E shock am: Abroad-based Nigerian shares funny experience with white boss who was curious about Lagos


An abroad-based Nigerian man has revealed a conversation he had with his white boss who was curious about Lagos, Nigeria.

The man, who identifies as @EtuboLion, revealed that when he told his boss he’s from Lagos, his boss asked him if he grew up in Ikoyi or Banana Island.

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Shocked by the question, he said no, that he grew up around the Okota, Ijesha, Ilasa axis.

She invited him to her office, where he found out that she had been researching Lagos on Google and the result she found were of the state’s picturesque areas.

She was shocked by the entire alteration in landscape and the events that were taking place when he eventually showed her the names of the neighbourhood he had resided in Lagos.

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Read his full Lagos gist below:

My oga that I told I was from Lagos, Nigeria a few weeks ago saw me today and asked where I grew up in Lagos… I was shocked… before I answered, she asked, “Hi-koyi?, Banana-Island? Lekki”… I said no…

Omo, me na that Okota, Ijesha, Ilasa, Isolo, Ikotun side I grew up o.” 🤣🤣

Even my Nigerian colleague don laff tire. She said, “whatt did you say?”

I laughed and explained that, where I grew up was totally different.

She asked, “but in Lagos?” I said yeah…

“Oh okay, okay”

She called me later into her office. Ashey this woman was on YouTube watching videos about Lagos.

For some reasons, her searches were bringing out all these Atlantic City, Banana Island, Ikoyi kini kan kini kan…

Boya she searched, “beautiful places in Lagos” it is God that know.

She asked, “where did you grow up again?” I said, “Isolo, Okota, Ilasa, Lagos”. We clicked the isolo video that came up, mama saw one Danfo enter road without stopping/using blinker, she first wore her glasses 🤣🤣🤣

She had to rewind it to see what was going on, when the danfo entered road, she said, “Omg this is chaotic, is that how you drive there?”

“Ha mama, these places you are seeing, you have to use weyrey and port it o” 🤣🤣🤣

We kept watching and this napep entered road and almost hit the car that was doing the video, “she yelled again, omgggg, he almost hit the car…”

Mama, calm down, no dey shout for my ear, these things na normal thing for us.

She asked, “when you go home, you don’t drive like that right?”.

Ha, boya you should give me your Tesla let me take it home and drive it. 😘

Mama shouted, “Hell No” 🤣🤣🤣

“How do you do that, one can get a heart attack driving there”

“You dont get heart attacks driving in Lagos madam. Driving in Lagos helps you dicover your talent in madness” 🤣

You won’t know you are mad untill you start driving in Lagos, especially on Mainland. Heart attacks no go near you… 🤣

Thank you for thinking highly of me though. For even thinking I’m neigbors with people like Otedola, Adenuga, Dangote, and Co. Woowwww

Emi ni kan tan? 🤭”

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