As you may have read before, I am applying to go to law school in Nigeria. For those who don’t, you can read my first blog 😉 . I, unfortunately, like to stress myself out. Before I write any exam, I go through a ritual of worrying that I won’t pass or I don’t know as much as I should or I should have started reading months ahead of time not weeks or days before 🙂 . There are numerous forms I have to fill in and I’m already stressed but hopefully by next week, I’ll have sent everything off.
Keeping my fingers crossed so that I get in because I can’t wait to go to Nigeria. I’ve been looked at like I am a bit crazy. One of the responses has been, “People in Nigeria are looking for ways to go London but you grew up in London and want to go to Nigeria.” 🙂 I love London and thanks to my parents, I have been given an opportunity (in terms of education, health and so on) that others have not been able to access. I just want a change of environment and lately, I’ve been on a Nigeria/Africa craze. These are the examples.
1. I’ve been reading books by one of the greatest literary giants, the late Chinua Achebe.
2. I’ve been watching the Africa Channel a lot and have been driving people mad with it, 🙂
I’ve been watching two shows in particular. The first is called ‘Scandal!’. It is a South African drama which is centered around a media house which publishes a magazine called Scandal.
The second is the popular Nigeria soap opera called Tinsel. This is about the rivalry between two production houses.
I’ve also been watching Nigerian Idol. Moses is going to win. Debbie Rise is ok but Moses is the better singer. This weekend, the winner of Nigerian Idol will be decided. Thank God this is the last episode. Yinka Davies can rest her lungs and stop yelling like a Nigerian bus conductor! The judges tend to lie even if the singer is not so great. I didn’t really like Safeeyat much but when she left, I realised she is a good singer and Debbie Rise should have been voted off. Whoever is in charge should ask Omawunmi whether Moses can release his version of her song ‘Today na Today’. I loved it!
Today na Today – Omawunmi:
Today na Today- Moses’ Performance:
3. I try to read the Nigerian Vanguard Daily.
4. I have been watching Channels TV regularly. I love their Sunrise programme. Yes, they are the ones that started the whole ‘Oga at the top’ incident! “Ww. NSCDC… That’s all” 🙂
I’m not going to list everything because I don’t want to make this blog too long. Some would argue that because I am not in Nigeria and I have grown up differently that as much as I try, I don’t know what’s happening. I have been told to my face, in a “joking” manner, that I am not a proper Nigerian but that’s a post for another day.
I’ve gone off track from what I am meant to be talking about :). I love Nigeria so much that I can see how people may think that I am being too optimistic about moving there. I did go to Secondary school in Nigeria and my family and I go on holidays every year, however, it’s not the same as living there. I’ve been reminded about how electricity isn’t constant, the wifi is not that great, the issues with water and I’ve been told things about the Nigerian Law School which aren’t necessarily great but these are things that I am going to have to endure and work around. The funniest thing I’ve been told is that I am going to turn shades darker! I said I would use sunscreen but I got laughter as a response. If I roast in the sun, so be it. 🙂 I am keeping in mind some of these things. It’s not like I’m going to be so naive to think that Nigeria hasn’t got issues which other countries have advanced from, however, I am not going to let that stop me. People are making bets about how long I will last. I should place money on those bets.
If, no, when I finish law school, I can use that money and go shopping. 🙂
Thanks for reading this blog. It’s nice to be able to share my journey with others. Hopefully, I will stop procrastinating and post more. I procrastinate in general 😐 and that is a trait I need to work on especially with the profession I want to go into. It’s not that serious (I’m not in denial 🙂 ). I just tend to put things off a little.