We're All Workers
During the month of March 2020, right before a national lockdown was enforced in Nigeria, I went around Lagos for some days to take portraits of the locals - most of which were busy in their field of profession.
Every image is made to encapsulate the working class life of Lagos, whether it’s bikemen sitting by the roundabout, or a woman selling fruits at the market.
I spoke with one particular worker, Alhaji Ajisakola, who, for the past 30 years, has been selling Oparun (Yoruba for Bamboo), which has allowed him to send his five children through university.
As a nation, Nigeria experienced a lot of trauma throughout 2020, most notably the army’s retaliation to the #ENDSARS movement that took place throughout the month of October, resulting in the Lekki Toll Gate massacre.