The soundtrack of my childhood was heavily saturated my Nico Mbarga’s Sweet mother. I loved this song so much and my own often sweet mother tells me how I would dance and dance to this song with abandon. I was a precocious child and was mostly curious about music. I forgot about this gem of a song until recently, while cleaning up some parental personal effects, I rediscovered it and was flooded with nostalgic joy.
While dancing and reminiscing about this long forgotten period, I remembered one of the more horrifying experience of my life. This last summer I was fortunate enough to spend my summer touring Nigeria and learning about it's health care system. I travelled from Abuja to Kano and made my way to some villages in Jigawa and Kano. I was also able to spend a week in Enugu and another week in Ibadan, the biggest city in west Africa located in the southwest of Nigeria. My goal was to get a complete snapshot of the health status of Nigerians and I am glad that I did.
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