Parts Unknown – Lagos Episode : Anthony Bourdain
Where in the world is Anthony Bourdain?
Lagos, the biggest city in Nigeria, and it’s a madcap open market: Street shops have unregulated pricing and haggling, supervised by “Area Boys” who collect taxes (one way or another). This climate, locals tell Bourdain, allows anyone the opportunity to build from scratch. The wealthiest moguls inhabit Victoria Island, the “Manhattan” of Lagos, filled with vibrant nightclubs and partygoers. Everyone has about “five or six different side hustles”—Banky Wellington, whom Bourdain met for drinks at Rue 80, is a record label owner, actor/director, artist, advertiser, and chef-in-training. Between flashes of club footage and the marketplaces, Wellington and club owner Shina Peller explain the “do it yourself!” culture that fuels Lagos.
- CLIENT : CNN
- PRODUCTION COMPANY : ZERO POINT ZERO, NEW YORK
- DIRECTOR : MORGAN FALLON
- DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : JERRY RISIUS
- PRODUCER : MORGAN FALLON/ANTHONY BOURDAIN
- STATUS : COMPLETED
- LOCATION : LAGOS, NIGERIA