From the barbershop to the movie theatre, every aspect of life in Makoko has been adapted to meet the demands of life on the water
Despite being a disadvantaged community, when it comes to good live music, the atmosphere in Makoko is quintessentially Nigerian. At any given time, you’ll find a band floating down the lagoon, for all of the community to enjoy.
Makoko is both an example of Nigeria’s seemingly irrepressible population growth, and an incredible illustration of our human ability to adapt to seemingly inhospitable conditions.
On the street level, the area seems to be in complete disarray, but step inside one of the homes, and you’ll be met with all manner of elaborate interior design choices.
Like a beehive, the tower provides a skeleton framework for each inhabitant to create something for himself or herself by whatever means they can afford
Every home in the tower is designed with love – at least up until as far as one can reach.