Aww, are you missing Lagos? Our eternal Gidi can often incite feelings of being homesick in some of us who have left Nigeria in search of Greener pastures.
Bet you miss the incessant traffic jams, street hawking, unruly drivers and okadas, drivers screaming at each other, the avoidable motor accidents etc.
If you haven’t been to Lagos in a while, you’re probably hoping that things have changed…
Well, you’re wrong mate.
If the photos that we’ve managed to scoop from Nigeria’s number one mobile app GidiTraffic is anything to go by, then Lagos is still very much Lagos….in all it’s glory.
With long queues of traffic that seem endless, rude towing notices from towing companies and the occasional amebo about goings on in Nigeria and the world, there is no place like Lagos, it isn’t always posh and organised but it’s certainly is interesting and unique.
On the off-chance that you’re oblivious to the phenomenon that is GidiTraffic. It’s a Social media revolution that has transformed communication and the use of technology and new media in Lagos.
It’s the brain child of Kaptin Idoko, who set up the service in 2011 in response to the traffic woes many Lagosians struggle with daily.
Subscribers to GidiTraffic’s Twitter feed get up to the minute updates of traffic situations complete with photos of serious incidences and minor scuffles to aid other users in navigating through the maze that is the Lagos rush hour.
GidiTraffic has over 90, 000 twitter followers at last count and that number increases everyday. Nokia has now partnered with GidiTraffic to develop the GidiTraffic app that can be downloaded by users of Nokia Asha.
The next time you’re in Lagos, you might want to make sure you follow GidiTraffic first, it might just be the best decision you make while in Lagos.
These photos were shared in the last 24 hours on GidiTraffic by twitter users, look closely and you might spot your neighbourhood in there somewhere.