Pegged at a market value of $20 billion, Nigerian events are estimated to be among the most extravagant in the world.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, these colourful gatherings remain prohibited, leaving the mostly one-person enterprises who cater to them as some of those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
As a struggling documentary photographer who still makes most of his money from shooting events, I know the magnitude of this dearth of income first hand. Fortunately, I am also a photojournalist.
This documentary is my inquiry into how fellow entrepreneurs in the events industry have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. All my contacts live in Lagos, the largest city and commercial hub of Africa. I met all of them at home and asked them a few questions, including lessons they have learnt from the pandemic and what their plans are for a post-Covid future.