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WWN Guest Blogger Series: Traffic Tales from Lagos: “Wish I Could Do Without it” by Chinenye Umeike

Anyone who’s ever driven in Lagos will totally relate to the article below by our guest blogger, Chinenye Grace Umeike. It was originally posted on her Facebook Page (on August 9, 2011 at 9:18am). It is shared here with permission from the author. Enjoy! 🙂


Wish I could do without it!!
Lagos Traffic


This should be natural, right? I mean, I do it almost every other day but you know what? It hasn’t made it easier to cope with. Before I embark on it, I hope that today will be a good day. Unfortunately, more often than not, it is a bad one (but it doesn’t stop me from hoping).

The distance is short today, probably not more than 3 km but boy! Am I exhausted by the time I reach my destination. At some point in time, I just want to give up and not move any further. I practically freeze…it is just pure chaos and I am scared of possible damage or hurt.

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