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    Posted July 8, 2013 by
    teenaija0880
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    Lagos, Nigeria
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    The Africa we don't see

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    Makoko:Many Faces of Makoko

     
    Makoko is a coastal clustered community situated on the Lagos Lagoon.
    The whole population of Makoko both on land and in the waterfront is estimated to be over one million according to onè of the tràditional leader, Alhaji Ibrahim Aladetan.
    In recent times, the state government has threatened to evict the residents in the waterfront who have been known to live in the community for over 100 years.
    They are predominantly into fishing as they are surrounded by large body of water.
    In my many visits to the community, I have noticed that they are hospitable,vibrant,lively,full of life,ever smiling and also look younger than there actual age.
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