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…

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 😀 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…