Lagos is too violent – Lucia Edafioka

Lagos finds new ways to torture one mentally every time you step out of your house. This city is so violent, it is scary. A person could be walking next to you and next thing they are dead from a…

Lagos is full of fake pharmacists – Lucia Edafioka

When moving around in Lagos, there are some things that you don’t pay attention to, you know, like it is none of your business so it flies past your eyes, past your head and you think nothing of it. One…

Yaba market is not for normal girls o – Lucia Edafioka

So I went to Yaba to braid my hair. After I found a woman with a nice smiling face, we started haggling over price. Why do traders do this thing where they start at a ridiculous price? Anyone ever fall…

Lagos has turned me to Jaguda – Lucia Edafioka

I grew up in a very quiet housing estate behind Warri in Delta State, where it was common not to know your neighbours. We had our churches, schools, market, malls, and swimming pools so we had very little reason to…

Lagos is full of tribalism o – Lucia Edafioka

Tribalism is to Nigeria what Racism is to America. Majority of Nigerians are oblivious as to how tribalism works, especially the ones who have never left their regions; think of the Yoruba man who has never left Western Nigeria, or…

Argue with police and blame yourself! – Lucia Edafioka

Police brutality is so rampant in Nigeria such that almost everyone I know has a sad story to tell. But until these things happen to you or around you, they seem like fleshed up stories. I was at Sabo at…

Oga driver, respect ya sef – Lucia Edafioka

The other day, while going to work, there was a bit of traffic on the road and as usual people formed multiple lanes to make getting out of the traffic even worse. Beside the vehicle I was in, was a…

How do you explain this country to foreigners? – Lucia Edafioka

“I have never seen anything like it my whole life, never,” plenty laughter followed this statement by an Oyibo man who was visiting Lagos for the first time. I met him at Freedom Park, and he kept going on and…

Even in Lagos, money doesn’t fall from heaven – Lucia Edafioka

There’s this song that they used to play on the radio when I was a child. A part of the song says ‘money no dey come from heaven, do better thing more go come, na true word I dey tell…

Dear Nigerian, everything is not a spiritual problem biko – Lucia Edafioka

I was on a bus on my way home one Wednesday evening when I noticed a little boy was trying to open the zip of an old man’s purse who was sitting beside him and his mum. The boy was…

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