A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. A lot of things stand out about the subject of today’s “A Week In […]
Lagos is the real definition of “Ghetto”. Sleeping in your own house is stressful. Going out nko? A constant battle which you have to wear an amour of craziness to win, or emerge alive at least. One of such battles is driving. We spoke with 4 Nigerians on their wildest driving experiences in Lagos, and […]
A lot of people like to claim that they’re Lagosians. Get up to 10 questions right to prove you’re a true Lagosian.
Practically everything about the “Lagos experience” is hard. If you can survive the hectic traffic, there must be a special place for you in paradise. In the meantime, let us help you uncover what living in this ghetto city is seriously doing to you. Dive innn. QUIZ: How Will You Blow? You can’t comman suffer […]
We tested mainlanders. Now, we’re testing islanders. Unscramble these locations before the timer runs out to show you’re an islander.
Unscramble these locations before the timer runs out to prove you’re a true mainlander.
The struggle to get called to the bar.
Lawal Adijat Opeyemi of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) will be contesting in the Lagos East Senatorial by-elections which is scheduled to hold this Saturday, December 5, 2020. The by-election became a necessity after the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo earlier this year, who represented Lagos East Senatorial district, following a brief illness. A […]
Adeoye Mercy Abosede of the African Action Congress will be contesting in the Lagos East Senatorial bye-elections which is scheduled to hold this Saturday, December 5, 2020. The by-election became a necessity after Senator Bayo Osinowo, who represented Lagos East Senatorial district at the senatedied died following a brief illness. A by-election is an election […]
If you live in Benin City and have ever considered coming to Lagos, then this is for you. Even if you live in Lagos, this is for you. Consider it a reminder of how things are in the state. 1) You will fight for bus Yes, that thing where people form queues and enter buses […]
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 […]
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