Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Ajegunle has a rep as being one of Lagos' most notorious slums. There's quite a bit of stuff online that is challenging this perception. Start with this, then go to, then take a look at this - then this - on the lady mechanics of Ajegunle.

Thanks AS for the links.


The Pseudo-Independent 12:41 pm  

real people. am so happy for them.

Jaycee 1:28 pm  


Still, it probably isn't as safe as the dude in the first video said. But yes, I'm happy it's not as bad as people make it seem.

Jaycee 1:29 pm  

I loved this statement, "Even when there is darkness, a little light can shine."

Anonymous,  12:45 am  

Jeremy, nothing do you jare. Keep doing what you do. All you Nigerian haters blog your own. No dey diss the guy.
...I like this video about AJ city by the way. We are definitely moving foward, however slowly.

Anonymous,  4:23 am  

I just watched the first video.

Jesus christ of nazareth. Wasting time on a hopeless place like a-j. na wa o. They even had to import foreign people to teach them the new skills. Na wa o. Not to mention the Igbo woman at the end (Nwa-something) marking me with her bullets. If una no gree tok English, 'spoke' ya own language.

Na waya!

Anonymous,  4:36 am  

AJ First class:
1. Adefunke Alao
2. Agbude Dorothy
3. Ayesaiw Christopher
4. Banjo Samson
5. Benedita Iyede
6. Destiny Onah Obi
7. Echendu Obinna
8. Ejeohakonye Ikenna
9. Emmanuel Njoku
10. Fatima Jubril
11. Ibiwoye Mathew
12. Igberelou Ufouma
13. Ijeh Ego
14. Ikosa Abigail
15. Iyeye Clara
16. Konanghe Alfred
17. Lajuwomi Adetoun
18. Martha Ezeocha
19. Miracle Ihuoma
20. Ojo Davieson
21. Olayinka Taiwo
22. Onokurefe Famous
23. Opurum Richard
24. Samuel John Umoh
25. Tene Itse


*Where are the Yoruba?

Anonymous,  8:44 am  

I often drive in and around Ajegunle and only once have I ever felt threatened. That was when a group of thugs in a Danfo charged down the street, turned someones shop upside down scattering glass bottles all over the road and chrarged off again. It was pretty bizarre as the whole road just stopped and watched, hundreds of people standing out on their balconies / shop fronts, never seen the place so quiet!

It's just another overpopulated, under resourced part of Lagos but good to see that people in the community are making a difference.

Patrice,  4:09 pm  

The musical accompaniment to the start of the first YouTube video ( is the Beatle's Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da. Interesting, as there is a rumour that the song title has Nigerian ties.

Catwalq 4:11 pm  

Ajegunle is a location of great potential. It will take time and effort to bring all its possibilities to light

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