When one thinks of the city of Lagos, what comes to mind is traffic, dust, headphones, slay mamas, bodies slamming against bodies without any show of remorse, angry fights, badly built storey buildings, compound fights, potholes, yellow Maruwa tricycle that can walk into anything and anybody, parties, hustle, love and a hustle to 'know book'. Have you ever wondered, was this the Lagos that always was?
Well, believe it or not, but Lagos was not always Lagos. Those who lived half a century ago would testify to the fact that the 'Eko' of those days was a different world filled with orderliness, calm, a lot of Afros flying there and about and a great deal of beautiful architecture.
Needless to say, the roads were clean, orderly; history was entrenched in several endearing sites that were of great significance but then the people were still hustlers. Despite the colonial air and vibe that filled the city of excellence in the 1960s, it still had familiar traces of what we can perceive today.
In the spirit of nostalgia and refreshing the memories of those good old days, Legit.ng has compiled rare photos of Lagos from way back in the 1960s. Indeed, these pictures will awaken in the mind of a person a love for what we once had.
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1. Cars moving on Carter Bridge
See how organised the people on the pedestrian are, and to think that most Lagosians rode bicycles.
2. Apapa Port.
Worth noting is the beautiful, gigantic MV AUREOL delivered to Apapa in 1950
3. Beautiful, right?
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4. The Old Cathedral Church
Such a magnificent sight.
5. The Score Board
No doubt, Lagosians of the olden days took education serious.
6. The Cable Office in Marina
Such a fine structure!
7. Tinubu Square
This square was built in the 1960s. Even the surrounding architecture looks breathtaking.
8. Still Tinubu Square
9. The Old Yaba
You are thinking, "so Yaba was ever this neat and orderly?"
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10. Broad Street
The Broad Street of today is nothing like this
11. Of course, the first storey-building built in Badagry, Lagos
12. The old Lagos-Island
13. The Old Clock and Idumota at its finest
14. The not-so-Nigerian hostesses
15. This does not look like Lagos, right?
Well, it is so Lagos. The Lagos of the good old days.
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