Makoko : A city on stilts (Photos)

Makoko : A city on stilts (Photos)

Yusuf Busari

Most of the fish, if not all sold in markets all over Lagos is caught by members of the Makoko fishing community. Makoko which has existed as a fishing village for over a century is located at the Lagos lagoon around the Yaba axis of Lagos metropolis.

The entire community is built over the water on wooden poles with people going about their various duties via canoes. Here are some of the captured moments of the lifestyle of the residents of this community.

Welcome to the city of stilts.

The water borehole and school of the community

The various fish caught and sold by the people of Makoko

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