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Joke Jaiyesomi, My Lagos, ‘The area boys and agberos, they harass you at bus stops, slap you in the butts’

The ex-producer of the lunch-hour programme, Music Africa, loves the fact that Lagos keeps you on your feet always…


Where do you live in Lagos and why?

I live in different places: Fadeyi and Ikeja.

What’s your earliest Lagos experience?

When I was little, my pop or the driver used to take us out but when I started entering buses, I was so shy that when they call my bus stop, I won’t talk and they’ll take me past. I’ll get down at the last bus stop and trek back to my destination.

What do you like most about Lagos?

Lagos gets you on your feet. Most other places are laid back.

What do you hate most about Lagos?

It stopped happening to me but I know it still happens to a lot of people. The area boys and agberos, they harass you at bus stops, slap you in the butts and nobody can say anything. It was bad.

What do you miss most when you’re outside Lagos?

The hustle and bustle. The noise.

What’s your favourite Lagos hangout?

Alade market majorly.

Who’s your favourite Lagos celebrity?

Lots of them, I don’t really have a favourite.

What are your hobbies?

I love dancing, I love music, I like reading and my favourite is painting and drawing.

What new projects are you working on?

Taking care of my baby.

(First published in 2005)



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