The EndSars protest has been going on around the country throughout this week. While the protests have been largely peaceful, law enforcement agencies seem not to be on the same page with Nigerian citizens. From allegation of intimidation to even tear-gassing protesters, it’s been a weird week. To better understand the why of the protest, […]
An explosion has occurred in the Ajuwon, Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos today. The explosion happened around 3:30 pm on Thursday 24th September 2020, with many people stating that they do not know the cause of the explosion. Video footages of the explosion have been circulating on social media: An eyewitness told BBC Pidgin that a […]
A three-story school building has collapsed in the Iyana-Ejigbo area of Lagos. In a statement on its official Twitter account, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed that Excel College, located at 15, Ansarudeen Street, Ile-Epo Bus-Stop, Ejigbo, collapsed at 8:15am this Staurday, 19th September, 2020. Fortunately, nobody was trapped, and no injuries or […]
What does it mean to be a man? Surely, it’s not one thing. It’s a series of little moments that add up. “Man Like” is a weekly Zikoko series documenting these moments to see how it adds up. It’s a series for men by men, talking about men’s issues. We try to understand what it […]
Let it be known that I’m not proud of myself for thinking of this. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here are few bedroom slangs we can all borrow from Lagos traffic: 1) “Do you know who I am?” This is best used when your bedroom skills are in doubt. It’s sweeter […]
1. Time To Go And Meet Your Favorite Lecturer You, yes you. You have had peace of mind for the last 6 months. But in the next three weeks you will try to submit your assignment after the deadline and someone will shout “Will you get out of my office?!” Why? Because the Governor of […]
LEAVE LAGOS. FLEE THE CITY. RUN. JAPA ABSCOND. GET OUT. JUST GOOOOOO. Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. For more tips on surviving your abusive relationship with Lagos state, read our Lagos archives. For more reasons to leave, read Why Are We Still Living In Lagos? If you still want to live in Lagos […]
We’ve scrambled the names of 15 different locations around Lagos. Can you unscramble them in 2 minutes? Hint: If you’re struggling with one, just move to the next one. If you pass this quiz, take a screenshot and show everyone who thinks you’re not a real Lagosian. 11 Of Our Most Popular Geography Quizzes Take these […]
There are more than 23 million people living in Lagos. So how best do you decongest? Extort, sorry tax people! In the space of four days, the Lagos State government has come up with barrage of taxes aimed at sending everyone back to their villages. Here’s the tea: First, there is the new taxes on […]
Remember the Nigerian boy who was seen doing ballet pirouettes barefoot and in the rain, in that viral video? Well, he’s been offered a scholarship by the prestigious American Ballet Theater. With the help of American actresses Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo, the video garnered 15 million views, ultimately leading to Anthony Madu being offered […]
Honestly, that old Volkswagen needs a break.
The reality of Lagos May 4th so far is gradually growing into all our worst fears materializing.
Living in Lagos is stressful. Very stressful. It’s even three times more stressful under lockdown when you add the fear of getting robbed to the mix. Recently, some parts of Lagos have experienced a surge in crime rates and this has triggered a range of emotions in people. From sadness to anger, to helplessness. We […]
1. You, after eating your 7th meal before 6pm: I clearly need help. 2. What your sink looks like right now: Those plates better get up and wash themselves. 3. When you smell yourself after refusing to bath for days. I’ve not even done anything, why am I smelling? 4. You, after eating all your […]
If you listened to the President’s speech yesterday, then you already know that Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja are going to be on lockdown so as to curb the spread of Miss Rona. This means an economic shutdown for a period of two weeks. Sometimes in life, you are looking for one public holiday, then you […]
Yesterday, we got information about a new case of Coronavirus in Nigeria. In addition, we also got the decision of the Nigerian Government on Covid-19 thanks to the meeting by the Presidential Task Force On Coronavirus. Part of this decision is a travel ban on countries with more than 1000 reported Covid-19 cases. Today, the […]
House hunting in Nigeria is the absolute worst, and one of the main reasons is estate agents who are willing to lie through their teeth to get you to rent an unlivable space. Here are 13 of their most notorious lies: 1. “It’s close to the main road.” Let me hear word, abeg. 2. “I […]
Quentin Tarantino would’ve physically fought Bong Joon Ho over that Best Director Oscar.
1) Author: Mark Manson. No lies detected. 2) Author: Chinua Achebe. “Things fall apart, the danfo cannot hold.” 3) Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky. Crime: Being a Lagosian. Punishment: Being a Lagosian. 4) Author: John Green. “Being stoic means preparing for the worst but in Nigeria (read as Lagos), the worst always happens.” 5) Author: Agatha Christie. […]
If you are a Lagosian, chances are that this morning was hell. Well, unless you own a car or can afford Uber and Bolt. For the rest of us, we experienced one or more of the emotions on the list below. Anger: The first emotion I felt immediately I woke up this morning was annoyance. […]
A lot of Nigerian restaurants that consider themselves “fancy” always find a way to overcharge and underdeliver. If you’ve ever found yourself feeling immensely disappointed after a visit to one of these fine establishments, then this post is for you. 1. How the waiters look at you knowing you’re about to finish your money: “This […]
There are a few public transport options that have existed in Lagos for as long as we can remember, and even though most people reading this would rather use an Uber, those OG options are still thriving. So, let’s find out which of them — from the danfo to the keke — best suits your […]
So, I was wondering. Everyone I know is broke, tired, and always complaining, yet many people seem to be able to make time for sex or some semblance of sex. Especially people that are in relationships or even married. This made me wonder: what are the financial implications of fornication on your wallet? We asked […]
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