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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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  • 14-09-19

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!

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  • dami Onabiyi
  • 17-07-18

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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  • Bella A
  • 04-12-20

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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  • Tim
  • 05-09-20

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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  • Tony Cisse
  • 03-05-20

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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  • Amzn Cus
  • 20-01-20

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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  • Dr R.
  • 14-01-20

Rich, deep, beautiful.

This story and the feelings and understanding it evokes, will stay with me for a very long time. Complex strands are woven together in a gentle, simple and creative way. What a talented writer. Difficult stories told with warmth and poetic genius. More please.

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  • Dawn
  • 06-12-19

Interesting insight into Nigerias complex history

Very interesting insight into Nigerias complex political history from the human perspective of the books characters. This includes the hardship that can affect others through circumstances and what can happen when people are in the wrong place at te wrong time.

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  • Aqasa Nu
  • 26-07-19

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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  • Bunmi I.
  • 08-06-19

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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  • Olivia Otamiri
  • 23-05-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-06-19

A real gem

Very entertaining. The novel is nicely written by Chibundu Onuzo, and is a well crafted story, both melancholic in places and wryly amusing in others, subtly satirising individual behaviours and politics. The narration by Nigerian actress Weruche Opia is a command performance. She has a very pleasant narration voice, but also has an amazing ability to speak in a range of different accents for different characters. Of all the audio books I’ve listened to, she’s the best narrator.

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