15 rare photos of Lagos looking like a million dollars in the 1960s

15 rare photos of Lagos looking like a million dollars in the 1960s

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

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Apapa port Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

3. Beautiful, right?

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Marina Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

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4. The Old Cathedral Church

Such a magnificent sight.

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Old Cathedral church Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

5. The Score Board

No doubt, Lagosians of the olden days took education serious.

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The ancient score board Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

6. The Cable Office in Marina

Such a fine structure!

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The cable office in Marina Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

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7. Tinubu Square

This square was built in the 1960s. Even the surrounding architecture looks breathtaking.

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Tinubu Square Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

8. Still Tinubu Square

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Tinubu Square Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

9. The Old Yaba

You are thinking, "so Yaba was ever this neat and orderly?"

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The old Yaba Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

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10. Broad Street

The Broad Street of today is nothing like this

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Broad Street Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

11. Of course, the first storey-building built in Badagry, Lagos

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The first storey building in Badagry Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

12. The old Lagos-Island

12 rare photos of Lagos looking like a million dollars in the 1960s

Lagos-Island in its beautiful state Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

13. The Old Clock and Idumota at its finest

12 rare photos of Lagos looking like a million dollars in the 1960s

Idumota at its finest. It even had an ancient clock Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

14. The not-so-Nigerian hostesses

12 rare photos of Lagos looking like a million dollars in the 1960s

Nigerian Airways hostesses Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

15. This does not look like Lagos, right?

Well, it is so Lagos. The Lagos of the good old days.

14 rare photos of Lagos looking like a million dollars in the 1960s

The Lagos of the good old days Source: BuzzNigeria
Source: UGC

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