My Time In Oniru Beach

Last Tuesday I convocated from the University of Lagos, my guys and I wanted to do something we would actually enjoy instead of taking pictures and sitting all through the boring convocation ceremony. Apart from the cliché of the convocation rituals, I really needed a time out of reality, a place to breathe and feel at peace, my job was killing me and I was beginning to suffocate.

Now back to my story, we got to the beach around 11pm because it was an over night thing, nothing big just about 15 of us, with drinks, kush and the sea. The chilliness of the wind and the beauty of the view made me immediately feel young again. I began analyzing my life as to why I allowed all the pressure and negative energy into it.

The security was pretty okay but I didn’t appreciate the fact that a man asked us to pay N2000 to use chairs and tables, I mean c’mon enough with Nigerians and greed, we paid a gate fee. The water was salty like it should, gentle and inviting, the sand just made us behave like a bunch of five year olds, and the fact that it was in the night gave way for some few night activities (if you know what I mean). It was perfect for getting away from reality and finding peace, so if you are feeling overwhelmed right now, you know where to be. Ps. we saw a shooting star that night.

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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.

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