Fishing Village

Today was one of those days I had a specific plan

I knew what I wanted and how to get it.

I decided to visit the fishing villages located at Epe and Makoko, Lagos Nigeria.

For obvious reasons: 1) Its nice to see  where my fish comes from                          2)I Was craving  some Fresh Epe palm wine(a local alcoholic bèverage)

Enroute Epe Fishing Village

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Epe Bridge

Pretty, isnt It?

Meet Iya.

 

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She was so warm and lovely enough to pose with her goods while I snapped her.

It wasnt to long before her children demanded a picture of them too..

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Lol! Arent they lovely?

The Epe Fishing Market is a market you can find a variety of fishes to buy. The fishes are freshly caught; smoked or sold raw- whichever the customer wants.

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Some nicely smoked catfish.
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Iya

 

When the fishes are caught, they are kept in the brown baskets below to prevent them from escaping..

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One thing I noticed about the market, amidst all the chaos that it kept some calm…

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Epe Fishing Market

Maybe the market seemed so calm because it was next to a body of water..

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Epe Fish Village

All ’em catfishes we eat at fancy restaurants come from markets like these uno

 

Next Stop: Makoko Fishing Village

 

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It used to be located adjacent to the Third Mainland Bridge but sadly is no more.

 

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Makoko used to be a small fishing village built by fishermen who came from Benin more than a hundred years ago.

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The inhabitants of the village were forced out by the government due to violation of sanitary laws.

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For decades, residents of Makoko had no access to basic infrastructure, including clean drinking water, electricity and waste disposal, and prone to severe environmental and health hazards.

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Which was why they were forced to move out because of the unsanitary level they were predisposed to.

 

Today was quite eventful.

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Got some fresh palm wine

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Palm-Wine

Till Next Time..

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Bipasha says:

    Lovely snapshots 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love love love this!!!!!! Amazing!!! Makoko is on my to visit list and this has only incentivised me further!

    Liked by 1 person

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