LAGOS TRIP GUIDE
Lagos also known in the Yoruba language as Èkó is the largest city in Nigeria,he second fastest growing city on the African continent, after Abuja, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
Lagos, which means "lakes", was a name given to the settlement by the Portuguese.
Lagos is a major ?nancial centre on the African continent; the city has the highest GDP, and also houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent.
Lagos is a port city which originated on a collection of islands separated by creeks, fringing the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon while protected from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier islands and long sand spits such as Bar Beach, which stretch up to 100 kilometres (60 miles) east and west of the mouth.
Due to rapid urbanisation, the city expanded to the west of the lagoon to include areas such as: Lagos Mainland, Oshodi, Shomolu, Surulere and Alimosho, which reaches more than 40 km (25 mi) north-west of the Islands.
Lagos is loosely classi?ed into two main areas - the Island, which was the initial city of Lagos, before it eventually expanded into the area which is now called the Mainland.
Lagos has a tropical wet and dry climate that borders on a tropical monsoon climate. Lagos experiences two rainy seasons, with the heaviest rains falling from April to July and a weaker rainy season in October and November. There is a brief relatively dry spell in August and September and a longer dry season from December to March.
The city is famous throughout Africa for its music scene which has given birth to a variety of styles such as Nigerian hip hop, highlife, juju, fuji, and Afrobeat.
In August and September of 1973, Paul McCartney recorded his ?fth post-Beatles album, Band On The Run, in an EMI studio in Lagos.