5 Tips To Survive In Lagos

For those who are newbies in Lagos or hope to move to Lagos, here are 5tips to aid your survival in the ever busy Lagos State.

Lagos is a very busy town that can be exciting, infuriating, and scary. Living in Lagos is definitely a roller-coaster ride.

Remember who plays the character 'Tokunbo' in  the popular series 'Gidi Up' which revolves around four friends hustling and trying to survive.

Deyemi Okanlawon was a guest at Pulse TV studio where he listed 5 interesting must-know ways of surviving in the busy Lagos metropolitan.

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Especially if you are a guy, it is very different when you are in your parents’ house, and you are depending on them. Once you get out, you will see the real Lagos.

Try as much as possible to be independent. As an independent person, you can make certain rules that you wouldn’t be able to make if you were dependent.

Get trained, go online, and read up stuff. Read up the first 10% in terms of know-how of whatever industry you want to be in. Don’t just sit at home and wait for something to come to you. If you are looking for a job, then go out there and find a job. The job might not be available, so you create the job. Get people to know that they need your service- they may not know it.

Meet as many people as you can, take phone numbers, email addresses, find people who share interest with you, or people who might find value in what you do, try and update them regularly on what you do. I have been updating people for the past five years. Kunle Afolayan gets emails from me, these are like Industry excerpts, and you want them to review your works and give you feedbacks.

I say this not because I think having a corporate career is bad, but there is something about freedom. There is no such thing as job or financial security, so everybody should find something. It doesn’t have to take you away from your 9-5 job. It can be online, you have heard of sites like eBay, Addy.ng, get online and sell stuffs.

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