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.
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.
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.
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.
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