Nigeria is not only vast in cultures and languages, it is also rich in picturesque locations and events that present a wide array of photo ops. Here are some pictures we know you’d wish you had taken in Nigeria.
These Shots Taken During the Kano Durbar
Durbar festivals are celebrated at the culmination of the Eid-ar Fitr and Eid-al-Adha in several states across Nigeria, particularly in locations where there’s a lot of people practicing the Islamic Religion. A colorful parade that usually ends in front of the Emir’s Palace. Although started in 1911 as a political colonial tool, over the years the Durbar has taken on the flavors and cultures of the people who organize and participate in the Durbar.
This Historical Bridge
One of the largest constructions of the colonials before leaving Nigeria, the Makurdi Bridge was built to replace the old ferry services offered by the Nigerian Railway Service in 1932. The bridge eventually served as an escape route for Nigerians of Igbo extraction fleeing from their homes in Northern Nigeria due to the pogrom that heralded the beginning of the Nigerian Civil War.
The images showcase different buildings and the varieties that can be found across the country. From the little town of Iseyin to a mudhouse in Kura and the Emir’s Palace in Kano.
This Perfect Shot
This particular picture brings to mind Bon Jovi’s lyrics “… live when I’m alive, sleep when I’m dead.”
Nature in All Her Abundance
Nigeria’s landscape is a photographer’s paradise with her hills, mountains, deep forests, and rivers.
Beautiful Nigerian Children
One of the stereotypes of Nigeria is her overpopulation, and the starving children, but these young ones burst that myth.