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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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highly reccommended

So good I couldn't put it down. Onuzo is a talented writer and Opia is the best reader I have heard on audible, her rendition plunges the reader effortlessly onto the streets on Nigeria. A subtle book with deep insights and unexpected twists, not to be missed.

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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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The narrator was sensational

The narrator’s accents were almost perfect - she’s gotta work on her Kenyan accent a lil haha
The story was cool… takes a little while to figure out where the story is going but a few chapters in, it hooks you in. I found the characters endearing, particularly fineboy. Overall, really good read

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Interesting depth of the Nigerian political culture

Interesting story on life, friendship, and support of ordinary people in a country full of corruption in politics - just like many politicians in UK and the rest is the world- Dishonest

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very nice

I found myself laughing and wishing I could share; the characters alive and relatable...RIP Remi

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Hilarious story. Excellent narration.

Wow. This was so good I could not drop it until I finished it.

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Captivating story

Being married to a Lagosian who lived there for 30 years, it was easy for me to ask questions when I was swept away by the story, I was eager to know how realistic some of the going’s on were and I was captivated, not only by the drama, but constant strife of navigating life for Nigerians of all classes! The narrator did well to try all of these different accents!

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Lovely book, great writer

Well written, funny, heartbreaking, tender, narrative. Well observed and well developed characters with fascinating storylines. Can't wait to read more from this author.

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The most vivid and authentic description of Lagos

Loved it, really enjoyed the character building, the story arch. It fluidly navigates the complexities of Nigeria, the Niger Delta, Nigeria relationship with the old empire, corruption and more.

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Thoroughly enjoyable.

Brilliantly written story with a great narrator guiding you through the tale. I could not stop listening, fell asleep listening to it and woke up catching up on what I had missed. Would definitely recommend to any lover of African writings.

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Great story, awesome narrator!

Great first novel from Chibundu! The characters felt alive and real and truly took me to Lagos. I listened to this book on my way to and from work and often found myself sitting in the car long after I'd arrived at my destination just to hear what happens next. I also appreciated Weruche Opia narration, with the authentic pronunciation of names and places. Great read!