Afro-Brazilian Style Of Architecture In Lagos, Nigeria

Harrison, E. ; Igwe, J. M. (2016-07-01)


This paper examines critical issues surrounding the export of Brazilian style of architecture into Nigeria. It identifies and discusses local architectural trends in Lagos and southwestern Nigeria before the arrival of Afro-Brazilians in Lagos. This is followed by an elaboration of the evolution and development of an Afro-Brazilian Style of architecture in Lagos. Finally, the paper articulates the legacy of Afro-Brazilians in the architectural landscape of Lagos and southwestern Nigeria.