Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin Adegbeye



Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to make way for a “new Dubai.” She compels us to hold our governments and ourselves accountable for keeping our cities safe for everyone. “The only cities worth building, indeed the only futures worth dreaming of, are those that include all of us, no matter who we are or how we make homes for ourselves,” she says.

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  • Like all great stories, this is timeless. I've just re-viewed this video this 2020; first time was 2018. Today we see the overnight ban of motorcycle and tri-cycle taxis in Lagos resulting in not only a massive disruption in the daily commute of millions of people but also the removal of people's source of livelihood. Truly, poverty should be tackled not by eliminating the poor and their means of survival, but by building a society where ALL can live in dignity and be truly prosperous.

    Chidi Izunwanne June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Amazing

    Rahila Olanrewaju June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • "When our governments scream slums as threats in order to justify violent land grabs or forced evictions, they are counting on those of us who live in formal housing to tacitly and ignorantly agree with them."
    Can I like this video twice?

    Modupe Sanda June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Great job…so inspiring!

    Herstory 101 June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Muito bom. Great , Very cool.

    Tiago Souza | Darkky Play June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • I salute you for such great eulogy of a city. When it should be alive but given funeral by its government. Thank you for putting it so well. As I pray the dreams come alive for us all and the likes of Madlin

    Elizabeth E James June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Wonderful delivery. Message easy to grasp.

    Havilah Unction June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Thank you for speaking Olutimehin Adegbeye. I thank you ❤, for speaking.

    Munachim Chukwuma June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • I love you!

    Rossell Casildo June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • I wish Ambode will watch this

    Josephine Avid June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • The talk is great, but how do you guys pronounce the speaker`s name? I am translating it and this is really a bummer. Please help!

    MsTwiDi92 June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Thats captalism for you

    PETROVICGAMES June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Powerful

    ChallengeArtistSimple June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • "The first thing we are taught to forget about poor people is that they are people."

    Books are my Social Life June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • We don't need to build a new Dubai, we have our niche and that's what makes us Lagos.

    Shammah Adenusi June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • More than 2000 people on the streets any given night in my city. I used to be one…. Walking past fenced in fields, empty buildings/warehouses, lot after lot, that one cannot pitch a tent in. Because– somebody OWNS it! Half the time they're in some other country busy being rich, but- damn it- nobody's going to find some tiny bit of comfort on MY LAND !! Scums should be lined up and dealt with. Saddens me deeply. I know for a fact I could help build a tiny shelter for a homeless young woman and her 3 year old, but we'd all be busted and they would throw everything away while we were gone. Unseeing greed kills.

    Kelly Vance June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • "The minimum requirement for a dream is a safe place to lay your head." Now THAT is a quote.

    Stubadub June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • aye.

    the night hAunter f88k the 1%!! PRIVACY OR gen8cide June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • AWESOMEEEE!

    Craft Beer Chris H. June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Stunning. Absolutely captivating

    MizBee28 June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Global urban anyway outside towards butter collective

    Naomi Foster June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • lovely

    Roy Matz June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • I'm in Nigeria and I can confirm that this is what is happening in all cities across the country. Great and awe-inspiring

    Sedytech Media June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Is it a crime be born with less opportunities?

    Rodrigo Garza Galindo Flores June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • absolutely phenomenal.

    kris malenchan June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Beautiful! 😊

    KSangel180 June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • this is FAKE NEWS and Trump is GREAT and has some FANTASTIC sons with Trump jr and Eric there is no collusion the whole Russia thing is Bogus period

    xjaskix June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Her accent is crazy. So difficult to understand

    Fer D June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply
  • Anyone belongs in a city. I don't even need to watch the video to know that. We all belong wherever we want.

    Sean MusicTV June 26, 2020 6:54 am Reply

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