The Solidra Circle – Part 2

How did it start? Paul and Lale were neighbors at 25 Branco Street, downtown Lagos, and after school, they would sit on their stoops and discuss ideas. And one day they decided to start their own organization. There were other clubs and organizations at the time but they felt those focused more on dances and fun fair and these two had more lofty goals. They had the grand idea at that young age to create an organization that would recognize artists in some small way and encourage people to aspire to and achieve greater heights socially, and in literary, dramatic and performance arts. They would completely eschew politics and political activities. And they were only in Form 3 or the equivalent of Junior High School. Continue reading