Lagosians, life is not that serious – Lucia Edafioka

Once upon a time, I was a hip-hop head. I have a record that makes me cringe anytime I hear it to show for that period of my life. In that time, two of the choc boys- Jesse Jagz and…

My love affair with a Yaba boy – Lucia Edafioka

My feet found themselves in Yaba the other day. I had to braid my hair; the girl who usually comes to my house has become too slow and I am very impatient, plus it’s been very long since I went…

Lagos people can do over-sabi – Lucia Edafioka

Have you ever wondered what will happen if a Lagosians owns up that he or she doesn’t know something? I think, maybe, their heads will fall off. Ever missed your way before? Then you stopped to ask people along the…

Story story – Lucia Edafioka

Story, story… Once upon a time, some men left their homeland in search of a better place because hunger was almost wiping them off the earth. They embarked on a journey to look for a new place where they could…

This Lagos can drive somebody mad o – Lucia Edafioka

Just when I think I have run out of things to write about Lagos, the city points and laughs at me. This city is – one week, one madness. As a child, I had relatives in Lagos who when they…

Lagos pollution na wa – Lucia Edafioka

I stepped out of Lagos for a minute, actually I was dragged out of Lagos, but that is a story for another day. I spent over 10 hours on the road (our roads are terrible), especially going to the east.…

Lagos danfo is sweeter than Nollywood – Lucia Edafioka

The yellow commercial bus, aka Danfo, is one of the symbols of Lagos. For the car-less, or those who aren’t sure of their route and are afraid of LASTMA or the men in black or are simply trying to avoid…

Many are mad, few are roaming – Lucia Edafioka

There was an uncompleted building opposite the house I grew up in. In the building was a man with mental disorder, we called him Sule-mental. Sule was normal sometimes, he would help empty our dustbins, he cooked, washed his clothes.…

Dear Nigerian, can you please mind your business – Lucia Edafioka

One of the many things Nigerians are good at is the ability to give unsolicited advice. This is why comment sections on blogs are like war theatres. When I first moved to Lagos, there was this woman who stopped me…

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…

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