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Redeemed Christian Church of God, Annual Convention, Camp Ground, Mowe, outskirts of Lagos. Hundred’s of thousands of people attend the mass. With an estimated 21 million inhabitants, Lagos is Africa’s biggest city in the continents most populous nation. And its population is increasing faster than almost any other in the world. Lagos is home to the richest people in the richest country in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding of South Africa), but the riches have hardly trickled down, it is also one of the most unequal cities in the world (ranked in the top three most unequal for income earned). The huge numbers of poor eking out a living here make this the 4th worst place to live in the world. But not for everyone – Lagos has seen a rapidly rising middle class and this city of enormous contrasts is fast becoming internationally known as Africa’s hub of creativity, fashion and business. Lagos. August 2013. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos

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