Bus-stops In Lagos With The Funniest Names

Taking a commercial bus in Lagos is an unforgettable experience. Every time I take a commercial bus, something shocking, funny, exciting, irritating or shocking always happens, certain things are just enough to crack you up for the rest of the day.

For instance, if you are in a public bus in Lagos and after a while you hear the conductor call out “under!”, “Killer!”, ” Masha!”. Please do not panic, it is not the beginning of madness, he is just calling out bus-stops.

There are many bus stops in Lagos with funny names and meanings. Then, there’s also the way these conductors call them out. So you have bus-stop like “Westminster” pronounced as “West Minister”. Come “along”, yes, ‘along’ is yet another bus-stop’s name.

Here Are Some Bus-stops  In Lagos With Funniest Bus-stop Names .

Cele bus stop- Along Mile 2

Lagosians have an abbreviation for the Celestial churches, and that is “Cele” and that is the concept behind naming this bus-stop after some celestial church within.

Cemetery bus stop

There are so many cemetery bus-stops across Lagos. The simple rationale for the bus-stop name, being that the cemetery located around the corner is about the most popular place to reckon with within the area. Seriously, I mean, how can you say you live at “Cemetery bus stop”?

Takuti Jesu- Ajah

It remains somewhat unclear to me why this bus-stop was named “Taku ti Jesu”, a name which basically means never letting go of Jesus. Perhaps some new form of admonition, so don’t let go till you get what you want. Somebody, must have read Jacob’s story.

Mechanic bus stop

Just for the mere fact that a group of automobile mechanics make one spot their workshop, it automatically becomes a bus-stop. What can be easier to describe than a group of men with shirts soiled with so much grease?


I asked someone recently, where do you live and he said “abattoir” and I could not hold back my laughter. Apparently, he was referring to the popular bus-stop around the Abule Egba area of Lagos.

Church bus stop- Along Mile 2

The name says it all, you can already guess what inspired this bus-stop located along Agboju Mile 2 (Badagry expressway).

Coconut bus stop- Along Mile 2

The presence of a long row of coconut trees gave rise to the name of this bus-stop located on your way to Mile 2. Infact, you will hear the conductors call out “Mile-2 Coconut!”, on their trips from Oshodi through iyana-isolo and down past Cele-bus stop.

Mongoro- Along Oshodi- Egbeda road

Now, this is a very funny one. Just like coconut, this is supposed to be Mango bus-stop, but the conductors never fail to call it “mongoro”. It really cracked me up the first time I deciphered it..

Ogolonto- Ikorodu area

O-go-lon-to is located along the famous Ikorodu road. Ogolonto just has a peculiar way it sounds in the ears and as each syllable drops, smile from ear to ear.

7/8- Along Airport Road

For as long as I have known this bus-stop, it has fascinated me. I have tried tirelessly to solve the maths behind its name. Please if you have a clue, then let us know.

23-24. Onigbongbo- Maryland

In all honesty, I can tell you what the name means. However, I am more concerned with the way it sounds. Go on, try it, O-ni-gbon-gbo. Don’t bite your tongue.


Source: naij.com/

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