By Akinsanya Ibukunoluwa Ayomide
Ikorodu and Palm Grove are both neigbourhoods in Lagos, but living in either is an entirely different kettle of fish.
For reason of school, I have had to relocate to Palm Grove from Ikorodu, and the experiences have not been very pleasant. It has indeed become the beginning of a new phase of life for me living on this street called Shyllon Street. The major reason here is staying out of the house for along time in a stretch, and what has brought this is school
Before I was admitted into the Nigerian Institute of Journalism which is situated at Ogba,i was living with my parents at Ikorodu, where almost everything that one needed was within reach.
As a student of Mass Communication, before the relocation to Grove, a temporary arrangement, it was very challenging shuttling to and from school. From Ikorodu.
I had to leave home very early each, sometimes 4.30 am, to make sure I get to school on time for the first classes which normally start at 8am, and then stay till about 5pm when lectures end each day except for Wednesdays.
The return home to Ikorodu was another journey and I would be reaching home 10pm or thereabout; I would have been exhausted.
In that kind of situation, I had to look for a temporary accommodation at Palm Grove.
I had solved the long distance problem, but another one just started: I have discovered this busy area noisy for my kind of person.
And worse, the power outage here is worse than the case in Ikorodu.
I would get home at about about 8:30/9pm only to hear that there had not been electricity since the morning.
So, how do I study without electricity in the area. The rechargeable uses electricity to work, and I cant use candle light for obvious reason of danger, what then should I do?