There are a lot more people living in it now. Many of its cities are larger and more populated. The buildings are styled differently, so are the cars, popular fashion, and manners of speaking. Where monochrome TVs and rotary dial phones were the norms, polychrome high-resolution screens and smartphones now predominate.
But there are things we’ll recognize about Nigeria if we were transported back in time to the 1960s. The people were just as lively, energetic and drawn to pleasant sights and sounds as we are today. They had the same kind of desires for themselves as we do.
If you were to visit Lagos five decades ago, you would still be able to identify some of the locations familiar to us in contemporary times. The streets would be less crowded, but they’d be alive with activity.
Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.