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Photos by Prince Aday.

These Polaroid Portraits Capture the New Wave of Nigerian Cool

Shot by Prince Aday, catch a glimpse of your favorite culture shifters kicking it in Lagos.

December reigns supreme in Lagos, Nigeria.

Arguably the best time to visit, within Lagos exists a party that never ends. In a day, you'll find many creatives, musical and visual artists visiting numerous events. And with something happening every night, you never know what to expect.

Here are 20 candid polaroid portraits I shot featuring leading lights from the world of music, fashion, and millennial creatives. From Wizkid, Tekno, Skepta, Ugo Mozie, DJ Cuppy, Stephanie Coker and more, there thrives a new generation—with a whole new set of values.

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Why Do We Need to be a New Dubai When We're Already Lagos?: OluTimehin Adegbeye's Frank TED Talk

OluTimehin Adegbeye on the struggle for the soul and future of Lagos and what must be done to build a city for all Lagos residents.

"Lagos is my home" says OluTimehin Adegbeye in this provocative TED Talk.

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NextGen: WAFFLESNCREAM Leads the Way in Expanding Nigeria's Urban Youth Experience

Nigeria's first skate crew rethinks what community building looks like among the creative youth.

DIASPORAOver the course of July we'll be publishing short profiles, essays and interviews on the theme of "Afrofutures." Together these stories will be a deep dive into the way African and diaspora thinkers, technologists and artists view a future for Africans in the world and outside of it. 

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