CitySpaces: GTBank UniLag

I’m actually more surprised than you are that a bank is going to be the first in¬†a series of engaging spaces in Lagos. I never expected it. ;-D So I find myself on¬†the University of Lagos campus, and I need to get cash asap. There’s a bank right across the road, obviously I head there.…

Piezoelectric Pavements

So I came across this concept deign by Merge-XI Architecture – an architectural firm based in Lagos. The whole ideas is that the building is powered by energy from piezoelectricity. What’s that?¬†There are some materials that create electric charge when they are subjected to mechanical stress or squeezing, Piezoelectricity is simply the¬†electricity created by such…

Only in Lagos

I had only ever seen what I call ‘the animal drive by’ in funny memes on social media. But on this auspicious day, I saw one live and direct¬†on Lakkei-Epe Expressway. So of course, I had to take pictures! ūüėÄ To be fair, this is probably not strictly ‘only in Lagos’; but it works to…

Urbanism? What’s that?

Besides words like “the”, “is”, and the like, urbanism is probably going to be one of the most used¬†word on BYU. Considering that some spell-checkers still identify¬†the word as an error, it only makes sense to define it, Most people know¬†urbanisation – the process of transformation from rural to urban centre. It’s pretty much the…

Only in Lagos…

… Are seat-belts vehicular¬†decor; in this case, external vehicular decor. While in traffic the other day, I noticed something hanging off the rear end of a¬†danfo.

BYU is on Facebook and Twitter!!!

Here at BYU, one of our main goals is to encourage citizen participation. Why? Well, at the risk of sounding corny,¬†we believe that the city should be of the people, by the people and for the people. So, we aim¬†to get as many voices as possible in on the discourse on urban life in Lagos,…

When it Rains in Lagos, Cars Swim

It’s rainy season in Lagos. And if you’re in Lagos right now, you know when we talk about rain we don’t mean some pleasant dancing-in-the-rain rain. We’re talking tropical rainforest showers that transform the city.¬†The rain comes down in torrents like the sky just ate hot yam and is trying to dump its contents asap…

Epic Traffic Fueled by Fuel Scarcity

I could’t resist the pun ūüėÄ Alright, so if you were in Lagos over the past two weeks, you must have experienced the fuel shortage issue in one way or the other. Perhaps, through a hike in transport fees, reduced mobility, hours spent on a horrible queue, “black-market” sale¬†of fuel, or sightings of plastic kegs…

Lagos Carnival 2015

The annual Lagos Carnival held on the 9th of May this year! Whoop! I decided to go. but it was going¬†to be a full day for me.¬†The parade was supposed to kick off at 10 am; and I had choir practice for that exact time. Rehearsals wouldn’t end¬†till 2 pm and then I had Celebrate…