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

Epe Bridge

Pretty, isnt It?

Meet Iya.




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.

Some nicely smoked catfish.


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..

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.


Got some fresh palm wine


Till Next Time..


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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