Abuja is the official capital, but Lagos is one of the biggest cities in the world and the place to be. So that’s where I went. These carnival paraders are on their way to the national stadium where they will dazzle in an African-style performance.
There is a slight pause as the parade’s progress is halted. The bright colours hide the harsh reality in this very crowded city, where survival becomes more and more difficult due to the huge numbers of new immigrants arriving every day, looking for food and jobs.