The history of music in Lagos, Nigeria: 1980s to the 2000s 

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Night life with music and dancing at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Image by Oludeleadewalephotography via Wikimedia Commons, , (CC BY-SA 4.0) Editor’s note: First published on Yaba Left, this post is republished here with permission. Read the first part of this post here. Nigeria’s political climate in the 80s was rather turbulent with a succession of coup d’états. The country was not faring well economically. The security situation dealt a heavier blow on the nightlife economy. In fact, at a time, night parties were all but abolished due to the rising spate of crime. The…

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