Hello lovely people, and thank you for not giving up on my blog.
It’s been a long time here, and I know this.
What’s been up?
For me, studies’ been up.
I’ve been running a Masters degree (I’m still on it) at the University of Ibadan since August.
Course? African Studies.
Field? Cultural and Media Studies.
Now you know the basics, get to know what’s really been up…
I’ve learnt to accept my fate… of being ‘stuffed’ with Yoruba.
Honestly, ‘Yoruba’ in this town, is ‘everywhere you go’.
Before now, I stayed in Lagos for a while, and I can assure you that I never felt the intensity of the Yoruba culture until now. Apart from the apparent love of the language by citizens/dwellers in this place, I have decided that the people here seem to be intrigued by the ‘Egungun festival’ all the time ( Ojuju/masquerade things, LOL). I listened, and observed for some long while before reaching this conclusion. It is either this, or the fact that my colleagues and lecturers over-hype this festival (so, which is it? Yoruba darlings, please help me out here…).
That being said, I should also note that I’ve stopped fighting, and I now let myself ‘float’ as almost everybody around me ‘plunder’ their Yoruba. (I should also mention that the ratio of Yoruba to other tribes in my class is about 80:2)
I complain no more. I understand that this is not Lagos where ‘foreigners’ are allowed to wallow in/celebrate their ignorance of the Yoruba culture. In fact an elderly man in my class has ORDERED me to learn the language before the end of this year! (for where?…).
Anyway, I shall return with more gist about what’s happening around me. But before I leave, I should tell you that I think my Anthropology lecturer is “very alarming” (gist about this coming soon…).
NB: The picture above was taken by me, along Bodija/Ojurin axis (hope I spelt these right).
NB 2: Notice that I shared nothing really Academic here? If you want some, just holla at me, and I’d give you about 200+ pages…
NB 3: I have really been FAVOURED by God in this place- everywhere! To the extent that people think I’ve got ‘long legs’… ( Anyway, I serve the God who’s got the heart of the kings in his hands)
NB 4: I LOVE MY YORUBA PEEPS, AND THE YORUBA CULTURE!
NB 5: ‘first and the best’: do you think UofI is still in this place?!
NB 6: I’ve just returned to school after a long while (I feel old already!), please pray that I excel and succeed…
I HOPE to return again, but till then, have a lovely time with God, yourself, your family, and your friends.