Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria

Locked Down in Lagos: How My Community Has Adapted

By Wilfred Okiche

When dealing with a pandemic such as COVID-19, lockdowns in whatever form they are dressed in, are super important. From presidents to public health experts, everyone preaches about the effectiveness of lockdowns. Data sets, graphical representations, and declining transmission rates bolster their argument. What no one warns you about however, is the toll that lockdowns take on your mental health. As a resident in Bariga, one of the most disadvantaged urban communities in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, I discovered this […]

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