My name is Uyai meaning beauty (in case you were wondering). No, you can’t call me beauty just Uyai is fine thanks? I am an Akwa-Ibom – not Calabar – girl (read young adult but a child at heart). I live in Lagos but I am sure you might have figured that out from the title of this post.
This is a diary about my escapades as an Akwaibomite in the famed Lagos. The hub of Nigeria, the New York of Naija, the amazing concrete jungle where all your dreams can come true!
You might be wondering, why did she move to Lagos? They said I had to come and find work and fulfil my dreams of making plenty money and finding a rich husband to marry. Just kidding. Not really though.
I remember when I arrived in Lagos full of hopes and dreams and enthusiastic about my future. I had hopped on a bus from Port Harcourt for a job interview that I was sure would change my life. My cousin lived here and was doing well for herself so I would be just fine.
I can still remember my mother shouting at me to be careful of all those “dirty old men” who might want to take advantage of a young naive girl like me. If only she knew her daughter was not so naive and innocent, but that is gist for another day.
Needless to say, the interview was successfull and so here we are Lagos living the hectic life.
Why have I decided to keep a diary of my adventures here? Because Lagos living is hectic and if I don’t talk to someone about all the funny, crazy and sometimes strange things I see, hear and experience in this Lagos, I will lose my bleeping mind. So congrats to you my dear reader, you have officially become a therapist/sounding board! 😀
Anyways, this diary might sometimes be a rant avenue, sometimes be just me telling you about the rare boring days I have or the even rarer days when there is no traffic but most times this diary will just be general gist of the unbelievable things I see, hear and experience in Lasgidi.
NB: If you found my name difficult, my nickname is Uyai! Hope that helps!
Eka a.k.a not so Lagos girl