Five Things You Shouldn't Buy in Lagos Traffic

By Jayne Augoye

A few years ago, a popular Nigerian comedian jocularly said it was possible to cook a pot of soup in a typical Lagos traffic.

As funny as it sounded at the time, it is, in fact, now a reality. A typical Lagos traffic can be likened to a market. Apart from shoes, belts, handkerchiefs, gala, plantain chips and drinks, a lot of unexpected items are being sold in Lagos traffic.

This form of street trading has become a lot more sophisticated with the introduction of many items traditionally found in shops and open markets. If you are a newbie in Lagos, or a JJC, you don't want to fall victim to unscrupulous traffic hawkers who go about swindling unsuspecting buyers every day . Here are five things you shouldn't buy in Lagos traffic.