Today was by far my favorite day since arriving in Lagos?
Because I had the company of my buddies Taiwo, Kehinde, and Ayoola!
I had the pleasure of meeting the twins in Cameroon -- hey, you never forget who you club with, right -- while, Ayoola and I got into a philosophical/historical conversation about Africa and the African diaspora on Monday.
So after much protesting about being tired of sitting, the men gave in to my demands (whimpers) about walking to our next venue.
And boy was I glad they gave in!
Finally, I got to walk among the market women, businessmen, and the infamous traffic that choked the city streets. And even though I almost got hit by a minibus and keh-keh, I absolutely loved it!
By the time we got to Terra Kulture, we were delighted to find a room full of apt children watching their peers present their work. Indeed, the students began their respective speeches nervous and tense, but as their minds became engrossed in articulating why they chose their various subjects with their photo lenses, their jitteriness was supplanted with pride and passion.
Behold, the work of pint-size photojournalists!
Unfortunately, their exhibition would end much too soon, but once it had, my team and I were out again navigating the streets. Tired of my demands, the men opted to jump in a keh-keh and that was a roller coaster ride of sharp turns, what should have been illegal U-turns, and too-close-for-comfort cut-offs.
And once we reached my hotel, it wasn't long before I was hungry -- what's new?
So we enjoyed a meal of egusi, vegetables, and pounded yams.
All in all, it was a lovely day with some good friends in a lovely city. :)