Meet The Queen Bee of Lagos Danfo

It was my first time, stepping out of my comfort zone

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I can’t remember which hormones were on autopilot when I screamed “Yes.”

I guess after my endless feat of successful adventures, I thought this was going to be a walk in the park.

Boy! I was wrong. What they were asking for was literally impossible.

“A Danfo conductor Or Conductress” for the whole day? As in… Ketu, Mile12……
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Anyways, not ready to let my adventurous self-down, I obliged happily.

I got to the garage bright and early the next day; punctuality is the sole of business, you know.

The first man I met greeted me with a “Sisi, where you dey go?”

How was I to explain to this 5ft 9, dark complexion lanky original Yoruba Man, that I was going to be his “Sidekick” for the day. ☺
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Having told him about my One-day mission, which he gladly obliged, I assumed position.

Everyone was about to be dazed, even me.

Talk about facing your worst fears!

I’m sure I made so many people’s morning.

I mean I was calling passengers, looking like this!!!!

My outfit was conservative yet figure flattering, quite the statement piece. 😁 😜 .wp-image-1789826694jpg
I was jittery at the start but I got a hang of it somewhere in the middle.

Did I mention my friends were recording the entire session?

On a scale of Scary to Impossible, I was on Unimaginable.

The First hour, I felt my skin split open from stares and snickers, but I wasn’t giving up easily.

3 hours in, I was literally commanding an audience Martin Luther King Jr. couldn’t compete with.

I had somehow re-defined the term “Conductor”

Passengers were filing in with quite a rush,

I choose to believe that it was the Me-Syndrome; I mean, I did an excellent job plus I looked like Christmas morning.
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I was having fun.

I was confident.

I was Bold and beautiful.

I wouldn’t call it a walk in the park. But it definitely was worth every minute.

I guess it didn’t hurt to test strange waters.

I just earned enough bragging rights, made new friends plus I doubt if I would ever have to pay my t-fare at that garage for a long time.

Yeah! What a man can do, I can do better!
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Sighs ☺

It was my first time, stepping out of my comfort zone, into a strange territory and I DOMINATED.

I think I made it clear that being a market woman, a hawker, a danfo bus conductor or owning a buka joint is not restricted to the less-privileged, and can certainly be done with poise.

You know, life is too short to risk missing out on the awesome fun stuff you could do in a blink.

It’s alright to be scared and jittery, but in the end when you have accomplished what seemed like a mountain, you will feel so Alive, so Real, so YOU.
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Well… This never happened.

But I wish it did.

😁 😁 🙇

Written by Toluleye Odunsi

Toluleye is a blogger at twilight; style enthusiast at dawn, designer at post-dawn and freelance writer at dusk – sometimes vice-versa-vice-vice.
She is enchanted by beauty and is drawn to people and places. Her passion dwells in symphonies, deeply-rooted feelings and novelty.

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