Nigeria’s foremost architect, Fola Alade dies at 87
By Guardian Exclusive
21 June 2021 | 7:16 pm
Nigeria’s renowned architect, Fola Alade died on Saturday at the age of 87 according to a statement released by his family. Alade was the brain behind architectural masterpieces including the 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos; the National Stadium, Lagos; and the Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square.
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