Nigeria: Alakija, Adele, Coker… The Who’s Who of Lagos families

By 'Tofe Ayeni
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2022 08:20, updated on Monday, 24 October 2022 12:49

Toyin Saraki United Nations 'Every Woman, Every Child' dinner, New York, America - 25 Sep 2012

Do you know your Ajoses from your Kosokos? Your Ojoras from your Dosunmus? Lagos is a city-state, and by itself would rank as Africa's seventh-largest economy. It contains 22 million people, but it is controlled by a handful of elite families, an aristocracy of power both ancient and modern.

Lagos, located in the southwest of Nigeria, is traditionally home to the Yorubas. But commercial capital Lagos is the most ethnically-diverse city in the country.