Nigeria - The Boys' Quarters Mentality

[Daily Trust]Boys' quarters (BQ's) are a unique feature of post-colonial houses in Nigeria. Wealthy Nigerians have always had servants and domestic help yet pre-colonial house designs never included anything like "boys" or servants' quarters. In those days African servants lived in the house with everyone else. This type of arrangement wasn't unusual or unique to Africa. Even in the great mansions of wealthy Europeans their servants either lived in the attic (the space between the ceiling and the roof of the house) or