The largest Monopoly tournament in Africa’s history took place recently in Lagos, Nigeria. The tournament was won by Ibrahim Mubarak, a 14 year old from a local Grammar school. Although the African population loves board games and specifically monopoly, the game represents something far more real. Monopoly is a perfect metaphor to the current economic state of Nigeria and many other parts of Africa.

“It’s a true reflection of what is on the ground in Lagos,” said Tarba Fatai Oladele, a local teacher in a Grammar school. The country is facing the largest inflation rates today than it has seen in the past 11 years. To the point that home loans are unavailable for most Nigerians.

It’s all fun and games until the board game becomes a reality.


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