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"Lagos Is The Worst Place On Earth... I Couldn't Tell You One GoodThing About It"

Governor Fashola must hear this!!!

In an article titled Worst Places I've Ever Visited- From the man who's been everywhere; Lee Abbamonte (Yahoo traveller who happens to be the youngest American to visit the 193 member nations of the United Nations) lists the twelve worst places in the world he has visited and Lagos topped the list at number 1. This is what he said about Lagos: 

As far as I am concerned, Lagos, Nigeria, is the worst place on planet Earth. I’ve never experienced so much corruption in my life. It was just a horrific experience getting into the country. Crossing in from Benin, we got shaken down by the border guards. In addition to the multiple police shakedowns, the multiple ATM issues were enough for me; three times in two days, the machines dispensed the wrong amount of money. It was oppressive and hot. I couldn’t tell you one good thing about that place.

Lagosians hide your faces in shame OR you come and redeem your name. Lee says there nothing at all pata pata, not ONE thing good about your city? Is this true? If it isn't then please prove him wrong and let's send him our own memo, tell me something good about Lagos state. 

I'm still thinking sha, please someone should give me expo. Thanks in advance. 

For the full list of Lee Abbamonte's worst places in the world he has visited check Here


  1. Well @Thelms lemme join u and put on my thinking cap

    *pensive mode activated*

    Haven't tot abt any, but could it be Agege bread and ewa goin' ? RME

  2. Light? Good roads? Beautiful houses? Light traffic? Noiseless? Good living standard? Low unemployment rate? Security? Other indices? Thinking too.....


    1. Living in Lagos 4 d past 4 years, I I kinda agree with him 2 an extent. Little wonder that some pple come 2 hustle in Lagos for 20 years and can't boast of an appartment or 10k in dr accounts (that's if they hv any).

  3. If I spent two days in a country, I'd probably feel the same too.
    These tourists come for a vacation, and think they know all there is to know about a country, when in essence, they're probably just getting over their jet lag when it's time to go.
    Let me hear this from someone who has lived and worked in Lagos for a considerable length of time. Then, I could lend an ear to his opinions.

  4. I can't live in Lagos even if I'm paid to do so. I agree with what he said, not saying there's nothing good in Lagos but I just can't.

  5. lagos is bad,lagos is bad stl its gettn over populated so dis guy shud say sumtin aint d best place place to be cuz it sure has its perks bt d fact dat nobody wanna leave nd nd pipo kerp moving der says a lot I guess

    1. And all onyibo people like him refuse to leave Lagos, abi?

  6. well seems like he was talking about Nigeria as a country cos most of this foreigners call Nigeria 'Lagos, Nigeria" ya'll should stop making it seem like he was talking about lagos specifically..reading his article I think he was talking mostly about countries and not cities . And Thelma the picture of the ghetto wasn't really necessary cos you can't tell me you don't have ghetto in your home town. Just my opinion anyway

    1. Please click on the link I put up as the source. I think you should direct this comment to Mr Lee Abbamonte.

  7. @anon 5:36,errr actually dats d pic d guy cited

  8. What do I know about Lagos? Nothing oh!

  9. His experience is that of a first time tourist. Wldnt blame him tho,even long time citizens have the same impression but still,Lag and all that she beholds can be funny from the eyes of an observer...

  10. But is his opinion far from the truth? Even Nairobi is saner than Lagod please.

  11. Hian! Atm machine dispensed the wrong amount of money 3 times in 2 days! Mr Lee should take several seats biko. Unable to dispense and out of service we knw, this his own na peculiar matter.
    As to the worst case scenario he's painting, there are far worse places than this state and even this country so he should stop making bandwagon influenced opinion. Cheap popularity seeker oshi!
    In fact I aff binu! Too vexed sef to call to mind one good thing about my lagos...

  12. Anon 12:30, I agree with you bigime

  13. You see, people have different perspectives just as in the story of the 7 blind men and the elephant. It is HIS opinion and nothing else. Meanwhile, I remember my first time in New York with a smile. From where I come from, only mad men eat from the thrash and i saw a full grown man (very sane) feeding from the thrash. Did I use that to form an opinion of NYC? No!.

    I agree that this country is harsh but is it really any better anywhere? When you escape the corruption that is endemic in our system, loneliness almost drives you crazy abroad.


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