An abroad-based Nigerian man has shared a conversation he had with a white boss of his who was curious about Lagos, Nigeria.
According to the man identified as @EtuboLion revealed that his boss whom he had told he was from Lagos had suddenly asked him whether he had grown up in Ikoyi, or Banana Island.
Perplexed by the question, he had said no; that he had grown up around the Okota, Ijesha, Olasa axis at which, his Nigerian colleagues burst out laughing.
He explained to the confused lady that where he had grown was very much different from the places she had mentioned.
She then invited him into his office, at which point he found out that she had been researching Lagos on Google and her searches had only been bringing up the beautiful parts of Lagos.
When he finally gave her the names of districts he had lived in while in Lagos, she was appalled by the whole change of scenery and incidents happening there.
See his full narration below:
“My oga that I told I was from Lagos, Nigeria a few weeks ago saw me today and asked where I grew up in Lagos… I was shocked… before I answered, she asked, “Hi-koyi?, Banana-Island? Lekki”… I said no…
Omo, me na that Okota, Ijesha, Ilasa, Isolo, Ikotun side I grew up o.”
Even my Nigerian colleague don laff tire. She said, “whatt did you say?”
I laughed and explained that, where I grew up was totally different.
She asked, “but in Lagos?” I said yeah…
“Oh okay, okay”
She called me later into her office. Ashey this woman was on YouTube watching videos about Lagos.
For some reasons, her searches were bringing out all these Atlantic City, Banana Island, Ikoyi kini kan kini kan…
Boya she searched, “beautiful places in Lagos” it is God that know.
She asked, “where did you grow up again?” I said, “Isolo, Okota, Ilasa, Lagos”. We clicked the isolo video that came up, mama saw one Danfo enter road without stopping/using blinker, she first wore her glasses
She had to rewind it to see what was going on, when the danfo entered road, she said, “Omg this is chaotic, is that how you drive there?”
“Ha mama, these places you are seeing, you have to use weyrey and port it o”
We kept watching and this napep entered road and almost hit the car that was doing the video, “she yelled again, omgggg, he almost hit the car…”
Mama, calm down, no dey shout for my ear, these things na normal thing for us.
She asked, “when you go home, you don’t drive like that right?”.
Ha, boya you should give me your Tesla let me take it home and drive it.
Mama shouted, “Hell No”
“How do you do that, one can get a heart attack driving there”
“You dont get heart attacks driving in Lagos madam. Driving in Lagos helps you dicover your talent in madness”
You won’t know you are mad untill you start driving in Lagos, especially on Mainland. Heart attacks no go near you…
Thank you for thinking highly of me though. For even thinking I’m neigbors with people like Otedola, Adenuga, Dangote, and Co. Woowwww
Emi ni kan tan? ”
My oga that I told I was from Lagos, Nigeria a few weeks ago saw me today and asked where I grew up in Lagos… I was shocked… before I answered, she asked, “Hi-koyi?, Banana-Island? Lekki”… I said no…
— Chicken Catcher (@EtuboLion) December 5, 2022