My Love Affair with Lagos, Nigeria

Published 2010

My parents come from Nigeria and gave birth to me in London. Dad was given a Scholarship to study Law in Cambridge University and somewhere in between, I was born. Even though I had my secondary Education in Nigeria, I have spent most of my life in the UK. I visit Lagos, Nigeria once in a while and keep in touch with what is happening in the Country.

Nigeria is the most Popular country in Africa. Billions of dollars have been generated in the production of oil in Nigeria and it would probably have been the richest country in Africa, if Politicians in power didn’t deposit millions of dollars into Personal Accounts abroad. This has all stopped now and the economy is growing.

Nigeria is an interesting Country and I would like to share some interesting things about life in Lagos - one of the states in Nigeria. (which used to be the Capital) Hopefully, a few things you didn’t know.

Spraying

During Celebrations, in parties it is the tradition to Spray people with money. (See photo above). This means when you are dancing, people put notes of currency on your forehead or the neck. It’s put on the head, note by note and if it’s a big celebration, there will be a member of the family who will have a box/bag to collect the money because many people could be spraying you at the same time and it starts dropping on the floor. Nigerians are very good dancers – both men and women. I have been informed the government are asking people not to "spray" these days but it's still common in the parties I attend in London.

Fashion

Nigerians definitely have an eye for fashion. The Traditonal wear is lovely and colourful. Both men and women look very elegant. Traditional clothes are actually sewn out of various materials. The material is bought and given to a Tailor to design. There are also lots of Fashion Designers who make lovely designs and exhibit them in their shops to sell. Jeans is very popular especially amongst youth, but nothing beats the Traditional attire.

Its also customary for a husband and wife to wear similar clothing, if they are going out for a social event. Example, See photo below. (looks like hubby and wife are being sprayed)

Head Wear worn by women called "Gele"

The Film Industry

Nigeria has a good film industry (Nollywood) and make their own films. According to CNN, Nigeria has a multi-billion dollar movie industry, churning out some 200 "home videos" every month to become the third largest in the world after the United States and India. Most of the films are based on situations that happen in real life and have great story lines. It’s very popular and now has satellite channels that just show only Nollywood movies. The industry has grown trememdously. You can view as many as you want for FREE on youtube.

Polygamy

Nigeria is a country full of Christians and muslims and lots of men have more than one wife. The first being the Senior wife and the last (if more than two) the Junior Wife. I honestly don't know how these guys cope with more than one wife and how the wives cope with themselves. The word "competition" comes to mind. I just want to be the only sugar in my hubby's tea. (◕‿◕)

Weight Issues

There is no pressure in Nigeria for women to be slim or a size zero. In fact people prefer robust women. Most times when I travel, the first thing my mum does after hugging the daylights out of me, is to comment that I am not eating. So, these days, before I travel, I go on a crash diet of Burgers, Kentucky Fried Chicken, cakes, ice cream etc.

Rice and Plantain...one of my favourites.

Food

There are various types of food. Rice dishes, beans, plantain, peppersoup with different types of meat, Yam. The food is very tasty and spicy. There are also big departmental stores where you can buy foreign food. So if you want things like burgers, cheese, baked beans etc. you can find it there.

Talking about food, my mum always likes to buy certain food for me to take when I return to the UK. Well, the last time as usual she packed some food in my hand luggage (dried African food). On arrival at Heathrow Airport, the announcement was made in the plane that people were not allowed to bring food into the Country and there would be a Fine. Well, fancy telling us as we were landing. I panicked so much that I decided to turn myself in and apologise. There were also dogs sniffing bags which wasn’t helping matters.

Anyway, as I approached someone who looked like an Immigration or Security Officer, I was about to tell him and he waved at me, to keep walking towards the exit. Narrow escape!

Tinubu Square, Lagos

Update - I went to Nigeria in 2013. This is me on one of my visits.

Environment

Contrary to what is shown on Television programs about Africa, Lagos is a beautiful place and the Government are doing a lot to improve it.

So, hopefully you now know something new about Lagos.


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Photos - The City of Lagos, Nigeria.

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Bar Beach, Victoria IslandCity of LagosIkeja Shopping MallLagos at NightOkadas (Motor bikes)Twin Towers (New Development)in Victoria IslandTwin Towers (New Development)  Victoria Island
Bar Beach, Victoria Island
Bar Beach, Victoria Island
City of Lagos
City of Lagos
Ikeja Shopping Mall
Ikeja Shopping Mall
Lagos at Night
Lagos at Night
Okadas (Motor bikes)
Okadas (Motor bikes)
Twin Towers (New Development)in Victoria Island
Twin Towers (New Development)in Victoria Island
Twin Towers (New Development)  Victoria Island
Twin Towers (New Development) Victoria Island

Update May 2014

At the moment, Nigeria is in Crisis. About 2 weeks ago, over 200 girls were abducted in School by a Muslim Terrorist group. Nobody knows anything about the whereabouts of these children and parents are helpless. The government is not doing much. You can support by raising awareness on Twitter or Facebook. #BringOurGirlsback ♥

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Pete Maida profile image

Pete Maida 7 years ago

The pictures are beautiful and you have given me some great information. I think I would like to visit Nigeria in the future. I like the idea of a husband and wife dressing alike. It looks cute and it will prevent someone from hitting your spouse and then claiming ignorance.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Before I say anything let me say that - I love the idea of spraying! - and would like to figure out some way to incorporate that here. Fabulous! And the twin towers - great!

My cousin went to Nigeria some years ago and he still talks about it! I'll get there soon. Although I have traveled a bit on the continent (Senegal, Morocco, etc. I haven't gotten there but will).

When I taught my students about environmental issues some years ago they were fascinated to learn about Nigeria and Ken Saro-Wiwa, and America's role aka Shell in its destruction. In fact they loved learning about the wealth of the continent!

I'm glad you shared this - and hope you will share more when you can.

Thank You!


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andromida 7 years ago

I was unaware of Nigerian movie industry and even surprised to know its the third largest in the world.I would love to know that what percentage of Nigerian men love to put extra sugar on tea.:)

Thank you.


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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK

This is great! I didn't know I already had two Nigerian hubber friends, but I do! FieryDJ has been inflaming my imagination with the beauties and mysteries of the country, and now you, Lady E.

I love the beautiful traditional dress. I can see that women are combining Western fashion with the spectacular traditional turban, how smart!

I wish your country a bright happy future, LadyE.

Thank you for a lovely hub.


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rsmallory 7 years ago from Central Texas

Thanks for sharing this hub Lady E! Nigeria and Lagos, in particular seem like a wonderful place to visit. I agree with your comment about the sugar in your husband's tea. lol. I am also available for 'spraying' if anyone feels the urge! Thanks again!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

Lady E

Thank you for sharing. You have captured some beautiful moments and scenery. Beautiful fabrics as well...

I think you are also very wise; wanting to be "the only sugar in your hubby's tea":-)

Blessings


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Very interesting hub. I have friends form Nigeria.


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks everyone for your lovely, funny comments.

** Cheers Dohn. That must have been some party. :)

** Lol Pete. I agree, it would prevent people from hitting on other people's spouses. :)

** Wow, BkCreative. So you have quite an insight into some African Countries through your travelling. I hope I can do this too. I have hardly travelled round Africa.:)

** Lol Andromida, its quite a high percentage. Maybe 40%. :)


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

** Cheers Rosario, you are right and its quite trendy the way they are mixing it with western Fashion. I was hoping to post some pics of me in Traditional wear but can't find them. :)

** RSMallory, I wll let you knwow of any future "spraying sesson" lol.

** Thanks DeBorrah. Lol. There should always be a special bond b/w hubby and wife. I don't see how one man can have that special bond with many women. :)

** Lovely to meet you Vladimir. I hope those Nigerian friends are taking care of you. :)


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

Wonderful story and pictures. Spraying, now that is a good idea. The Spanish, at weddings, will pin the brides dress with money in all denominations.

Seems your government is no different from the USA’s Government; self serving and greedy!


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

What a beautiful hub. I knew that I would love it, after your UK hub. First, I loved, as everyone did the spraying part. Also I didn't know about the movie industry. Is there anyway we can see some of these movies, and are they in the native language, or sub titled? And lastly, but not least, what a beautiful country. Unfortunately, we mostly associate any country in Africa with what we see on TV, and that's too bad. Thanks for shedding a different light on Africa. I now have a burning desire to visit Nigeria.


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Isabel_Belicia 7 years ago

Great Hub -very interesting. I like the fashion and Nigeria seems like an exciting and fun place


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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

Lady_E - I actually live and work in Lagos, Nigeria. This hub is very informative. Infact, I love this hub with the nice pictures. The issue of spraying money during parties have been outlawed, though people still do it moderately as no one has been arrested so far. Nigeria is indeed a beautiful country. Lagos is now wearing a new and better look. There are so many transformations. The issue of polygamy is an African thing and muslim culture, though people are gradually realising that it is not easy coping with the demands of many wives, many children etc. Take good care yourself.


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks again everyone for taking time to visit and comment.

** Cheers Nancy, Oh, I would love to go to a Spanish Wedding. I bet its really interesting with a lot of laughter. :)

** Thanks Fastfreta, if you go to: http://www.nigeriafilms.com/ and click on the movie Tab, you can preview films before buying. Most films are in English. Some are in another Language with subtitles but you will find the English ones easier to watch. :)

** Thanks Isabel, hope you get to visit some day. :)

** Cheers Philipo. I wonder why the Government did that. It's a tradition that's been going on for years and years. Even in London, people spray in pounds or dollars. Polygamy is predominantly Muslim, but I know a few "christians" who have 2 wives. My Uncle being one of them . He was a very wealthy influential man in Lagos but sadly his wives sent him to the grave early. (You know how it is - Juju etc.) Anyway, I hope you enjoy your work in Lagos. Best Wishes, E.


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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

Lady_E - i believe the government's action was for the good of the Naira. People spray money in parties and every step and dance on the money. At the end of the day we have so much dirty money everywhere. It was said then that the cost of printing was so high. Polygamy has much disadvantages. I still wonder the joy of having many wives with much headache. Working in Lagos is great and stressful. Thanks a lot.


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Lgali 7 years ago

very nice article nice pictures


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fierycj 7 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

Ha ha ha ha E Boo, now everybody wants to be sprayed...how about if I told them that since the Federal Government placed a ban of spraying Naira notes at social events, now rich Nigerians have resorted to spraying Dollar notes...now, talk about swag!!!! LOL...You make me proud, E, I'm glad you made this hub...we need more of these hubs to really show the beauty of our nation...

@Rosa...now you know, gurl...

@dohn...wouldn't ya...

@andromida...you should check out my hub on Nollywood: the Nigerian movie industry...it really is something!

@Pete...hey, you're so right...you see a couple in the same attire...you dont even come close...he he he

he he he this hub has me so excited, I'm acting like replying to everyone like it was written by me. Must stop now...Its all your fault, E...big hugs!!!


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks so much Lgali. Hope you visit someday. :)


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

@ Fiery

Hi Special, well that's interesting. If I get married in Nigeria they'd better be spraying me with £50 notes. lol.

I'm glad you like it and don't worry about replying to everyone in the Hub. It's a pleasure to have your comments.

Cheers :)


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jxb7076 7 years ago from United States of America

One of my closest friends is from Nigeria (Ojimadu Okuru) and he paints a similar picture of Nigeria which is totally diferent from what is potrayed in the national media. I plan to visit the country with him on his next trip home.

Thanks for sharing


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success79 7 years ago

Great piece of art work combination! I certainly admire your well organized and arranged hub page. I'm impressed.


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Jxb7076 - I agree with you the Press just like to paint a bad picture of Africa. Some people believe that all Africans live in huts built on muddy grounds. I hope you enjoy your visit when you go. :)

Cheers Success79 - Lovely to read from you. :)


Yusuf Gamawa 7 years ago

what a beautiful hub,though i come from nigeria,ilove the pictures, beautiful.


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks for your comments Yusuf. Going by your name, you are from the Northern Part of Nigeria? Nagode. :)


blessing2006 7 years ago

Lady E, you did justice to the subject.

I am proud of Nigerians who stand up tall.

Good neighbourliness, family spirit, and hospitality are the hallmark of Nigerians.

Thanks for sharing.


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loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

i love to hear about the different cultures and traditions around the world.it is those things that make us unique and interesting....thx 4 share


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kazeemjames01 6 years ago

Nigeria is a great country. Am proud to be a Nigeria


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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

Lady_E,it is just a small world and i am glad i passed by to fan you,this hub is rich in every aspect but i wish to make a correction,your points are clear but you said this and i quote,"If Politicians in power didn’t deposit millions of dollars into Personal Accounts abroad.This has all stopped now and the economy is growing."

No, it is still going on and the Economy is not growing.Honestly, the country is deteriorating daily and the masses are suffering and smiling.This is my own opinion and an average Nigerian will agree with me.A liter of water in every oil producing state is more expensive than a liter of petroleum product be it diesel,kerosene or fuel but in Nigeria, it is the other way round.Furthermore,point of correction once more, the capital city was once Lagos state but presently,it is Abuja (FCT).Thanks for sharing this and i must say that the pictures are CLASSICAL.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Rossimobis,

Thats a pity about the Politicians. I thought banks abroad were to flag any Africans' depositing Millions of money into their Banks.

I wonder where you live? Having read your comments, there are people who are living comfortably in Nigeria. I only travel to Lagos when I go, so not sure about other places - hence the title of the Hub.

I will check out your profile to see where your from.

Thanks for stopping. Nice to read from you.


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TylerCapp 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

Thanks for showing me the beauty of Nigeria. I wouldn't have known about all that culture. It inspired me.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Tyler, I'm glad you liked the Hub and it inspired you. I hope you get to visit one day.

Best Wishes.


Kevin Schofield 6 years ago

Fascinating hub! Your "crash diet" made me laugh. The people of Nigeria deserve a much better deal from the oil wealth of their country, and it's heartening to know that at last they are beginning to derive some benefit from it.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Kevin, I'm glad you enjoyed the Hub and hope you get to visit someday. (If you haven't already been). Alternatively, you could just visit Abuja - the capital which is lovely. Thanks for stopping. Regards.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I would love to visit Nigeria - maybe one day I'll get there!

Thanks for this great write up.

Love and peace

Tony


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

I hope you do too Tony. Abuja would be one of the places to visit. Thanks for stopping.

Regards.


amandaabiola 6 years ago from Nottingham UK

Hi Lady E, what a fantastic hub, my husband is Nigerian from Lagos, and i hope to visit his parents and Nigeria this coming Christmas i can't wait they will see there grandson for the first time too. It looks beautiful...thanks


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

That's lovely Amanda, I hope it's a wonderful experience for you. Regards.


damola 6 years ago

i am from Nigeria and reside in Nigeria. Although i studied for some time in the UK and i was glad that i was able to change the way people (my flatmates in the university) thot about Nigeria and Nigerians. I told one of my flatmates that the whole flat was like my room back home in Nigeria and she was like you people got space. lol. They ate spicy foods a number of times (jollof). lol. But i had all of them including my French friends promise to come to Nigeria when i am getting married. Dnt get me wrong, like any country there are bad eggs bt there are more good eggs in Nigeria.

Lady E please tell them how hardworking Nigerians are and how hospitable we really are. Do you know about the 'sara' thingy - when someone gives out food in thanksgiving to neighbours, also tell them about the Eyo festival.

cheers.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello Damola

Se Alafia le wa?

Thanks for your warm comments. I will pass on all you have asked me to. lol. I don't know about the Eyo festival, but I remember the Sara. Hmmmh... Good memories. We sabi cook o!

Nice to read from you.

Best Wishes. :)


dreamreachout 6 years ago

What a wonderful hub on your native place!! Nigeria is one of the most developed and richest country in Africa but reading this hub and seeing the pictures, I can understand its beauty and its resplendant side!!

Who is the Amitabh of nollywood? I am yet to see a movie from there but surely sometime in the future!! :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Dreamreachout

Lovely to see you here. Nigeria is indeed rich but the wealth didn't spread as some politicians were greedy.

I have no idea who the Amitabh of Nollywood is? I'm not up-to-date with the film industry. I watch African films once in a while.

Philipo has written a lot of Hubs on Nigerian Actors and Actresses though. Also, I think you can buy Nollywood movies online or even watch online.

Best Wishes. :)


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kachis 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria.

lovely hubs lady never knew you r a nigerian.. great to no that... hope we meet someday back here..

Welldone lady


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Kachis. You never know, we might meet some day. Best Wishes.


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Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Wow! Interesting and enlightening piece of work on Nigeria... GREAT!!!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Cheers Royal Mark.


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Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

My pleasure...


Ehis 6 years ago

WAT AGR8 ADVENT


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

What a beautiful Hub, Lady E. This one was before my start on HP, I'm glad you tweeted it. Nigeria looks like a very intriguing country. Had no idea that Nigeria had that much oil or a movie industry. Fascinating! Thanks Elena, Ciao!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Cheers Jai - Hope you get to visit Africa one day.

Thanks so much for stopping. :)


Princess. 6 years ago

Ekasun I love nigeria that's my hometown. I wish people would appreciate just how much Nigeria is great. I was talkin with my friend once an he had the nerve to diss Nigeria. It's like we are the invisible country. Evrybosy wants to know about asia, japan, london, America. But nobody gives a rats butt about the greatest country on earth. Nigeria. Well by the way I love my country nigeria, the country I was born in. Tata. Odabo.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Its nice to read your warm comments Princess, Olori? Kabiyesi MaMa? lol.

Nigeria is very blessed. Thanks for stopping. :)


brtaiwo 6 years ago

I came to ur hub to ask if you are from nigeria and met this hub. Like to know more. Your writing impresses me.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks so much Bro Taiwo.

Ese Pupo. :)


lady222 5 years ago from PA

Thank you so much for the pictures and the information. My husband is Nigerian and I'm looking forward to my visit one day.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello Lady222 - Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it and hope you enjoy your stay in Nigeria. Regards.


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Rogochuks 5 years ago from USA

Nice article Lady_E; I can relate to what you discribe in this article as I was born in Nigeria but currently reside in the US. Your potrayal of life is accurate, albeit a little romantic.

Majority of Nigerians are going through some tough economic times with broken infrastructure, inadequate transportation systems, poor roads, poor sanitation, inadequate food supply and unavailable jobs/industry. Nigeria will need those of us who are developing our skills and educating our minds to return to the country in some fashion; she will need us to contribute to the revival of the country's economy.

You Lady_E are doing your part; everytime you travel to Nigeria, you contribute to the economy. I encourage veryone to travel there, send goods home, send money to family members and encourage foreign trade partners. Nigeria has some of the worlds supply of untapped natural resources, let's help tap it.

I applaud your writing.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Rogochuks - What you wrote is very inspiring. I think things are picking up, but what you noted above would help it more and also if we had sincere leaders that cared more for the economy than their pockets.

I appreciate you stopping by.

Best Wishes. Elena


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PurpleOne 5 years ago from Canada

Hehe, I love the part about you sneaking in dried food and making your "narrow escape"! :) I have a Nigerian coworker so it was interesting to read this hub.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Purple one. I enjoyed reading your comment. Hopefully, you will learn more about the Nigerian culture from your work colleague. :)


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Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

A glowing tribute to Nigeria. We love the humour that comes from Abuja and Lagos


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Anjili

Glad you enjoyed it. Best Wishes. :)


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cceerpp 5 years ago from Ghana

9ja or Nigeria is a great nation. That I know :)


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks cceerpp - It is a blessed Nation.


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uniquewriter 5 years ago from London.UK

Great article. I was born in the UK and went to pry school and sec sch in Lagos. Intresting country....and Lagos...well what can I say. If you can live in Lagos - just like NYC you can live anywhere. Great hubs. Will follow you with interest.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Cheers Unique Writer - Thanks for sharing your story. As much as I like Nigeria, I don't think I could live there permanently. I sure do enjoy visiting though. :)


BFG 5 years ago

I am originally from sierra leone but my mum,Mum is a Nigerian,I found myself mostly with nigerians.most of my friends are from Nigeria.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Good to know BFG. Thanks for stopping. :)


Obiageri nwakpu 5 years ago

This is great lady E.i was born and brought up in 9ja(nigeria) and am stil in 9ja the situation in here is very bad the rich ones keep on getting richer and the poor ones getting poorer.even those we voter to power are not a helping matter at all banking our money outside the country is stil going on.The EFCC are not real EFCC bribery and coruption has become the order of the day people are dying of different diseases .hospitals and schools are on strike bcos of salary but we have the money.yet,we answer the richest country in Africa blessed with alot of things.and you are blessed to be a nigerian with difference.but don't every pray to live in nigeria.and as for me am here for better for worst but i pray for better.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks for your comment Obiageri - It's sad to know that some people are going through hard times but I believe the new president has won the admiration of many.

I really wish you well and remember God makes all the difference. Also, be positive. If you want to travel out, it's very possible.

Best Wishes

Elena


chindo 5 years ago

i like that film love affairs


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Chindo.


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incomeguru 4 years ago from Lagos

Great hub about Lagos, and that is why Lagos is popularly known as EKO FOR SHOW. Voted up!


Bunmi 4 years ago

Beautiful, this article makes me very proud to be a Nigerian.

www.nigeriabusinesspages.co.uk


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Bunmi

Thanks for visiting. I will visit your website. :)


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VillageHeadMaster 4 years ago from CaliGeria

Nice article, we need more positive media influence.

Yes Nigeria has some negative issues, just like in any developing country but overall it's a nice place to visit. The people are friendly and the culture is rich.

I plan on organizing a tour in the near future from out of the United States.

VillageHeadMaster.Com


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@VillageHeadMaster

Thanks so much for visiting and Good Luck with the Tour. :)


Chuks Ajali 4 years ago

I am a nigerian living in Nigeria. thanks for this piece. I would be glad to know you.

chuks Ajali- inspirational speaker

chuksajali@yahoo.com


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Chuks Ajali for stopping by.

I appreciate you stopping by.

Keep up the good work. :-)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Quite an interesting narrative. Will love to visit Nigeria someday.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Vinaya

I hope you enjoy it and take lots of photos.

Regards.


Nigeriatourism 4 years ago

Nice article, am proud to be a Nigerian!!!!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@NigeriaTourism Thanks for stopping. God bless Nigeria. :-)


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elnavann 4 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for an interesting article. I recently traveled to Nigeria for a very short working visit and found Lagos fascinating - although it is difficult to "sum up" a city or country in such a short visit. Voted up and interesting


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

Lady_E - Thanks for the write on Lagos. Nigeria is proud of you!

Lagos is indeed a beautiful State, city. I was born there and lived there for 20 yrs. before I moved to the United States. I love my city and her people.

@elnavann, I read your writing on your visit to Nigeria, especially Lagos. You were very precise on your observations, but you'll need another visit to really get to know the Country and cities.


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elnavann 4 years ago from South Africa

@ComfortB - thank you for reading my hub - yes I agree one cannot understand any country in a short visit. Visiting a country opens your mind for it and I decided now to start reading some of the works of the great Nigerian writers


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@elnavann It's nice to know you have visited. I hope next time you are able to visit more places like the Capital - Abuja. Thanks for sharing your experience.

@ComfortB Thanks. You must miss Lagos. I hope you get to visit again soon. Lovely of you to stop by.


Supo 3 years ago

Our Coutry is one of the best place to visit now globally.You can get connected and know what is happening in Nigeria .http://www.occuppant.com

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