Stories from 31 January 2020
The gathering highlighted several key issues, including the need for better support systems, updated legislation and social reformation programmes to inspire cultural change.
Lagos' waterfront communities are seen as a public health and safety threat, but to residents who struggle to afford to live on the mainland, they are the only option.
"I learned that our political leaders are more responsive than I thought and that advocacy is far more than a mere radio or TV interview."
Gyani Maiya was one of two fluent speakers of Kusunda. With her passing, the language has suffered an irreparable loss.
The crowd included politicians, cultural activists, religious leaders, artists and concerned citizens.