Welcome to Black and Yellow Urbanism (BYU) – where Lagos is demystified and laid bare. The aim of this blog is to tell the story of Lagos ‘as is’. Join us as we chronicle, the ups and downs, highs and lows, lefts and rights of Lagos city.

This blog is called Black and Yellow after the ubiquitous buses in the city of Lagos. Those colours stand in here for ‘identity’. The city is made up of people of varying stories and histories, but the city itself is a common identity(-fier). And that’s why we’re here. We want to help you identify with, and contribute to shaping the identity of, your cityThe goal is 3-fold:

  1. to give a detailed perspective on the urbanisms of the city – space, flow, use, people;
  2. to drive citizen participation which is key to developing a holistic society; and
  3. to generate viable solutions to Lagos’ challenges.

Join us on this journey! Contributions are welcome!


‘Tamilore Oni

Is an urbanism enthusiast. With an undergrad degree in Architecture and a Masters in Urban Design, it’s safe to say cities are her thing.  Born and raised in Lagos, her fascination with the city has only grown along with her. She’s very passionate about seeing Lagos become a more efficient, inclusive, model city. She also happens to be a multi-blogger with her music and lifestyle blogs.

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