As the C9ja tour continues, the team visited the lovely city of Ibadan and have a lot to say about it...
Most of us wish for good weather on a travel day, especially when we plan to explore our destination and interact with the natives.
This fateful day started out like every other day, and it would have easily passed for one but for the shuffling feet, moving baggage, and excited tourists.
The drive from Lagos to Ibadan on June 16, 2016 with V.J Adams, did nothing to dampen the excitement that seemed to emanate from the team of travelers.
More importantly, the sole aim of said trip is to show the city of Ibadan through the lens of the Tecno Camon C9 that is made for capturing amazing photos and selfies.
Four cities are shortlisted to be visited on the C9ja Tour; Enugu, Abuja, Calabar and Lagos.
After about two hours on the road, the team of travellers reach the city, and were greeted with the sight of the historical tobacco house.
The first stop on their itinerary is the University of Ibadan zoo, and that's where they promptly headed.
By now the sun was overhead, leaving the day looking gay. As the team breathed in the humid air, it was impossible for them to get past the historical monuments that litter every part of the city.
From the shekere statue to the corn hub, to the traditionally dressed man beating his drum and another playing on the horns, the city gave the aura of numerous stories underneath her surface.
To unfold the many layers to the ancient city and her stories, one needs to be curious, interactive and instinctive to successfully unfold her many secret layers.
After a filling lunch the team was refreshed and revving to go and indulge their thirsts for touring.
At the zoo, they had quite some fun exploring the exotic mix of animals kept there. From the beautiful ducklings to the amazing giraffe with its uncanny ability to make a grand entrance that had them all entranced.
They also found the love bird home that ironically had no bird it in. Perhaps, like someone remarked, this may be the cause of many heartbreaks and heartbroken people in the world.
The Agodi Gardens stood out among the many spectacular sights of the city. The 62 hectare attraction is located off Parliament Road. The Agodi Gardens is a beautifully designed masterpiece that blends symmetrically with nature.
The Gardens has many features and side attractions such as a mini zoo, a lake, food court, beautiful walkways etc., making it stand out as a scenic and picturesque spot for the perfect gateway for anyone.
The crew had a great time taking in the views of the Gardens, interacting with other tourists and capturing wonderful memories with the Camon C9.
The team retired after a long, exciting day, and couldn't wait to get started the next day.
A new day in Ibadan was ushered in by the beautiful skyline, with the team of travelers bursting to set out to explore more amazing sights after enjoying a well-rested night. The headed straight for the interview which had been earlier scheduled for that morning, where they talked about their plans in Ibadan, as well as what they hoped to achieve.
The team moved on to Mapo Hall, a City Hall built many years ago with the intention to create and foster interaction between the state and the average civilian. The magnificent structure had them all awe-struck.
Looking out over the ancient city of Ibadan, on top of the Mapo Hill, in the very heart of Oyo state, they discover that the energetic pace of the capital’s business area is extremely contagious.
So far, the team’s experience with Ibadan had been limited to the admiration of the city's famous looks of brown, rusted roofs, a product of many years of wear and tear on the iron roofing sheets that could date as far back as when the number on tribal marks on a woman’s face was the definition of beauty and style.
The team was thus pleasantly surprised to discover that there is more to Ibadan than the brown roofs the city is famed for.
When the tour party moved on to Bower Towers, it started to seem like every beautiful sight in Ibadan is located on a hill.
The tower is strategically located such that you can catch a beautiful and vast view of the city itself from the top. The Tower prides itself as a communal haven, as it has quite a number of historic representations. Owing to its relaxing aura, it has served and continues to serve as a refuge for folks like Opeyemi and Adebola, who need some time to themselves to study for their qualifying exams, talk about pressing issues, and listen to some hearsay.
After treating themselves to a sumptuous amala meal that is both synonymous and exclusive to Ibadan, the team set out for Owo town, to cut the journey to Abuja by a few hours.
These pictures captured with the Camon C9 tell the story of the wonderful time they had in Ibadan. Pictures tell more than a thousand words as you can see from the visual representation of their adventures.
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