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You’ll Meet These People on Every Flight To Nigeria!

People on a plane fascinate me. Conversations on a plane intrigue me. Time spent on a plane can be tiresome but for me, it is an opportunity to observe and write. On occasion, I am blessed with a seat neighbor whose stories shrink a 7 hour flight to what seems like a quick dash. Whether I am on a long-haul flight from Accra to New York or leading a group of students on a TVP Adventures excursion from Lagos to Nairobi, the hours on a plane never go a-wasted. Recently, I whipped out my pen and began to sketch some of my …

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We Took Historic Photos of Lagos During the Lockdown!

I remember getting the news about the first set of COVID-19 cases in Lagos. I had been following the meltdown of the tourism space. There was an avalanche heading south from Europe and a tornado heading East from the Americas. On their path was Nigeria. The data could have helped us prepare drastically but we were depending on melanin, Sunshine and a widespread rhetoric of ‘it is not our portion’. Then it became our portion. I remember frantically reaching out to our vendors even before the index case in Nigeria – airlines, resorts in Cape Verde, visa officers in Dubai, …