Bright lights, flashy cars and a people so determined, you can almost touch it. It's not for nothing that Lagos is referred to as the Centre of Excellence. It's a thriving mega city that is home to over 21 million people and Nigeria's commercial capital.

But beneath the bright lights and flashy cars lies Irewe, a pristine riverine community about 25 minutes from the Ojo jetty.

Irewe

Bounce News arrived the community on a hot March afternoon, and the first thing that struck us was the sheer silence of the place.

You see, there were no car horns blaring or noisy generators to disturb the peace. There was nothing but birds chirping and the occasional laughter of children that drifted through the quiet.

It was hard to imagine that we were still in Lagos. But a visit to the Oba's palace not only reminded us that we were in fact still in the mega city, it also shed light on a community that has managed to retain it's mostly pristine state since it's existence.

Watch the video below to find out more about our sojourn.

 

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