AJ's 'How to' series


I’m a Lagos newbie. For those of you who came to Lagos after your ‘growing up’ years, you’ll understand that it is not an easy feat to settle down here. It feels like the city is always in a constant state of chaos; from guttural bus conductors to cranky, sweaty, hurried passengers to traffic lights that never turn green and keke drivers that imagine their vehicles flat, Lagos is not an easy city for a newbie. Yet, there I was, a spanking-new-Lagosian-wannabe, determined to know the difference between Onikpan and Onikan and how to go from Ojuelegba to Oregun, while juggling a new and rather tasking job and learning all in all to fend for myself.

On top of all this, I decided I needed a house; a place of my own. If Lagos was to become my new home, then I must indeed have a Lagos…

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