A Day in the Life of a Nigerian Shoe Whore

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Hi, My name is Adeorike Davids and I’m a shoe whore. A shoe whore is someone who is obsessed with shoes. I recently relocated to Lagos from the United Kingdom, where I had lived the most part of my life. I had always heard that if you lived in Lagos, Nigeria and hadn’t commuted using public transport, you were far from enjoying one of the funniest moments in Lagos. So, I decided to go a whole day without my car, but boarding public transportation instead.

This is an account of a day in the life of a Nigerian Shoe whore.

I was on a self-imposed vacation after going through a terrible break up from Femi, whose story you can read HERE. The breakup really dealt me an ugly blow as I was admitted to the hospital for a few days. To take my mind off the situation, mum had advised that I go stay with my Aunt Tola for a while, hence, the self-imposed vacation.

Aunt Tola lived on the mainland – Pedro, to be precise. It was very much different from what I was used to in the UK and on the Island where my parents live. As an addict and shoe-whore, shoes were the only solace I could think of to take my mind off the breakup, so, on getting to Aunt Tola’s area of residence, I was really keen on finding where I could get new shoes to add to my collection. I buy most of my fashion items online like Zaful but for a change, I needed to check out a physical store that stocked some of my favourite online brands.

So, I decided to take a #50 Keke Napep to Honortrade Ventures, a popular store in the Bawala area that stocked lovely shoes. I wanted to be really comfortable for my waka that day, plus the sun could fry plantain so I just put on a simple pair of joggers, white Tee and my Breathable shoe

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Breathable Color Block Sneakers

I was sitting pretty at the back of the Keke driver when someone suddenly rushed into the Keke and stepped on my shoes. I looked into the eyes of this person, with the motive of expressing my anger, only to see the worst set of blood-shot eyes I had seen. Immediately, I changed my mind and was just thankful that the dominant colour of the shoe is black. The fear of agbero’s slaps is the beginning of wisdom for an IJGB (I Just Got Back) like me.

I alighted at my stop a few minutes later and stopped to buy some Dundun from Iyawo – the street food seller.

Mum usually fried Dundun for my siblings and I in the UK so I was really fascinated to see it in its original street-style form.

Honortrade ventures stocked the exact shoes I had in mind and at affordable prices too so I quickly grabbed some. I was going to my cousin’s wedding that weekend so I picked a  pair of cute Sandals to go with my Black Asoebi and Black Gele.

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Color Block Peep Toe Fringe Sandals

Also, I wanted to get something for Ronke, my younger sister for her birthday. She’s quite simple with her fashion sense, so I opted for a Faux Leather Zaful wedge shoe.

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Faux Leather Platform Wingtip Shoe

After buying from the store, I decided to go have lunch at Hard Rock Cafe on the Island. I took a bus from Charley Boy as the owner of the store recommended and to keep myself busy in the bus, I decided to read a few fashion blogs on women shoes. I was also munching on some puff puff I got before boarding the bus, at Charley boy bus-stop. I was still eating when I noticed everyone in the bus were hard-looking guys. In my mind, I was screaming, ‘Funkeeee’.

At this point, I heard a big bang and just blanked out. I woke up at St Nicholas’ hospital asking people, ‘what happened?’. Unknown to me, I had entered a bus run by a set of miscreants who I later learnt were called One Chance. The rest, they say, is history. Remind me next time to respect myself and take a Taxify/Uber.

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***This is a sponsored post but the story is originally mine.

Till my next post,

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3 Comments
  • Moyosoreoluwa

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    😂

  • Vincent Desmond

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    This is such an amazing and interesting post. I absolutely loved and enjoyed it, the craziest thing that happened to me in Lagos was when someone tried to still my luggage from my hand. I was shook

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    • Moyosoreoluwa

      lol that’s Lagos for you. Thanks for reading, dear

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