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Lonely in Lagos

Poet and journalist Wana Udobang travels round her home city, Lagos, speaking to people who are lonely and isolated in Africa's most populous city.

Poet and journalist Wana Udobang travels round her home city, Lagos, speaking to people who are lonely and isolated in Africa's most populous city.

She meets a young gay man who opens up about his feelings of isolation in the light of strict laws on homosexuality, and meets a group of displaced women who are coming together to combat loneliness in poverty.

She also hears moving stories about the impact of depression and grief on loneliness, and visits a cycling club and an elderly community centre helping people to feel less lonely in this fast-changing city.

(Photo: Elizabeth in Lagos)

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