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We use this information to create a better experience for all users. It was as if life itself was composed of different departments which you had to learn to negotiate with aplomb and a fine sense of understanding. After months of trying to arrange a meeting with Akinbode Akinbiyi, I eventually tied him down to a date and time in what he calls his home city, Lagos.

At the age of three and some, he left Oxford together with his recently born brother to return with his parents to Lagos. She always came from afar, some four, five kilometers away from where we were living in what was then the European quarters of Lagos, Ikoyi. As part of the nurtured educated indigenous elite, we were of course allowed in, into a world of choice goods and the atmosphere of exclusivity and preciousness.

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Doormen saw to it that only the privileged few were allowed in, together of course with the colonial elite. That she was prepared to walk such a distance in the heat of the day and return later in that same, if somewhat waning, heat etched deep respect within me.