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My Africa Is: The Lagos Chronicles - The Floating School

Story of the Floating School in Lagos to address flooding problems in Makoko


On the second installment of The Lagos Chronicles, the My Africa Is documentary team tracks Nigerian Kunle Adeyemi's innovative solution to his hometown's flooding woes. A fishing village located on the Lagos lagoon, Makoko and its 100,000 citizens are faced with the issue of unlivable flooding conditions whenever it rains. Adeyemi, architect of the Makoko Floating School, designed a community center on water as a response to his village's infrastructural needs. Perhaps this tale of ingenuity in Lagos may serve as an example for other coastal cities facing similar challenges. Watch Adeyemi's story below and catch up on last week's story of success in Lagos here.

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The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Khuli Chana, Kwesi Arthur x Vic Mensa, KiDi, Elaine, Ruger and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Olamide Will 'Rock' Your World with His New Single & Music Video

Olamide's latest single 'Rock' is the first single from his upcoming album 'UY Scuti' which is set to drop this June.