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13 Things Only a Lagos Entrepreneur Will Understand

The Guardian Nigeria   in 
May 8, 2015

BIG, loud and in-your-face, Lagos is a packed megacity where the streets are teeming with life and the buzz of innovation. Home to nearly 20 million people, Nigeria’s economic nerve center constantly attracts big numbers of people pursuing fortunes and dreams.

For entrepreneurs here, starting and growing a business can be fairly tricky work. It can also be exhilarating and full of opportunities. With all of these in mind, we wanted to know what it was like to set up shop in Lagos. To get a lay of the startup landscape, we asked you to finish this sentence: “You know you’re running a business in Lagos when…”

Using the hashtag #CNNLagos, you delivered giving us the lowdown on the good, the bad and the ugly. Here are 13 signs you are a Lagos entrepreneur – as chosen by people in the megacity.


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