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A song for Lagos

, February 26, 2014

Nigerian musician Keziah Jones sits on a sofa between guitars during an interview with Reuters at his home in Lagos on February 25. A new superhero is fighting for freedom, justice and the Nigerian way in the mean streets of Lagos. And - oh, yes - he can dance too. Meet Captain Rugged, the creation of Nigerian musician Keziah Jones.

He is the inspiration for Jones's latest "blufunk" album release and, unusually, the subject of a graphic novel published along with it. The idea, Jones says, is to show off Nigeria's premier city to the outside world - as a place that is as arresting as Paris or London, yet also transformed by unshared oil wealth into a blight of shanty towns and homelessness. Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

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