How High school Musical Made And broke Our Childhood

“Wildcats everywhere, raise your hands in the air !!” This phrase was the bedrock of most of our childhood and early adolescence. The story about a high school basketball prodigy and a high school genius finding each other through their shared love for music, the love they never knew they had;t struggle of Troy and Gabriella in High School Musicals was the foundation of most of our unrealistic illusions about love, But it was fun until the heartbreak.

Apart from the unrealistic illusion about love, HSM helped us build bonds and relationships especially when you watched with friends and discussed after school while singing and writing the lyrics of the songs.

Apart from believing that love was about singing songs, we also believed that friendship could be deep and last for a life time.

I remember my friends and I trying to figure out which character fits our personality the most and imagined ourselves in the movie instead of the characters singing “we all in this together”.

It’s been over 10 years since the first movie of HSM came out and we all grown now including the actors, all we can do is reminisce the good times, where all we had to worry about was cramming the lyrics of songs. Now we’re worrying about how surviving a pandemic and how we going to survive after the pandemic.

Thank God we had a bit of good memories that we can reminisce and smile 

Ps. Most

of us still haven’t found love yet

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Banji Coker is a Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist. He is the author of two poetry compilations, Just seventeen and October feelings.


  1. Shoot me? But I never watched it. Accurate to say that my childhood was boring. I felt like an alien in high school while fellow kids sang along to some songs from HSM but guess what, I found love.

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