Lagos, a cauldron simmering with nascent hopes and trampled dreams is not for the faint-hearted.
Boys and girls, no matter their station in life, are slicker than your average.
Strangers are in abundance, camaraderie is scarce, familiarity unwelcome.
Yet, every day thousands make their way here.
They will join the eternal hustle, all with the intention of sneaking up on Lady Luck someday.
Some will find her. Most won't.
For the favoured ones, a smorgasbord of possibilities and bounties awaits them.
And the unfortunate majority?
A pocketful of doubt and despair, their prize for gambling.
Still, bewitched by the city's charm and hazy promise of better days, they remain.
Praying, waiting, living.
Lead Photo: Yaba, Lagos/Shayera Dark