Lagos Corper : Welcome Party 

I was slowly beginning to get a hang of camp. It wasn’t so bad after all. My routine was to wake up when the beagle was blown, then start dressing up, go to the parade ground and stand at the back. I was also getting familiar with my platoon members.  Some girls in the room…

Lagos Corper : Under The Sun

Swearing-in Day  Registration ended officially at 12 midnight, so today, we cease being prospective corp members and become gentlemen corpers.  I woke up with a running tummy. I thought I could control it until I got to the parade ground and I feared that I was going to embarrass myself. I told a female soldier,…

Lagos Corper: Let Us Lift Our Nation High 

I remember waking up to shufflings and noisy footsteps all around me. I opened my eyes and tried to adjust them to the  light in the room, all this time, I still wasn’t sure where I was. Then almost immediately, like someone had thrown a glass of cold water in my face, it hit me…

Lagos Corper: Youths Obey The Clarion Call 

National Youth Service Corps (N.Y.S.C.) A compulsory scheme for all Nigerian graduates below the age of thirty years as at time of graduation, in which, they serve their nation by offering almost free services to an organization they have been posted to, in a state that isn’t their state of origin.  Or something like that. …

Lagos Corper : Prologue 

Corper wee!  WA! Corper wee wee wee!  WA! WA! WA!  After almost two years post-graduation, I finally got posted for my youth service. I was unsure, not enthusiastic, and definitely quite embarrassed; embarrassed because I had to explain to a lot of people that I was just going to serve when I already had a…

Church – Hunting

Since I moved to Lagos,  a lot of things have changed and I have had to make some lifestyle adjustments. One major one question I get asked all the time is what church I attend. Now anyone who knows me knows how important church is to me, not just the attendance but the word and…

Things To Do In Lagos Traffic

Traffic congestion is one of the features of a major city, and Lagos being a metropolitan one doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it can be labeled the “Traffic capital” of Nigeria. If you did a Vox populi and asked random people to list three words that described Lagos, I am certain “traffic” will be on a…