This our 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…

Why do Lagosians always over-do things? – Lucia Edafioka

On one Wednesday, November 1, which is All Saints day, yours truly decided to attend Mass. There’s a Catholic church close to the office, so off I went. Outside the office, across the road I saw a fully grown man…

Sometimes Lagos works, sha – Lucia Edafioka

Don’t you just hate it when people with power run you off the roads with their convoys and sirens? You see people, especially men in uniform, who we all know are not going anywhere important, use sirens just because they…

On social media, police is your friend & bail is free, lol – Lucia Edafioka

I am certain Nigerians active on social media must have heard about the police PR person who is living in an alternate Nigeria; the one where policemen are good, responsible and upright citizens. If anyone should try to bring him…

My people, Nigeria has only one problem: rats – Lucia Edafioka

I once wrote a piece about the misleading theme in PSquare’s Bank alert video? In it, I said a huge number of Nigerian men caught for drug trafficking abroad are Igbo, and many people were angry. Once I was gisting…

Guy, nobody is byforcing you to comment on social media – Lucia Edafioka

Once upon a time, I wondered why we did comprehension for almost 12 years as part of our curriculum. From Primary school, we did comprehension every morning. We read short stories and answered questions about who, why, when. I lived…

Please o, why are wealthy Lagosians employing Filipinos as maids? – Lucia Edafioka

Sometime ago I wrote about the very extremes of Lagos. In Lagos, there’s the rich and the very wealthy. The rest of us are just one serious illness/problem away from poverty and gofundme. I remember the first time I entered…

Biko, is uniform to oppress common man? – Lucia Edafioka

So, sometime ago one Sunday, this story was published in the Vanguard – Police brutalise nursing mother, baby in Ekiti over refusal to “settle.” They were beaten and detained because they refused to “settle.” As usual, when policemen are involved…

The things women suffer in this Lagos- Lucia Edafioka

One of the defining things about Lagos is how male dominated it is.  Lagos is such a male-dominated city, (isn’t the whole country?) but let’s focus on Lagos. If you stand on a pedestrian bridge or a really tall building,…

We are the #speakonlyenglish generation – Lucia Edafioka

I had a moment recently, one quiet moment A friend sent me a message asking for the Urhobo word for freedom. I thought of all the Urhobo words I knew in English; cup, spoon, come, go, hair, and arrrgh, freedom…

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