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The Lagos in Motion: Photo Documentary of Africa’s Largest Megacity is out, courtesy of Amazon Books. The release is in both Amazon Kindle tablets and paperback versions.

The worldwide release dates are: Amazon America: From August 6, 2016. Amazon Europe: From August 10, 2016. Expanded distribution channels will open from August 30 to October 30, 2016.

The “Lagos in Motion” photo documentary is the book edition of the documentary film that will be shown on Afrinolly to more than 92 million people using the internet on all the GSM networks in Nigeria.

It will also be distributed by Dotstudio Pro of America for VOD, AVOD and SVOD worldwide. The documentary will be on cable TV networks in selected countries.

Lagos in Motion Photo Documentary On Africa’s Largest Megacity is a must have for everyone who wants to know more about the most dynamic city in Africa and the heartbeat of the continent,” said Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, the author and producer/director of the documentary film.

The Lagos, the famous architect, Rem Koolhaas called “an exploding city” in his Harvard Project on the City for one of the first groundbreaking interactive documentary films.

“What is the Brazilian connection to Lagos?

What happened to the Brazilian Quarters in Lagos?

Why did the Portuguese explorers name it after their famous Lagos in Portugal? What is the “Conspiracy of Lagos”? See the “never say die” Igbo Obioma itinerant street tailor still in business since the 1970s to date and featured in a documentary for the first time.

See the Hausa “Mai Ruwa” street water supplier on the move.

See the white woman jogging and striding alone on the road in Ikoyi.

See the happy millennials having fun at the shopping malls and unwinding at the beach.

See the Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) Sunday Market for the first time in a documentary.

Lagos has changed over the years since the colonial era to the post colonial period with the influx of people from different parts of Nigeria and the world and they all come with their peculiar cultures like the Hausas from the North and the Igbos from the East.

According to Chima, “Documenting the changes is very important for the knowledge of history and the benefits of the legacies for posterity. A new generation will not know about the ways of life of the old generation without any document of it in print or electronic media for them to see. There are magical and precious moments you can capture on camera as they occur which you cannot see again. Even if it is a regular daily activity in the same particular place or spot, it will never be exactly the same every day, because there will be something different the next time you see it.

“Landmarks may remain for years and decades, but may have been renovated or totally removed and in such situations, reconstructions will be required to capture the past environment and reenactments are necessary when producing a historical documentary film if there is no available footage.

The famous Falomo Shopping Mall on Awolowo Road in Ikoyi was totally demolished last year and we are only left with our memories of the popular Bata footwear store, Glendora and Bestseller bookshops and Swedish-Nigerian Aino Oni-Okpaku’s famous Quintessence Arts and Crafts Gallery.



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  • Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi

    Good news. Thanks to The Guardian for this.