Now a successful medical doctor in his late twenties, Ibukun, accompanied by the woman of his dreams, is back at Ile-Ologo castle – where he lived the first fourteen years of his life – in an attempt to retrace his family.
Rarely does an adolescent love reach its full potential. What happens when, after eleven years, two lovers come together again? Pilar has become an independent and strong young woman. Her childhood friend has become a handsome spiritual leader. She has learned to bury her feelings, while he has turned to religion as a refuge from his inner conflicts.
Aliya has to constantly remind her father that she is not a child but ‘a young adult.’ He does not always agree with her.
But now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and taking notice. The expected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and no holds barred letter – a page for each year she has lived. It chronicles the lessons he has tried to teach her and the wisdom he has attempted to pass to her.
It is the mid 1980s in Lagos and the government’s War Against Indiscipline and austerity measures are fully in operation. Tolani Ajao is a secretary working at Federal Community Bank. A succession of unfortunate events leads Tolani’s roommate and colleague, Rose, to persuade her to consider drug trafficking as an alternative means of making a living.
Having inherited a house in Surulere from his father, and having waited ten years for the terms of the inheritance to be fulfilled, Adewale Maja – pearce is eager to take possession of his house. He offers the tenants a one-year-rent-free break to allow them search for other accommodation, after which they will move out. little does Maja-Pearce knows that, when the time comes to leave, his tenants will put him through one of the fiercest struggles of his life in their attempts to stay put.