Erected and placed upon a high pedestal to welcome people into the city of Lagos, Welcome to Lagos portrays the image of three white cap chiefs (Yoruba: Idejo) in slightly different positions wearing white wrappers tied across their shoulders with their right fists clenched, thus symbolizing the strong belief of the supremacy of the right hand over the left.

The figure on the right-hand side stretches his fist forward to the air; with an inclined fist a bit down, the figure in the middle holds his right fist forward while the figure on the left clinched his two fists together, slightly touching each other in the air.

Bodun Shodeinde, through this sculpture depicted the highest honour that can be afforded to anyone in the Eko greetings tradition