Lagos The Next Fifty Years is an independent community driven event aimed at commemorating the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos as a State of Nigeria, the home to the most diverse cross section of people in Africa.
Independent and apolitical LNFY, is intended to be a cross fertilization of young emerging Lagosians from diverse professions and invited eminent/prominent stakeholders in Lagos.
The aim of the event is to promote the preservation of ‘Essential Lagos’ now and into the future. The greatness of our heritage is worthy of great celebration but not just the last fifty years, today’s great yearning of the youth and mature alike is (should be) promoting and preserving the future of Lagos with an articulated look and foray into – Lagos The Next Fifty Years [LFNY]
To be Celebrated through:
- Not only inclusion and diversity but Lagos identity and roots;
- Art, life & Style – an encyclopedic display
- Creativity – Lagos ‘The talent factory’
- ‘The Atlas of Lagos foods’ – an all-Lagos-lunch-menu
LAGOS- HOW IT STARTED
Lagos was bombarded by the British in 1851, annexed on 6 August 1861 and declared a colony on 5 March 1862. By 1872 Lagos was a cosmopolitan trading center with a population over 60,000.
The colony and protectorate was incorporated into Southern Nigeria in February 1906, and Lagos became the capital of the protectorate of Nigeria in January 1914. Since then, it has grown to become the largest city in West Africa, with an estimated population of over 21,000,000 , Lagos is Africa’s newest biggest city.
The Lagos Next fifty years project is about what Lagos is expected to be in the next fifty years, in terms of Socio-Economic and Infrastructural development. The LNFY is a project aim to propagate and start what will be a dominant economy in the World come next 50 years.