With an estimated population of 15 million, and growing at an annual rate of 6%, Lagos, Nigeria, is set to topple Cairo soon as Africa’s largest city. Considering that the rest of the country grows from between 2 percent to 3.2 percent per annum, Lagos is growing at a phenomenal rate and the state government has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan to sanitize the belaboured city. Much of the infrastructure has been threatened in decades past due to population explosion vis-à-vis unchecked informal economic activities. The resultant challenges associated with these factors, including environmental and noise pollution gradually defaced the once beautiful city. These days, the government is taking giant strides to reform the city. The following photographs explore the urban Lagos landscape side-by-side its inhabitants using transportation as a yardstick (both in the formal and informal sectors of the economy) whilst adapting to the new demands of an emerging mega city.