‘Mute’

Date: 3rd July, 2018 Time Stamp: 7.30am Route: Ajah - Bonny Camp You know those days, that you wake up and you are like 'mi o le wa ku!' (I cannot just come and die)... Yeah? Today was one of those days for me. After leaving the house late, the road is free and the... Continue Reading →

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The Pick-pocket

Featured Narrator: Tosin (Instagram: @misstoez) Date: Sometime in June, 2018 Enroute:  Ajah Heading home today, I plug in my earphones to block out all external interference. Passengers continue to alight at their bus stops and suddenly, the bus comes to a halt. A guy at the back just raised an alarm that his money was... Continue Reading →

Uncle that ‘dinnor’ want to pay

Date: 14th June 2018 Route: Ajah- Bonny Camp Time Stamp: Photo credit: google images So this uncle gets on the bus without asking for the fare. Almost halfway through, the conductor starts collecting his money. On getting to uncle, uncle stretches 200 naira instead of 250. Conductor tells uncle his destination costs N250 and not... Continue Reading →

Tales from a Lagos Danfo Amebo

Date: 26th May, 2018 Route: Gate - Command bus stop One of those late nights that I am heading to the main land and boredom permits me to listen in on this guy's phone conversation. No vex o! Na Amebo I be. This creepy looking guy suddenly jumps on the bus and deep down in... Continue Reading →

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!... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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