Nigeria: Thatched Roofs - Scorned in Villages, Adorned in Cities

[Daily Trust]Though thatched houses are a part of Africa's heritage, they are gradually being consigned to the continent's architectural past despite the beauty straw roofs add to structures. However, in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, there seems to be a new craze and renaissance in the use of straw and reeds in roofing of buildings, especially relaxation spots. And people like Malam Dauda Ali, who specialise in making them, have no regrets as they are making brisk business and smiling to the bank.