How to Survive on a 10k Monthly Budget in Lagos

It is no news that life is difficult in these streets. The situation has become so bad, so much so that a fancy economics concept is even being used to describe it- recession. Agreed, the Nigerian economy may have relatively emerged from recession; according to the government. Yet, we all know that those figures released by the government do not actually reflect what obtains in people’s every day economic situations. Little wonder we still have many Nigerians who are finding it extremely difficult putting food on their tables on a…

A Look into the charming, glamorous and Privileged Lives of Nigeria’s Super Rich

Let’s be clear about one thing- money makes the world go round! This is one truism which most of Nigeria’s wealthiest ones know so well. Theirs is the privileged kind of life! Talk about fast cars, luxury mansions and all the good things you could ever think of. I mean… Just pause for a moment and think through the fact  that while some of us had to attend grammar school, the rich kids were jetted off to exotic places such as Swistzerland to attend private schools. And even those of…

How to Shop on a Budget in Nigeria

Shopping is something we all love to do as Nigerians. And no, we are not shopaholics; we are only human beings with a good taste for the good things of life. Over the past couple of years however, many people have had to resort to window-shopping due to the severe economic crunch the country has experienced. Unfortunately, the recession shows no signs of abating up till date, despite recent reports stating otherwise. So maybe you are one of those who currently find it difficult to check out their carts at…

The Lagos Traffic from a Commuter’s Perspective

Sitting beside the smelly bus driver, I observed the traffic through a cracked windscreen. All the vehicles in front of me were of assorted kinds- the old, the new/expensive and the rickety ones. They all made a long stretch along the pothole-ridden road, moving at a snail’s pace. It was almost a beautiful sight, although I was too uncomfortable to dwell much on the aesthetic nature of a gridlock.Yet, I could not help but notice the yellow buses. I just am fascinated by those buses! They are my favourite part…