Growing up in Lagos pre and post independence, my friends and I would go visit Lord Luggard after school. The elderly statesman would entertain us with tales of Napoleon’s Fall and many great European heroes. Thanks to Lord Luggard, I was one of the very first people in Lagos to ride in a Volkswagen beetle. Those good ol’days! I know you’re wondering how old I really am… Go on, take a wild guess… But while you do that, enjoy these beautiful pictures of what Lagos looked like before Independence and immediately after independence. And Yes, I know Lord Luggard but all thanks to my high School history teacher.