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Lagos Is Rouge

Life can be a bubble sometimes, a puddle at other times, a sparkle yet at another time... You never can know what life really is. You take it as you see it because Life is a complete package all the time. Lagos is too. When a friend saw the picture above, he asked if it were recent and I said...

Lagos Noir

If cities were a drink, then Lagos would definitely be a cocktail. No, not that expensive one they bring in an ice bath or that wears orange slices and covers itself in a straw umbrella, but local cocktail. I mean the cocktail that is a mixture of roots and herbs and lime and pineapple and gin … Yes, that agbo...

WETIN CONCERN AGBERO WITH OVERLOAD?

I have been receiving expressions of sympathy lately for the Lagos Traffic Week, the same way you non-Lagosians have been asking 'how do you people cope, how do you survive in that place…'I keep telling you, Eko is not a mere 'place', it is Africa's largest city! I am a Lagosian, I am built strong. I am built tough.They say...

Time Is Not Money, Money Is Time

I do not know why people say 'thank God it's Friday,' but the word "Monday" scares us, Lagosians. As the whole world decide to visit Lagos every Sunday night, we wake up stunned in the morning. Where do all the people in Lagos on a Monday morning come from? You see, these strangers want to disgrace us and make us...

What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger

I don't blame all those people that called to ask me if I am now swimming in Lagos. For their information, Lagos is not one tiny village, it is Africa's LARGEST CITY! Yes, one of the largest cities in the world. I am a proud Lagosian because if you can survive in this city, you are certified to survive anywhere...

Cut Your Plate According To Your Pocket

I arrived Lagos ‘single and searching’, but not in the sense of what you know. I was a young person pursuing a dream, searching for greener pastures in the brown cluster of life, garbage and opportunities called Lagos, a place almost devoid of literal pastures. My first two weeks of work was not easy, ‘food-wise’. I come from a place...