TBS Lagos

I love this building. The TBS was the stage of Nigerian independence and Fela Kuti’s funeral. The Eyo, the arena’s guarding statues are about the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. But then they are spirits come to escort the dead.


This building looks like a vehicle, like a ship. Like it wants to take you to another world.  Dragged in to space by horse power. Inua told me a story today. The size of the rockets in the space program was set by the maximum size object they could be transported by train. Which in turn was defined by the gauge of the railway system. The final twist was that the rail gauges were initially set by the width of two horses as the horses would be used to pull the trains.

The TBS is a horse powered space ship.