20 Pictures That Only Make Sense to People who Went to Loyola College, Ibadan Boarding School in the 80s - 90s

20 Pictures That Only Make Sense to People who Went to Loyola College, Ibadan Boarding School in the 80s - 90s

1. This very welcoming wall that immediately lets you know you are no longer in your father's house.  

"Loyola, Loyola, the Best in every way. Loyola, Loyola, you always win the day! We are students, from Ibadan town.. Tanana Nanana"

"Loyola, Loyola, the Best in every way. Loyola, Loyola, you always win the day! We are students, from Ibadan town.. Tanana Nanana"

 

2. The jarring realization at the beginning of each semester that this was going to be your home for the next 6 months! 

"Oyah! JSS 1 to SS.2, Assemble in room 7, BEFORE THE COUNT OF 10..ONE!!!

"Oyah! JSS 1 to SS.2, Assemble in room 7, BEFORE THE COUNT OF 10..ONE!!!

 

3. How Senior boys see you when you first return from holiday break.

"Which one of your provisions is my own? Oyah, Put am hia!"

"Which one of your provisions is my own? Oyah, Put am hia!"

 

4. That reassuring feeling you immediately get when you finally see your friends!

"Boys don land!"

"Boys don land!"

 

5. When you and your friends show up for the first Saturday social night and there's still LIGHT.  

Turnt up! And also, thank you NEPA!!!

Turnt up! And also, thank you NEPA!!!

 

6. The look on your Face after social night when Senior Menor and Senior Omokaro start screaming, “JSS.3 BOYS, ASSEMBLE IN ROOM 7, NOW!!!”  

Nearer, my God; Nearer, my God, to thee!

Nearer, my God; Nearer, my God, to thee!

 

7. The feeling you get the next day when Sunday morning bread and fried eggs are served! 

Praise da Lord, Osingosingo, Praise da Lord! 

Praise da Lord, Osingosingo, Praise da Lord! 

 

8. When someone begs you for “small” of your akara burger during lunch break. 

"Why nau? Your family no give you money?!?"

"Why nau? Your family no give you money?!?"

 

9. The first thing you go out and buy when your parents come for a visit and load you with some extra cash.

"Oh Lord, I bless your name and thank you for this bounty of Boli and Epa deliciousness!  

"Oh Lord, I bless your name and thank you for this bounty of Boli and Epa deliciousness!  

 

10. The feeling you get when they served Saturday afternoon Eba and Vegetable (again).

Even prisoners have better food than this!

Even prisoners have better food than this!

 

11. When the Housemaster, Mr. Ige starts blowing grammar and telling stories of uprooting a palm tree with his bare hands

Eh heh??

Eh heh??

 

12. When Mummy Kitchen is pleased with you and invites you into the kitchen for some extra food.

"Da favor of the LORD is upon me today!"

"Da favor of the LORD is upon me today!"

 

13. The most precious item in the last few weeks of school.

"My Precious"

"My Precious"

 

14. The first time you successfully scaled the fence to go watch a football game at another school

"Mr. Eniade no fit catch me!!!"

"Mr. Eniade no fit catch me!!!"

 

15. When you hear water is “rushing” at the borehole

Oyah, everybody, bring bucket!

Oyah, everybody, bring bucket!

 

16. When St. Teresa's Girls come to visit.

"Sup!"

"Sup!"

 

17. When you get assigned to “Estate” for Saturday morning housework!

No! No! No! Noooooooooooooooooooo! 

No! No! No! Noooooooooooooooooooo! 

 

18. That one time when Mr. Ige asked JSS.1 boys to go and wash the school bus  

WHAT BUS?!?!?

WHAT BUS?!?!?

 

19. When your parents finally come to visit.

My season of favor and blessing has arrived! 

My season of favor and blessing has arrived! 

 

 

20. The only identification you will ever need in life! 

Loyola, Loyola, the best in every way!

Loyola, Loyola, the best in every way!


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