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Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 10:03am On Apr 08, 2019
Hello dear people,
Are there any Nigerians on this forum that are based in Togo? I lived in Abidjan for some years and from time to time I visited Ghana and Togo but I just recently moved to Togo being that life is easier and cheaper in Togo compared to Abidjan.

If you reside in Togo please let's meet here and discuss the Togo life in general.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Investmentfreak: 10:49am On Apr 08, 2019
Grabs my chair and popcorn
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 11:49am On Apr 08, 2019
Let me say a little about Togo. Its a small peace country that shares border with Benin Republic and Ghana. Their major languages French and ewe. They hardly speak English so first thing to note is that as a Nigerian (they call all Nigerians Igbo) it is 95% impossible to get a job here except you are very good in French.

Most Nigerians here are mainly into business and they dominate the main markets selling clothing's, shoes, electronics and so on. Others have businesses like bars and restaurants but by doing so you have to employ workers that can speak French and ewe and a little bit of English but then the ones that can speak English are very difficult to find.

Accommodation is quite okay in terms of price and there is constant light in the country. In the main city Lome, you can get really cheap houses for like 10,000 to 15,000cfa a month but then, most of those houses will be like a room with shared toilets and most of them you get water from wells. If you want a nice neat one bedroom self contained in Lome, you will pay up to 45,000cfa a month.
However in other areas like Bagida and Avepozo with are developing areas, you will get nice one bedroom self contained with flowing water and your own cash power (pre paid meter) for 25,000 to 30,000cfa a month.

Food is very cheap here and their main food is Akuome with Ademe or egbsese. They also have corn and sause and these meals you can feed your stomach full with just 500cfa. There are other normal meals as well and you can also get naija restaurants here were they sell normal naija meals with isi ewu, nkwobi and abacha. If you have a nice home you can cook your naija meals in your house by yourself.

There are lots of nice beaches here were you can also go the relax and have some fun. These French people love enjoyment and from as early as 9am in the morning you can find people already drinking beer in the beaches both guys and ladies, no time.

These are just but a few things you should know about Togo.

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Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jyde89: 3:26pm On Apr 08, 2019
If I want to take a 2wks Vacay in Togo, how much should I budget, I want to visit not less than 3african country this year God willing, and I want to do it every year.

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Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 3:52am On Apr 11, 2019
Jyde89:
If I want to take a 2wks Vacay in Togo, how much should I budget, I want to visit not less than 3african country this year God willing, and I want to do it every year.

I think N50,000 which is about 75,000cfa franc would do justice to a good chilling two weeks in Togo. The cheapest neat hotel I have seen so far in a safe place goes for 4,000cfa for rooms with just fans and 7,000cfa for rooms with AC. Other nice hotels go for around 12,000cfa above. Food is not expensive. Shayo is from 500cfa for normal beer. So I think the 75,000cfa will go a long way for two weeks and you might still have change that is if you don't go and dash all your money to olosho because for woman issue, its very hard because they don't speak English at all so you are mostly to meet more olosho which will burn your money.

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Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Rupect: 5:30am On Apr 11, 2019
Interesting.... But I thought Abidjan is better in terms of business. So Togo is better than Abidjan, Ghana, Cotonou in terms of which criteria? I just visited Cotonou last week and like it's calm but I'm a bit confused of the market pressure for business since the street is scanty. I'm thinking it won't have market pressure for business. Educate me on Togo.....


Jayneek:
Let me say a little about Togo. Its a small peace country that shares border with Benin Republic and Ghana. Their major languages French and ewe. They hardly speak English so first thing to note is that as a Nigerian (they call all Nigerians Igbo) it is 95% impossible to get a job here except you are very good in French.

Most Nigerians here are mainly into business and they dominate the main markets selling clothing's, shoes, electronics and so on. Others have businesses like bars and restaurants but by doing so you have to employ workers that can speak French and ewe and a little bit of English but then the ones that can speak English are very difficult to find.

Accommodation is quite okay in terms of price and there is constant light in the country. In the main city Lome, you can get really cheap houses for like 10,000 to 15,000cfa a month but then, most of those houses will be like a room with shared toilets and most of them you get water from wells. If you want a nice neat one bedroom self contained in Lome, you will pay up to 45,000cfa a month.
However in other areas like Bagida and Avepozo with are developing areas, you will get nice one bedroom self contained with flowing water and your own cash power (pre paid meter) for 25,000 to 30,000cfa a month.

Food is very cheap here and their main food is Akuome with Ademe or egbsese. They also have corn and sause and these meals you can feed your stomach full with just 500cfa. There are other normal meals as well and you can also get naija restaurants here were they sell normal naija meals with isi ewu, nkwobi and abacha. If you have a nice home you can cook your naija meals in your house by yourself.

There are lots of nice beaches here were you can also go the relax and have some fun. These French people love enjoyment and from as early as 9am in the morning you can find people already drinking beer in the beaches both guys and ladies, no time.

These are just but a few things you should know about Togo.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 6:33am On Apr 11, 2019
Rupect:
Interesting.... But I thought Abidjan is better in terms of business. So Togo is better than Abidjan, Ghana, Cotonou in terms of which criteria? I just visited Cotonou last week and like it's calm but I'm a bit confused of the market pressure for business since the street is scanty. I'm thinking it won't have market pressure for business. Educate me on Togo.....



I never said Togo is better than Abidjan, Ghana and Cotonou. Everywhere has their own different advantage and disadvantage. Am only talking about Togo from what I see here.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Rupect: 7:12am On Apr 11, 2019
Noted, I just wanted to learn from your point of view because I have not been to other countries you mentioned except Benin Republic.

Jayneek:


I never said Togo is better than Abidjan, Ghana and Cotonou. Everywhere has their own different advantage and disadvantage. Am only talking about Togo from what I see here.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jyde89: 9:29am On Apr 11, 2019
Jayneek:


I think N50,000 which is about 75,000cfa franc would do justice to a good chilling two weeks in Togo. The cheapest neat hotel I have seen so far in a safe place goes for 4,000cfa for rooms with just fans and 7,000cfa for rooms with AC. Other nice hotels go for around 12,000cfa above. Food is not expensive. Shayo is from 500cfa for normal beer. So I think the 75,000cfa will go a long way for two weeks and you might still have change that is if you don't go and dash all your money to olosho because for woman issue, its very hard because they don't speak English at all so you are mostly to meet more olosho which will burn your money.


I don't drink bear, as per olosho; I intend to make friends with a local girl withing the 2wks cos I hear some of them speak Yoruba a bit. So if I get lucky with the girl(no p) cos I don't do olosho as well, but my intention is to check out other African countries. thanks
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 1:34pm On Apr 11, 2019
Jyde89:



I don't drink bear, as per olosho; I intend to make friends with a local girl withing the 2wks cos I hear some of them speak Yoruba a bit. So if I get lucky with the girl(no p) cos I don't do olosho as well, but my intention is to check out other African countries. thanks

Yoruba ke... Who ever told you that is so wrong. They dont speak any language aside french and ewe. If you meet any Togo babe that speak yoruba she is definitely an olosho or someone that has really travelled to maybe Benin or Naija. I heard they have yoruba speaking people in Benin but as for Togo i never heard.
The only yorubas i have seen in Togo are from Nigeria or Benin Republic. Majority of Nigerians here are igbos that why they call all Nigerians igbo.
To find people that speak english is very hard so and those that manage to speak, not everything they can understand so you cant really flow the way you will should because you have to scatter the english somehow so they know what you are saying and thats for the ones that manage to hear small english. If not most people wont even be able to answer you because they have no single idea of what you are talking about if you speak english.
And another thing is that once you dont speak french or their language they just automatically call you igbo because they believe only Nigerians speak english. And by this they will try to always extort you because they just see all Nigerians as money making machines over here.

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Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by daddytime(m): 3:31pm On Apr 11, 2019
Jayneek:
Hello dear people,
Are there any Nigerians on this forum that are based in Togo? I lived in Abidjan for some years and from time to time I visited Ghana and Togo but I just recently moved to Togo being that life is easier and cheaper in Togo compared to Abidjan.

If you reside in Togo please let's meet here and discuss the Togo life in general.

Have you tasted Ewa Agoyin there
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 4:27pm On Apr 11, 2019
daddytime:


Have you tasted Ewa Agoyin there

Am not sure I have heard that name before. Though there are some of their food I have not really tasted. As for the normal very common ones I sure have.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by daddytime(m): 4:50pm On Apr 11, 2019
Jayneek:


Am not sure I have heard that name before. Though there are some of their food I have not really tasted. As for the normal very common ones I sure have.

Wow strange and surprised you don't know ewa agoyin as a Nigerian...itu quite popular with Lagosians though
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by veneza(f): 5:09pm On Apr 11, 2019
daddytime:


Wow strange and surprised you don't know ewa agoyin as a Nigerian...itu quite popular with Lagosians though

ewa agoyin is not as popular as you think,that all Nigerians should know,it's only popular among the yorubas

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Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 5:46pm On Apr 11, 2019
daddytime:


Wow strange and surprised you don't know ewa agoyin as a Nigerian...itu quite popular with Lagosians though

I thought you were referring to a Togo food. I think ewa and something like eforin or so sounds familiar but haven't eaten it because am not a Lagosian. Am from Zaria, Kaduna.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by daddytime(m): 6:00pm On Apr 11, 2019
Jayneek:


I thought you were referring to a Togo food. I think ewa and something like eforin or so sounds familiar but haven't eaten it because am not a Lagosian. Am from Zaria, Kaduna.

Ooow nice...I gotcha..
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by daddytime(m): 6:01pm On Apr 11, 2019
veneza:


ewa agoyin is not as popular as you think,that all Nigerians should know,it's only popular among the yorubas

Actually heard the delicacy has its origins from Togo..
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Ugosample(m): 6:31pm On Apr 11, 2019
nice thread
even tho I prefer Abidjan to Lome 100 times

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Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by sapoyoro(m): 10:37pm On Apr 11, 2019
Jayneek:


Yoruba ke... Who ever told you that is so wrong. They dont speak any language aside french and ewe. If you meet any Togo babe that speak yoruba she is definitely an olosho or someone that has really travelled to maybe Benin or Naija. I heard they have yoruba speaking people in Benin but as for Togo i never heard.
The only yorubas i have seen in Togo are from Nigeria or Benin Republic. Majority of Nigerians here are igbos that why they call all Nigerians igbo.
To find people that speak english is very hard so and those that manage to speak, not everything they can understand so you cant really flow the way you will should because you have to scatter the english somehow so they know what you are saying and thats for the ones that manage to hear small english. If not most people wont even be able to answer you because they have no single idea of what you are talking about if you speak english.
And another thing is that once you dont speak french or their language they just automatically call you igbo because they believe only Nigerians speak english. And by this they will try to always extort you because they just see all Nigerians as money making machines over here.
there are indigenous yorubas in Togo...atakpame..but they are minority.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 8:10am On Apr 12, 2019
Ugosample:
nice thread

even tho I prefer Abidjan to Lome 100 times

Yeah Abidjan is far more beautiful and bubbling though but Lome is more peaceful and easier to make money than in Abidjan. And also in terms of expenses Lome is better off than Abidjan.

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Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 8:14am On Apr 12, 2019
sapoyoro:

there are indigenous yorubas in Togo...atakpame..but they are minority.

I have heard of a place called Atakpame though I haven't been there and I never knew they were Yorubas. However this means they those people speak yoruba, French and ewe because if they come to Lome they can only relate in French or ewe which makes it difficult for you to even identify any because in Lome, they only speak French and ewe, then you hear then when you hear Igbo you know its your naija person. Aside these, Yoruba is not common probably except you go to the Atakpame as you said.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by sapoyoro(m): 9:10am On Apr 12, 2019
Jayneek:


I have heard of a place called Atakpame though I haven't been there and I never knew they were Yorubas. However this means they those people speak yoruba, French and ewe because if they come to Lome they can only relate in French or ewe which makes it difficult for you to even identify any because in Lome, they only speak French and ewe, then you hear then when you hear Igbo you know its your naija person. Aside these, Yoruba is not common probably except you go to the Atakpame as you said.
yeah...they are a very tiny minority... and a Yoruba person in Nigeria will understand their dialect without problem
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Investmentfreak: 10:24am On Apr 12, 2019
Can 500k start something meaningful over there??
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 10:46am On Apr 12, 2019
Investmentfreak:
Can 500k start something meaningful over there??

Very well my brother. Very very well. If you mean N500,000 which is about 750,000cfa franc then for sure you are very good to go.

You can start a good restaurant or bar. You can also decide to join the clothing importation business which is one of the major thing most Nigerians do here. Na we get the market.

But business really depend on what you will be comfortable and enjoy doing. Like I import clothings and supply bulk wholesale to Ghana.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Investmentfreak: 12:20pm On Apr 12, 2019
Jayneek:


Very well my brother. Very very well. If you mean N500,000 which is about 750,000cfa franc then for sure you are very good to go.

You can start a good restaurant or bar. You can also decide to join the clothing importation business which is one of the major thing most Nigerians do here. Na we get the market.

But business really depend on what you will be comfortable and enjoy doing. Like I import clothings and supply bulk wholesale to Ghana.

Sell in Togo �� right??
I wouldn’t like to come back to Nigeria again if I leave

Hope the 75k cfa will get me an apartment (no matter how small..
?
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 12:37pm On Apr 12, 2019
Investmentfreak:


Sell in Togo �� right??
I wouldn’t like to come back to Nigeria again if I leave

Hope the 75k cfa will get me an apartment (no matter how small..
?


You said 500k and I said 750k CFA not 75k if thats a typo error.
With 250k you will get a nice place for a year. So you have 500k to start and that's really good to go. Its a very good one.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Investmentfreak: 12:52pm On Apr 12, 2019
Jayneek:


You said 500k and I said 750k CFA not 75k if thats a typo error.
With 250k you will get a nice place for a year. So you have 500k to start and that's really good to go. Its a very good one.

750k (sorry for the typo error)
I will make plans soon and leave here
What’s the official language
The 250k apartment is it a self con??
Hope no issues about security?
Thanks a lot and shalom
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 1:08pm On Apr 12, 2019
Investmentfreak:


750k (sorry for the typo error)
I will make plans soon and leave here
What’s the official language
The 250k apartment is it a self con??
Hope no issues about security?
Thanks a lot and shalom

Go through my post, the official language here is French. Keep in mind that English is a no no here.

You will get a nice one bedroom self contain with 250k a year.

Lome is very safe as long as you don't carry that naija mentality of am better than my you or forming chairman things. Just leave your life and be friendly thats all.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Investmentfreak: 1:11pm On Apr 12, 2019
Jayneek:


Go through my post, the official language here is French. Keep in mind that English is a no no here.

You will get a nice one bedroom self contain with 250k a year.

Lome is very safe as long as you don't carry that naija mentality of am better than my you or forming chairman things. Just leave your life and be friendly thats all.

Who forming help??
It’s not in my blood
What about starting a taxi service over der? Like own a car to its effect ??like we should talk privately?
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 1:17pm On Apr 12, 2019
Investmentfreak:


Who forming help??
It’s not in my blood
What about starting a taxi service over der? Like own a car to its effect ??like we should talk privately?

Any business you intend to do is fine, the only problem you will have is language barrier. A taxi business might move I don't know because bike (okada) is moving very well here so private taxi I can't say. Most people use bike or normally taxis doing the routes with plenty passengers inside.
Expect you want to find a driver that will run the taxi because if its you, it will be hard except you can speak French.
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Investmentfreak: 1:28pm On Apr 12, 2019
Jayneek:


Any business you intend to do is fine, the only problem you will have is language barrier. A taxi business might move I don't know because bike (okada) is moving very well here so private taxi I can't say. Most people use bike or normally taxis doing the routes with plenty passengers inside.
Expect you want to find a driver that will run the taxi because if its you, it will be hard except you can speak French.

Thanks alot
I will have to touch down and see things for myself
I will keep in touch
Don’t deactivate this account o
Re: Any Nigerians In Togo? Let's Meet Here. by Jayneek(m): 1:32pm On Apr 12, 2019
Investmentfreak:


Thanks alot
I will have to touch down and see things for myself
I will keep in touch
Don’t deactivate this account o

Am always available. Who deactivation help....

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