Do you know there are dangerous drinks that exist in Lagos, Nigeria that you might be aware of and yet still take. Although it is compulsory that drinking water to satisfy thirst is part of human habit especially after a meal is consumed or eating. Some drink alcohol while others take beverages or wine.
No matter what kind of drink is taken into
the body, we must be careful to know whether such is dangerous to the
health. A recent research showed that drinks that are dangerous to
health are consumed by Nigerians but mostly Lagosians.
Below is a list of 5 most dangerous drinks consumed in Lagos, Nigeria that are harmful to the health
1. Pure Water
might be wondering why the most popular packaged water in Nigeria is
topping the list. This is simply because it doesn’t meets all the
hygienic standards for water to be considered pure. It is known to all
that pure water or the Lagos sachet water sells for N10 and is the
fastest selling product in Nigeria especially in Lagos and generates
millions of Naira if not billions in the whole country.
makes pure water dangerous to the health is not even the packaging per
say but the places where they have been packaged. Believe you me, if you
visit factories where these sachet water are packaged, you will decide
never to drink such again. No wonder analyst suggest that those who
drink such have greater chances to contact typhoid. Most reported cases
of typhoid in Nigeria are as a result of people drinking unclean water.
The government should step up its efforts to providing clean and
accessible water to its citizens while checking the excesses of these
factories that produce pure water in Nigeria.
is popular among Lagosians. It is made by mixing locally made gin with
an unknown kind of herbs and roots. The myth among people is that it is
rumored to cure diseases of different kinds. And since it has been used
since time memorial, people has fallen for this dangerous drink consumed
by Lagosians in Nigeria because of the unproven medicinal importance
attached to it.
One may need to known that no one can tell the
source of the type of local gin, and science has not yet ascertained the
kind or type of roots and herbs used to prepare “opa-eyin”. Infact,
medical research has proven time and time again that herbs work but when
not administered at the right doze can be detrimental to those who take
It is no surprise that codeine falls
third in this list of 5 most dangerous drinks consumed in Lagos. This
type of drink is popular among the youths in Lagos and it is contained
in cough syrup sold in local drug stores. It comes as no surprise on why
cough syrup prices on the shelves of these pharmaceutical stores has
increased, well it might be connected to the high intake of codeine by
the youths around. The chemical codeine is known to cause one to sleep
especially when one suffers from insomnia.
is one of the most deadly drinks to take because monkey-tail is a blend
of the locally made gin and Indian hemp or cannabis also known as igbo.
It is shocking to see many people wasting their lives on taking this
kind of drink which according to medical experts can make one get high
and causes mental problems.
It also destroys the internal organs of the body.
on our list of 5 most dangerous drinks consumed in Lagos, Nigeria that
are harmful to the health is skooshes. This drink is made from Zobo but
mixed with dangerous substances like local rum, cannabis, and codeine.
Funny enough, this drink is still served at popular bars in eye catching
packages at drink spot and posh bars across Lagos metropolis and also
in top cities around Nigeria. With the above listed mixture, I need not
write much how dangerously deadly if I may use the word on how such a
concoction can be and the hazard it causes to the health.
the Federal Government in its effort to curb the production of these
dangerous drinks in Lagos has established an agencies to oversee the
stop of the production of these deadly drinks like NDLEA, NAFDAC, etc.
The trend has not reduced a bit especially now that the economy is not
We put out this information on dangerous drinks consumed
in Lagos and in Nigeria as whole to notify people on the health
implications of these drinks so as to avoid them and report any one
found producing them to the appropriate authorities if caught.