- An Oyinbo man experienced a culture shock on a Lagos road that wouldn’t come as a surprise to Nigerians
- The foreigner stood at a zebra crossing waiting to get to the other side of the road but was stunned that no driver stopped for him
- The stunned Oyinbo marvelled that the drivers weren’t smiling and added, ‘this shi*t doesn’t work here’
Basically, a zebra crossing is an area of road painted with broad white stripes, where vehicles must stop if pedestrians wish to cross. But in Lagos?
In Nigeria, especially on busy Lagos roads, that is not usually the case, as a white man would find out firsthand.
In a video he shared on TikTok, the white man stood at a zebra crossing on a Lagos Island road but no driver halted for him to cross over.
While he waited for drivers to halt, a little beggar even walked up to him to seek alms.
The stunned white man captioned the clip, ‘Hahah this shi*t doesn’t work here. Those guys were smiling.’
Watch the video below:
“We learn about it in school but no one really cares.”
“We always have that useless street beggars everywhere.”
Sarah Goodluck said:
“My brother you aren’t in a zebra crossing cos that line over there is invisible.”
Nwaogu ngozi said:
“The zebra crossing is for fancy in Nigeria.”
“Lagos road crossing tip: even if you are on a one way road, look both ways before crossing.”