The photographer discusses growing up in Lagos, how studying philosophy influenced his imagemaking and why the government in Nigeria needs to start recognising the value of the creative industries
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All images: courtesy Stephen Tayo

Nigeria is in the midst of a cultural boom that is being spearheaded by a new generation of young creatives. The country is home to everyone from afrobeats star Wizkid, who was the first Nigerian artist to both chart and top the US Billboard Hot 100 with Drake collab One Dance in 2016, through to the Native, a magazine, festival and collective that is championing Nigeria youth culture everywhere from Lagos to London.