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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The Selfish ‘seater’

Date: 04.04.2018 Time Stamp: 07:25am Route: Ajah- Victoria Island 'Are you in your house? Why are you sitting like that?' Those words caught my attention as I was just getting over being cramped up in the seat by a passenger who alighted some bus stops back; then i look back. Uncle in Blue native: You can't [...]

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 [...]