Found this article during my afternoon internet surfing rounds. It was very insightful and I feel Lagos newbies or anyone who wants to travel to Lagos and experience the “street in lagos” would be grateful for this tip. These are the major languages you need to survive on the streets, let’s call them, Lagos Street Language. It eases your life on the streets. Thanks to Yemi, the original writer of this article.
Lagos is a south western state in Nigeria. One very ironical thing most people don’t know about Lagos is that it is the smallest in area of Nigeria’s 36 states, yet Lagos has one of the highest population in the country. Some will argue that Lagos is by far the most populated state in Nigeria (which school of thought do you belong?). This large number of people concentrated in a very small area makes Lagos a very congested place. This means an average Lagos resident have to meet several people from different tribes of the country on a daily basis. Having to interact with people from different part of Nigeria who do not speak the same language makes surviving on the streets of Lagos a herculean task. In order to survive and survive well on the streets of Lagos, here are the top 3 languages you need to understand at the very least as put together by INFORMATION NIGERIA.
Don’t forget to check out Street Glossary to update your street vocabulary.