Female Shunter

…And that’s how a woman came from nowhere and started to push to enter the available car in the garage. She was even gunning for the front seat! People on queue whose turn it is to enter the car shielded her from accessing the doors. Then she said she is in a hurry, she needs…

Strength Of A Woman

Once, I thought I saw a lady cab driver, I didn’t share anything on her because I wanted to be sure I did see her. Then some days ago as I was trying to cross to the other side of the road at Ogudu to get a bus to Ojota, alas she drove past and…

Elbow Tackles and Defence Tactics

I got a ping from a friend earlier today and this was what she sent to me: “What is it with men who forget to bring out their transport fee before entering the bus? They sit beside a lady and start to do ‘ultimate search’ in their pocket while pressing their elbow against the lady’s…

Baba Ibadan ‘chykes’ Sisi Eko

I tried to get busy with my phone(I entered the big yellow bus tonight which wasn’t comfortable for me). Some minutes into the journey I heard a voice right behind me “My whatsapp is for special… (my ears couldn’t pick the last phrase). It was a lady apparently being ‘chyked’ by a guy. Aproko no…

Parí Òwe yii…

Ojo l’oko Ekó. Discuss! For those who don’t understand Yoruba, Rain is the ‘husband’ of Lagos, discuss. 70marks. ‪#‎itsstillLagos‬ ‪#‎Lagosforshow‬ ‪#‎nostalgic‬ #dairyofalagoscommuter

Go slow, go slow.

Both day and night we are not spared! ‪#‎whenareyougoingtoarrive‬? ‪#‎dontmakelagostiringplease‬ ‪#‎notpalatable‬ ‪#‎diaryofalagoscommuter‬

Sometimes, comfort takes second place

It’s another hectic traffic situation in Lagos this morning as is custom. However, for me, it is not the time to select cars to board or not to board. A car came and people weren’t willing to enter, even I, but judging by the glaring traffic situation, I had to. A fellow who knew I…

Stop abusing the Naira

I was irritated when these notes were given me (night things) but I got angry when I realised I couldn’t spend it. When will these type of notes be taken out of circulation? To top my irritation and anger, I saw a guy playing away with the 500 naira notes in his hands this morning….

The conspiracy theory of ‘bad’ traffic and fee hike.

There was a not so long queue at the garage tonight. However bus drivers hiked the fare. They said the traffic was bad. Some even had to park their cars. Anyways, it was my turn to board. All 7 passengers did, some grumbled about the extra 50 naira we were to pay… Driver (knowing the…

Encounter With a Future Leader

I made me a new friend earlier today. She was a bit restless though. Her mother asked her to take her seat but she refused (she is used to standing like children her age do in their father’s car. She did not see any difference in this one and her father’s). After a while, I…

Compulsory Exercise

The morning after, I got me a 25mins ‘compulsory exercise’… the estate where my work place is situated was practically on a lock down. Today was set aside for the inspection of payment receipts of the Estate’s Resident dues. Show your evidence of payment, you are allowed to go out of the Estate, if not,…

BIRTHDAY!!!

So I decided to give my people a moving shot of the birthday girl. I resolved to sitting beside the window because that seems to be the second most comfortable space in the car this morning. Alas the rain started in ernest and it’s been giving me some showers even right in the car. If…