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Mervellous Benjy, My Lagos, ‘I like how people do business in Lagos’

The dancehall cat is one of the wonders from Ajegunle. And he knows that there’s no food for a lazy man in Lagos…

 

Where do you live in Lagos?

I live in Wilmer, Ajegunle.

What’s your earliest Lagos experience?

Being a ghetto child, it’s not easy to stand up and start a musical career. There was no support. Nobody to help. So, before one can make it, it’s going to take a while.

When did you start living permanently in Lagos?

Lagos is a business city, so I like how people do business in Lagos. If you are lazy you cannot stay in Lagos. So, you must be hard working.

What do you like most about Lagos?

Lagos is a business city, so I like how people do business in Lagos. If you are lazy you cannot stay in Lagos. So, you must be hard working.

What do you hate most about Lagos?

I hate the bad level of our infrastructure, no light, no good road, traffic all over the place.

What do you miss most when you are outside Lagos?

I miss seeing people I know and the general activities in Lagos.

Where do you shop in Lagos?

Apart from the boutiques in Ajegunle, I also shop on the Island and Tejuosho in Yaba.

How do you move around Lagos?

Most times I move on bike (okada) because of the traffic condition.

Where is your Lagos’ favourite hangout?

Marachuana in Ajegunle.

Who is your Lagos’ favourite celebrity?

John Okafor a.k.a Mr. Ibu

What new project are you working on?

Promotion of my new album titled, Take Control. It is like a bomb that has just exploded.

 

(First published in 2005)

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