For many, many years, in fact almost all of my entire childhood, I spent my Sundays in Ajegunle. Ajegunle was where my family and I attended church. The commute was always so long from where I lived to the church. There were also instances were I just wanted to attend church during the weekday. Boy was that quite a commute because I did not have the privilege of getting in our family car. It meant I took so many buses to get back and forth, accompanied with my siblings. Sometimes we had to “lap” each other since those buses were so full. Lol! to those non-omo ajebutter kids who can relate and know exactly what I am talking about.
I have fond memories of time spent in Ajegunle although even back there, it was not exactly the best neighborhood to hang out in.
I am glad to see Nigerian artist Vocal Slender getting involved, through his NGO, this holiday season with the kids in Ajegunle. Below is what he shared on his facebook fan page about his and the NGO Ghetto Love’s efforts in empowering the youths of Ajegunle.
6 youths were empowered on the 22nd Dec. 2013 in Ajegunle.
They were taught to to make – Samosa, Chin Chin, Spring rolls, Doughnuts and Puff Puff. The session was facilitated by Ghetto Love volunteers: Miss Abolanle Jimoh and Miss. Yetunde Olarenwaju. The best 2 participants were given FULL catering school scholarship to turn their passion into a venture.
Thank you all for your support.
If you have never heard of Vocal Slender, Check out the BBC documentary on him. Vocal has since moved on from here and continues his music career and giving back to his community.
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