Living in Lagos can be tough, what with the extremely large population, high cost of living and generally stressful conditions of things here. However, if you have certain skills, you can survive and even thrive in the center of excellence.
These are all the things you need to live successfully in Lagos:
That’s all you need. end of post, you can go back to work now. Just kidding.
But money is pretty essential to life in Lagos. Legend has it that you get a debit alert just for stepping out of your house in Lagos.
- A sense of humor
If you live in Lagos, you’re going to need to be able to laugh at yourself, the things around you and life in general, because frustrations will definitely come. You have to be able to see the funny side of things or you’ll go crazy.
You definitely won’t make it in Lagos with a quitter’s spirit. You need to be able to roll with the punches and get back up when Lagos knocks you down.
- Luck or a deity on your side
Whatever your belief, whether its Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, or whatever else; you need to tap into that higher power and ask them to have your back, because you’re going to need it in Lagos.
No man is an island. You need friends to help you make it through the day; to work with and have fun with to make Lagos more enjoyable in general.
- Street smarts
There is an unofficial scam or be scammed policy in Lagos so you have to keep your eyes open at all times and do business with all your wits about you. It goes beyond business even, if you act and look too much like a JJC, even okada men will double prices for you.
Did we leave anything out? What are the things you think necessary for life in Lagos? Let us know in the comments.