While a part of me is sad to be leaving Lagos, the majority of me is perfectly fine with it.
Because, by the grace of God, I'll be returning very soon!
So for my final Lagos-related entry, it seems to me that the only way to bow out of this great city properly, is with a photo gallery of sorts of some of the enjoyable places and people I experienced. From the gregarious taxi cab drivers to the celebrity-laced club scene to the delicious food to the bright-eyed and ambitious children, indeed, Lagos is a great place to both visit and live.
Here's to Lagos until we meet again!
Eating at the overpriced Sheraton restaurant -- $50, really?
This sister and I reasoned.
Somewhere in Lagos
I took this picture at the "Women, Business, and Social Media" panel.
At this panel, these students watched on as a new app was revealed. The app will allow them to read their schoolbooks, study for tests, and receive e-counseling on their cell phones.
This sweet girl has already published her first book of poems -- at 11 years old! Stay tuned, you will see more great things to come from her! She posed with the lovely Jumoke Dada.
So my beloved -- but ratchet -- taxi driver, Mr. Ben, and I got in to a philosophical discussion about Africa's new age, God, and the champagne problem (really, it is a malt liquor problem) he has with women throwing themselves at him all the time! (Thank God he has self-control!)
As we continued, we got to talking about the actual fact that Africans were indeed the first humans on the planet to which he responded, "Well of course, God made us in his image, so not only do we look like God, but God actually comes from Nigeria."
"Oh, really?" I responded.
"Where in Nigeria?"
"From my village in the southeast, of course!"
Ahh, and how could I have missed that???
I told Mr. Ben that I was so grateful for his knowledge that I would immortalize the moment with this photograph.
This event was really cool at Ember Creek #SMWOneMicNaija in Lagos. With all of the great music Nigeria has been putting out in the last couple of years, it isn't entirely surprising that they have a vibrant arts and music scene. Here, rappers, soul singers, and bands covering Naija's biggest hits took the stage.
And with the club being right by the water, it was definitely a night to remember.
More of Ember
Here is the ShopRite shopping mall, where I went to escape that $50 a plate dinner at my hotel. Damn that KFC to hell!
Out and about thanks to Mr. Ben.
You know where I'm at!
Loved this women's dress.
Now off to Cameroon!!!