Living in Lagos Made Easy, Twitter Edition

July 13, 2022

The unending floods, traffic and hiked transport fares are here, and so, if you’re still living in Lagos, two things are certain: you’re either in love with suffering or you’ve hacked surviving the city.

No one person has the answer, so we compiled a list of very important tips for surviving Lagos, sourced from Twitter. 

This first tip goes without saying, but you see that madness? It’s even more important.

Even if you don’t understand Yoruba, you should have a handful of insults ready for whoever tries to mess with you.

Because if your daddy was a king, why would he let you live in Lagos? *Tearss*

If you still don’t know this, maybe you need to learn the hard way.

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Why? We don’t know, but a lot of people agreed with him and he’s a doctor—he has to be right. 

We’re pretty sure this is part of your driving school test.

And before then, take swim lessons.

Nobody will want to mess with you if you keep reminding them that you’re not normal.

Wait, where do you think you are?  

LMAO, whether you’re in a hurry or not, you can’t appear sluggish at any point, that’s how they take you fi idiat. 

After being stuck in traffic, paying double fare price, and still having to swim the rest of the way home, why should anything be funny to you?

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