I have lived in Abeokuta almost all of my life.
That is roughly 30 years of a continuous immersion in the sights and sounds of the old rock city.
Rarely have I seen beauty in the town.
Not until I saw Farida Adamu’s lovely photo on Facebook
did I realise that I d been missing a whole lot.
Abeokuta is beautiful. I love Abeokuta because it is a relatively quiet, serene town.
But, I d been missing out on the picturesque beauty of the brown roofs and agbole clusters…
Just because I ‘d never seen Abeokuta from the top of Olumo rock.
Now , my perspective has changed.
This also applies to other areas of my life. I need to get the view of my circumstances from above.
This photo Farida took while seating on the highest point of Olumo rock is truly beautiful.
Now, I ve got a reason to see Abeokuta, especially Olumo rock as a tourist attraction.
Who wants to come and visit?
Perhaps, join me for a leisure drive around town on a cool night?
You can be sure that we will visit the beautiful Ake palace and the site of the first church in Nigeria.
Abeokuta is an ancient historic town that boasts of a number of notable people originating from there. The Nobel Laureate- WoleSoyinka, the multi talented Kuti family and is host to the Renowned Abeokuta Grammar School which happens to be my alma mater. Any AGSOBAs in the house? Would love to hear from you …share your Abeograms story.
Lots of stories to tell about Abeokuta. Keep a date with this blog and you’ll be able to read some of that.