9 Things You HAVE To Know If You Are Leaving Benin To Lagos

November 15, 2020

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 quietly is not a Lagos thing. I am sorry in advance.

We wish you well


2) Street Hawkers

They sell everything on the road in Lagos. From matress to camping gas, they have it all. You can even furnish your apartment while in traffic. Benin doesn’t have that, but I think it should.

3) Price

You will not see a thirty naira bus in Lagos. Just forget about it please. If you even want to see one for fifty naira, you have to pray.

Us in church praying for #50 transport

4) Ọwá


You know how you have to just say “driver stop”, or knock on the bus and they stop? Do not try it here. A lot of Lagosians have coconut head, they will not hear at once. You have to use all your power and strength to scream “Ọwá”.

Your face as you’re preparing to shout “Ọwá” in the bus


5) You don’t share light

There is no light time-table in Lagos. Take it as it comes dear. Whatever you see is yours.


6) Saturday traffic

Look, nobody likes enjoyment more than people living in Lagos. That is why every Saturday, they will block road. Wahala for who no get magic carpet because they are “cousin traffic ear and dear”.

That’s their slogan

7) Regular traffic

Yes, there’s regular traffic and Saturday traffic. It’s absolutely terrible.

8) Pepper

There’s pepper in everything here. I’m sure you’d find peppered ice cream if you search hard enough.

9) Turn-up spots

The best part about Lagos is that there’s always enjoyment for everyone. No matter what you like, you’d find a spot for it.


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