I traveled to Abeokuta last week to visit my parents and I was greeted by the same scenery I saw when I became old enough to recall things. Abeokuta is stuck in time.The Ogun state government can build all the flyover bridges and “air-conditioned pedestrians bridges” they can think of, in the end, stepping into the ancient city feels like stepping into an ancient city. Homecoming always feels like I am back in my childhood, every untarred road feels like another “koro” waiting to be explored.
Kids still smile at you like there is not a worry in the world and everyone is willing to explain whatever it is you need to know like a “koro”to link the next street.
I decided to walk this journey through time with my camera and the pictures/moments below are what time delivered to me:
I am quietly happy for the opportunity to make this journey and also sad the city has simply refused to come out from the rock of under-development…