Aunty ‘Gboromideleru’

Date: 09.04.2018 Route: Ajah- Victoria Island Time Stamp: 07: 20am *Gboromideleru*- A yoruba word almost identical in meaning to amebo(Someone who can't mind their business) but directly means carrying someone's cross which then becomes yours. In other words, aunty that wouldn't mind her business! Obalende/Bonny Camp Straight! Obalende! Bonny camp! Enter with your 300 naira! [...]

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Wakanda & the inability to say ‘O WA’

Date: 19.03.2018 Route: Victoria Island -Ajah Time: 5.55pm At the first gate bus stop, Ikota, Ajah; the driver makes a right turn to take the alternate route... We passengers already know the repercussion of this- Missing some bus stops and not getting us to our final destination but it seems nobody cares as long as [...]

The ‘unapologetic’ bus driver

Date: 20th March, 2018 Time stamp: 5.40pm Route: Victoria Island- Ajah Photo credit: google image search After a stressful day at work, I finally get on a bus and I am glad to get a front seat beside the driver, although the gear stick was constantly brushing my thighs but I didn't mind. I tuned [...]

The ‘Lai’ skinned Lady episode

Destination: Home Date: 12th March, 2018 Time: 6.00pm Route: Victoria Island- Ajah Photo credit: Kappit *Lai skin here refers to Light skinned* So this 'lai' skin girl gets on the bus and she's spoiling for a fight. She insists on paying 200 Naira even when she heard the fare was 250 Naira. The driver seems [...]

The Slap!

Date: 11th March, 2018 Time stamp: 2:00pm Route: Oshodi- Ajah So I get on this bus and the conductor is all sweet and 'sturvs'... Helping someone to buy a drink and another to buy water. He is so calm. Also, on this bus is a mother of three, her youngest is about 6 years old [...]

Enter with your change o!

Date: 11th March,2018 Time Stamp: 11.30am Route: Iyana-Ipaja - Oshodi It's another Sunday afternoon and the scorching sun is really not one you will want to be standing in. Conductor: Oshodi! Oshodi! 100 naira! Enter with your change! Image credit: Abovewhispers Driver: I just dey start work today o! If you no get change, please [...]