach safety, losing their homes and possessions. Thousands are still displaced one year later. Badia East is one of the communities that should have benefited from a World Bank funded $200 million “slum upgrade” project but the Lagos State Government failed to abide by policies that would have notified and resettled residents properly. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #lagos #nigeria #badiaeast #barbershop #men #forcedevictions #personalprojects #fashola #worldbank #development #africa

Men wait for a haircut at a barbershop in the remaining section of Badia East, an informal settlement in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2014. One year earlier, hundreds of households woke to construction equipment demolishing their community on order from the Lagos State Government with little or notice. Most had minutes to reach safety, losing their homes and possessions. Thousands are still displaced one year later. Badia East is one of the communities that should have benefited from a World Bank funded $200 million “slum upgrade” project but the Lagos State Government failed to abide by policies that would have notified and resettled residents properly. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #lagos #nigeria #badiaeast #barbershop #men #forcedevictions #personalprojects #fashola #worldbank #development #africa

Open air movie theater in Kano, Northern Nigeria. The Yemeni man who runs the place told me there were Bollywood movies every night at 8 pm, but no movie was shown that night and there were no signs other movies. Years of conflict in northern Nigeria means few people go out at night, and, as more people watch movies on their phones and at home, it’s unlikely this movie theater will be back in business anytime soon. Photo by @Glennagordon. February 2014.

Open air movie theater in Kano, Northern Nigeria. The Yemeni man who runs the place told me there were Bollywood movies every night at 8 pm, but no movie was shown that night and there were no signs other movies. Years of conflict in northern Nigeria means few people go out at night, and, as more people watch movies on their phones and at home, it’s unlikely this movie theater will be back in business anytime soon. Photo by @Glennagordon. February 2014.

LAGOSIANS- Music fans watch on as one of Nigeria’s current music stars performs at the Gidi Culture Festival at Elegushie Beach, Lagos Nigeria on 2nd March 2014. #DoubleExposure #naija #9ja #africa #skelewu I have always been intrigued by Lagos. I grew up in Accra on an equal dose of amazing and traumatizing stories about this city. I first visited 13 years ago and my love for the city only grows. Anytime I tell people, anywhere in the world I find myself, that I love Lagos, they look at me with either shock or confusion but the truth is, there is so much happening for this city. I have had the privilege of meeting some of the city’s most influential, most talented, most popular over many visits. I want to dedicate my instagram posts for the next couple of weeks to all the amazing Lagosians I meet everyday. Enjoy. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah (copyright:2014).

LAGOSIANS- Music fans watch on as one of Nigeria’s current music stars performs at the Gidi Culture Festival at Elegushie Beach, Lagos Nigeria on 2nd March 2014. #DoubleExposure #naija #9ja #africa #skelewu I have always been intrigued by Lagos. I grew up in Accra on an equal dose of amazing and traumatizing stories about this city. I first visited 13 years ago and my love for the city only grows. Anytime I tell people, anywhere in the world I find myself, that I love Lagos, they look at me with either shock or confusion but the truth is, there is so much happening for this city. I have had the privilege of meeting some of the city’s most influential, most talented, most popular over many visits. I want to dedicate my instagram posts for the next couple of weeks to all the amazing Lagosians I meet everyday. Enjoy. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah (copyright:2014).