Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Will it kill some people to appreciate one's effort?I work so hard and just for the wickedness of it, my boss uses her jagajaga mouth to tear it down.

Funny thing is me and her know say she cannot singlehandly do it o. Out of sheer jealousy, she looks for the most minutest[?] fault. Any ho, i wont let that weigh me down. na she sabi.

But it hurts small sha, all the effort, leaving my son all day for one b***h to wan kill my spirit. God dey. Me i will shurg it off. she we get wickedness for her heart know say she no do well.

Phew. the rant was releiveing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Hi, Its been a while. Av been writing but not uploading them. silly abi? My grouse this time is with lagos traffic. Stale news abi?

Lagos State's phenomenal hold ups also known as traffic jam or go slow is one inherent characteristic of Lagos. Anyone who has heard of Lagos state must have heard of the traffic and how bad they can be but u need to experience one before u can appreciate the phenomenon called Lagos hold up.

U need to be in traffic for 3-4 hours for a 45 minutes trip, in a public transport [danfo not taxi] to understand what we are talking about. My first real experience was when I went from ojuelegba to Ikeja on one of my first trips to Lagos, and got stuck in a hold up. Now Lagos buses are uncomfortable. The interior is mostly made of steel and wood, made to order for Lagos danfo.

Ehen, so just imagine sitting on steel and wood and being held in place for close to four hours. For a novice, it was bad. I was close to tears, the bus was moving in inches and I was scared of getting down and taking a bike [okada]

The second bad experience was when a section of the bridge leading to Ikorodu collapsed and we were in traffic for like 5 hours. It was worse cos it was at night and we eventually got home at 12 midnight. We had left Ikorodu at six pm and was sure we would get home by 8 pm. For where? These are just two experiences out of ……… I don tire. And now because Fashola is fixing some of Lagos roads, the Ojuelegba route is even worse but I endure sha cos this time around, the traffic jams are for a good cause.

So for all of u planning on relocating or coming to Lagos on a visit, I think it is wise to find a course on discomfort and attend some. Better if the equipment used in training includes wooden benches with iron frames.

Eko o ni baje o.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

life in lagos - acquiring the taste: TRANSPORTATION IN LAGOS 1

life in lagos - acquiring the taste: TRANSPORTATION IN LAGOS 1


I got to the office real late today [9.30 am] and considering the fact that am a perpetual late commer, that is quite bad. Well i got in late and met the office half empty. Thanks to the fuel scracity and the shortage of busses, it is a miracle that i made it that early.

So to the koko of the matter, i have yet to come to terms with lagos transportation system. It drives me nuts considering the following:

1. The buses are jaga jaga, but thanks to BRT sha, things are looking up AND we now have BRT buses wit AC. lol

2. The bus drivers expect commuters to jump in and out of moving buses. Haba

3. Drivers + Conductors actually insult commuters for boarding their bus?

4. Bus Drivers expect passengers to alight from the moving bus in the middle of the road? Six million ways to die abi?

5. Bus fares rise and fall according to the whims of the conductor.

6. The drivers are bad at driving.

I tink i will rest my case for now.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


I wonder if i can ever really become a Lagosian. Am a kwaran, grew up in Northern Nigeria, now married and settled in Lagos. We all hear that Lagos is fast paced but really , u need to live it to believe it.

My first Impression about lagos was, God, This is a smelly, noisy, polluted state. It takes some getting used to. The blaring horns, loud music, just name it. I had constant headache for a week. It was crazy. Now two years later, am still getting used to it.

Now lagos women are fashion crazy, from the Corporate big gals to the tomato sellers. Only it has levels. LOL. While the big gals patronise the high profile saloons for their beauty treat, the small gals [lol] have their beauty hawkers to fullfil their needs.I Have seen one fix nails and eyelashes and i was like wow. Lagos is peculiar.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Being a Mama

Being a mother is such a wonderful thing.
Being a mother makes u do things u would not ordinarily do.
Only motherhood will make u think it is normal to examine your baby's poop and not find it disgusting.
Only motherhood will make you wake up like 5 times in the course of the night and not think it is an inconvinience.
Only motherhood will make you forfiet that pair of shoes you have been eying for months for the latest toy.
Only motherhood will make you view certain transgressions on your privacy as normal.
Being a mother is a state of being that can only be experienced by a mother [biolohical or not].
Being a mother is just too much. Yeah and i will say that again.