Lagos vs Joburg is a widely contested topic from sport, politics and the economy from Nigeria to South Africa! Shawn Greyling, a South African writer is one of the coolest Oyinbos in Jozi! He wrote an interesting review of Lagos on Jhb Live and we found his first impression of Lagos to be hilarious!
In case you don’t know Lagos
Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city (similar to Jozi in South Africa). The Yoruba people of Nigeria call it Eko. There are many clear similarities and differences between Lagos and Jozi. In fact, there are many news articles that have labelled the two cities as both friends and foes. That is why I enjoy reading reviews of both cities, more so when South Africans are reviewing Lagos. Consequently, I could not resist when I came across Shawn Grelying’s review of Lagos.
Lagos Vs Joburg & Shawn Greyling’s First Impression of Lagos
“At first sight, Lagos is like giving a blind man a front-row seat to the Armageddon, along with the ability to see for the first time.” – Shawn Greyling
[Lagos] “is an explosion of noise, of traffic straight from hell and smog that would leave a Greenpeace junky grabbing at his Ben Sherman shirt sleeve to cover his mouth.” – Shawn Greyling
Final Word on Lagos Vs Joburg
Although his first impression indicated a form of culture shock, Shawn ended having a great time in Lagos. He ended up thinking that Lagos competes with Jozi for the best city in Africa.
On the drive back to the hotel I thought to myself, “Lord, Joburg’s got competition when it comes to being the best city in Africa…” – Shawn Greyling
Read Shawn Greyling’s Lagos Vs Jozi article
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Quick facts about Lagos
- Lagos’ Third Mainland Bridge is the second largest bridge in Africa.
- The tallest building (160m) in Nigeria (Nigerian Telecommunication Company – NITEL) is in Lagos.