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Only in Naija Moments…

Only in Naija Moments…


The best time to be in Lagos, is during the festive season, (in case you are considering visiting) the town never goes to bed during these period, one gig or the other will sha be happening back to back. So, when Hubby said we would be in Lagos for the holidays, I was really excited because I knew my holiday will be lit…

Unfortunately, business “ti take over”.ย I didnโ€™t have time for most of the things I had planned, I was busy closing deals, taking and delivering orders for Shapes&Colors as well as my new business. *Inserts Advert* ๐Ÿ˜œย (I now have a new business running asides Shapes&Colors, that I started late last year. It’s a Corporate and Personal Shopping business for individuals, SMEs and Organizations who source their goods/products from Dubai.) Upon arrival I had some delivery to do cos I had a box full of clients order. (Segunfunmi, this is why I couldnโ€™t bring ya chocolate ooo).

In spite of all the “WORK! WORK! WORK! (yep..*in Ririโ€™s voice) I had so much fun, saw a couple of families and friends some we haven’t seen in 14years! but the best part of all was my only in Naija Moments that still cracks me up till now which this post is about

Only in Naija Moments… (based on true experiences lool)

Your plane lands after an 8 hours journey and you hear an announcement from the pilot (with sarcasm in his voice); ” Please remain seated, with your seat belt fasten, as we were parked at the wrong dock, if you look through the window to the left of the craft, you will see an Arik plane, that is where we are actually supposed to be parked, we are waiting for it to be towed…We are good like that!

Only in Naija

You have un-interrupted power supply for couple of days, and you begin to wonder what is happening and when it’s eventually interrupted you are like…

Only in Naijaย It’s only in Naija, the security of the restaurant you going to, will tell you there’s no parking space within their premises and asks you to go park in their competitorโ€™s compound at a cost...No words!

Only in naija moments

After going through 18 officials at the airport before boarding; yet you still have prohibited and restricted items in your hand luggage… #welldone sirs

Only in naija

You ask the waitress what type of fish they are serving with your fries and with so much confidence she says “it’s fillet, it’s boneless. I’m like Waawu…

Only in naija

ย It’s only in Naija, the road user, on the wrong lane expects to have the right of way. Sorry Bro…

Only in naija moments
Trust me, this won’t go down without getting better abuse ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

It’s only in Naija, uber drivers depend on you for direction…

only in naija moments

The chicken on the meal you ordered at a restaurant was served cold, you asked for it to be heated. And the waiter says he needs to get approval from the manager first. I’m like, Hollup! Hollup! Hollup! please do me a favour…

only in naija moments

Have an only in naija moment? Please share yours below! Iโ€™d love to read.

Till my next post; Stay Happy.

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8



  1. Tega Enai
    January 13, 2017 at 10:28 am

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ The ‘weh done’ sir part killed. You just gat to love Naija.. we no dey carry last. Despite the terrible situation of the country, I am glad we can find humour in them. Really funny post. I’m still laughing at some of the expressions.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 13, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you boo ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐Ÿ’‹ Yes ooo, we no dey carry last.

  2. Taco Oni
    January 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Aww , ds is funny, only in Naija. Nice one Lara

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks Tayo…

  3. Abiolatunrayo
    January 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Quote: “Itโ€™s only in Naija, uber drivers depend on you for direction”

    VERY TRUE….uber driver once told me google map has misled him severally, so had no option than to show him the way….it can only happen in Naija my Sister.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Yeah, I got that to, from one of the Uber drivers…lol They don’t know how to use their google maps.SMH

  4. Ekere Blessing
    January 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Very funny post. I entered a bus to work one day, paid the fare, only for me to request for my balance, the conductor baptized me with saliva in an effort to tell me that there was no change yet. I just kept mute till I got to my destination. Funny people are everywhere. When I got home in the evening and remembered my ordeal during the day, I douldnt stop laughing, hubby joined in the laugh too and said he was going to kiss me for days until there is no more trace of the conductor’s saliva. Naija especially is full of humors. We are indeed blessed. Keep up the great work. The sky is only the beginning for you. Cheers!

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      I absolutely agree, we are full of humor. haahaaahhhaaa am sure there’s no more saliva trace with all the kisses…lol Thanks blessing for sharing

  5. Bimbo Rotimi
    January 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    You’ll pay N500 for parking, drive in and find everywhere full. Then the ‘omo-onile’ there will ask you to pay again so he can park you at a spot! Tuale! #onlyinNigeria

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      I know right sis… That one is super annoying ๐Ÿ˜ก

  6. Extyyeni
    January 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Laraaaa….. The uninterrupted power supply is so me….. Even a yr old now says up Napa…. NIGERIA… I HAIL THEE. keep up the good work darl

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† mehnnnn… it is well with our dear country ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†. Thanks Esther, still expecting that mail ooo

  7. Fifi
    January 13, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Looolll….but that driver on the wrong side of the lane claiming right of way is soooo annoying, happened to me and the man was abusing me ontop because I wouldn’t clear off the road for him…..but naija is still the best sha

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 13, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Yes oooo… There’s nowhere else like Naija ooo. It’s the best Gaskiya! I swear that’s one of the most annoying. Alibaba still shared on his wall today same issue.

  8. Adenrele
    January 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Nice one Lara ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you

  9. Dayo Alashe Banks
    January 14, 2017 at 1:47 am

    If had read it while at work honestly I won’t ve finished it but being at home reading this cracked me up big time. It’s the real naija deal this is. Honestly I miss my mother land big time. Christmas or any major festive season sucks outta naija!!! He thrills n glamour not forgetting the hassle we see in Lagos makes it incomparable anyday any time. All got me nways!!! Nice one sis. This year we make sure Christmas is in naija n no where else. Pls God!

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 14, 2017 at 6:21 am

      I agree with you, any festive season outside Naija sucks big time, we sabi for Naija no be small…Thanks Bro. Amen by God’s grace.

  10. Desola
    January 14, 2017 at 5:44 am

    lol ….. sis

  11. Desola
    January 14, 2017 at 5:46 am

    nice one sisto

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 14, 2017 at 6:21 am

      Thanks Bro…

  12. Tesh
    January 14, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Very hilarious indeed – I can almost relate to all…

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 15, 2017 at 6:34 am

      hahaaahahaaa… Thanks boo

  13. KacheeTee
    January 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    The plane parked in the wrong space and had to be towed?? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. Can’t deal. No place like Nigeria though.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 15, 2017 at 6:37 am

      I know right, Hubby hasn’t gotten over that yet, He kept telling everyone that was willing and not willing to hear ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†. Absolutely, there’s no place like Naija ooo…

  14. Oreoluwa
    January 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    OMG! You can’t hate Nigeria. You just can’t.
    Every other day is a movie on it own! Hahaha. Loved this post x

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Absolutely,you can’t hate naija… Thank you for stopping by

  15. Oyinkan
    January 15, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    lmao! This had me laughing so loud I startled my mom.


    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      hahahhaaa…Really! Glad you had a good laugh.

  16. Irina
    January 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    The post is great! I love your blog:)

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks Irina…

  17. Aleeha
    January 16, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Awh thanks for sharing these, they sure made me smile! Forgive me for asking and seeming dumb, but where is Naija?
    Aleeha xXx

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Nah it’s not a dumb question, I apologise for not properly explaining on the post. Naija is a short form *slang* for Nigeria. And its in Africa. Thanks for stopping by and asking.

  18. Comfy Cozy Up
    January 17, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Your post was too funny. I’m new to your blog and like your humor…have a great week

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much…

  19. Rita Gallech
    January 17, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Hello! I really enjoyed reading this! you are so funny
    come and visit my blog , bisous from Peru

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 17, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Hi Rita, am glad you enjoyed the post. I definitely will visit yours asap.

  20. Rina
    January 17, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Love the humorous undertone of this post babe! I’ll keep this all in mind if I ever ivies Naija! Hope you had a great weekend babe and wishing you a fab rest of the week!

    xoxo Rina Samantha

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks Rina, Wish you same.

  21. Jalisa
    January 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Lol, such a fun read! I’m not at all familiar with Naija or the culture, so I really enjoyed this post ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you were able to spend some time with your family and got some business done, too; you go girl! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great day!



    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹, glad you enjoyed the post. Absolutely! always looking forward to spending time with my family.

    January 17, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    LMAOOOOOOO I’m crying here! The one about the Uber is so apt and annoying. Oga will be asking you “But do you know dere” lol wawu!!! I have to bookmark this and read over and over again lol

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      awwww… thank you so much! I swear that Uber became very annoying at some point I couldn’t deal. I actually think Uber should look into it. You’ve got an amazing blog as well. love it.

  23. Shona
    January 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    See ehn! That uber driver’s own is just so relatable. Like What’s the point of having Google maps. It’s funny but can also be annoying ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ.

    Great blog here.
    Do check out my blog

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      As inn, ehn! Thanks for stopping by, I definitely will check yours out.

  24. Marteen
    January 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I’m literally LMAO

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      thank you…

  25. Femi Jose
    January 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Looool… Anytime an uber driver asks me for direction.. I am always like.. ‘oga why am i paying you’

    Nice one Lara

    • LaraTESHOLA
      January 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Haaahaaahaahh… I know right! Thanks for stopping by and contributing.

  26. Live In Ibadan
    February 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Lol…this post is Epic. That’s Naija for you but we love it like that…lol. I like your blog BTW

    • LaraTESHOLA
      February 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Thank you so much… checking yours right after this! and oh yes! we love our Naija oooo. No place like Naija.

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