Where do I really want to be| my “obsession” with Lagos?

Hi y’all! How’re you doing? I really hope y’all are doing fine. For me, I’m okay, really. I’m just living, you know. It’s thanksgiving season though and there’s so much to be thankful for, all thanks to God. Alright, let’s move on..

So just one word, LAGOS!! Man, I can almost say that I’m in love with Nigeria, Lagos especially. Honestly, I have been looked at somehow and I’ve been abused/ridiculed because of how much I love Lagos or let’s just say Nigeria. People call me stupid and weird because I tell them that I’d rather be in Nigeria than be in America. They say that I’m not appreciative and that I don’t know a good thing. Well, I’m not really offended or bothered because I totally understand where they’re coming from.

You know, America is supposed to be our dream and our goal that we are supposed to work so freaking hard to achieve. This is really a backward way of thinking if you’d ask me. A lot of people don’t appreciate the country that they’re born into because it’s not America. Before anybody comes for me, yes I know that America might seem better than our home country but really, it’s all the same. America is just better packaged.

It’s really sad that people almost worship and glorify America. You see people that literally don’t try and work hard in the country that they are born in because they think America is really where they are supposed to be. Another disclaimer here, Yes, I know that there are a lot of people work so so hard in their home country but their efforts are always wasted because of how damaged their country is but you don’t stop trying though. Keep trying and keep doing your best and the Lord will bless the work of your hands. Amen!

Honestly, there’s really nothing special about America, we’ve just been made to believe that. Yes, I know America is nice and it’s full of “opportunities” but have you tried exploring where you are to discover the opportunities available to you there?? See, there are opportunities in every country, you just have to be wise with it and don’t give up; you have to keep searching. The thing is that a lot of people sef don’t try to make do with what they have and use it to their advantage. For real!

I never knew that some things were possible or even available in Nigeria because I never searched or even tried to explore my surroundings for different opportunities. I was always so jealous of Americans because I didn’t know that I could do so many things there in Nigeria. Nigeria is full of different people doing different amazing things, so just search and do your research and I know you’ll find something. This is not only for Nigeria though, it’s for everywhere. Opportunities are all around you, you just need to snatch them one by one!

Alright, let’s get back to Lagos now. Lagos is a really really amazing place. It’s really sad how people tend to focus on all the negative parts of a place to even know that they’re a lot of positive parts to that place. Yes, believe it or not, even though Lagos has a ton of negative parts, there are still a ton of positive parts. Before I go on about Lagos, let me show y’all some pictures. These pictures are why people hate on me when I say that I want to move to Lagos.

Image number one. This is Makoko, a town built on water. I guess I put this picture because one of the reasons why people attack me is because they say the living conditions in Lagos are not the best. Yeah yeah but Lagos also has some of the best architectural buildings in Africa.
Image number two. Just focus on how much people there are in this photo; overpopulation is also why people attack me for liking Lagos. Lagos just like New York is overpopulated..

Let’s continue.. So, people don’t like Lagos because firstly, it’s not America🙄; secondly, it’s overcrowded; thirdly, it’s stressful and overwhelming. I understand that all of these are valid reasons, well except the first one. Lagos is overpopulated and there are so many different kinds of people there but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a bad place. Also, Lagos life can be stressful and overwhelming because everyone in Lagos is looking for ways to make a living. Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world and most of these people are in Lagos. They’re in Lagos because Lagos is the place where a lot of opportunities are. People go to Lagos to make a life for themselves and all, so there are different types of people there. Man, if you’re not wise, you really can’t live in Lagos o because you’ll become so frustrated but let’s just leave that aside for now(I’ll talk about this in another post..).

So why am I so interested in Lagos? Why is Lagos where I really want to be? To me, Lagos is a source of motivation and Lagos is very inspiring. People intrigue me, so where’s the best place for people-watching if not Lagos. I just have this feeling inside of me that Lagos is where I would truly feel peace; like it’s where I’m supposed to be. I’m really not moved by America and all it’s fancy stuff; it’s nice but I really feel like I don’t belong here. Also, I really love the life in Lagos, the hustle and bustle, the persistence and zeal of the people, the beauty of the city that never sleeps. By the way, Lagos really means a lot to me. So, no Lagos slander is accepted on this blog. Also, I won’t say that I’m obsessed with Lagos, I’m just intrigued and fascinated by it.

That’s all for today y’all. Where is that place you really want to be? Where is that country, city, or state that you want to live in and you know that you would be at peace there? Let me know in the comments!

.p.s. I might end up not moving to Lagos but move to Ibadan instead . I don’t know yet sha..

Our sad reality(Police Brutality) |#EndSARS

Hello Hello! How are y’all doing? How’s it going?? For me, I’m just really stressed and tired. Honestly, things aren’t really looking nice right now for me but God is in control. Don’t worry y’all, God’s got me! Anyway, today’s topic is a really big issue that hurts my heart so badly. Let’s just get into it.

Before I start, let me explain the story behind #EndSARS to y’all. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) is a unit of the Nigerian Police Force. Over the years, SARS have been committing several acts of corruption and malpractice in Nigeria. Instead of serving as a form of protection to the people, they have been the ones terrorizing the people. They have been unlawfully arresting and detaining young people(youths) because they are wearing some type of expensive jewelry, using iPhones, driving expensive cars, and many more things. They have stolen and extorted money from young people and their family members. They have raped a lot of women. They have also killed a lot of people. All of these crimes and the Nigerian government has refused to do anything.

It’s just so unbelievable, unfathomable, and mind boggling that the people who are in charge of protecting us and keeping us safe have turned to our biggest fears and worst nightmares. According to Google, “ A Police Officer serves to maintain law and order in local areas by protecting members of the public and their property, preventing crime, reducing the fear of crime and improving the quality of life for all citizens”. The police are the people that are supposed to serve as examples to other citizens. They are supposed to maintain law and order but SARS is doing just the opposite of that. They are supposed to be reducing the fear of crime but all they are doing is increasing the fear of crime and even making it so much harder for us to live our lives.

It’s so disturbing that the police who are supposed to make us feel safe are the ones making it hard for us to sleep at night. By the way, in every Nigerian police station you go to, you will see a sign that says, “Police is your friend”. What kind of lie and what sort of deception is this?

However, my own question is thus, “where the heck is the freaking government”?? In Nigeria, people have been protesting for almost a week now and the government is yet to do anything meaningful and helpful. Our government officials are sitting in their offices or houses comfortably watching, with eyes wide open, the chaos and brouhaha going on in the nation that is supposed to be led by them. I really don’t think these people understand what it means to be a leader. If they did understand, they wouldn’t just sit down and be looking at these SARS people and their act of terrorism. This whole thing is just maddening. I’m just so embarrassed for and ashamed of these so-called leaders. I am also very disappointed because when these people were campaigning to be in these positions they are in now, they wrapped their incompetence in fine looking propaganda. Incompetence, care-free attitude and negligence at its peak!!

Also, apart from the incompetence of these people in power, they are also so freaking power drunk, especially these SARS people. I mean, you give a bunch of people guns and uniforms and tell them they have power and the next thing they do is let the power get into their heads. This power thing is riding them and the most painful part of it is that they have these huge amount of power, and yet they keep misusing it. The SARS have been given power by the Nigerian government and instead of them to serve as role models and examples for other citizens, they let the power get into their heads and they became power drunk. Honestly, same goes for the other people in the government. They get into the government and they are blinded by how much power they have and they forget why they are in power or why they have the power in the first place.

Our people are dying. They are not safe. Our nation is not at peace. Our government has failed us. May Almighty God in his infinite mercy show His face and help us through it all. Amen!

In all, please if you’re going out to protest, be very careful because they are even killing protesters now. Sigh! Please use your voice if you can to speak on this topic however way you can. Also, my heart is with everyone in Nigeria. Please take heart, the God we serve is aware of our situation and He will never ever abandon us. I also pray that God will enter our leaders’s minds and take control over Nigeria. Amen!

Love you all always🤗🤗

#SARSMUSTEND