tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post3032290676917133437..comments2014-08-13T13:14:14.054+01:00Comments on naijablog: Nigeria 1974Jeremy[email protected]Blogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-6491589655125670692009-10-16T16:05:58.947+01:002009-10-16T16:05:58.947+01:00Did you notice how many cinema houses were adverti...Did you notice how many cinema houses were advertised on this page?<br /><br />Night life in Lagos was a joy back then, not the nightmare it has become now.N.I.M.M.Ohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04495100036040996719[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-22690143121434920712009-10-16T08:45:57.795+01:002009-10-16T08:45:57.795+01:00@ Anonymous 3:55PM That&#39;s because the Island ...@ Anonymous 3:55PM<br /><br />That&#39;s because the Island (what little of it there was) was virtually all RESIDENTIAL at that time. Ikoyi was the Lagos version of the old GRA strewn across all of the old regional capitals of Nigeria, while many parts of VI had just been largely reclaimed (and/or was actually still in the process of being reclaimed) and was effectively the New GRA. On the other hand, many of the areas on the Mainland that some might now refer to as &quot;raw and gritty&quot; were actually among the middle class enclaves of Lagos -- Surulere, Yaba, etc. And of course, areas like VI Annex was still the Maroko squatters&#39; slum, Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore had not been reclaimed while the Lekki-Ajah axis was unabashedly rural.Anonymous[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-44241985577976809332009-10-15T22:26:07.742+01:002009-10-15T22:26:07.742+01:00If you have more, please share. It truly feels li...If you have more, please share. It truly feels like looking at a slice of Nigerian life back then.Jazzohttp://www.excite.com[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-35171055462544416292009-10-15T16:11:47.169+01:002009-10-15T16:11:47.169+01:00Yes, please, if you can, you should put as much of...Yes, please, if you can, you should put as much of these pages as you can online! <br /><br />They would be greatly appreciated. Takes one back... way back.Shadow And Acthttp://www.shadowandact.com[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-41455579705169765102009-10-15T15:55:37.521+01:002009-10-15T15:55:37.521+01:00what caught my attention here was that majority of...what caught my attention here was that majority of the ads were located on the mainland and the raw and gritty part of it as well. It illustrates the fact that my parents generation enjoyed the best nightlife nigeria had to offer and with exciting options and variety and, also in relative safety and peace of mind. This of course is in sharp contrast to what we have today which is the gathering of the pretentious set trying too hard to live the champagne lifestyle and forgetting that real &#39;fun&#39; is not by frequenting bars/clubs exclusively on the island that sell drinks at astronomical prices and a group of &#39;nobodies&#39; who believe they are &#39;somebodies&#39; loitering around like overgrown babies believing in their overblown hype. <br />I wish i existed &#39;back in the days&#39; when things and people were less pretentious. Time for us to revamp the nightlife and create hidden hotspots, even were it is located in the &#39;koro&#39; of ajegunle.Anonymous[email protected]