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Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Islie: 12:31pm On Aug 15, 2020
Emmanuel Adedoyin and his wife anticipated their wedding day with bated breath. As the date drew nearer, efforts to avoid hitches on D-Day were made by the couple and every other family member that mattered. Preparations rolled into anxieties as imageries of glamour characteristic of such occasion preoccupied the minds of the young couple like hornets glued to the eaves.

The much-awaited day finally came. As the clock ticked 9am, Emmanuel left his residence in Arepo – an Ogun community along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – together with some of his friends. His looks and resplendent flowing native dress radiated glitz as he headed to the wedding venue, about 42 kilometres away in Ejigbo, Lagos State.

Although the programme was to start at 2pm, the 31-year-old was eager to be on the ground in time to tie up loose ends. He got to the venue at 10am that Sunday, waiting patiently for his parents to arrive so the event could start.

All along, he never thought anything could pose a threat to the schedule. Unfortunately, terrible traffic ensued on Lagos highways that Sunday and turned out to be big a monster holding his parents’ car for several hours on Ikorodu-Road.

“It is a day I can never forget,” said Adedoyin, Emmanuel’s father. “Two relations, my wife and I were stuck in traffic for hours and the bride price was with me,” he added.

Adedoyin told our correspondent that he and his wife left Arepo at 12.30pm, thinking it would be a smooth drive all the way, being a weekend when traffic was usually free.

“We left home at that time on the assumption that there would be no traffic,” he disclosed as he began to narrate the troubled time he endured that day.

Back at the wedding venue, tension continued to mount as everyone eagerly awaited the arrival of the groom’s parents. The event was put on hold and to douse the tension, the bride’s family had to employ the weird side. A table tennis was quickly put together to keep the guests entertained as some of them had started leaving the venue, Adedoyin said.

He stated, “We started running into traffic at Seven Up, Ojota. We turned back to link Kudirat Abiola Way and met another traffic. We then manoeuvered until we linked the Third Mainland Bridge.

“By the time we got to Oworonsoki junction, it was hell. The car we were in was overheating. It was already 5pm and calls were coming in repeatedly from my son’s in-laws. I kept on telling them we were on our way and that we were held in traffic.

“When we got to Anthony on Ikorodu Road, I could no longer manage the overheating. I had to park the vehicle at a safe place. I immediately took a bus from there to Oshodi.”

At Oshodi, embattled Adedoyin got caught up in another mess. Commercial bus drivers were unwilling to take passengers who wanted to drop off at Iyana Isolo. At this time, the agbada he donned elegantly when he left home had suddenly found solace in his left arm as he waved anxiously at any yellow buses in sight.

When it became apparent that he would not get a bus that would stop at Iyana Isolo, where he would join another vehicle to Ejigbo, he went the way of a smart Lagosian.

“I boarded a bus and on getting to Charity (the bus stop next to Iyana Isolo), I told the driver, I would alight at Iyana Isolo. The driver was mad at me because he had already said he would not stop there.

“I pretended as if I was a stranger in Lagos and was begging him to drop me off. Meanwhile, I was by the door side, determined to jump down at any slight opportunity.

“The conductor blocked the door; he didn’t want me to disembark. Passengers joined to beg on my behalf and he eventually stopped. It was already 7pm. I immediately took a bus to Ejigbo. I didn’t get to Ejigbo until 9pm. I took a N500 bike from Ejigbo to the church where the engagement held. I prostrated to apologise to my son’s father-in-law,” the 55-year-old man stated, adding that his son was speechless when he saw him.

He explained that his wife and two other members of the family came in an hour later to witness whatever they could make out of the event.

“Lagos traffic is terrible. Since I relocated to Abuja some years back, I feel discouraged to come to Lagos because of the traffic. I don’t even know what really caused the traffic that day because there was no accident.

“My son (the groom) had gone there since morning. I was even abusing him for going there early. Even the food we were taking to the venue got there late,” Adedoyin lamented.

PUNCH

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by soccerpipe(m): 12:40pm On Aug 15, 2020
eleyi o gidigan o

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Kriss216: 12:42pm On Aug 15, 2020
It's called Eko for a reason.

Lagos no be your mate.

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by pyyxxaro: 12:51pm On Aug 15, 2020
Assumption is the Mother of all Fuucck Up

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by WhisperedNoise: 12:59pm On Aug 15, 2020
The write up is beautiful and entertaining. The writer did a great job.
Lagos' traffic can actually give sumborri high blood pressure.
I remember the day I went for a conference in VI. I left Ikorodu (Agric o) 7am; got to VI 12.30pm.
When I got to the venue, I saw people trooping out - lo and behold, they'd finished the conferece.
Me I kuku entered the venue, sat down and enjoyed sweet a/c for like an hour. Also chatted with one of the facilitators.

I kent comman waste transport fare biko tongue

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Kobicove(m): 1:08pm On Aug 15, 2020
Don't ever assume the roads would be free of traffic in Lagos undecided

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by GboyegaD(m): 1:09pm On Aug 15, 2020
The guy no try. He isn't new to the traffic and could have ensured securing accommodation for important people around the venue.

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by TOPCRUISE(m): 1:42pm On Aug 15, 2020
Hell in Lagos. That kind of situation is when you realize village pipu can use Lagos traffic to truncate your progress at a day the victim least expected it.

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Queenlovely(f): 1:42pm On Aug 15, 2020
be happy

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by ForeThinker: 1:43pm On Aug 15, 2020
A mistake is an accident. Cheating and lying are not mistakes, they are intentional choices.

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by kalvoken(m): 1:43pm On Aug 15, 2020
My uncles swore never to attend anything we decides to hold in LAGOS, after experiencing those sunday TRAFFIC when they came for my brother's wedding. grin grin grin

They were like; IF IT'S NOT HOLDING IN ENUGU, JUST SEND US THE VIDEO OF HOW THINGS WENT.

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by apcmustwin(f): 1:44pm On Aug 15, 2020
grin lobapari!

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by EyezofGod120: 1:44pm On Aug 15, 2020
grin dem for come out dey use leg trek am,,at least 3hrs dem.go reach where dem.dey go instead of 7hours,,use your head

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by IfGodbeforus(m): 1:45pm On Aug 15, 2020
May Nothing withhold , Delay or Make us Miss the Marriage Supper of the Lamb

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by TheGiftedOne(m): 1:45pm On Aug 15, 2020
Had I done my wedding in Lagos, I would have done everything in my compound. I cannot come and keep dignitaries waiting.






Men go vex carry their gift go back house out of anger.

Las Las na Abj I for run am... Can't forget that day.



#classic

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Kendumazy(m): 1:46pm On Aug 15, 2020
Inside life! Gokada could have come to their rescue but as they don banned am ko? The situation became rescueless. Happy marital life to all newly wedded couples out there.

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by bukatyne(f): 1:47pm On Aug 15, 2020
Beautiful story, lovely fast thinking in-laws at both ends.

If the couple have their parent's characteristics, they would do very well. kiss

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Nobody: 1:47pm On Aug 15, 2020
I still don't understand what causes lagos traffic

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Kingpele(m): 1:47pm On Aug 15, 2020
Chai... Hahaha the man will be feeling like barca fans last night... Today is a blessed day our last born is a year older today and I lost an footballer brother based in Europe today 4years ago ... Continue to rest in peace pele jr

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Scrupulous419(m): 1:48pm On Aug 15, 2020
Kriss216:
It's called Eko for a reason.

Lagos no be your mate.

Fear lagos oooo grin

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by bukatyne(f): 1:48pm On Aug 15, 2020
Queenlovely:
on wedding day, everything and anything can go wrong, every after the best preparation, one final hiccup can happen

True.

Murphy's law.

There is almost always something wrong at weddings. grin

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by oyeb15: 1:48pm On Aug 15, 2020
Africans can never govern themselves aright. We are only good at setting bad examples.
How can buying big buses ease traffic?
How can demolition of roundabout ease traffic?

Many professors and Doctors of nonsense in Africa. Many innovative ideas, project s,theses,discertations are left to rot in library shelves.

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by luxs(m): 1:50pm On Aug 15, 2020
I saw it
Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by JosephXavier: 1:50pm On Aug 15, 2020
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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by DropsMic(m): 1:50pm On Aug 15, 2020
Only in Lagos.. I build websites, check my signature
Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by Gokewoj536: 1:51pm On Aug 15, 2020
Nice
Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by kalvoken(m): 1:51pm On Aug 15, 2020
WhisperedNoise:
The write up is beautiful and entertaining. The writer did a great job.
Lagos' traffic can actually give sumborri high blood pressure.
I remember the day I went for a conference in VI. I left Ikorodu (Agric o) 7am; got to VI 12.30pm.
When I got to the venue, I saw people trooping out - lo and behold, they'd finished the conferece.
Me I kuku entered the venue, sat down and enjoyed sweet a/c for like an hour. Also chatted with one of the facilitators.

I kent comman waste transport fare biko tongue

I once paid 5h from ikeja to Dopemu under bridge, but I came down at Ile zik to continue with my leg.
The wicked conductor knew how the road is, so he collected his money before anyone could sit. See men on suit trekking and sweating.

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Re: Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours by moscobabs(m): 1:51pm On Aug 15, 2020
sad

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