How to survive on Nigerian campuses – Lucia Edafioka

As it has become imminent that students will soon return to Nigerian campuses, I recall one Sunday morning, some time ago, I was in a bus going to Yaba. Inside was a woman taking her daughter to the bus park.…

Tenkiu you, Lagos for that water bonanza – Lucia Edafioka

I witnessed a sadly funny thing the year the Lagos Marathon began. On my way home on the Friday just before the maiden Lagos marathon was held I saw a team of marathon branded buses patrolling the bus stop close…

Listen to the sounds of Lagos – Lucia Edafioka

I am going to share my Lagos playlist with you guys. These are some of the songs that make me think fondly of this city I love to hate, songs that help me go through when Lagos decides to be…

Lagosians are high on pollution and happy with it- Lucia Edafioka

We are all high on the pollution in Lagos, Leye Adenle, author of Easy Motion Tourists once said this during his book chat with Toni Kan at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta. This was his answer to…

Karma is a bitch and I LOVE her – Lucia Edafioka

One of my favourite lines from Dr Eghosa Imasuen’s Fine Boys is the part about Karma being an old lady, too lazy to catch up. I remember it made me sad, people do bad things, and they go on to…

Wetin concern Lagos with America? – Lucia Edafioka

‘The problem with Lagos is the same with America. Too many immigrants, taking awa jobs.’ ‘But those people from Cotonou and Chad, its mostly menial jobs they do now, so how are they taking the jobs? ‘I don’t mean them…

My sister, we all can’t be Vogue models – Lucia Edafioka

Remember when our big sister Riri launched Fenty beauty leaving most people gushing over the wide range of foundations and that trophy wife thing for a long time? According to YouTubers in the abroad (LOL awa naira cannot buy nada)…

Oga driver, respect ya sef – Lucia Edafioka

So, one Tuesday 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…

Madam, abeg stop maltreating your househelp – Lucia Edafioka

I once stumbled upon a thread on twitter about abuse of child-maids in Nigeria. It reminded me of something I saw during the same week that made my stomach churn. I was walking the short distance between my office and…

I bring more gists from the gossips of Yaba narket – Lucia Edafioka

So I needed to braid my hair again. I am very impatient when it comes to making my hair (no, I won’t cut it). I can hear my life ticking away like a clock as I sit for two to…

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