PHOTONEWS: Portraits From Makoko

In this set of photos,photo enthusiast, Devesh Uba, hese photos wanted to show the dignity of the people of Makoko, a Lagos slum that has been around for close to 100 years.

About Makoko: Makoko is a slum neighborhood in Lagos with approx. population of 100,000. Established in 18th century primarily as fishing village, much of Makoko rests in structures constructed on stilts above Lagos Lagoon. More than 80% of Makoko's population depend on fishing for their livelihood and they have been living here for over 100 years now. (Mostly from Wikipedia)

About Devesh Uba: A photography enthusiast from India currently living and working in Lagos with people and street photography as his favorite genres. He is also an independent film maker and social media marketing professional. His Nigerian photoblog titled 'Snap It Oga' captures the hustle of Lagos city.



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