LAGOS, as place, is a port city, the most populous in nigeria and one of the fastest growing in the world.
LAGOS, as a food concept, began as a reaction to the dominant food culture which conflates the enjoyment of food with its abstraction. growing up in nigeria, food was described with simple and frank adjectives. it was "good," "tasty," or "bad-" bad meals were a rarity because no one was trying too hard.
this initial perspective continue to evolve how I choose to think about dining.
today, in the era of the movement for black lives, it is no longer enough to speak about what's on the plate all the while ignoring the socio-political moments leading up to the first bite. we deserve restaurants that talk about more than just food.
relevant restaurants must contravene traditional models of dining etiquette, which preclude discussing the important and hard things.
so lets talk about sex [politics and religion] baby
-- Tunde Wey.