When was the last time you had some peace and quiet? If you live in Lagos the answer is most likely “When I was asleep”. And that’s if you are lucky. Finding peace and quiet in this Nigeria is almost impossible, and it is almost impossible because, at any given time one, two, or three of these disturbing kinds of Nigerian sounds are on full blast.
1. A church in your neighborhood.
Especially when they’re doing night vigil. The noise becomes a combination of spiritual war music, voices raised in prayer, a sprinkle of loud instruments all of which equal no sleep for you.
2. Same with clubs.
We like to jam to Davido and Wizkid but for goodness sake 3 am is for sleep.
3. Your neighbour’s generator.
Your generator’s noise is bearable but your neighbor’s generator is downright annoying. Especially when yours is off and you are ready to sleep.
4. Children crying.
Your neighbor’s children who seem to love crying at night or in the afternoons when people should be napping.
5. Mosquito buzzing
It’s not enough that they bite and make us sick, they also make the worst noises.
6. Cars horning when it’s not necessary.
When all you want is some peace and quiet after a long day of hustling.
Did we miss any other annoying Nigerian sounds? Tell us in the comments.
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