The Lagos State University Centre for Afrobrazilian Studies, being an academic, sociocultural and economic institutions offers a variety of programmes which include Conferences & Seminars, Regular Classes, LASUCAS Scholarship for Postgraduate Students, Training for CELPEBras Examination and Research We also publish an Annual LASUCAS Journal. There is also a special course in Yoruba for foreigners especially Brazilian nationals, etc.
In Nigeria, especially in Lagos, and in Benin Republic, there are Brazilian Communities, descendants of Africans who returned to Africa: Lagos, Badagry, Osogbo and Ouidah in Benin Republic as from 1840´s before abolition and 1880 after abolition of the Slave trade in Brazil. For example, the Brazilian Quarters in Campos, Olowogbowo, Sandgrosse etc. in the Lagos Island Local Government of Lagos State. Today, in spite of the many years after their return, we still have the existence, among these descendants, of some Brazilian Cultures such as Bahian Cuisine, the Festival of our Senhor do Bonfim, the Carnival celebrated annually in Brazil and also in Nigeria.
The LASU CENTRE FOR AFROBRAZILIAN STUDIES (LASUCAS) was approved by the Senate of the Lagos State University and is conceived as an academic, sociocultural and economic institution for Brazilian heritage in Lagos in particular and in Nigeria and the diaspora in general. It is a confluence of sociocultural and economic research activities in the area of Afrobrazilian studies and an umbrella body for all Afrobrazilian research and studies in Lagos or in Nigeria.