Imagine, one day away and I was missing Lagos – Lucia Edafioka

Remember when I said Lagos was controlled by the spirit of impatience? People are always in a hurry because there is plenty money to be made whether legally or illegally. We make jokes out of this characteristic of Lagos, Lagos…

Hey, stop looking down on that ‘aboki’ – Lucia Edafioka

If you look around you, you’ll notice that the number of northerners in Lagos has increased. It is a case of cause and effect; the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast has forced a lot of people to move down…

The day Christmas came to Monkey Village – Lucia Edafioka

I was sure I had got it all wrong when I got to the Opebi/Allen roundabout a day after Christmas that year. I asked the few people I saw around the corner; no one seemed to have heard of Monkey…

9 tips for renting an apartment in Lagos – Lucia Edafioka

You would think renting an apartment in Lagos would just be: find a place that suits you, pay the landlord and move in, right? See, Lagos is not like any city on earth (I say this in every piece). Lagos…

Lagos is just another life – Lucia Edafioka

Lagos has its own language; something might mean one thing everywhere else in Nigeria; you come to Lagos and it is a whole different meaning. And by language I’m talking of both the things people say and do that have…

What my eyes have seen in this Lagos ehn – Lucia Edafioka

There are many beautiful things about Lagos: the nightlife, the reflection of light on the ocean at night, the serenity – at night also – street art, the architecture, both old and new. This is the Lagos that is sold…

‘Adulting’ in Lagos is hard – Lucia Edafioka

Life is hard, life in Nigeria is Hard, and in Lagos it is HARD, you gerrit? These past weeks there is no day that goes by that I don’t think of my mummy. Yes, you can call me tata but…

My Lagos Food Romance – Lucia Edafioka

So one of my dear friends said I use this column to hate on Lagos weekly. No, I don’t hate Lagos. Ok, it’s a love-hate relationship. So today I am going to write about one of the things I love…

If you live in Lagos, you must learn how to pray – Lucia Edafioka

If you live in Lagos, you must learn how to pray. Stepping out of the house feels like, God I am going out again, see me through. Anything can happen, from trailers falling on people, to Lagbuses crushing people standing…

Lagos people and the evil spirit of impatience – Lucia Edafioka

They say there are spirits everywhere, and that these spirits influence the general aura of a place. In Abuja they say it’s the spirit of runs girl, sugar daddy and mummy; and in Warri, it’s the spirit of gra gra,…

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