224 Views

WOW: See amazing pictures of the historical transformation of Nigeria

Nigeria has grown to be Africa’s largest economy; the country has transformed from an unpretentious mishmash to a soaring capital in less than a century. You will be amazed at how Nigeria has changed throughout history, from economic growth, population growth, innovative government, oil and gas boom, transportation, real estate developments and revolutions. We look back at the history of Nigeria, we remember the good times and the bad times, we also look at the way people used to live and dress.

We present to you 40 old photos that will show you how times have changed in Nigeria. These stunning photos show the big difference between those days and now:

1. Independence Building and Lagos Harbour (1974)

Lagos Harbour in 1974

2. General View Of Historic Kano City (1950s)

KANO CITY, Nigeria, 1950-1970's; General View Of Historic Kano City

3. When Queen Elizabeth met her people – Nigerians (1950s)

Queen Elizabeth in Nigeria

4. A view from Ikoyi Park, Lagos

A view from Ikoyi Park, Lagos

5. A Nigerian chief with his family (1910)

A Nigerian chief with his family, 1910

6. Fulani Milkmaids (1960s-1970s)

Fulani MilkmaidsJohn Hinde Collection (1960s-1970s)

7. Transportation in Nigeria

Transportation - Old

8. Igbo soldier during the Nigerian Civil War, (November, 1968)

Igbo soldier during the Nigerian Civil War, November, 1968

9. Hair braiding in Nigeria. 1960

Hair braiding, 1960

10. Nigeria leaders in those days

 

Nigeria Leaders - Olden days

11. Old Carter bridge Lagos

Old Carter bridge Lagos

12. Regiment of mounted armed guards in a procession during festival of Sallah in Katsina

Regiment of mounted armed guards in a procession during festival of Sallah, Katsina, Nigeria

13. A Yoruba woman in a traditional attire

A Nigerian woman in Traditional dress. Photo by John Hinde

14. A man and a lady on a motorcycle in Lagos Nigeria (1969)

A man and a lady on a motorcycle in Lagos Nigeria (1969)

15. Ben Ekanem’s equestrian Statue of Queen Amina- National Theatre Lagos, (1980)

Ben Ekanem’s equestrian Statue of Queen Amina- National Theatre Lagos, 1980

16. African Visionary: Chief Festus Sam Okotie-Eboh – a Nigerian politician and former minister for finance (1919-1966)

African Visionar-Chief Festus Sam Okotie-Eboh (1919-1966)

 17. A Nigerian chief with his family, 1910

A Nigerian chief with his family, 1910

 

 

18. Mary Slessor’s House in Calabar, Built in 1880. 

Mary Slesssor's House

19. CKC (Christ the king College), Onitsha. Central buildings, (1961) 

CKC (Christ the king College), Onitsha. Central buildings, 1961)

20. Carter bridge street scene, Lagos Island (1950s) 

Carter bridge street scene, Lagos Island 1950s. Published by Federal ministry of Information

ALSO READ  American singer, Keri Hilson Shares Her Love for Nigeria As She Visits The Country With Her Dad

21. Asaba-Onitsha ferry crossing (1959)

Asaba-Onitsha ferry crossing 1959

22. The main core of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife.

University of Ife - now OAU

23. Main Gate University of Ibadan, (1960)

Main Gate, University of Ibadan 1960s

24. The Lagos Railway (1900s)

The Lagos Railway 1900s

25. Western House of Assembly, Ibadan (late 1950s)

Western House of Assembly, Ibadan

26. Independence Fountain on the main road leading into the city of Kaduna, Nigeria (1960s)

Independence Fountain on the main road leading into the city of Kaduna, Nigeria

27. Humuani Mosque, Lagos (1933)

Humuani Mosque, Lagos -1933

24. Nigeria Airways Fokker 28 at Calabar airport (1970s)

Nigeria Airways Fokker 28 at Calabar airport 1970s

25. The Niger at Jebba (1930)

Niger at Jebba in 1930

26. Gurara Waterfalls ( From an old postcard)

Gurara Waterfalls

27. Entrance to the Emir of Zarias Palace in Kaduna (1973)

Emir of Zarias Palace in Kaduna 1973

28. Lugard Memorial Hall , Kaduna (1960s.)

Lugard Memorial Hall , Kaduna

29. Emirs palace, Kano (1960)

Kano mosque 1960s

30. Chapel Of The Resurrection, University Of Ibadan (1960s)

Chapel Of The Resurrection, University Of Ibadan

31. Central bank of Nigeria, Lagos (1950s)

Central bank of Nigeria, Lagos

32. Barclays bank and Shell Petroleum buildings, Lagos (1960s-Early 1970s)

Barclays and Shell Petroleum Buildings, Lagos

33. University College Hospital, Ibadan (1960s)

University College Hospital, Ibadan c1960s

34. The Lagos – Kaduna Railway (1936)

The Lagos - Kaduna railway. This picture was taken in 1936

35. General Post Office, Lagos (1973)

General Post Office, Lagos 1973

36. Mapo Hall, Mapo Hill Ibadan (1975)

Mapo Hall, Mapo Hill Ibadan

37. The London and Kano trading company, Lagos (1960s)

The London and Kano trading company, Lagos

38. Ikorodu expressway, Lagos (1970s)

Ikorodu expressway, Lagos 1970s

39. Lagos Airport – Fokker FK27 BOAC and Shell Tanker Fokker (1960s)

Lagos Airport

40. Ibadan, Capital and Seat of Government, Western Nigeria (1968)

Ibadan, Capital and Seat of Government

Nigeria has changed beyond recognition, these photos has transformed Nigeria into the country we know today.

These photographs are directly from Nigerian Nostalgia Project’s archives and The Nigerian Nostalgia 1960 -1980 Project on Facebook. For more old pictures and history of Nigeria, Visit: Nigeria Nostalgia

What do you think? Do you have an old picture that shows how times has changed in Nigeria? Share them with us on our Facebook page and leave your comments below:

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

What Professor Yemi Osinbajo Said In His Lecture At Harvard
Politics
41 views
Politics
41 views

What Professor Yemi Osinbajo Said In His Lecture At Harvard

PH - January 17, 2018

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the transformation in Africa was driven by its ambitious businessmen and women stepping beyond national boundaries to global sphere. Osinbajo made the…

Why We Commenced Indefinite Strike – Ekiti State University ASUU
Shocking
42 views
Shocking
42 views

Why We Commenced Indefinite Strike – Ekiti State University ASUU

MT - January 17, 2018

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU, Ekiti State University (EKSU) chapter, has announced the commencement of an indefinite strike action. Workers at the Ekiti State University…

Enyimba FC Replies Chelsea Fans Who Mentioned Their Handle On Twitter
Sports
37 views
Sports
37 views

Enyimba FC Replies Chelsea Fans Who Mentioned Their Handle On Twitter

MT - January 17, 2018

A Chelsea fan wrote on twitter: If @ChelseaFC buy @andycarroll9_ , I will start supporting @EnyimbaFC. Because dumb actions deserve dumb reactions... and the Nigerians' most successful…

Tithing: Daddy Freeze Got His Information Wrong About Pastor Sam Adeyemi
Entertainment
53 views
Entertainment
53 views

Tithing: Daddy Freeze Got His Information Wrong About Pastor Sam Adeyemi

MT - January 17, 2018

Convener of the free the sheeple movement, Daddy Freeze has been caught giving a wrong information about Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre. In an Instagram…

Tonto Dikeh Pours Encomium On Son As He Turns 23 Months Today
Entertainment
35 views
Entertainment
35 views

Tonto Dikeh Pours Encomium On Son As He Turns 23 Months Today

MT - January 17, 2018

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Charity Dikeh celebrates her son, King Andre every month. He will be a year older next month, and the actress has taken to…

Chima Akas , Enyimba’s Ex Star Joins Swedish Club, Kalmar FF
Sports
38 views
Sports
38 views

Chima Akas , Enyimba’s Ex Star Joins Swedish Club, Kalmar FF

MT - January 17, 2018

Nigerian defender Chima Akas has joined Swedish club Kalmar FF on a three-year contract, reports Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN). CSN reports that Akas last featured for Nigeria Professional Football…

In Photo: FRSC Presents Goods Of Crash Victims To Relatives (Photo)
Inspiring
32 views
Inspiring
32 views

In Photo: FRSC Presents Goods Of Crash Victims To Relatives (Photo)

MT - January 17, 2018

The Unit Commander, Ilesa Unit Command presenting items worth Five hundred thousand (N500,000.00) Naira recovered from crash scene to relatives of the victims on Friday 12th January,…

This Is FCMB’ Epic Reply To A Customer Who Requested For Loan To Buy Doll
Business
50 views
Business
50 views

This Is FCMB’ Epic Reply To A Customer Who Requested For Loan To Buy Doll

MT - January 17, 2018

See the Tweet and Reactions on Twitter.. 

Touching: See The Obituary Of Boy Killed After His Father Tried To Avoid Hitting Child On The Road
Shocking
41 views
Shocking
41 views

Touching: See The Obituary Of Boy Killed After His Father Tried To Avoid Hitting Child On The Road

MT - January 17, 2018

The family of Chief Chijioke Uwah, has been mourning since December 15th 2017 following a serious road accident that killed 13-year-old Chijioke jr, son of Esther Uwah…

Hushpuppi Shows Off His Versace Bedroom And His New Gucci Swag (SEE Photos)
Entertainment
61 views
Entertainment
61 views

Hushpuppi Shows Off His Versace Bedroom And His New Gucci Swag (SEE Photos)

MT - January 17, 2018

One of Nigeria's controversial big boys, dominating the fashion world among Nigerians, has finally let everyone in to his Versace customized bedroom via his Instagram handle

Read The Reply MTN Gave Lady After She Mistakenly Bought N15k Airtime, Instead Of 1500
Shocking
39 views
Shocking
39 views

Read The Reply MTN Gave Lady After She Mistakenly Bought N15k Airtime, Instead Of 1500

MT - January 17, 2018

Lady cried out yesterday after she mistakenly bought an Airtime of 15k instead of 1500 from MTN VTU, she posted the screenshot of Twitter, But Got disappointed…

This 1962 Cardilac Fleetwood Limousine Recently Spotted In Lagos Is A beauty To Behold (Photos)
Lifestyle
39 views
Lifestyle
39 views

This 1962 Cardilac Fleetwood Limousine Recently Spotted In Lagos Is A beauty To Behold (Photos)

MT - January 17, 2018

If it is 1962, this limousine will be termed the Rolls Royce of all cars as it is exclusively for the rich. But it has gone vintage…

Why We Rejected Grazing Colonies – Ohanaeze
Politics
50 views
Politics
50 views

Why We Rejected Grazing Colonies – Ohanaeze

MT - January 17, 2018

OHANAEZE Ndigbo, the Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has urged the people of the South East region to reject the proposed grazing colonies by the federal government. The…

Meet Meggy Linus, New Akwa Ibom Teen Queen, She Replaces Abasiodiong Eyo Inyang
Entertainment
51 views
Entertainment
51 views

Meet Meggy Linus, New Akwa Ibom Teen Queen, She Replaces Abasiodiong Eyo Inyang

MT - January 17, 2018

Meet the New Akwa Ibom Teen Queen 2017/2018, Miss Meggy Linus. She replaces Miss Abasiodiong Eyo Inyang who was dethroned for “immoral behaviors and indiscipline”. Miss Meggy…

Three Nigerian Female Athletes Celebrated In New Beats By Dre Advert. Photos
Entertainment
44 views
Entertainment
44 views

Three Nigerian Female Athletes Celebrated In New Beats By Dre Advert. Photos

MT - January 17, 2018

Congratulations are in order for Nigeria’s first bobsleigh team after being celebrated in the new Beats by Dre advert. Beats by Dr. Dre launched the latest installment…

Buhari Hosts Saraki And Other Principal Officers Of The National Assembly. Photos
Politics
44 views
Politics
44 views

Buhari Hosts Saraki And Other Principal Officers Of The National Assembly. Photos

MT - January 17, 2018

Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari hosted principal officer’s of the National Assembly in State House, Abuja. Those present include, Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike…

9ice Celebrates His 38th Birthday. Check Out Then Vs Now Photos
Entertainment
48 views
Entertainment
48 views

9ice Celebrates His 38th Birthday. Check Out Then Vs Now Photos

MT - January 17, 2018

9ice,  Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Alapomeji Ajifolajifaola was born today, 17th of January. 9ice was at the centre of the Nigerian music scene in the year 2010…

Here Is Why Jordon Ibe Turned Down Offer To Represent Nigeria At Russia 2018
Sports
60 views
Sports
60 views

Here Is Why Jordon Ibe Turned Down Offer To Represent Nigeria At Russia 2018

MT - January 17, 2018

Former England youth international Jordon Ibe has turned down a fresh approach by Nigeria to represent them at the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Ibe has been…

Loading...