Lagos - Soaked like garri...And a Happy Birthday to Kimson!

They always say it’s raining cats and dogs when we experience a heavy downpour. But with the unmerciful and massive rainfall that took place yesterday (Sunday) and today, I think it would make sense to say it rained cows and elephants.

For the first time in my life living through the rainy seasons in Lagos, I saw serious flooding. I saw cars submerge in water, houses being held hostage by rivers of rushing rain water; pedestrians no longer walking but swimming. In fact vehicles were being rendered useless and the best option would have been to use a canoe.

A message even circulated via blackberry was informing guys who were thinking of patronizing ‘take-aways’ not to look for them on a popular street as the flood had forced them to abandon the place for another location. Hmmm…even ‘ashawo business’ was affected by the flood.

Everybody has a crazy story to tell like this tweet I caught on another blogger's site:

And finally!
A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my main man KIMSON MASTERS! case you're wondering who he is, he's the artsy dude behind almost all the illustrations you find on my blog; especially the ones on The Chronicles X series. He's done a lot of stints with Nigerian comics, illustrated for storybooks and a lot more that has to do with design and colors. He's the one behind the drawing and animation of the Orobo cartoon we experimented with. We're currently working on a project together. I felt he deserved to be honored on my blog for the important part he's played on the chronicles and on the project we're working on.

Many Happy Returns Pal!!!

Photos courtesy:

9 Screamer(s):

Jaycee said...

He's certainly talented. Oh, crazy news (about the flooding).

Ugandan girl said...

i thought floods in kla were bad....this is bad ...

i like the two ladies at the end..i kind found the

Myne Whitman said...

I saw the flood pictures, and heard they called a No-school day. Good.

Happy birthday to Kimson, you guys are great together. All the best on the project.

Breeze said...

This one no be small thing at all. I happy say water no carry you go jam Mami-water for inside

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your friend Kimson, no doubt he is gifted :D

lol @ cows & elephnats... & the tweet..overheat????..hahhahaa.. ha ashawo biz no go boom during this period o! dem go swim go there??

Happy Birthday to Kimson o... sincerely, the guy is good :) | I wan learn trade o.. lol

May God help us in Nigeria. Still loling at the 'take aways' lol


@ilola said...

The flood showed me oo. I might just blog about my experience later

Afronuts said...

@Jaycee…Most definitely. You should see his portfolio.

@Ugandan Girl…Forgive my naivety…where or what is kla? Lol @ two ladies. I thot so too.

@Myne…Yeah, that’s true. It became a holiday by force – for schools mainly. Thanks for the holla at Kimson. Hope he’s reading!

@Breeze…lol! Even Mami water go run for dis kain flood!

@Ibhade…lol! Never thot about that – ashawo swimming to sell market!

@Le Dynamique…Which trade u wan learn? Illustration or being ‘taken away’?

@ilola…I hope it didn’t enta ur house sha?

'Lara said...

Kimson is really talented...I hope he had a wonderful day.

The flood, is just another thing, even darling India has not experienced such this year.