My Top 3 Favourite African Cities


funmiMy name is ‘Funmi Oyatogun. I am Nigerian and I love to explore the world. God’s world is beautiful. I’m a trained environmental scientist and development geographer. I am also a travel designer.I was born in Port Harcourt, grew up in Port Harcourt and The Hague, went to undergrad in Colorado and for my masters in Edinburgh. Now, I live in Lagos. Apart from travelling, I love people, ideas, books, odd music and innovation.



nairobiNairobi is the city I am most likely to want to live in. The weather is perfect, there is a rising thirst for enterprise but it is calmer than Lagos, which I find a bit too forceful. So, I love Nairobi. I’ve been to Nairobi 6 times in the last 8 months. It is truly where I feel most comfortable outside home.


zanzibarZanzibar is Paradise. God specially hand crafted Zanzibar and I am so thankful He did. Zanzibar is where my body and mind can escape.



Lagos. I rever Lagos. We might not always like each other but I have a healthy respect for Lagos for all the things that are nurtured here. Living in Lagos is like living in the eye of a storm or in the heart of a volcano. But we all know what good volcanic ash and storm residue can do for the surrounding soil.


By Funmi Oyatogun


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