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Tarkwa Bay beach
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Alara / Nok by Alara
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16/16
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Idumoto Market
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Art Twenty One
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National Stadium
Lagos

Stephen Tayo's Guide to Lagos

Stylist and photographer Stephen Tayo has caught worldwide attention for his spontaneous shots of everyday fashion in the Lagos streets. They stand as a record of daily life in the west African country’s capital and an authentic documentation of Nigerian life and Lagos’ effortlessly stylish people. Stephen has since collaborated with some of the biggest brands, from Nike to Patta and has been instrumental in bringing attention to a banging Nigerian creative scene. Read on for his top spots in his hometown, Lagos.

Stylist and photographer Stephen Tayo has caught worldwide attention for his spontaneous shots of everyday fashion in the Lagos streets. They stand as a record of daily life in the west African country’s capital and an authentic documentation of Nigerian life and Lagos’ effortlessly stylish people. Stephen has since collaborated with some of the biggest brands, from Nike to Patta and has been instrumental in bringing attention to a banging Nigerian creative scene. Read on for his top spots in his hometown, Lagos.

Tarkwa Bay beach

"Interesting food. Climb Snake Island there's a nice view from the top. Its quiet, people are amazing, beautiful, and welcoming. You can surf here too"

Alara / Nok by Alara

"2-in-1 situation, Alara concept store with a restaurant, Knock by Alara, inside. It's all about promoting African luxury. Carefully created. Great atmosphere, great smells, great people. If you eat at Knock, try the Amala, it is so so good here"

16/16

"Two spaces in one building again. Great Thai food and an exhibition space promoting African artists. Amazing views and relaxed ambience"

Idumoto Market

"Very beautiful, with tons of roadside brands. One thing that’s really cool here is the amazing and beautiful fabric. It’s really big so eat before and go early!"

Art Twenty One

"Very cool and beautiful gallery in Lagos. Its inside Eko Hotel on the seafront"

National Stadium

"I go here to watch basketball and walk around, observe people and learn"