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Welcome to Lagos

Narrated by: Weruche Opia
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Summary

When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life. Their arrival in the city coincides with the eruption of a political scandal. The education minister, Chief Sandayo, has disappeared and is suspected of stealing millions of dollars from government funds.

After an unexpected encounter with the Chief, Chike and his companions must make a choice. Ahmed Bakare, editor of the failing Nigerian Journal, is desperate for information. But perhaps the situation is more complex than it appears....

As moving as it is mesmerising, Welcome to Lagos is a novel about the power of our dreams for the future and the place of morality in a sometimes hostile world.

©2017 Chibundu Onuzo (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Colourful story with a great performance

Great Story about the many faces of Lagos, brought to life with the authentic performance

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Nigeria rough guide?

A very well structured story wuth hope, hero's and honour . Had me fully engrossed, yet left me with no desire to visit.

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Tickled my imagination- couldn't put it down

Absolutely love it!the narrator was amazing, she brought this book to life and made every character personable to me. Typical of life in Nigeria - lots of ups and downs, one felt for each one of the characters especially Chike. Welcome to Lagos is a definite read.

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Refreshing

I love how beautifully all the characters and circumstances were aligned. It was truly refreshing! Weruche Opia has to be one of my faves for narrating.

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I felt like I was literally In Nigeria!!

I can’t stop recommending this book to others.
The narrator did an amazing job. I literally felt like I was in Nigeria. Could easily be based on a true story.

Good read - You won’t be disappointed.

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great story and performance

It really drew me in. The performance brought this world to life. I feel like I will miss the characters now that I've finished it!