8 Things People Who Have Lived in Benue Can Relate To

May 17, 2020

There is a lot of lowkey toxic things that living in Lagos makes you normalize. For example the exorbitant rent prices, the fact that you can’t go 2 miles without having to queue behind 50 other cars every 5 minutes (a.k.a traffic) and the fact that there is just no space in this Lagos. So consider this list an ode to Benue, for giving us everything Lagos cannot, will not and is not planning to. If you’ve ever lived in Benue then you can relate to the things on this list.

1. No traffic.

zikoko- Lived in Benue

This would be impossible to imagine for a lot of Lagosians but fam it is true. There is no traffic in Benue state. The road is always clear, you don’t have to leave your house 2 hours early to beat traffic. And thus you cannot use “I was stuck in traffic” as an excuse for showing late to anything.

2. If the conversation is about food, Fufu is king.

Benue people love their fufu. They legit eat fufu for breakfast. Any restaurant in Benue not serving fufu is running on pure vibes and their target audience is not in Benue.

3. Benue bukka’s are not generous with soup.

Maybe because they have already pledged all allegiance to fufu. They are in a loving and committed relationship with fufu and soup is the side chick they only need in small doses. A plate of food in Benue is a mountain of fufu with 2 teaspoons of soup.

4. They like to add stew to everything.

Stew and egusi, stew and okro, stew and vegetable soup, stew and stew. Stew everywhere was a thing in Benue long before Wizkid made it trend.

5. Cabs are for actual long distance waka.

In Benue you get around with bikes or your car or your foot. You only use a cab when you want to travel.

6. Rent is so cheap.

zikoko- Lived in Benue

Your 300k rent will get you paradise on a comfortable platter.

7. Food is cheap too.

The food basket of the nation tag is not audio. You could get a bucket of mangoes for N50 naira and mountain of food for N100. Broke people in Benue can still eat like kings.

7. There is space everywhere.

zikoko- Lived in Benue

So much space. You can’t walk any distance in Lagos without having to dodge hitting another human but in Benue? You literally have the road to yourself.

That’s 8 things you can definitely relate to if you have lived in Benue state. While you are here’s a list of 7 Things You’re Likely To Experience If You Travel To The North.

What’s up, Zikoko Fam? It would mean the world to us if you spared a few minutes to fill this Reader Survey. It’s so we can bring you the content you really want!

You'll like this

Blessing Onyelobi

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

Watch

Now on Zikoko

May 28, 2020

When you are a shopaholic shopping is not just an activity, it’s an Olympic sport and you win every time you buy something distinct and in limited. It’s a beautiful addiction that keeps your wardrobe spilling over, your drip eternally fresh, and your bank account always almost empty. 1. You any time you see SALES. […]

Southern Kaduna massacre fulani herdsmen
May 28, 2020

If you’ve spent any time looking through the Nigerian social media space over the past few days, you may have noticed chatter about a possible massacre currently happening in Southern Kaduna. On May 26th, Sahara Reporters revealed how a 12-year-old-boy fought off suspected herdsmen attackers in a village in Southern Kaduna. According to the report, […]

john boyega racist tweet george floyd
May 28, 2020

So far, every month in 2020 has given us its version of an uppercut to the jugular. We’ve lost Kobe and Gigi, a global pandemic broke out, we’ve had to stay isolated, murder hornets came back (then left?) and for May’s champion – repeated vile and racist attacks against black people in the US. John […]

Recommended Quizzes

March 24, 2020

While we know that a lot of the best Nigerian artists deservedly have fans across generations, that won’t stop us from attempting to guess how old you are based on your taste in Nigerian music. So, take this quiz to see if we got it right:

April 14, 2020

Every friend group consists of very different and specific characters — from the parent to the fun one — and it can be a little tough figuring out where you fall. So, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know exactly what kind of friend you are. Take to find out:

November 20, 2019

Last month, we thoughtfully made a quiz telling you guys exactly when you’ll marry, but some of you claimed that your spouse was nowhere to be found. Well, now we’ve created one that’ll tell you exactly who you’ll be dragging down that aisle. Take and start planning that wedding:

November 14, 2019

The fourth season of Big Brother Naija came to an end over a month ago, but the conversation surrounding the housemates is far from over. So, in a bid to keep the fire burning, we decided to create a quiz that tells you which famous member of the ‘Pepper Dem’ gang is your soulmate. Take […]

November 15, 2019

There are two types of people in Nigeria right now: those who are proud Marlians, and those who are still in denial about stanning the divisive star. So, for those who proudly wear the Marlian tag, we made a quiz to test how well you really know Naira Marley. If you get more than 6 […]

how much of an ajebutter
February 12, 2020

Are you an ajebutter or not? Well, if you’ve gone through life blissfully unaware of its harshness, then you probably are. Now, we want to know just how high you rank on that ajebutter scale, using your food preferences as a (very accurate) measure. Take to find out:

More from Inside Life

Southern Kaduna massacre fulani herdsmen
May 28, 2020

If you’ve spent any time looking through the Nigerian social media space over the past few days, you may have noticed chatter about a possible massacre currently happening in Southern Kaduna. On May 26th, Sahara Reporters revealed how a 12-year-old-boy fought off suspected herdsmen attackers in a village in Southern Kaduna. According to the report, […]

john boyega racist tweet george floyd
May 28, 2020

So far, every month in 2020 has given us its version of an uppercut to the jugular. We’ve lost Kobe and Gigi, a global pandemic broke out, we’ve had to stay isolated, murder hornets came back (then left?) and for May’s champion – repeated vile and racist attacks against black people in the US. John […]

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.
February 6, 2020
Who doesn't want to find love? In our bid to help, we paired up a bunch of single Nigerians, sending them on an all-expense paid date, and interviewing them before and after they met.
January 27, 2020
Nigerians Talk is what happened when a motley crew of young Nigerians were put in front of a camera and asked a bunch of apparently random questions about life, love, money and more.
September 24, 2019
A group of Zikoko staff go on a road trip to every mainland country in ECOWAS West Africa
May 5, 2020
For the second season, we put an even more diverse motley crew of young Nigerians in front of a camera and asked them random questions about love, school experiences and more.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.